Rubicon Project Bolsters Executive Ranks

Los Angeles-based online advertising firm Rubicon Project is significantly boosting its executive ranks today, saying that it has named a new CTO, General Counsel, and SVP of Product Management to the firm. The company said it has tapped Brian Pike, former CTo of Ticketmaster to the CTO role, Victoria von Szeliski, former Ticketmaster Deputy General Counsel to the General Counsel position, and former Yahoo VP of Product Management John Slade as its SVP of Product Management. Rubicon develops software which automatically optimizes the ads displayed on web publisher's web sites to increase revenues for those sites. Rubicon Project is headed by serial entrepreneur Frank Addante, and venture backed by News Corporation, Clearstone Venture Partners, IDG Ventures Asia, Mayfield Fund, NBC Universal's Peacock Equity Fund, along with others.