IBT Media Names Chief Operating Officer, Shifts Direct Sales Team

IBT Media, a global news organization, today announced that Alvaro Palacios has been named Chief Operating Officer (COO). Palacios will lead operations for all parts of the business and will report to Etienne Uzac, Co-Founder and CEO of IBT Media.

“Alvaro comes to us with a great deal of traditional and digital media experience and we are thrilled to have him head up our operations as we continue to aggressively improve our operational rigor and global expansion,” said Uzac. “His insight will help scale every part of the business from ad servers to management of employees.”

As COO, Palacios will handle the execution of all operations across the company. He will work with the executive team to develop annual plans, set revenue goals, manage budgets and gauge performance from each part of the business. He will also manage advertising operations (including programmatic operations) and sales support.

Alvaro comes to us with a great deal of traditional and digital media experience and we are thrilled to have him head up our operations as we continue to aggressively improve our operational rigor and global expansion.

Etienne Uzac, Co-Founder and CEO, IBT Media

Palacios joins IBT Media from Televisa Publishing + Digital where he served as Head of US Operation. He previously held operations, finance and business development positions at companies including DLA, Inc, PRISA, Terra Networks USA, Telefonica B2B and PricewaterhouseCoopers.   

IBT Media also announced today that the direct sales team will now report directly to Mitchell Caplan, Chief Marketing Officer.

“We brought Mitchell on board back in June to live and breathe the brands and drive revenue by developing partnerships with agencies and advertisers. Shifting the sales team to report in to him is a natural evolution of that vision and we are excited for that team’s continued collaboration,” added Uzac.

For more information about IBT Media, visit corp.ibt.com

About IBT Media

IBT Media is a global news organization, delivering news and insight to over 90 million monthly readers around the world. With innovations across its newsrooms and platforms, IBT Media engages a new generation of readers with content that speaks to their interests, analysis that serve their businesses and insight to make sense of a globally connected world. Properties include International Business Times, Newsweek, Medical Daily, Latin Times, iDigitalTimes and Fashion Times. For more information, visit: corp.ibt.com


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