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Glen Ames is appointed as Bidstack’s CTO/CPO

February 8, 2022

Bidstack is delighted to announce the appointment of Glen Ames as Chief Technology and Product Officer.

Glen is a global product and technology advisor with over 25 years of experience. He spent 20 years in California’s Silicon Valley, working at major tech companies including Nortel, Yahoo, AOL, AT&T and Turn. Glen, who has 12 patents to his name, has also worked with early-stage businesses, having sold two start-ups and worked for several pre-IPO high growth companies.

More recently Glen spent five years as CTO/CPO at Captify Technologies, a fast-growing digital media business with the largest independent publisher network in Europe. Under Glen’s leadership, Captify built strong product, data analytics and engineering teams across multiple regions.

As a result of his influential profile and track record of building highly scalable companies with innovative data systems, Glen was recommended to the Board to provide Bidstack with product and technology consultancy. The Board is pleased to have evolved this to a full-time appointment as the Company reinforces its capabilities for platforms and publishers.

Glen’s appointment will allow Francesco Petruzzelli, Bidstack’s Co-Founder and CTO, to move to the position of Managing Director focusing on the Group’s relationships with key customers, including ensuring that its relationships with Azerion and key publishers continue to flourish.

On the new appointment James Draper, CEO of Bidstack said “Glen joins us, with over 25 years experience of building out product and technology teams for some of the biggest names in the advertising and enterprise platform industries.  We are pleased that we are now able to attract talent of Glen’s calibre.

This is proof that the Company is maturing well and the further use-cases for our technology are becoming increasingly apparent. It has become clear that whilst we began in pure advertising technology, there are other applications for our software which we can now focus on.

With Glen in place, Francesco Petruzzelli will step up to become Managing Director and oversee the roll-out of our platform across key customers, whilst ensuring our relationship with Azerion on the media side of the business, continues to grow.”

Glen Ames, Bidstack’s new CTO/CPO added “After working closely with the Bidstack team as a consultant over the past 2 months, I’m excited about the in-game advertising opportunity, as well as the future applications for the Bidstack platform and how it can power many spaces within virtual environments, even outside of advertising.

As a gamer working in the ad-tech business, I’ve long felt the convergence of both worlds as the next frontier. I’ve been impressed by Bidstack’s product and vision in this space and I look forward to helping drive the team to a dominant market position”