AdParlor chief revenue officer Damien Lavin exits 8 months after restructure

Another senior executive has departed from the social and video advertising platform AdParlor, less than a year after the company underwent a major restructure in Asia-Pacific.

Chief revenue officer Damien Lavin is understood to have been let go by the parent company Adknowledge Asia.

His departure follows those of  David Rhoades, vice president of marketing Asia Pacific for AdParlor, and director of sales and business operations Randy Olsen last December.

Following that restructure, the company also closed its base in Hong Kong, but has since grown its headcount to 130 people its remaining seven markets of Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, Philippines, India and Korea.

A spokesman for AdParlor confirmed Lavin’s departure, saying: “Damien played an instrumental role in growing AdKnowledge Asia and we wish him all the best in his future endeavours. We have 45 open headcount across our markets.”

The company has also denied the departure was linked to any financial turbulence or headcount cuts.

Lavin originally became part of AdParlor through the Indian-founded media technology firm Komli Media, which was acquired by the company in South East Asia two years ago.

At the time, Lavin was the vice president for SEA, Australia and New Zealand. Following the acquisition, he was given the title of managing director for these markets, and then promoted to CRO in March 2016.

Mumbrella Asia has reached out to Lavin for comment.

AdParlor stressed it was looking to open bases in other markets during 2018 and has plans to hire another 45 people.


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