Mr. Lombardi is responsible for leading YuMe's sales efforts in the eastern region.
Gian brings over 14 years of Internet marketing sales and management experience to the YuMe team, where he leads the Eastern Region's ad sales efforts of digital video advertising solutions across all connected device screens. Gian joined Yume from PointRoll, where he served as the Vice President of Sales and managed a team of over 20 salespeople nationally, helping establish PointRoll as a leading player in the rich media space. Prior to PointRoll, Gian worked at Maven Networks, a video player and CMS solution company that was acquired by Yahoo!. Prior to Maven, Gian held a variety of sales and management positions at DoubleClick, managing sales teams for DoubleClick’s email platform business, research business, DART for Advertisers business at its inception in 1998 and also as the first salesperson selling the DART for Publishers ad serving platform in 1997. Gian began his career in online advertising in 1995 in the New York sales office of Wired Magazine and the Hotwired website, the Internet’s first ad-supported website, and also worked at Firefly Networks, an early pioneer in the area of social media and recommendation engines which was acquired by Microsoft.
Gian received his B.A. in Philosophy from Colgate University.
Gian enjoys life in and outside of New York City, with a particular passion for food, wine and all things culinary, catching live music, surfing, salt water fishing and traveling.
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