Magnite names Aussie leadership team following acquisition of SpotX

James Young, Managing Director, Australia at Magnite

Magnite, the independent sell-side advertising platform, announced that James Young will remain as Managing Director of Australia for Magnite following the acquisition of SpotX

Juliette Stead will continue to lead Magnite across Asia Pacific and Japan in her role of Senior VP, Head of JAPAC, while Gavin Buxton has been appointed Managing Director of Asia.   

Nikola Small has been appointed as Seller Lead in Australia where she will head up Magnite’s growing publisher accounts team and develop key relationships with Magnite’s portfolio of broadcaster and publisher clients, with greater revenue responsibility.

Nikola has worked at Magnite and Rubicon Project in client facing roles. This follows Magnite’s acquisition of SpotX, which created the largest independent CTV and video ad platform.

Magnite boasts an increased headcount and omnichannel strength due to the combined experience across all digital ad formats and recent investment in its APAC data center.

Comments from the Magnite leadership team

James Young, MD of Australia at Magnite said, “It’s been an exceptional year leading Magnite’s Australian team and we’ve gone from strength to strength with our Australian revenues increasing greater than 60% and ad spend up more than 70% year on year.”

“Nikola’s return will further ensure we can continue servicing our clients to the fullest degree and reaching new milestones.”

Recent local announcements for Magnite in Australia include supporting Seven West Media with programmatic trading for the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 programming.

Additionally, Seven West Media was one of the first global publishers to adopt Magnite’s Unified Decisioning product which launched earlier this year.

Juliette Stead, SVP Head of JAPAC at Magnite said, “With James’ strong leadership at the helm of Magnite in Australia, the company will continue to support media owners and media buyers in this market as they seek a scaled, independent platform.”