Hot on the heels of our first acquisition earlier this month, I’ve got more big news – WordStream has just expanded its executive team, bringing on Howard Kogan as president!
We’ve been growing like crazy lately – in fact we were just named the 16th fastest growing private company in Massachusetts, thanks to our growth rate of nearly 400% over the past three years. In December, we moved into a new office space to make room for all these new employees. At our all-company meeting each month, I’m usually introducing eight or nine new WordStreamers every time!
At the FAST50 awards with WordStreamers from across the company
The time has come to add more depth to the WordStream executive team. Howard Kogan joins us from C Space, a customer agency owned by Omnicom. Over the last seven years he has served as President of the Americas region, Chief Technology Officer, and most recently as global Chief Operating Officer leading product innovation, technology development, and acquisitions. He’ll be starting in the brand new role of president on June 12, adding even more horsepower to our executive team. As president, Howard will be focusing on running the day-to-day operations of the company, owning and driving our internal strategy.
I will remain CEO and this additional executive bandwidth will allow me to focus fully on our external growth strategy including exploration of future additional acquisitions, managing our partnerships with companies like Google, Bing, and Facebook, and exploring new partnership opportunities to further fuel our growth.
I worked with Howard in the past at my first startup, Molecular, so I know exactly how much he’s going to bring to the table. He’s a great person with exceptional values that match everything we stand for here at WordStream.
Please join me in welcoming Howard to the team, and thank you for all your support!