NEW YORK — AppNexus, the world leader in real-time advertising technology, announced today that Lynda Clarizio, a widely recognized leader in advertising and media, is joining the company as Executive Vice President, Corporate Development and Operations. Clarizio, who will report to AppNexus CEO Brian O’Kelley, will be responsible for managing corporate and business development as well as the company’s corporate and administrative operations, including people operations, legal and policy affairs.
“Lynda joins AppNexus at a time when the company is undergoing a major expansion across many dimensions including headcount and revenue, international, and product,” said Brian O’Kelley, CEO, AppNexus. “She is one of the strongest and most respected executives in the digital media universe and we are excited to have her join the team to help lead the company through this period of explosive growth. AppNexus has become the home for the digital advertising industry’s top talent, and Lynda’s addition validates that.”
Clarizio has a deep background in the digital media and advertising technology industries. Most recently, she served as President and CEO at INVISION Inc., where she led development of the industry’s first suite of products for the cross-platform sale of advertising across television, digital and other forms of media.
Previously, Clarizio held a number of leadership positions within AOL, including serving as President of AOL’s Platform-A and as President of Advertising.com. She was also the Executive Vice President of AOL’s Audience Business responsible for strategy, finance and business development; AOL’s Senior Vice President for corporate strategic and financial planning and Senior Vice President for acquisitions and strategic investments.
Before joining AOL, Clarizio was a partner in the Washington, DC law firm Arnold & Porter. She graduated from Harvard Law School and earned her Bachelor’s degree from Princeton University.
“AppNexus has really broken away from the pack and stands out as a major force in the digital advertising industry. I am thrilled to become a part of the company’s outstanding management team and help lead AppNexus’ growth and expansion,” said Clarizio.
Clarizio is a recognized leader in advertising and media, having been named one of 2011’s top 100 “Tech Titans” in the Washington, DC region by The Washingtonian, one of 2009’s “25 Executives to Watch in Digital Entertainment” by Digital Media Wire, and one of 2008’s “Women to Watch” by Advertising Age.
AppNexus is the world leader in real-time advertising technology, serving the largest and most innovative buyers and sellers of online advertising, including Microsoft Advertising Exchange, Collective and Technorati Media. Led by the pioneers of the Web’s original ad exchanges at Yahoo!’s Right Media and Google’s DoubleClick, AppNexus offers the industry’s most advanced technology platform that empowers companies to build, manage and optimize their entire online advertising businesses. Based in New York City, AppNexus is backed by an outstanding group of investors including Microsoft, Venrock, Kodiak Venture Partners, First Round Capital, Marc Andreessen, Ben Horowitz and Ron Conway. For more information, visit www.appnexus.com