AppNexus Nabs 2 Top Ad Tech Execs

Firm hires talent from Google and AOL

AppNexus has announced a pair of big global hires.

Brandon Paine, formerly Google's global agency business leader, has been named vp, global accounts, while Jerome Underhill, former COO of AOL's business, has been installed as AppNexus's vp, services & operations for EMEA. 

Both hires were announced at the company's first European Summit in London. Paine will be based in Madrid while Underhill will be based in London.

“It’s a real coup to have Jerome and Brandon join AppNexus," said Michael Rubenstein, president of AppNexus, in a statement. "Their unique capabilities speak volumes about our commitment to building the world’s best ad tech company with a strong presence in all vital global markets.”