Gattinella was previously CEO and President of WebMD (NASDAQ: WBMD), the leading source for health and wellness information, and replaces Oren Netzer, who will become Chairman and Chief Strategy Officer of DoubleVerify. In this new role Netzer will focus on the development of new products and innovative solutions for the market.
Under Wayne’s ten-year leadership WebMD evolved as the most recognized and trusted brand of health information for consumers and healthcare professionals, reaching over 100 million unique users per month. During that time he significantly expanded the company’s revenues and profitability into one of the world’s preeminent sites for large brand advertisers.
“I am thrilled to be joining DoubleVerify and building on the success that they have quickly earned in the marketplace,” said Gattinella. “DoubleVerify’s technology solutions and insights are the catalyst that give large brands the confidence to move more of their spending online. I am excited to take that vision to the next stage as we look towards significantly expanding the scope of our services and the markets that we serve.”
“I have enjoyed and appreciated the opportunity to serve as CEO of DoubleVerify since co-founding the company four years ago,” said Netzer. “We have brought accountability, trust and transparency to digital ad measurement by pioneering the ad verification space and more recently with new innovations in viewability and audience insights. I am confident that DoubleVerify will benefit from Wayne’s experience in building recognized and trusted brands and I look forward to working closely together.”
DoubleVerify (www.doubleverify.com) is the world leader in online media verification and campaign effectiveness. It is the top choice of brand marketers, agencies, advertising networks, demand side platforms, exchanges and digital publishers looking to ensure quality advertising environments, campaign transparency and performance. DoubleVerify validates over 60 billion advertising impressions per month for hundreds of Fortune 500 brands, advertising networks and media platforms. DoubleVerify was conferred the World Economic Forum 2012 Technology Pioneer Award for being one of the most innovative stakeholders in the technology space. Headquartered in New York City, DoubleVerify’s investors include JMI Equity, Institutional Venture Partners, Blumberg Capital, First Round Capital and Genacast Ventures.