Julio Pekarovic, formerly of Google, and Michael Blum of Fenwick & West join Quantcast as CFO & General Counsel
San Francisco, California, May 11, 2010 – Quantcast announced today the appointment of Julio Pekarovic and Michael Blum as Chief Financial Officer and General Counsel respectively, where their domain expertise and broad experience will contribute to the company’s continued growth and the delivery of exemplary services to Quantcast’s customers.
Mr. Pekarovic joins Quantcast as CFO after seven years at Google, most recently as Vice President, Global Sales Finance Operations. With over twenty years in corporate operational finance, Mr. Pekarovic brings to Quantcast his broad experience in driving global revenue through worldwide operations. While at Google, he founded, developed and directed the organization responsible for supporting the operational finance activities of Google’s Global Sales Force and Business Development teams. Working closely with the Global SVP of Sales and CFO, Mr. Pekarovic helped grow Google’s annual revenue two hundred times to $21.8 billion and oversaw the global sales finance organization of 200+ finance professionals, supporting a sales force across 60+ worldwide sales offices for Google’s multiple business lines. He holds a BA in Economics/International Area Studies from UCLA and MBA from INSEAD.
Mr. Blum joins Quantcast as General Counsel from Fenwick & West LLP, a law firm specializing in technology and life science matters, where he was Partner in the Intellectual Property Group. His practice focused on structuring and negotiating relationships to turn technology and intellectual property into revenue; on developing strategic patent portfolios; and on assessing, valuing and allocating risk. Mr. Blum headed the firm’s transactional privacy and data security practice and was Chair of the firm’s Privacy and Information Security Group. He has run numerous complex technology-related commercial transactions and has served clients from a broad range of industries including semiconductor, telecommunications, networking, enterprise and consumer software, and the Internet such as Apple, Intuit, PepsiCo, Barclays Global Investors and Informatica. Mr. Blum also worked several years as a management consultant for Deloitte. He holds a B.S.E. in Computer Engineering magna cum laude from the University of Michigan and a J.D. from Stanford Law School, where he co-founded the Stanford Technology Law Review.
Both roles are newly created and report to Quantcast Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder, Konrad Feldman.
“We’re thrilled to welcome Michael and Julio to the Quantcast team”, said Konrad Feldman, co-founder and CEO Quantcast. “Both have been tremendously influential in shaping their respective fields, and their combination of deep domain expertise and practical experience will bring immediate and lasting value to Quantcast and our customers.”
Quantcast measures and organizes the world’s audiences in real-time so advertisers can buy, sell and connect with the people who matter most to them. Ranked Fast Company’s # 3 Most Innovative Company on the Web for 2010, the company is used by the top 10 media agencies in the US, the world’s largest brands and more than half of the top advertising supported publishers. Quantcast connects the planning, buying, and media fulfillment processes, delivering the marketplace’s most consistent and accountable audiences. Launched in 2006, Quantcast is headquartered in San Francisco and backed by Founders Fund, Polaris Venture Partners, Revolution Ventures and Cisco Systems. Come Get Quantified™ at www.quantcast.com.
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