New COO Brian Kane to Help Scale Real-time Video Ad Technology Company
SAN FRANCISCO - LiveRail, the world’s largest real-time video ad platform, announced that Brian Kane has joined as Chief Operating Officer. Kane comes to LiveRail from Google, where he was Chief Operating Officer at the recently acquired Admeld. At LiveRail, Kane will oversee global company operations, including Account Management, Technical Services and Human Resources. Kane will also head up talent acquisition, spearheading LiveRail’s aggressive hiring plan.
Before Admeld, Kane served as Google’s Director of Publisher services after arriving as part of the DoubleClick acquisition. At DoubleClick, Kane was a Vice President and leader of a wide variety of services teams for close to a decade. He will be based in LiveRail’s New York office.
“I’m thrilled to have such an experienced, talented and highly respected industry leader joining our team,” said Mark Trefgarne, LiveRail CEO. “Our business has grown dramatically over the past year, and that means scaling our organization to continue to exceed the needs of our growing client base. Nobody in this industry comes close to matching Brian when it comes to building out world-class teams and creating customer-centric programs for ad technology companies.”
“Video advertising is growing rapidly, and LiveRail is at the forefront of the innovation in the space,” said Kane. “To enable continued growth, buyers and sellers of advertising need partners with robust technology stacks accompanied by a set of consultative services to help them navigate the quickly evolving space. To that end, I look forward to enhancing and developing the customer centric and employee focused culture LiveRail has built to date.”
The online video ad ecosystem runs on LiveRail. With over 3 billion monthly impressions (25% of all video ads) delivered via our platform each month, LiveRail is the technology behind many of the most sophisticated video advertising and media companies online. We help connect the video ecosystem, enabling publishers, ad networks, and agencies to transact more effectively and efficiently. Founded in 2007, LiveRail’s senior team is led by its founders, Mark Trefgarne (CEO) and Andrei Dunca (CTO). LiveRail Inc. is headquartered in San Francisco, California, with offices in New York City and Romania. LiveRail is backed by Pond Ventures.