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Gorka Zarauz worked for 8 years at 24/7 Real Media, a global company with offices in Madrid, Paris and New York, serving successively as Senior Client Services Manager, Media Business Developer and Head of Account Management for Europe. Zarauz continued his career as VP Professional Services at Xaxis in NY and then acted as Senior Director for Publishers for 2 years at AppNexus office in NY, then becoming chief Quality Officer at Smart AdServer. He earned a Master’s degree in Computer Science from the University of Deusto in Spain, and holds an MBA from Winthrop University in the U.S.
Over the course of his career, Zarauz has led the management of R&D and commercialization projects, managing, among other things, the commercialization of advertising technologies in the North American, European and global markets. In his first roles at 24/7 Media, he was responsible for project management of software development and introduced several processes to improve the efficiency of his department: prioritization of tasks, training materials, inter-ministerial communication, among others. He then used these early experiences to improve the operational capabilities of all development teams, sales teams, data analysts, and managers he managed.
In addition, Zarauz has specialized in commercial and operational liaison between the customer and the internal teams by taking charge of the objectives and the follow-up of the technological development, then leading the marketing and the sales processes. Zarauz has supported dozens of international software technology marketing projects, having managed teams of various fields in Madrid, New York and Paris.