San Francisco, CA, January 30, 2015 --(PR.com
)-- VigLink, the leading platform for content-driven commerce, today announced the hiring of Mike Stigliano as the Head of East Coast Sales and the company’s expansion to the East Coast. Mike joins the VigLink executive team with more than 15 years of digital media experience. He will lead East Coast publisher development increasing VigLink’s relationships with traditional media. VigLink is also announcing record company growth over the last year. The company has recently hired a VP of Product and more than tripled the size of their San Francisco headquarters. In the past year VigLink has closed an $18M Series C round, acquired content promotion startup LinkSmart while adding an additional $2M in funding and increased staff by 83%.
“VigLink sits uniquely at the intersection of content and commerce at a time when publishers are increasingly looking for ways to diversify and grow their revenues,” said Mike Stigliano, Head of East Coast Sales at VigLink. “I'm very excited to join the VigLink team to help further the mission of making all content intelligent and valuable for publishers. I look forward to establishing a presence for VigLink in New York and helping publishers leverage the VigLink platform.”
“I am thrilled to have Mike joining the VigLink team as Head of East Coast Sales,” said Josh Jaffe, VP of Business Development at VigLink. "His vast experience and leadership will be paramount as we expand our operations to the East Coast and grow our business."
Mike has previously worked in sales and business development roles at large media companies including Conde Nast and Hearst, and more recently for early stage technology companies. Mike led Business Development in New York for LinkSmart, a company acquired by VigLink, where he was instrumental in building the publisher network from the ground up. He has also worked in Business Development at SpotXchange, a video advertising platform, focusing on building partnerships with premium publishers. Mike holds an MBA from the NYU Stern School of Business as well as a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Delaware.
The largest network of its kind, VigLink monetizes content that drives commerce for over 300,000 sites and works with more than 40,000 merchants to drive sales. Each month, VigLink processes more than 10 billion page views and over five hundred million clicks. Founded in 2009 and based in San Francisco, VigLink is backed by top investors including Google Ventures, First Round Capital, Emergence Capital, RRE, Foundry Group and Costanoa Venture Capital. www.viglink.com
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