OpenX loses second EMEA lead in a year as Dominic Trigg exits

OpenX has confirmed that Dominic Trigg has left the business after just six months

OpenX is on the hunt for a new EMEA lead following the departure of Dominic Trigg just six months into the role, The Drum has learned.

Trigg joined OpenX in March this year as part of a leadership overhaul that saw Andrew Buckman, the former EMEA managing director, exit the business after over two years in the role. Although Trigg's arrival was not as a direct replacement for Buckmann (this role has yet to be filled).

An OpenX spokesperson said: "We can confirm that Dominic Trigg, who ran our EMEA partner operations team, recently left OpenX.

"We appreciate both his efforts and the terrific efforts of our entire team that have led our business to strong regional growth during 2017, including the growth of our programmatic direct and mobile business that have helped drive growth and many new prominent client partnerships through the region."

Trigg was appointed as vice president EMEA to lead the company’s partner services organisation, and maximise revenue for its partners. He joined from Rocket Fuel where he was senior vice president and general manager of EMEA and emerging markets, and was responsible for launching Rocket Fuel in London and throughout Europe.

Despite the two successive losses, OpenX's UK operation appears to be in rude health. According to accounts filed with Companies House, its UK revenue nearly doubled to £20.2m in 2016 compared to the previous year, with operating profit at £3.2m.

In October the global outfit strengthened its technology expertise with the appointment of Paul Ryan, previously the chief technology officer and founder of mobile search company Zowdow, as its chief technology officer.

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