11/10/08

Online ad service provider Kowabunga hires a new president

Kowabunga, a provider of online advertising networks and technology platforms, has hired Richard K. Howe as CEO and president. He was previously with Acxiom.

Katie Evans , Managing Editor, International Research

Kowabunga, a provider of online advertising networks and technology platforms, has hired Richard K. Howe as CEO and president. He will also join the board of directors.

Howe previously was chief marketing/business strategy and M&A; officer at Acxiom Corp., an interactive marketing services company. At Axciom, Howe was responsible for building the company’s Asia Pacific business, consulting business, targeted display advertising business and for managing the information products and analytics business.

Previously, Howe was general manager of the Global Marketing Services unit of Fair Isaac & Co. where he was also instrumental in Fair Isaac’s purchase of HNC, a software company at which he worked from 1997 to 1999.

“We are extremely pleased to welcome Richard to Kowabunga. His extensive experience in brand building and marketing strategy along with his entrepreneurial drive and success in growing businesses is going to be key to the company as we move forward,” says Mitch Tuchman, chairman of the board.

Stan Antonuk, Kowabunga’s interim CEO, will return to the position of chief operating officer.

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advertising, business, Communication, Howe, Mass media

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