Les Hollander promoted to CEO of the DAX in North America | Corporations
NEW YORK – (BUSINESS WIRE) – Jan. June 2021–
Global, the media and entertainment group, today announced the appointment of Les Hollander as CEO for North America for its market-leading digital advertising platform DAX.
The move promotes Hollander from Chief Growth Officer and brings together DAX divisions in the USA and Canada under his leadership.
Matt Cutair is leaving the CEO of DAX US to take on an important advisory position at the company. Cutair has led DAX US since its inception in 2017 following the acquisition of AudioHQ by Global, where he was co-founder and CEO.
Hollander was appointed Chief Growth Officer of DAX North America in May 2020. During this time, Hollander realigned the US and Canadian markets for growth, and DAX added several brand advertisers and publishers such as NPR, Wondery and Sounder to its growing list of digital audio publishers in North America, including SoundCloud, TuneIn, AccuRadio, Audiomack and more. In his new role, Hollander will continue to report to Guy Jones, Product, Data and Digital Director for DAX based in the UK at Global.
Hollander is a veteran of digital audio advertising with over 30 years of experience. He joined DAX from Spotify in March 2020, where he was Head of Global Audio Monetization, responsible for building the company’s digital audio monetization business through direct, programmatic and automated channels. Prior to joining Spotify, Hollander was Vice President of Ad Revenue at Pandora and held senior management positions at Gannett, CBS Radio and Clear Channel Communications. Hollander also co-chaired the United States’ IAB Audio Committee from 2016 to 2020 and has served on several industry bodies including the Mobile Marketing Association throughout his career.
Mike Gordon, Chief Commercial Officer at Global, said: “The merger of our US and Canadian operations today under the leadership of Les is a milestone for the DAX. Les’ experience in digital audio and broadcasting has proven to be a great asset to our team since joining the DAX last year. Matt will continue to play a key role in leading our DAX US business and we look forward to his continued support and expertise. “
Les Hollander, newly appointed CEO of DAX North America, said, “I am incredibly excited to take on this new role and continue to work with our talented team to drive DAX’s success in North America. Over the past year, despite significant industry disruptions, we’ve worked with our colleagues in the UK to showcase innovations in streaming, podcasting and voice activation and to bring in some fantastic new partners. At a time when audio is thriving and we’re seeing a tremendous change in consumer habits; I am looking forward to this opportunity and the next growth stage of the DAX. “
Global is one of the world’s leading media and entertainment groups.
Europe’s largest radio company Global is home to respected, national, market-leading media brands broadcasting across the UK on DAB and FM and worldwide on global players including Capital, Heart, Classic FM, LBC, LBC News, Global’s Newsroom, Smooth, Radio X, Capital XTRA and Gold. Global Player enables listeners to enjoy all of Global’s radio brands, award-winning podcasts and expert-curated playlists in one place on the app, web and on smart speakers.
Global is also a leading outdoor company in both the UK and Europe with over 253,000 locations serving 95% of the UK population. Global’s extensive and diverse outdoor portfolio includes Transport for London’s London Underground network, almost all of the UK’s major airports including Gatwick, the UK’s largest portfolio of street posters and high quality digital screens in prime locations, and the UK’s largest bus network, all includes larger cities.
On air, on global players and together with our outdoor platforms, Global reaches 51 million people across the UK every week, 25 million of them on the radio alone.
Global founded DAX (Digital Ad Exchange) and operates the market leader for digital audio advertising and a pioneering platform for programmatic outdoor advertising.
The company’s headquarters are located in London’s famous Leicester Square. Ashley Tabor-King OBE is Founder and Executive President, Stephen Miron is Group CEO, Lord Allen is Chairman, and James Rea is Director of Broadcasting. Ashley Tabor-King founded Global in 2007.
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