Rubicon Project names Julien Gardès Managing Director of Continental Europe and MENA

PARIS — JULY 5, 2016 — Rubicon Project (NYSE: RUBI), which operates one of the largest advertising marketplaces in the world, today announced it has named Julien Gardès Managing Director of Continental Europe and MENA.

Since joining Rubicon Project in 2011, Gardès has taken on increasing levels of responsibility and management, most recently serving as Managing Director of Southern Europe and MENA. During his tenure Gardès has spearheaded business development and product evangelisation originally in France, before expanding his efforts into Southern Europe and more recently the MENA region.

Gardès’ proven business acumen across vastly different markets will be integral in his expanded role overseeing Northern Europe which includes both emerging and mature markets. Before joining Rubicon Project Gardès was Head of Technology Sales at WPP-owned 24/7 Real Media and served as Co-President of TASC, The Ad Serving Club, in France. Prior to that, Julien worked at ValueClick Media as Head of Operations and Publishers, where he defined the company’s strategy for online display advertising formats.

Gardès’ new remit will include strengthening the company’s position throughout continental Europe in key operational markets in Northern Europe including Germany, Netherlands, Switzerland, Austria and Poland as well as in Southern Europe, comprising of France, Belgium, Italy, Spain, Portugal and more. Gardès will remain based in Paris and will report directly into Harry Patz, Jr., Chief Revenue Officer of Rubicon Project.

“This is an exciting time for Rubicon Project in Europe, a region undergoing rapid growth and maturation, especially in mobile, video and overall programmatic evolution. I look forward to bringing my team’s expertise, experience and learnings across multiple markets to inform the way in which we position ourselves for further growth across the region,” said Julien Gardès, Managing Director, Continental Europe and MENA.

“Julien and his team will play an invaluable role in leading our Continental Europe and MENA operations during a period of significant growth at Rubicon Project,” commented Harry Patz, Jr., Chief Revenue Officer, Rubicon Project.  “Julien has consistently proven himself both as a dynamic professional and an industry expert in his own right. We are thrilled to have him at the helm of our Continental Europe operations where we continue to connect premium buyers and sellers across the region via our technology platform, one of the largest independent advertising exchanges worldwide.”

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About Rubicon Project

Founded in 2007, Rubicon Project’s mission is to keep the Internet free and open and fuel its growth by making it easy and safe to buy and sell advertising.  Rubicon Project pioneered advertising automation technology to enable the world’s leading brands, content creators and application developers to trade and protect trillions of advertising requests each month and to improve the advertising experiences of consumers. Rubicon Project is a publicly traded company (NYSE: RUBI) headquartered in Los Angeles, California.