Jelli Names New COO And VP/Engineering
March 28, 2012 at 3:50 AM (PT)
JELLI has expanded its management team with the addition of two executives with experience from the top companies in radio and the web. Former GOOGLE and CLEAR CHANNEL executive DREW HILLES was appointed as the company's COO. This follows JELLI hiring a former YAHOO! engineering executive TORSTEN SCHULZ as VP/Engineering.
HILLES has over 20 years of experience in radio and web advertising and operations. Prior to JELLI, HILLES advised start-ups and was Sr. Sales Dir. for several years at GOOGLE, working with both YOUTUBE and GOOGLE audio advertising initiatives.
"JELLI has the disruptive potential to revitalize a $40 billion global media segment by deeply fusing social and mobile engagement with the reach of radio," said HILLES. "JELLI's platform transforms how users and advertisers engage with radio, driving significant value for listeners, broadcasters and advertisers alike."
SCHULZ has 15 years of experience with web and mobile engineering. He joined JELLI in 2011 from YAHOO!, where he was Sr. Dir./Engineering of the mobile platform engineering team.
"The rapid growth of iPHONE and ANDROID provide a unique opportunity to rethink the radio through a social and mobile lens," said SCHULZ. "I look forward to working with the team to build amazing experiences and help the medium evolve."
"DREW and TORSTEN have deep experience with radio and web innovation at significant scale, and they will help us accelerate the development and adoption of our social radio platform," said JELLI CEO MIKE DOUGHERTY. "We couldn’t be more excited to welcome executives of their caliber to our team."