Outbrain Announces Senior UK New Hires and Promotions

As we keep growing and developing, I’m pleased to announce a suite of senior hires within the UK team, including the promotion of Richard Chambers to Managing Director, Business Development, Publishers NE.

With a wealth of publisher experience, including previous roles at Sky and The Guardian, Chambers joined Outbrain seven years ago with a focus on bolstering premium publisher relationships across Northern Europe. He’ll now add DACH and Benelux publishers to his remit, helping them better engage their audiences and drive sustainable monetisation through advertising and other revenue streams, like e-commerce and subscriptions via the company’s Keystone by Outbrain™ platform. Chambers will report to Stephanie Himoff, Executive Vice President, Global Publishers.

Industry veteran, Alex Cheeseman, has been appointed as Head of Enterprise in the UK and is tasked with driving sales in the resurgent UK market – whilst expanding Outbrain’s offerings for brands and advertisers, including its recently launched branding platform Onyx by Outbrain™. Cheeseman previously led UK sales for the company from 2011 to 2014 and has held roles at NewsCred, News Corp, and Industry Dive. He’s also a thought leader on the industry-wide push for attention metrics.

Additionally, we hired Alexandre Simo as Head of Account Management, NE. Previously, Alexandre spent six years at Amazon leading account management teams before which he spent five years working for agencies M/Six and Havas. Alexandre’s experience across the technology and media sectors will help further support growth for Outbrain’s UK brand advertiser and agency customers. 

As the UK continues to serve as both a growth market and test environment for brand advertisers and publishers, we’re delighted to have Richard, Alex, and Alexandre, in partnership with our global leadership team, accelerate customer success through creative thinking and innovative tech solutions. Their collaboration will be pivotal in forging a path towards a more dynamic landscape for all our stakeholders.

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