New York, NY, May 4th, 2015 — Today, Integral Ad Science, the leading global provider of actionable advertising intelligence for buyers and sellers of digital media, announced the addition of four new executives to its technology and data science team.
First, Integral has hired a new head of technology, Jamie Bernardin. A successful executive leader with experience building massively distributed computing systems, Bernardin will function as Integral’s chief technology officer, focusing on significantly expanding Integral’s engineering organization and scaling the company’s product and technology platform.
Integral’s new senior vice president of data science, Sergei Izrailev brings over 15 years of hands-on experience in data science and software engineering across computational biophysics, chemo-informatics and quantitative finance. Izrailev will apply his deep expertise in predictive modeling and real-time bidding to the development of Integral’s innovative offering of actionable real-time data that empowers buyers and sellers to value media and its effectiveness.
New senior vice president of product engineering Rob Molchon is renowned for building top-tier global engineering and product management organizations. Mr. Molchon comes to Integral with more than 11 years in the online advertising sector and will leverage his proven expertise in display, video and mobile ad serving solutions to ensure that Integral’s expanding product line meets the critical needs of today’s digital market.
In addition, Alexey Kharlamov joined Integral as vice president of technology, bringing a proficiency in building real-time systems for Fortune 500 companies across finance, energy and e-commerce. With more than 15 years of experience in software engineering specializing in distributed systems, Kharlamov now leads development and scaling of real-time processing systems and data management platforms at Integral.
“The digital ad industry is evolving at such an astonishing pace that it’s crucial for us to have top talent developing exceptional solutions,” said Scott Knoll, CEO of Integral Ad Science. “Jamie, Sergei, Rob and Alexey add diverse expertise in design, engineering and management to the existing Integral team, which will further expand as we continue our quest to hire outstanding data science and technology experts.”
With the hundreds of billions of impressions Integral processes quarterly, Integral understands the critical need data plays in the ecosystem. Whether it is viewability, fraud or measuring impact, data is the common thread that will propel the advertising technology industry forward in unearthing solutions to these challenges and others. In 2014, Integral’s data science team and tech team grew by 88 percent and by 82 percent, respectively. In 2015 the company will continue to aggressively invest in its talent, research and technology.