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AOL shakes up mobile leadership team with Mark Connon and Zac Pinkham appointments


By Jennifer Faull, Deputy Editor

February 22, 2016 | 2 min read

AOL has appointed Mark Connon as chief mobile officer of AOL Platforms & Advertising, a newly created role, and Zac Pinkham to VP International Mobile as the company looks to grow its mobile offering following its acquisition by Verizon last year and the more recent buyout of Millennial Media.

"With Verizon’s deep expertise and investment, and bolstered by our recent acquisition of Millennial Media, AOL is uniquely positioned to lead the global mobile revolution," claimed chief executive Tim Armstrong.

Reporting directly to Armstrong, Connon (pictured) has become responsible for the company’s mobile strategy and to ignite innovation and grow revenue across its global offerings.

"Mark’s deep industry expertise will ensure mobile continues to be innovative and at the forefront of AOL’s platforms, products, and media properties,” said Armstrong.

AOL was acquired by Verizon in June 2015, shortly before AOL closed a deal to buy mobile advertising platform Millennial Media.

Connon joined the company through the acquisition of Millennial Media where he served as EVP, Platform Business.

Similarly, Zac Pinkham has been appointed from managing director EMEA at Millennial to VP, International Mobile at AOL.

He will report directly to Connon.

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