LOS ANGELES, CA – March 3, 2008 – Gorilla Nation (gorillanation.com), the world’s largest online ad rep firm, announced today that Alex Godelman has been appointed as VP, Technology.
Mr. Godelman provides nearly 20 years of senior management experience in ecommerce, commercial software development, and online media and entertainment technologies. He has a proven track record in formulating and executing technology and service delivery plans for rapidly growing internet brands and other high tech companies. Most recently, he was a part of the senior management team at Shopzilla (shopzilla.com), the world leader in comparison shopping search; CIO at Diskeeper Corporation (diskeeper.com), a leading software manufacturer; Executive Director of Technology for the B3 (bthree.com) division of Time Warner responsible for numerous TW and WEA music labels; and Senior Director of IS&T for the Maxis division of Electronic Arts (ea.com), makers of Sims Online.
Prior to these, he served as CIO of Otis College (otis.edu) and Director of Technology for WoltersKluwer (wolterskluwer.com), responsible for delivery of their two largest online brands, GlobalFx and CompleTax. He is very active in the ITIL community and holds a graduate degree in Computer Science and Applied Mathematics from Universitatea de Stat din Moldova.
“Gorilla Nation is annually serving tens of billions of ad impressions, and tons of video, and it’s growing on a daily basis with national and international expansion,” stated Christophe Louvion, CTO of Gorilla Nation. “We’re now playing at the very top of our industry, and strong technology is a key differentiator with competitors. Alex has a tremendous experience in building and operating systems at the scale Gorilla Nation requires, and will be instrumental in the creation of solutions supporting existing and new high traffic products.”
“I am honored to have been selected for this role and am looking forward to contributing to the company’s ongoing success in delivering high-performance product and service offerings,” added Mr. Godelman. “I see Gorilla Nation as the ideal place for creating and delivering leap- frog technologies that address the challenges that lie ahead as information technology, infrastructure, quality assurance and configuration management evolve.”
Gorilla Nation was recently named one of only two "Rising Stars" in Los Angeles in Deloitte Technology's Fast 500, which recognizes the fastest growing companies in the technology, media and telecommunications industries. Rising Stars own proprietary intellectual property or proprietary technology that contributes to a significant portion of the company's operating revenue or devote a significant proportion of revenue to research and development of technology.
About Gorilla Nation Media, LLC
Gorilla Nation is the world’s largest online ad sales rep firm. The company exclusively represents the online ad inventory of over 500 leading midtail™ web publishers, and sells integrated media and promotional programs to Fortune 500 brand advertisers. Working closely with its web publisher partners, GN’s expertise within 30 select vertical markets provides advertising clients the ability to build high impact, rich media programs across one or more properties to deliver superior audience reach. The company is committed to delivering exceptional customer service, optimization and execution of integrated creative campaigns. Founded in 2001, Gorilla Nation is headquartered in Los Angeles with offices in New York, Chicago, San Francisco and Toronto.
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