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.
AOL is a global advertising-supported Web company, with display advertising network in the U.S., a substantial worldwide audience, and a suite of popular Web brands and products. The company’s strategy focuses on increasing the scale and sophistication of its advertising platform and growing the size and engagement of its global online audience through leading products and programming. History of Aol: AOL was founded in the early 1980’s as Control Video Corp, with an online service, Gameline, for the Atari 2600 console. ...