San Francisco, CA – Flurry, the leading app measurement and advertising platform has announced that the company has appointed Grady Burnett as Chief Operating Officer to lead sales, marketing and business development at Flurry. Grady joins Flurry with 16 years of advertising technology experience. Most recently he spent four and a half years as Vice President, Global Marketing Solutions at Facebook where his teams managed the majority of Facebook’s revenue and he helped shape and implement the company’s advertising strategy. He grew the sales and operations teams from dozens to multi-hundreds in every region of the world and led the development of the ecosystem of Preferred Marketing Developers that help evangelize and implement Facebook’s advertising products in 45 countries.
“Grady is one of the very few executives that has built and scaled teams in all forms of online advertising from web display and ad serving at DoubleClick, to search at Google and most recently social at Facebook,” said Flurry CEO and President Simon Khalaf. “We are honored to have Grady help Flurry and its 125,000 customers unlock the true potential of mobile advertising.”
Prior to Facebook, Grady spent nearly four years at Google as Director of Online Sales and Operations where he ran a significant part of the North American Adwords business, including launching the successful Ann Arbor, MI office and driving substantial growth in the Agency and SEM business. Prior to Google, Grady spent five years at DoubleClick in sales, business development and running its Agency business.
“Flurry has been at the epicenter of the mobile revolution since its inception and has built the only data-powered, real-time ad buying and selling platform on mobile,” said Burnett. “I’m looking forward to helping take the company to the next level of scale to offer brand and performance marketers a world-class, ROI driven, mobile advertising partner that can consistently deliver the audience they need to grow.”
About Flurry Inc.
Flurry is optimizing the mobile experience. Flurry’s market-leading analytics software is in over 390,000 smartphone and tablet apps on over 1.2 billion devices worldwide, giving the company the deepest understanding of mobile consumer behavior. Flurry has turned this insight into accelerated revenue and growth opportunities for app developers, and a new medium for brands and marketers to engage their audiences. Flurry has raised over $50 million in venture funding and has offices in San Francisco, New York, London, Chicago and Mumbai.