About.com Welcomes Brian Colbert as its First Chief Revenue Officer

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Here at About.com, we’re proud of the high-quality content that our Experts produce and our users trust.  We’re also proud of our people and the new faces that are helping to reinvent About.com. Like many heritage brands, (especially tech companies) we’re evolving because if you aren’t changing, you aren’t growing.

Today we’re excited to welcome Brian Colbert as About.com’s first ever Chief Revenue Officer.  Brian will lead all sales efforts for the company including premium and programmatic sales, ad ops, sales development and yield management. Before joining About.com, Brian was Vice President of Mobile Advertising Sales at Pandora where he helped shape the company’s mobile monetization strategy and established Pandora as one of the leaders in the mobile advertising space. 

Previously, Brian was the Senior Director of Mobile Advertising Sales and Strategy at ESPN where he helped build the mobile business since 2007 and made mobile a core component of ESPN’s cross-platform media offering.  Before ESPN, Brian held senior roles in the music space at MTV and Music Choice.

Brian has a B.A. in Political Science from Duke University and an MBA from New York University’s Stern School of Business in Finance and Strategy.

Welcome to the team, Brian. We’re glad you’re here!

- The About.com Team