NEW YORK – Ringleader Digital, the only mobile third-party ad-serving network, announced that Rachel Walkden has joined Ringleader Digital as the company’s Senior Vice President of Product Management and Operations. Walkden brings more than 20 years of business and product management success to Ringleader Digital, which includes focused expertise in wireless and digital advertising. She has held a series of senior management positions for companies including Operative Media, Inc. and Lucent Technologies, Inc., where she directed innovation and managed growth while holding varied roles in product marketing, business development and global operations.
At Ringleader Digital, Walkden will be responsible for setting product strategy, defining major corporate initiatives, and managing the ad operations and marketing strategies for the organization.
“Rachel’s appointment brings us a skill set that allows us to scale our business for a growth rate at the next order of magnitude,” said Bob Walczak, CEO of Ringleader Digital. “She is the perfect addition to capitalize on the growing demand for our next-generation mobile advertising network and cutting-edge targeting technologies that help to increase campaign ROI.”
Ringleader Digital provides third-party ad-serving, agency integration with Dart and Atlas, and Media Stamp technology – the industry’s first server-side technology that provides the ability to track individual mobile handsets anonymously across the entire mobile ecosystem. By delivering powerful analytics to both publishers and agencies, Media Stamp provides new levels of campaign control and visibility required to provide users with the highly relevant content required to enhance the mobile experience. Ringleader Digital is leading the industry in mobile media technologies, which is a key reason why Rachel Walkden has joined the company to head up product management.
“I’m excited to join a dynamic, fast-growing company that has separated itself from traditional mobile advertising companies,” said Rachel Walkden, Senior Vice President of Product Management and Operations, Ringleader Digital. “Ringleader Digital is on the cutting-edge of mobile advertising strategies and technologies, and I look forward to supporting the company’s next phase of growth.”
Prior to joining Ringleader Digital, Walkden was the Vice President of Global Operations at Operative Media, Inc., where she ran the company’s managed services and ad-serving businesses. Walkden’s team completed several tens of thousands of transactions monthly, leading to the serving of several billion impressions for over 200 media clients. She was also responsible for managing the largest client account, created key performance indicators to produce the actionable data that led to positive results, and conducted business and process reviews for large multi-media clients producing recommendations that were adopted to a high degree.
Prior to Operative Media, Inc. Walkden was responsible for all service provider business development and operations at ReefEdge Inc. Walkden has also held executive positions at Lucent Technologies, Inc. where she was responsible for business development, marketing, strategy, sales support and product management within the wireless, new ventures and sales divisions.
Walkden received an MBA at INSEAD University in France. She also received her BSc. 1st Class Honors Degree from Brunel University, and was awarded the university prize.
About Ringleader Digital
As the next-generation mobile advertising network, Ringleader Digital brings the online advertising experience to mobile—fulfilling the potential and promise of the mobile Web. Ringleader’s device-agnostic network is the only third-party mobile ad service, and is the first to specifically target ads by device functionality. Ringleader simplifies advertising transactions and delivery by providing brands and publishers the ability to seamlessly and simultaneously distribute ad campaigns across any mobile digital platform. With this unprecedented control, publishers maximize the revenue potential for ad campaigns while brands and advertisers can finally track and audit every element of a campaign’s effectiveness. Ringleader is based in New York City. For more information please visit www.ringleaderdigital.com.