Komli Media has announced the appointment of Jaisimha Muthegere as vice president - Engineering and Bangalore Center Head, and Gulshan Verma as vice president and country head, Ad Network, India and Middle East. Jaisimha will spearhead the engineering efforts for the company globally and will lead Komli Media’s recently announced engineering center in Bangalore whereas Gulshan will lead the Ad Network business in India and its expansion in Middle East. Both will be part of Komli Media’s management team.
“We are thrilled to have Gulshan and Jaisimha join the leadership team at a time when we are seeing tremendous traction and demand for our products and solutions. Their leadership, domain expertise and global experience will be especially critical as Komli significantly scales its operations across regions,” said Prashant Mehta, chief executive officer, Komli Media.
Muthegere joins Komli Media from Yahoo! where he spent four years, most recently as Director of Engineering, leading Yahoo!’s development efforts for the Emerging Markets, including Yahoo! Cricket. He formerly led the creation of Yahoo!’s Display Advertising Engineering team in Bangalore. Prior to that, Jaisimha launched Pervasive Software, Inc, a player in data management solutions, in India and ran Engineering Operations in India.
Verma will be based in Mumbai and in his new role he will be responsible for managing sales, publisher development, strategy and client servicing in India and the Middle East. In his last position as Director of Sales Strategy at Yahoo! India, he drove the Performance Display Marketplace for the Company and also ran sales strategy and brand solutions for Yahoo! India focusing on the top 100 advertisers.
He has also worked as a consultant at McKinsey & Company based out of their Los Angeles office where he developed business strategies for clients in Media, Retail and Healthcare sectors. He has also worked with Ernst & Young, International Management Group (IMG) and The Associated Press. Verma is an alumnus of the Kellogg School of Management and the London School of Economics. He also holds two patents in search based monetization.