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, 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.
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