People: Outbrain bolsters APAC team with eight new hires

SINGAPORE — Outbrain, a leading recommendation platform for the open web, has announced a string of new senior hires across its APAC team after a strong year of growth with publishers and advertisers.

Among the eight new recruits are three new hires in the Singapore office, led by new Director of Sales SEA Jovary Jose, who will spearhead key partnerships across the APAC region and continue driving business growth and development across the Outbrain account. 

Other new members in the SEA office includes: 

Jovary joins from Singapore Press Holdings where he was Head of Partnerships, and has a strong background across business development and securing key partnerships across the SEA publishing industry. He will report to Managing Director APAC and Growth Markets, Andrew Burke, overseeing key relationship management and business operations to enhance Outbrain’s position across the SEA market.

Outbrain SEA Team

Joining Jovary in the Singapore office are Chermaine Koh, who joins as Senior Account Manager from Criteo, and Sales Manager SEA Calista Teo, who was previously with Changi Airport Group. They will both be responsible for the growth of client portfolios in addition to sales support across the region.

New Director of Business Operations APAC, Daniel Littlepage, will be responsible for overseeing operations and directing platform strategy. He has a rich background in media and marketing, previously leading video platform 90 Seconds in ANZ and most recently as Vice President of Growth and Operations of proptech startup Inspace.

APAC MD Andrew Burke commented: “With this skilled group in place across SEA, Outbrain will be able to further and foster our relationships with key advertisers, as well as supporting our growing list of publisher partners in achieving their goals.

“The wealth of experience the team brings from the media and advertising sectors also means we’re well placed to continue Outbrain’s commitment to improve the quality of content through our new partnerships, as we roll out our new Quality Rating initiative and create a better user experience and improved results.”

Jovary Jose said of his appointment: “I’m excited to be involved with Outbrain and our burgeoning team. Coming from a publishing background, I am thrilled to be able to support quality content and connect advertisers to these premium audiences. I look forward to building on both new and existing Outbrain partnerships and nurturing the team here in SEA.”

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