London, UK, October 31, 2014: Interactive Media Holdings (IMH) has announced the creation of four new C-suite roles to support the company’s evolution into a comprehensive provider of complete digital media solutions. Additions to the senior management team will enable the 15-year-old holding company – whose brands include Vindico, Specific Media, Myspace and Xumo – to focus on driving a holistic vision for its digital media properties and technologies.
“The creation of these new senior management roles underscores our commitment to shifting from discrete product-based offerings to an industry-leading portfolio of proprietary technologies that range from digital to mobile to TV, for our clients around the world,” said Tim Vanderhook, CEO of Interactive Media Holdings.
Jeff Collins joins IMH as chief revenue officer where he will be responsible for driving revenue-related initiatives across each of the IMH brands. He previously spent 18 years at Time Warner where he most recently served as senior vice president of CNN’s ad sales in the United States. In his leadership positions at Turner Broadcasting, Collins played a key role in the strategic positioning of CNN and HLN covering premium multiplatform content, digital solutions and integrated media solutions.
“IMH has experienced tremendous growth over the past few years and we have reached a key moment in the company’s evolution. As CRO I am excited to help IMH and its brands re-focus our strategy to create new, market-leading solutions and platforms that better help our clients meet their business goals,” said Jeff Collins, chief revenue officer of Interactive Media Holdings.
Jon Schulz has been promoted to chief marketing officer and will be instrumental in positioning IMH and its brands at the forefront of marketing’s shift and digital transformation. In this role, Schulz will be responsible for leading brand and product marketing, as well as new business development and strategic partnerships. Schulz joined Specific Media in 2008 as the head of the company’s Global Automotive business and led revenue growth of over 40 percent in that category, in his first year. Prior to joining Specific Media, Schulz led Ford Motor Company’s digital strategy as head of digital marketing and CRM.
“IMH is well positioned to continue to lead through a more complete approach to our offerings and as CMO I look forward to sharpening our marketing strategies and execution to more closely align with our global sales efforts,” said Jon Schulz, chief marketing officer of Interactive Media Holdings.
Jason Knapp has assumed the role of chief product officer where he will oversee all product-related initiatives, including conception, development, production, and product management. Knapp, formerly the executive vice president of product at Vindico, has spent more than two decades pursuing innovations in digital media. He most recently led the Vindico ad systems product and development team and sister company Xumo’s Smart TV platform.
“As CPO, my goal is to build on our very strong foundation. My focus will be on streamlining our overarching product strategy to deliver more comprehensive end-to-end solutions for our customers worldwide,” said Jason Knapp, chief product officer of Interactive Media Holdings.
Linh Chung takes on the role of chief information officer after seven years as senior vice president of technical operations at Myspace. In that time he oversaw a production infrastructure of over 12,000 servers at the largest social network of its time. Chung has a strong track record of leadership in the digital space combined with a great technical and business perspective.
“Technology is no longer an expense; it is a necessity for competitive advantage. With IMH moving into 2015 with incredible momentum, I am looking to bring greater efficiency and speed across our eco-system as we move the entire infrastructure safely and securely into the cloud,” said Linh Chung, chief information officer of Interactive Media Holdings.