New York, NY – August 27, 2012 – 24/7 Media, WPP’s marketing technology company, announced today a number of executive changes that position the company and its divisions to better serve clients globally on both the buy and sell sides of the business. Nicolle Pangis is now President, Real Media Group; Irene Bondar assumes the newly created role, EVP Global Client Operations, 24/7 Media; and Gary Lee joins 24/7 Media as Chief Financial Officer. The moves create greater alignment of the company’s divisions across all regions and a cohesive global strategy that will drive even greater results for clients worldwide.
“I am delighted to announce these new executive responsibilities,” said David J. Moore, Chairman and CEO, 24/7 Media. “This global focus across each of our divisions will ensure that all of our clients worldwide derive the benefits of our collective experience in growing revenue and simplifying the complexities of digital marketing for both publishers and advertisers.”
Nicolle Pangis moves from President, Real Media Group, Europe, to the global role of President, Real Media Group with responsibility for platform technology sales, publisher services, and media strategy. Pangis has served in various sales and corporate roles in her time with the company, including VP, SVP, EVP of Product Management, with responsibility for the growth of the global media and technology businesses. She also managed the roll out of the company’s joint venture in Asia, and spearheaded the execution of many of 24/7 Media’s global partnerships, including Maxifier and Fivia. Pangis holds a Bachelor of Science in Communication from Boston University and an MBA in Strategic Management and Marketing from Rutgers Business School.
Jae Woo Chung, President, Real Media Group, Asia, continues to lead the company’s operations throughout Asia.
Irene Bondar has been named Executive Vice President, Global Client Operations for 24/7 Media. In this newly created role, she has global responsibility for the company's platform service centers as well as for global ad operations, ensuring that clients everywhere receive the highest level of support and services that have become calling cards for 24/7 Media. Prior to her current role, Bondar was Vice President of Product Strategy for Media Innovation Group, a business unit of 24/7 Media. In this role, Bondar was responsible for evolving the company’s products, services partnerships and ecosystem. She has also held previous roles at 24/7 Media in Product Development and Program management, where she helped accelerate new product development by simplifying and automating processes. Bondar holds a Bachelor’s in Computer Science from Rutgers University and an MBA in Management from William Patterson University.
Gary Lee, a seasoned advertising executive, assumes the role of Chief Financial Officer for 24/7 Media. Most recently he ran his own consulting company, Ad Money, where he did extensive work for the 4As and ANA. He previously served as CFO for McCann Worldgroup; Ogilvy & Mather North America; and Young & Rubicam. Lee graduated from the University of Toronto with a degree in Commerce & Finance. He became a Chartered Accountant in Canada and lectured in Accounting at the University of Toronto.
The new roles are effective immediately.
About 24/7 Media, Inc.
24/7 Media, Inc., formerly 24/7 Real Media, is a leader in digital marketing technology, serving advertisers, agencies and digital publishers worldwide. The company has been in the forefront of media innovation for fifteen years. The 24/7 technology platform spans every digital channel, providing users with unprecedented control and consolidated data analysis. This technology powers two specialized business units: Real Media Group helps marketing organizations engage their audiences with superior precision, transparency and return on investment. The group also helps digital publishers monetize their properties and manage advertising operations more effectively. Media Innovation Group provides advertisers and agencies with strategic consulting and implementation services that deliver competitive advantage in fields being transformed by technology.
24/7 Media is a WPP Digital company headquartered in New York with 18 offices in a dozen countries. For more information, please visit www.247media.com.
24/7 Media is a member of the NAI and adheres to the NAI privacy principles that have been applauded by the FTC. These principles are designed to help ensure Internet user privacy. For more information about online data collection associated with ad serving, including online preference marketing and an opportunity to opt-out of 24/7 Media cookies, go to: www.networkadvertising.org.