OpenX, a leader in creating programmatic advertising marketplaces, today announced that Pascal Gauthier, the former COO of Criteo, and the Founder and CEO of Challenger Deep, joins the OpenX board of directors effective immediately.
Gauthier brings more than 15 years of digital media and advertising expertise to the OpenX board. While at Criteo, he oversaw its global product roadmap, sales strategy, and European operations. Gauthier held executive level positions at Kelkoo within Yahoo! and served as entrepreneur in residence at Index Ventures. He serves on the board of video ad tech company Teads.tv.
“We are delighted to add Pascal to our board at this stage in our company’s growth. His leadership in digital advertising, and experience seeking out and cultivating innovation are invaluable qualities,” said Tim Cadogan, Chief Executive Officer of OpenX. “Our international operations have expanded significantly in recent months, and we look forward to leveraging Pascal’s proven experience, relationships, and advice to further accelerate our growth.”
“With an unmatched commitment to quality, OpenX continues to make strides in the right direction as a leader in programmatic,” said Gauthier. “The company’s leadership position, paired with vast opportunities in the market, especially in terms of mobile monetization, marks an exciting time to be part of the OpenX board. I look forward to working with the dynamic team of leaders guiding OpenX’s growth.”
OpenX exists to help publishers grow their businesses by monetizing great content. We do this by creating highly efficient, high quality programmatic advertising marketplaces that deliver optimal value to all buyers and sellers of digital advertising.
Today, OpenX operates one of the largest, most efficient and highest quality programmatic markets in the world. Our single stack system also encompasses a complete supply side platform powered by the unique OpenX Demand Fusion technology that merges network and Real-Time Bidding, and a comprehensive ad server.
At OpenX we have built a team that is uniquely experienced in designing and operating high-scale programmatic ad marketplaces. We are constantly looking for thoughtful, creative executors who are as fascinated as we are about finding new ways to apply a blend of market design, technical innovation, operational excellence, and empathetic partner service to the frontiers of digital advertising.