Sydney, Australia – Global recommendation platform Outbrain has announced key appointments to its C-suite team namely Yonatan Maman as chief technology officer and Andraz Tori in the newly-created executive role of chief product officer. Ori Lahav, who is the current chief technology officer as well as a co-founder and general manager for Israel, will transition his responsibilities and focus on cross-company strategic initiatives, while continuing his role in Israel.
Maman joined Outbrain in 2011 as a senior software engineer and has served as vice president of engineering for the past five years. While leading Outbrain’s research and development team, he brought modern practices and new capabilities to the growing engineering organisation.
Meanwhile, Tori has served as head of recommendations and data science at Outbrain for the past four years, following Outbrain’s acquisition of Zemanta, of which he was a founder.
The newly-appointed executives will support Outbrain’s growth by building upon the company’s existing technologies and product offerings to align with the evolving needs of publishers, brands and advertisers as they increasingly seek to drive measurable outcomes while building deeper engagement with audiences. Both Maman and Tori will report to David Kostman, Co-CEO of Outbrain.
Kostman said, “Under Ori’s esteemed leadership, Yonatan and Andraz have helped transform our engineering team into a world-class technology organisation, built a mature infrastructure fit for supporting our partners, and helped us reach over $1 billion in revenue.”
Meanwhile, Lahav commented, “Yonatan and Andraz bring distinct strengths and capabilities to our team, and we’re fortunate to have a succession stemming from internal drivers of Outbrain success. I’m confident they will have a positive impact on the engineering organisation and the future of Outbrain as our company continues to evolve to meet the needs of this dynamic industry.”