PubMatic CRO Leaves For Factual; Ooyala Gets New Chief for APAC, Japan

PubMatic’s global chief revenue officer Rob Jonas left the company for the role of SVP-revenue at analytics firm Factual. 

Jonas, whose experience includes positions at Google, Yahoo and InMobi, had been global CRO at PubMatic since late 2013. Pubmatic told The Drum that Jonas’ role will "be assumed by a strong layer of regional vice presidents who now report directly to Kirk McDonald, PubMatic’s president." In December, PubMatic laid off more than 100 employees. (Read what the company has been doing since then here.)

In a release, Factual CEO Gil Elbaz said he was impressed with Jonas' enthusiasm for data and the "untold ways we might serve customers."

In other hiring news, Ooyala is the latest U.S.-based ad tech company to continue its expansion into Asia. The company, a subsidiary of telecommunications and media company Telstra, appointed Vicki Lyon to oversee business growth in the Asia Pacific and Japan region. Lyon's previous positions include VP-ad-tech solutions for Telstra and managing director for SpotX in Australia.

Other ad-tech companies expanding in Asia include DataXu, which announced plans for offices in Singapore, Sydney and Bangalore; and Lotame, which tapped Alex Sibois to drive sales efforts and business growth in the APAC region, Real-Time Daily reported. Additionally, SpotX announced a new managing director of JAPAC (Japan and the Asia-Pacific region) to lead the company’s expansion into new Asian markets.

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