Content discovery platform Outbrain has appointed Yuval Ben-Itzhak as its new chief technology officer of its global engineering organisation.
Ben-Itzhak will be tasked with overseeing the expanding the company’s global team of engineers building products for publishers and brands.
He comes to Outbrain with over 20 years of experience as an entrepreneur and senior technical leader, holding positions at Finjan, Intel and AVG Technologies.
Outbrain co-founder and CEO Yaron Galai said: “In [Ben-Itzhak], we found an innovative, versatile thinker who has a successful track record of launching impactful products and leading best-in-class engineering teams.
“He joins the company at a pivotal moment in our advancement and we couldn’t be happier with the result of our CTO search.”
Prior to his time at AVG Technologies, Ben-Itzhak spent over four years as CTO of the cybersecurity company Finjan, where he was in charge of six international groups: security research, intellectual property, new products, competitive analysis, business development and marketing.
“I decided to join Outbrain because it’s an incredible business that has the audacity to tackle hard problems,” said Ben-Itzhak, who will divide his time between Outbrain headquarters in the US and Israel . “Helping people discover relevant content online is extremely difficult, but Outbrain has the technical prowess to do it well.”