Smaato adds ex-Glispa Global Group CPO Freddy Friedman to team

Mobile ad platform Smaato has just announced the hire of ex-Glispa Global Group CPO Freddy Friedman as its new Chief Product Officer. Friedman will be managing Smaato’s global products and ad tech strategy. He reports to Ragnar Kruse, Smaato’s CEO, who commented:

“We are thrilled to bring Freddy Friedman on board as CPO during this period of rapid growth and dynamism in the company. His analytical thinking, customer focus and proven track record of mentoring and driving product teams positions him as the perfect candidate to serve as part of Smaato’s distinguished executive team in heading global expansion.”

Friedman brings on board over 15 years of product management experience within digital and mobile industries. Prior to Smaato, he held positions at Glispa in Berlin and served as Senior Product Director at Amobee.

At Smaato, which delivers more than 19 billion daily ad impressions globally to reach approximately 50% of the world’s smartphones users, he’ll be putting his ad technology expertise to good use around app development, big data and digital media to scale the company globally.

“Smaato has raised the bar in mobile advertising by creating one of the cleanest, most brand-safe and transparent exchanges for publishers, app developers and advertisers in the industry,” said Friedman. “As CPO, I look forward to broadening and evolving Smaato’s capabilities and bringing new products and services to market.”