Recommendation platform Outbrain keys in eight new hires for APAC


Singapore – Outbrain, the recommendation platform for the open web, has announced a new string of hires across their Asia-Pacific market, following the company’s preparation for its initial public offering (IPO) on the New York Stock Exchange on 23 July.

The new hires are led by the new director of sales for SEA, Jovary Jose, who will spearhead key partnerships across the APAC region and continue driving business growth and development across the Outbrain account.

Jovary joins from Singapore Press Holdings where he was head of partnerships, and has a strong background across business development and securing key partnerships across the SEA publishing industry. 

He will report to Andrew Burke, managing director for APAC and growth markets at Outbrain, overseeing key relationship management and business operations to enhance Outbrain’s position across the SEA market. 

Joining him are new senior hires namely Chermaine Koh, who joins as senior account manager from Criteo, and sales manager for SEA Calista Teo, who was previously with Changi Airport Group. They will both be responsible for the growth of client portfolios in addition to sales support across the region.

In addition to the new senior hires group, new director of business operations for APAC Daniel Littlepage will be responsible for overseeing operations and directing platform strategy. He has a rich background in media and marketing, previously video platform 90 Seconds in ANZ and most recently as vice president of growth and operations of proptech startup Inspace.

Other Outbrain new hires include Greg Wood, head of Engage ANZ; Krishan Lal, sales manager for ANZ; Alanna Green, senior account manager for Engage ANZ; and Ana Carolina Garcia, account manager for ANZ. Engage is one of the services from Outbrain, which offers customizable and flexible solutions that power websites in the world. Said technology supports business needs and content types across a broad range of site categories and sizes, delivering engagement, pageviews, and revenue.

“With this skilled group in place across SEA, Outbrain will be able to further and foster our relationships with key advertisers, as well as supporting our growing list of publisher partners in achieving their goals.

“The wealth of experience the team brings from the media and advertising sectors also means we’re well placed to continue Outbrain’s commitment to improve the quality of content through our new partnerships, as we roll out our new Quality Rating initiative and create a better user experience and improved result,” Burke said.

Speaking about his appointment, Jose said, “I’m excited to be involved with Outbrain and our burgeoning team. Coming from a publishing background, I am thrilled to be able to support quality content and connect advertisers to these premium audiences. I look forward to building on both new and existing Outbrain partnerships and nurturing the team here in SEA.”

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