IRIS.TV NAMES WILLIAM BUNDY CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER
IRIS.TV, a video personalization pioneer that enables publishers and marketers to maximize the value of their video inventory by streaming custom programming to individual users across all devices, today announced that William “Bill” Bundy (pictured left) has joined the company in the newly created position of Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Bundy brings to IRIS.TV more than 20 years of experience as a strategic and financial adviser to industry leaders in media and communications.
“Bill has substantial experience in every aspect of finance that has become important to IRIS.TV,” says Field Garthwaite, CEO of IRIS.TV, to whom Mr. Bundy will report. “We need someone of his vision to fulfill ours of becoming the most efficient and effective way every media platform monetizes their video assets.”
“This is an incredibly exciting time to be joining IRIS.TV,” says Mr. Bundy. “IRIS.TV is leading the transformation of audience experiences online and creating unprecedented value for video content publishers through its artificial intelligence SaaS platform. IRIS.TV provides exactly the innovative solutions media companies have been seeking for many years, and I am thrilled to be working with Field and the rest of the team to continue to drive the company’s extraordinary growth.”
Mr. Bundy previously was a managing director of telecom, media and technology investment banking at Wells Fargo Securities where he co-led the telecom and internet infrastructure practice. He was also a founding member and Chairman of the investment bank’s Strategic Advisory Committee, developing ideas and leading projects to enhance the growth, efficiency, and culture of the rapidly growing investment bank. Over the course of his investment banking career, Mr. Bundy gained more than $175 billion in advisory and transaction structuring experience across a range of mergers, acquisitions, and debt and equity financings.
Mr. Bundy joined Wells Fargo Securities in 2007 from J.P. Morgan where he was a managing director of telecom, media and technology investment banking and the Capital Structure Advisory and Solutions group. Prior to joining J.P. Morgan in 1991, Mr. Bundy was a consultant with Price Waterhouse. He holds a BA degree from Dartmouth College and an MBA from New York University.
DRUMROLL HIRES RUSSELL LAMBRECHT AS GROUP CREATIVE DIRECTOR
Independent agency Drumroll announced today that it has named Russell Lambrecht (pictured left) as Group Creative Director. An industry veteran, writer, and director with over 20 years of experience, Lambrecht has garnered prestigious advertising awards and recognition from Cannes, The One Show, Communication Arts, Adweek, and Creativity, among others.
Prior to joining Drumroll, Lambrecht served as Executive Creative Director at mcgarrybowen in New York for six years, where he worked on the Verizon and Droid accounts, representing the largest marketing budget of any brand in the U.S. He was previously Group Creative Director at GSD&M in Austin for over a decade. His illustrious work includes the now-iconic “Wanna Get Away” campaign for Southwest Airlines.
Lambrecht will handle work across Drumroll’s client roster, overseeing creative direction, brand development, content strategy and other touchpoints that help to transform customers into advocates. His role will ladder up to the agency’s overall philosophy and vision of developing brand love and loyalty by creating exceptional brand experiences.
“Russell has a passion for crafting stories, a fluency in media, and a track record of driving brands. He’s well known for taking a thoughtful approach to advertising, digital, and experiential campaigns for big names like AT&T, Southwest Airlines, BMW, and Walmart,” said Drumroll’s Co-Founder and CEO, Kirk Drummond. “Russell was the clear choice to partner with me to lead our creative efforts as we continue to grow, expand our client-base, and create meaningful and valuable connections between audiences and brands.”
Lambrecht said: “People will always connect to brands through stories, but now there’s an infinite way of experiencing them. It’s not enough to craft innovative ideas or root them in strategic insights. We have to engage with consumers using the most effective experiences we can get our hands on, period.”
He added: “After working the last few years in New York, London, and L.A., I’m excited to be back home in Austin as a part of the Drumroll team. My creative values line up perfectly with the Drumroll philosophy of creating campaigns and experiences with the purpose of building brand love. I can’t wait to join the amazing talent here. There’s no doubt we’ll continue to create break-through work and have some fun along the way.”
GAMUT NAMES DAVID AARON VP SALES
Gamut has named David Aaron (pictured left) its new Vice President of Sales.
In this role, Aaron will lead the Gamut sales team in developing strategies to create successful client partnerships and drive revenue. Prior to joining Gamut, Aaron was a Director of Digital Ad Sales at Viacom, where he ran a team overseeing the NYC territory.
“David is a seasoned sales professional, with a track record of growing revenue and successfully coaching teams in high performance environments,” said Rachel Williamson, Gamut VP and General Manager. “David’s experience, team first attitude, high business acumen, and positivity make him a fantastic addition in this important position.”
Aaron has spent the past six years working with today’s most highly valued brands and agencies, helping them reach their goals and objectives in the digital space via innovative custom, direct, and programmatic media solutions. His tenures at Viacom, Conde Nast, and Starcom Mediavest Group have helped shape his perspective, leadership skills, team developmental capabilities, and overall love for digital media.
“I firmly believe in the power of digital media and its ability to impact the ways in which brands communicate and reach consumers, changing their lives for the better,” said Aaron. “Gamut demonstrates this ability through all of their endeavors, and I’m tremendously excited to join their team.”
Aaron is a graduate from the University of Texas with a B.A. in Business and Government, where he also played football and track and field. In addition, he received his MBA from the University of Barcelona and is fluent in Spanish.