Kirk McDonald

President, PubMatic

Kirk McDonald is a media and technology veteran with over 20 years of professional experience with some of the world’s leading brands and software technology providers.

Kirk joined PubMatic in October 2011, bringing with him a proven track record of leadership success and experience across a range of premier media brands. As President of the company, Kirk is driving the next stage of PubMatic’s growth as the leading marketing automation software platform that powers the programmatic advertising strategy of premium publishers.

Before joining PubMatic, Kirk was President of Digital at Time Inc., where he brought together the company’s digital assets to deliver audience and brand advertising solutions to clients. Prior to this corporate role, he was the Chief Advertising Officer of the Fortune|Money Group, where he oversaw worldwide advertising sales, integrated marketing, and the events business. Kirk was also the Senior Vice President of Sales, Marketing and Client Services for DRIVEpm and Atlas, both of which were key units of Microsoft’s advertising business. In addition, Kirk spent nine years at CNET, where he was the Senior Vice President of network sales, and developed hugely successful strategic partnerships with the top tier of technology marketers. Earlier in his career, he held sales and marketing roles at Ziff Davis and Condé Nast.

Kirk serves on several professional and not-for-profit boards including the IAB Board of Directors, the Advertising Week Advisory Council and Camp Interactive. Additionally, he was a former advisor on the LUMA Partners board.


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