Ampush Appoints Rick Cotton as Chief Revenue Officer
March 11, 2014
Cotton Will Focus On Expanding Ampush’s National Sales Team, Building and Strengthening Strategic Client Relationships, and Further Developing the Company’s Go-to-Market and Product Strategy
San Francisco – March 11, 2014
Ampush, a leading ad technology company and Facebook Strategic Preferred Marketing Developer (sPMD), today announced that it has appointed Rick Cotton, an ad industry veteran with deep experience building and scaling fast-growing tech sales organizations, as its new CRO.
Cotton brings over 15 years of experience and a solid track record of leading diverse digital organizations for disruptive companies in early stage areas, including native, programmatic and digital audio advertising. Most recently, he served as head of global advertising for Sequoia-backed TuneIn, a popular digital radio app, where he led global sales, platform partnerships and ad operations. Prior to that, he was a SVP/GM at Monster, where he launched and grew the company’s consumer advertising business while overseeing strategic operations.
In his new role, Cotton will be responsible for the expansion of Ampush’s national sales team, and will work to ensure continued world-class customer service as the company scales. He’ll also play a key role in further developing and executing Ampush’s go-to-market strategy, working to continually collect market feedback in order to drive product enhancements and innovations.
“We’re thrilled to have Rick join our executive team and drive our strategic client relationships as well as go-to-market and product strategy,” said Jesse Pujji, CEO at Ampush. “He brings a rare combination of leadership, analytical rigor and client-first focus that is a perfect fit for Ampush’s DNA. His deep experience in marketing software and technology will take Ampush to the next level in the native ad space.”
“Ampush is aggressively innovating to drive results across native platforms like Facebook and Twitter,” said Cotton. “The company is developing a premium brand that offers leading technology and top tier customer service to meet the needs of world-class partners like MasterCard and HotelTonight. I am excited to join the Ampush leadership team while helping to scale what I believe to be the premiere native ad solution on the market.”
Ampush is an advertising technology company that helps brands and direct response advertisers achieve measurable business results on mobile-first native platforms such as Facebook and Twitter. Our AMP 2.0 marketing software takes the complexity out of native platform advertising by combining programmatic media optimization tools with rich audience data and end-to-end measurement solutions to deliver ad performance at scale. Ampush is a top Facebook Ads Strategic Preferred Marketing Developer (sPMD) and Twitter Marketing Platform Partner (MPP) powering fully-managed solutions for brands and direct response advertisers across travel, e-commerce, financial services, entertainment, and CPG.
Ampush is based in San Francisco with offices in Chicago and New York.