AOL has promoted Joe Strolz to head of Americas as the company continues to focus on growing its global presence.
Previously, Strolz served as general manager at AOL Canada and was the partner integration lead for Microsoft Advertising. Brad Cressman, currently head of business operations, will replace Strolz as managing director of AOL Canada.
In his new role, Strolz will continue to oversee strategy for the Americas region outside of the US and will focus on building AOL’s presence in Latin America. According to AOL, the company opened its first Latin American office in Sao Paulo, Brazil last October.
Strolz will report to Graham Moysey, head of international at AOL.
Of his appointment, Moysey said: "AOL has been laser focused on growing its presence globally and in the last year we have seen our global footprint grow substantially through organic growth, acquisition and partnerships. Canada has been a strong catalyst for our international growth, and with Brazil officially launching this week, we are doubling down on the opportunity in the Americas. Under Joe and Brad's leadership AOL will be focused on accelerating our market presence in the Americas through our global portfolio of brands, and our advertising and publisher platforms."
Strolz joined AOL in 2013 and has since then helped drive the growth of the Canadian business “in video, programmatic, and original content,” according to the company.