Outbrain Inc. (Nasdaq: OB), a leading recommendation platform for the open web, announced the appointment of Paul Knegten, to the newly created position of Chief Marketing Officer, expanding the organization’s global marketing efforts, following the company’s recent IPO.
Knegten will lead Outbrain’s global marketing initiatives and will be instrumental in promoting Outbrain’s global brand. He will oversee the global and regional planning, development and execution of Outbrain’s strategic and product marketing programs and campaigns.
With a deep background in advertising technology, Knegten has made a name for himself across brand leaders such as Comcast, Yahoo!, MediaMath and more. Prior to joining Outbrain, Knegten was CMO of Beeswax, which was acquired in 2021 by Comcast’s FreeWheel. Following the acquisition of Beeswax, Knegten joined FreeWheel, the leading CTV platform, as a senior marketing executive. Knegten brings his experience in this hyper growth sector of ad tech to Outbrain.
“Paul is a talented, experienced and impressive addition to our executive team and the ideal person to drive our brand and global marketing,” said David Kostman, Co-CEO of Outbrain. “Paul’s extensive and proven track record in our markets will be invaluable as we continue to grow as a leading recommendation platform for the open web across platforms.”
“I have been watching Outbrain since its founding with admiration and am beyond excited to join this amazing team and build upon Outbrain’s unparalleled technology and product leadership.” said Paul Knegten, Outbrain’s new CMO. “We’re at an exciting moment in the digital ad industry, especially as the industry becomes less dependent on cookies and moves even more toward platforms like Outbrain that deliver value through context and better user experience.”
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