According to the press release, Singleton will be responsible for overseeing the creation of a “unified platform” for the discovery, trial, purchase and management of AOL’s Paid Services offerings while also overseeing the group’s technology roadmap.
Singleton will report to new AOL CTO Alex Gounares.
So what’s AOL’s Paid Services division? It’s the group that manages access subscriptions as well as WOW! Deal of the Day (that’s right, our parent company thinks it can score with an umpteenth Groupon clone) and dozens of other premium subscription services.
Singleton comes to AOL after a number of years as an independent IT strategy executive and consultant. Previously, he served as the CIO for Tommy Hilfiger, and before that he was with Raytheon Company as head of worldwide E-Commerce.