Cloud-Based Advertising Startup Flite Brings Digital Media and Technology Veterans On Board in Preparation for Company Growth
“The recent additions to our team represent Flite’s steady expansion and aggressive growth plans for 2012,” says CEO Will Price. “In 2011, we enjoyed record growth as revenue grew by 6x, employee count tripled, and we opened new offices in Boston, Chicago, and New York. In addition, we welcomed many of the world’s top brands and publishers as Flite customers. We are thrilled to have Tim join us and to add Jeff and Matt to our Advisory Board.”
Tim Krozek comes to Flite from Support.com, where he served as Senior Vice President of Business Development and Client Services. As Flite’s new Sales and Business Development leader, he will continue to bring large advertisers and publishers onto the Flite agile display marketing platform. He will also work with third-party companies to build out functionality and plug-ins for the platform. Krozek brings more than 15 years of experience in enterprise technology, ecommerce, marketing, sales, international general management, and client service. He has worked in both large corporations and startups, including Yahoo!, AOL, Netscape Communications, Quova, and Efficient Frontier. Krozek spent 5 years as part of the executive team at Efficient Frontier, which was recently acquired by Adobe as part of their digital publishing suite. He holds a BA in Economics from the University of California at Santa Barbara and an MBA from Cornell University. “Flite has seen tremendous growth in 2011. We are continuing to develop strong relationships with our third-party partners to expand our FliteHub offering.”
Flite is also pleased to announce the addition of Jeff Epstein to the Advisory Board. Epstein is the former Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Oracle, one of the world’s largest technology companies. Prior to joining Oracle, Epstein served as Chief Financial Officer of DoubleClick (Google) and King World Productions (CBS). Currently, he is an Executive in Residence at Bessemer Venture Partners, a Senior Advisor at Oak Hill Capital Partners, and a member of the Board of Directors at Priceline.com. He holds a Bachelor of Arts from Yale College and an MBA from Stanford University.
Flite welcomes Matthew Yorke to the Advisory Board. Yorke is President of IDG Global Solutions where he is responsible for global sales, marketing, and client and agency relationships with IDG’s largest technology vendor customers worldwide. Prior to his current role, Yorke was Senior Vice President of IDG Corporate Sales, and has worked in various sales and marketing roles for the past 15 years. Yorke served on the Board of Directors at BPA Worldwide for 6 years, and currently is on the Google Publishers Advisory Council representing IDG.