Industry veterans Kouros Esfahany and Naomi Kagan to spearhead tech innovation and brand relationships to accelerate company’s growth trajectory
San Francisco, CA – [August 8, 2022] – Emodo, an Ericsson company providing high-impact audience, inventory and creative advertising solutions, today announced the appointment of Kouros Esfahany as its Chief Technology Officer and the elevation of Naomi Kagan to Chief Customer Officer.
“With massive growth on the horizon for Emodo, we recognize the value of building our team with highly experienced veterans to face the challenges of this rapidly evolving industry,” said Alistair Goodman, CEO of Emodo. “Both Kouros’ and Naomi’s expertise in leading global engineering and client success teams (respectively) is exactly what we need to help advance the organization to our next stage of success. I look forward to their stewardship and contributions.”
Esfahany has more than 20 years of robust software development experience across enterprise management, ecommerce, and programmatic advertising. Prior to joining Emodo, Esfahany was the SVP of Engineering at FreeWheel (a Comcast company), where he oversaw the rapid creation of the company’s U.S. & EU Engineering Teams, led product development and contributed to overall strategy, market positioning, and client relationships. In his role, he spearheaded the integration of Beeswax DSP after acquisition while leading the rapid growth of AudienceXpress which offers advertisers scaled premium TV advertising across screens. A published author and holder of 14 U.S. patents, Esfahany previously held research and leadership roles at eBay, CA Technologies and Hewlett-Packard.
“As Emodo’s Chief Technology Officer, I look forward to driving our engineering initiatives to new performance levels in a fast-paced, high-growth environment, building innovative and impactful AI-driven, customer-focused programmatic products and solutions,” said Esfahany. “I’m excited to work together with this world-class team to build differentiated machine learning and data science-driven products that will significantly scale and accelerate Emodo’s future.”
Kagan, former SVP of Customer Experience at Emodo has spent the last two years leading strategy and operations, partner management, and global operations at the company. In her new role, she will be responsible for scaling out a durable, data-driven foundation across the business to unlock the full potential of our employees and deliver exceptional customer experiences and outcomes.
Prior to Emodo, Kagan led revenue and ad operations at public companies LinkedIn, YuMe, and aQuantive, all of which were acquired, as well as leading a global service and operations organization for the Microsoft Media Network. She has also worked at a number of start-ups in the technology space, including CaaStle and Ensighten.
“Advancing Emodo’s growth trajectories is one of my top priorities as CCO,” said Kagan. “Over the past two years, I have led global operations and seen firsthand how Emodo continuously impresses customers and partners with our offerings. I look forward to expanding on my legacy here and collaborating with our dynamic and growing team.”
To learn more about Emodo advertising solutions and how they can improve ROI, visit emodo.com.
Emodo is the independent provider of high-impact audience, inventory, and creative solutions that elevate campaign results through the application of machine learning technologies. The company’s machine learning models proactively identify top-performing inventory and audiences, pre-bid. Emodo’s ML models are continuously trained by the industry’s most accurate truth sets, including exclusive data from mobile telcos and networks. Through its unified ad platform, Emodo Marketplace also offers supply- and demand-side capabilities and a highly-optimized path for both buyers and sellers. Emodo solutions are available through every leading DSP and through Managed Service, making it easy for advertisers to buy however they wish.
Emodo is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Ericsson, a world leader in telecommunications technology and services that powers billions of mobile connections worldwide.