Clarkson is the UK managing director of Oath, the huge digital house of dynamic brands formed in June this year including Yahoo, AOL, Microsoft (ads), HuffPost, TechCrunch, Tumblr, Brightroll and One by AOL platforms. Previously, he was managing director and country commercial director of Yahoo and took his new role following the purchase of Yahoo by Verizon in June. Prior to joining Yahoo, Clarkson was managing director at Weve, the world’s first operator alliance business, which was acquired by O2. He was responsible for all programmatic, commercial, product and tech at the company and drove the growth of the business. Among other companies, Clarkson has worked at Living Social, the global social commerce/daily deal company, as well as Primesight and Classic FM, where he undertook sales and commercial lead roles. His first job was at Clear Channel in 1995, where he worked his way up to national sales manager within six years at the company. Clarkson has a genuine passion for all things advertising and marketing, and for building successful teams. He puts a lot back in to the industry, sitting on the board of Nabs as a trustee, the main board of the IAB, the Mobile Marketing Association and also on the advisory panels of Ad Week, Media 360 and the famous media business course in Brighton. He is currently working as a mentor for two early stage startups.