Glam Media, a top-ranked women’s media network, is announcing a number of new hires today for its technology, brand sales, engineering, and product teams.
Chris Murphy joins Glam as the Sr. Director of Platform Solutions after five years working in advertising at Yahoo. Murphy originally joined Yahoo when the company acquired ad exchange RightMedia. Manuel Ponce De Leon, Glam’s new Program Manager for Media Products, joins the company after serving as the lead for the rich media product team at Google. Lindsey Frankenfield, a former ad exec at Technorati, is joining as Program Manager for Ad Serving & Data Products; and Ryan Bowermaster, Program Manager for Ad Platforms, joins Glam from Yahoo, where he worked on RightMedia’s Display Platform API. These employees will be working on Glam Adapt, the company’s recently launched new ad serving technology.
In terms of sales, Glam is bringing on Christine DeMaio as VP of Sales Development Brand Advertising from Condé Nast Digital, where she was the Vice President and Group Publisher of the entire Condé Nast Digital sales team. Another Conde Nast transplant, Dana McGovern joins Glam as the Advertising Director for the East Coast.
As the company expands internationally and continues to grow in terms of traffic, Glam is on a bit of a hiring spree. Earlier this morning, Glam announced that it was tapping former Microsoft exec Adam Roston as its new M&A head. In May, Glam poached Bruce Jaffe from Microsoft as CFO (possibly in preparation for an IPO). And Glam has been steadily bringing over talent from Yahoo; last Fall the company nabbed Yahoo’s top ad exec Josh Jacobs.
According to comScore’s latest data from August, Glam Media is now the sixth most trafficked web property in the U.S., coming in just behind AOL, and is moving into providing male-oriented content as well. Glam founder Samir Arora says that as the network continues to grow, he expects to hire more staff, increasing its existing 250-member team by 100 new employees over the next year.