MediaWhiz Hires Top Online Advertising Talent

MediaWhiz, a leading results-driven online marketing company, today announced a number of senior appointments at its New York office.MediaWhiz made strategic hires in key areas including product development, sales, and client services, setting the stage for a solid 2009.

“We are excited to add this level of talent to our team in preparation for 2009,” said Jonathan Shapiro, CEO of MediaWhiz. “The fact that each one of these individuals brings significant online advertising leadership experience to the table is a testament to the type of organization we are building… a team of true experts in driving real innovation and results for our clients.”

“We sought out and hired the best talent in the industry,” said Katie Hollis, HR Director of MediaWhiz. “Our current and future clients will reap the benefits that only a top-notch team like this can provide.”

Daryl Colwell has taken the role of Vice President of Business Development for Monetizeit, MediaWhiz’s Affiliate Network. Colwell will manage the Monetizeit advertiser and affiliate sales teams. Colwell joins MediaWhiz from Acxiom Corporation, where he led multiple sales verticals as a New Business Leader. Prior to Acxiom, Colwell served the Vice President of Sales at Silver Carrot, an online performance marketing company, for six years.

Larry Morganjoins MediaWhiz as Vice President of Sales of its Performance Marketing division. Morgan will manage both advertiser and affiliate sales groups for the MediaWhiz Co-Registration advertising offering. Morgan joins MediaWhiz from QInteractive where he served as the Director of Business Development. He also held senior sales positions at Ampere Media and Trade Press Publishing Corporation.

Avishan Hodjatjoins MediaWhiz as the Vice President of Advertiser Services. Hodjat is responsible for leading the MediaWhiz Advertiser Services team in the management of all major advertiser account relationships. Hodjat joins MediaWhiz from ValueClick, Inc., an online performance marketing company, where she served as the Vice President of New Business Development for six years. Prior to ValueClick, Hodjat held marketing positions at Walter Karl Info USA and DoubleClick.

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