Executive Vice President
Karl Spangenberg brings 25 years of experience in general media management, advertising sales, business development, strategic marketing, online market research and media consulting. Since 1995, he has held leadership positions at four start-up companies: Infoseek (1996 IPO and later sold to Disney); @plan (1999 IPO, 2001 sold to DoubleClick and later sold to Nielsen Net Ratings); Lightningcast (2002 strategic partnership with AOL Entertainment and later sold to Advertising.com); and The Hotel Networks (2004 sold majority stake to Liberty Media and later sold to LodgeNet).
As Vice President, Advertising and Commerce at AT&T, Spangenberg drafted a strategy for cross-platform, integrated advertising and commerce while serving as lead advertising liaison between AT&T and Yahoo for revenue on the broadband portal. He also worked at various magazine companies in general management and advertising sales roles including U.S. News & World Report, TIME magazine, BusinessWeek and Datamation magazine.