Michael Parkes, SVP of Sales for Amobee, oversees the North American sales team ensuring exceptional results and high touch customer service for all of Amobee’s clients. Amobee acquired Adconion Direct where Michael was also SVP of Sales June 2014. Michael has over a decade of experience leading sales and marketing teams, with impressive results. He has a decorated career in digital media and technology, and has a track record of growth both in the US and abroad. Parkes has lived and worked in the online advertising industry over three continents in 15 years, and continues to lead his team through his passion for digital media, technology and service.
Previously, Michael was head of UK-based advertising network eType in New York. As President, he oversaw all sales, media and operations and was responsible for launching US operations for eType in 2006 after being one of the first and most successful Ad Networks in the UK for seven years. Earlier, he was head of Sales for eType in Europe, based in the United Kingdom. Before eType, Parkes worked as a Sales Manager for CNET Networks in Sydney, Australia where he led the sales of online ad campaigns in Australia and Asia Pacific markets across multiple CNET web properties.
Parkes is a native of Sydney, Australia and lives in New York City. He has a Bachelor’s degree in Management from the University of Technology in Sydney, Australia. In his free time, he enjoys spending time with his wife and children, as well as competitive cycling for the New York Athletic Club (NYAC).
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