Light Reaction announces Bob Walczak as new CEO

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Light Reaction, the programmatic performance ad business, part of ad platform Xaxis, has named Bob Walczak as new CEO. He’ll be overseeing the extensions of Light Reaction’s products, tech capabilities, geographic footprint as well as client roster. Light Reaction serves over 400 clients across 26 markets in the US, Europe, Asia as well as Middle East. Current General Manager, Paul Dolan, continues to resume a strategic advisory role.
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Walczak most recently held the position of General Manager at IPONWEB’s BidSwitch, where he grew the business 500% and doubled its business client base within 12 months. Prior to that, he was Manager and VP at PubMatic where he built the company’s mobile and emerging media business from inception to over 25% of the company’s overall revenue. He is also the Founder and CEO of ad-tech start-up Ringleader Digital which provided a mobile ad serving tech platform.
Brian Gleason, Global CEO, Xaxis, says:
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“Bob’s mobile experience encompasses everything from the pre-smartphone era to the present day, with a great resume in developing and launching breakthrough mobile platforms for global advertisers. We look forward to his leadership in building upon Light Reaction’s strong worldwide momentum as we continue to expand our leadership in mobile and cross-screen performance advertising solutions.”

Light Reaction provides a mobile-first approach to performance, leveraging audience data, media inventory as well as real-time programmatic technologies. The company continually focusses on developing new tools to help advertisers stand out.
Bob Walczak adds:
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“Light Reaction has brought an exciting new approach to the performance marketing space, enabling advertisers to pay only for the specific outcomes that directly support their business. I look forward to leading the talented Light Reaction team in the next exciting phase of our development.”