Bill Briggs , Senior Editor
NEW YORK--24/7 Real Media Inc. (Nasdaq: TFSM), a leading global digital marketing company, today announced the appointment of Oleg Vishnepolsky as Chief Technology Officer (CTO) and Anthony Borruso as Chief Infrastructure Officer (CIO), a newly created position at the company. The two additions reaffirm the company’s commitment to driving technical innovations and excellence in digital marketing. Vishnepolsky and Borruso will expand and enhance the initiatives started by Jeff Marcus who, after serving as CTO for two years, is leaving the company to pursue other opportunities.
“24/7 Real Media has always been a technology-driven company, and we pride ourselves on the ground-breaking technical leadership and innovations that have set standards for the rest of the industry,” said Jonathan K. Hsu, COO and CFO at 24/7 Real Media. “Oleg Vishnepolsky and Anthony Borruso bring a tremendous amount of advertising-related IT experience to 24/7 Real Media, which we will harness to accelerate new product development and strengthen IT support for our growing global operations.”
Oleg Vishnepolsky has a 20-year track record of technological innovations at companies such as AOL and DoubleClick. As AOL’s vice president of publishing and search, he was primarily responsible for AOL’s in-house publishing and search systems, as well as setting up agile processes and global teams to ensure rapid and iterative software development. Prior to AOL, Vishnepolsky served as DoubleClick’s vice president of marketing automation and ad management engineering, leading the design, implementation, and maintenance of DoubleClick’s core ad serving technology. As CTO, Vishnepolsky will continue enhancing 24/7 Real Media’s existing technology platforms while driving technological innovation for new product development.
Anthony Borruso brings more than 26 years of global IT management experience to 24/7 Real Media, including 16 years in senior IT positions with advertising agencies Bozell, Ammarati Puris Lintas and BBDO. Borruso’s primary role as CIO will be to manage the company’s growing IT needs, as it continues its domestic and international expansion, including managing data center operations, MIS functions and application scalability demands.
Vishnepolsky and Borruso will continue the work of Jeff Marcus, whose enhancements to 24/7 Real Media’s infrastructure have enabled the company to reliably scale its ad serving operations to deliver more than 160 billion ad impressions per month – a 400 percent increase during his tenure. During this time of significant global expansion, Jeff managed the deployment of 24/7 Real Media technology into new markets in Japan, Germany, Italy and Australia, and smoothly integrated the Sydney-based development assets of Decide Interactive, acquired by the company in late 2004. Development efforts over this same period brought two major product upgrades to market, Open AdStream® 6, and Decide DNA™ 6.
Open AdStream is the only ad management platform that integrates ad serving, Web site analytics, and behavioral targeting in one solution. Leading publishers worldwide use Open AdStream to deliver targeted advertising in any digital format across any digital medium. Decide DNA is the award-winning technology platform behind 24/7 Real Media’s comprehensive Search Marketing Services, for which the company was named the leading paid search agency in two consecutive JupiterResearch SEM Constellation reports.
About 24/7 Real Media, Inc.
24/7 Real Media, Inc. is a leading global digital marketing company, empowering advertisers and publishers to engage their target audiences with greater precision, transparency and ROI. Using its award winning ad serving, targeting, tracking and analytics platform, powerful search marketing capabilities and global network of specialized Web sites, the company has turned the art of reaching audiences across virtually any digital medium into a measurable science. The company is headquartered in New York, with 20 offices in 12 countries throughout North America, Europe and the Asia Pacific region. For more information, please visit www.247realmedia.com.
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