(As posted on MarketWired)
LiveRail, Admeld and DoubleClick Veteran to Advise Makers of Leading Video Supply Side Platform
DENVER, CO–(Marketwired – Jun 29, 2015) – Altitude Digital, the largest independent video supply-side platform (SSP), today announced that programmatic marketing expert and ad tech veteran Brian Kane has joined the company’s board of directors. Kane is currently the COO of Sourcepoint, the first content compensation platform for premium publishers, and has held leadership positions at several leading advertising technology companies. He will be instrumental in advising Altitude’s executive team as the company further expands its cross screen video platform for publishers.
“Brian was instrumental in leading some of the most high-profile companies in online media and technology, and helped those companies succeed by emphasizing the needs of publishers and focusing on his employees,” said Jeremy Ostermiller, Altitude Digital CEO. “He knows first hand how to blend the best technology with a service model to help publishers navigate the changing supply side environment. Brian has already made a significant impact in an advisory role and we are pleased to expand his contribution to our board of directors.”
Before launching Sourcepoint, Kane served as COO of LiveRail, a video SSP acquired by Facebook in 2014. Prior to that, he was Chief Operating Officer at Admeld, a position he maintained after that company was acquired by Google. Before Admeld, Kane was Google’s Director of Publisher services, a role he took on after arriving in Google’s acquisition of DoubleClick. He has also served as an advisor for Mopub, an RTB platform acquired by Twitter, and ShinyAds, a self-serve advertising platform acquired by Rubicon Project.
“Video advertising is still in the early stages and there’s still a lot of work to be done, yet Altitude Digital has distinguished itself by developing innovative publisher-side solutions within this growing field,” Kane said. “They have a passionate and skilled team that has doubled down on its technology investment to lead publishers into a new age of video delivery and revenue opportunities. I have great trust and confidence that this company will be a force in pushing the industry forward.”
The news first appeared in AdExchanger.
About Altitude Digital
Altitude Digital delivers powerful video and mobile advertising technology and actionable big data to online publishers to help them expand their available ad inventory, increase the value of this inventory and grow their revenue. Altitude’s ARENA™ Video SSP delivers greater insight, control and better performance for publishers. The company is one of the fastest growing video advertising platforms and is listed as one of the 10 largest video providers by both comScore and Quantcast. Altitude Digital is headquartered in Denver, Colorado with offices in New York and San Francisco.