Unruly board changes; seeks new CEO

Published by Directorzone Markets Ltd on October 3, 2017, 9:00 am in People, Movers


Wednesday January 1st 2020



Marketing technology company UNRULY has announced that its 3 co-founders will be stepping down from their executive roles and that is actively seeking a new CEO. Unruly was sold for over £58m to News Corp in 2015 and the three co-founders reported to Rebekah Brooks, News UK chief executive, who had by then returned to the business.


Extracted from an Unruly blog post for team members, 03/10/2017, Sarah Wood:


“I’m writing to let you know that over the next few months myself, Scott and Matt will be moving out of our full-time executive Unruly positions of CEO, CSO (Scott) and CTO (Matt), and will be taking up advisory roles on the Unruly Board.


As you can imagine, after 12 exhilarating years of building a global business and challenging the norms of adtech at every step, we are looking forward to handing the baton to our highly experienced and talented Exec team…


….I’ll be here until the end of March 2018 as we search for a programmatic superstar to take up the role of Unruly CEO. From April 1, 2018, I’ll take up the role of Chair of the Unruly Board (and will also be stopping by for Friday beers no doubt!).


…Being acquired by News exactly 2 years ago in one of UK adtech’s biggest success stories.”