NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Kargo, the leader in mobile brand advertising, announces the promotion of Ryan McConville to President following a record-breaking 2015, with the company exceeding $100 million in revenue. McConville continues as Kargo’s COO, reporting to Founder and CEO Harry Kargman.
As President and COO, McConville is responsible for overseeing the day-to-day operations of Kargo, including product and engineering, sales and marketing, and leading the next stage of the company’s growth, spearheading its business development initiatives and establishing strategic relationships with major media and technology companies.
“We’ve rapidly promoted Ryan since he joined us because he’s an inspiring leader who’s been critical to Kargo’s success, including our revenue growth of 100% over the last year and more than 5,500% over the last five years,” Kargman said. “Under Ryan’s leadership, we’ve also tripled our elite network of publishers, forging partnerships with The New York Times, CBS Interactive, the Daily Mail and more.”
McConville said: “Kargo has set the standard for quality mobile advertising and I’m honored and excited to help lead the new innovations and ground-breaking developments the company has in store.”
Reaching 180 million smartphone users in the United States, Kargo’s handpicked network of 300 top publishers rivals Google and Facebook in terms of scale. Kargo also provides industry-leading design and technology, introducing dozens of new ad formats every year.
By providing high-quality creative and carefully selecting the editorial environments where ads appear, Kargo ensures that advertisers can effectively influence and engage their target audiences. Kargo’s clients include more than 200 top consumer brands, including Unilever, Procter & Gamble, Verizon and L’Oréal.
McConville joined Kargo in 2013 as Senior Vice President of Business Development and Partnerships. He was promoted to COO last year.
Prior to joining Kargo, McConville held key management positions at some of the world’s premier media and tech companies, including Rolling Stone, In Touch Weekly and Bauer Media Group. He earned his MBA from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and graduated from Cornell University.
Kargo is the leader in mobile brand advertising. Bringing together creativity, technology and quality, we empower advertisers to break convention and build connections with consumers on the most important screen today—the phone. Through our high-end editorial alliance composed of world-class publisher partners, as well as our proprietary advertising automation technology and award-winning creative studio, we enable brands and agencies to reach eight out of 10 smartphone users in the US with memorable, measurable mobile ad experiences. In 2015, Kargo was recognized by Crain's NY Business as one of the 50 fastest growing companies in New York, by Inc. Magazine as one of the 500 fastest growing companies in the US, and by Business Insider as one of the “hottest ad tech” companies of 2015. Kargo employs more than 175 people in New York, Chicago, Dallas, San Francisco and Los Angeles with international expansion planned for 2016.
For more information, visit Kargo at www.kargo.com or @Kargo on Twitter.