September 30, 2014 Last Updated 10:30 am

Digital marketing company, Conversant, has appointed Jim Rund chief revenue officer for its media business

Prior to Conversant, Rund was executive vice president at Catalina

Press Release:

WESTLAKE VILLAGE, Calif. – September 30, 2014 — Conversant, Inc., the leader in personalized digital marketing, today announced that it has appointed Jim Rund as chief revenue officer for its media business. In this role, Rund will lead the company’s strategy for long-term profitable revenue generation across Conversant’s digital media business, and will drive a unified go-to-market structure for the organization.

“The united Conversant drives extraordinary value for clients by creating rich, individualized customer relationships at tremendous scale”

“I am delighted that Jim is joining our team,” said John Giuliani, CEO of Conversant. “He brings a wealth of insight and experience into the needs of major brands and marketing leaders, and will play an integral role in our effort to deliver comprehensive solutions and extraordinary business value to our clients.”

Prior to Conversant, Rund was executive vice president at Catalina, where he drove extraordinary growth for a variety of clients. In that role he pioneered the development of data-driven insights to architect business strategies, built media campaigns, and drove sustained revenue growth in a variety of categories. He led new customer acquisition efforts that included Target and Rite-Aid, integrated a mobile acquisition into the core business, and participated in the recent sale of Catalina to Berkshire Partners. Prior to Catalina, he worked in a variety of sales and marketing roles at General Mills.

“The united Conversant drives extraordinary value for clients by creating rich, individualized customer relationships at tremendous scale,” said Rund. “I look forward to helping today’s marketing leaders leverage Conversant’s unique assets to achieve faster growth and powerful customer connections.”

Rund has a B.S. in Marketing from the University of Illinois, and will be based in the Company’s Chicago office.

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