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Mode Media promotes John Small to COO

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By Doug Zanger, Americas Editor

May 3, 2016 | 2 min read

Mode Media has elevated John Small to the position of chief operating officer. Seven months ago, Small, who has more than 20 years of Wall Street experience, joined the Brisbane, California-based company as SVP of corporate development. In this new role, he will focus on accelerating the company’s growth strategy.

"John will bring tremendous value to the COO role at Mode given his track record in the digital media space," said Mode Media CEO Jack Rotolo. "John's experience in corporate development, finance and operations will elevate Mode Media's operational rigor as we work to exceed advertiser requirements.”

Prior to Mode Media, Small’s most recent role was as CFO at Viggle. He was the senior asset manager and president at GLG partners, specializing in telecom, media and technology and renewable energy from 2000 to 2011. Small began his career at the investment bank Morgan Stanley and also worked for Ulysses Management and Odyssey Investment Partners.

"With the growth in Mode Media's native advertising and video businesses and the shift in consumer media consumption preferences, I am excited about the opportunity to work with Jack and his team to steer the largest and only private company in the Top 10 media properties forward," said Small.

According to ComScore, Mode Media, founded in 2004, is a top 10 U.S. media property with 137m US monthly unique desktop users. In less than one year, according to the company, Mode.com has grown from zero to 32m unique monthly users, and crossed over 2.3bn streamed video views.

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