Adbrain Announces New Commercial Headquarters in San Francisco and Appointment of COO/CFO


SAN FRANCISCO – Adbrain, a global provider of intelligent cross-device technology solutions, announces the opening of its new commercial hub in San Francisco, CA, as well as the appointment of John Grobstein as COO/CFO.

John will be based in London, where he will be responsible for continuing to build and scale global operations, initially across Adbrain’s three offices in the US and Europe. John will work closely with CEO Gareth Davies, who will now be based in San Francisco, and CCO Paul Turner, to ensure continued strategic and commercial success. He will also oversee Adbrain’s critical Finance, Legal and People functions.

John has most recently worked with entrepreneurs and early stage technology companies as an angel investor and advisor. He brings extensive operational experience to Adbrain from his previous role as principal in, and CFO/COO of, Blueslice Networks Inc. (Montréal, Canada), which was acquired by Tekelec. Prior to Blueslice, John was a VP at AT&T, working as a senior member of a team directly attached to the Chairman’s office, and responsible for strategy across the Corporation.

Gareth Davies, Adbrain CEO commented, “We are delighted to welcome John to the Adbrain family. His deep experience will ensure that we remain relentlessly focused on delivering world-class solutions to our clients. John’s appointment, coupled with the opening of our new office in San Francisco, reflects the momentum we are gaining in our target markets. Our sophisticated US client base presents Adbrain with enormous commercial opportunities. We are thrilled to be present on the West Coast.”

John Grobstein added, “It’s rare to find the perfect opportunity to join a business experiencing this kind of growth trajectory. Adbrain has its finger firmly on the pulse of a market that is gathering momentum as smart marketers, agencies, and technology vendors begin to understand how cross-device technology will fundamentally alter the ways in which they reach consumers.”

About Adbrain

Adbrain is a global provider of intelligent cross-device technology, which powers the smartest advertisers, agencies and technology vendors alike.

Consumers are seamlessly moving across devices throughout the day, and this behavior makes it difficult to identify and reach the right people. Adbrain makes sense of this multi-screen world by allowing marketers to understand who their audiences are, enabling both precise and innovative cross-device applications from media buying to analytics and attribution.

Adbrain is a high-growth enterprise technology company with offices across the US and Europe, backed by leading institutional investors including Octopus Ventures and Notion Capital.