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ART19 Hires Midroll/Stitcher CFO David Murray

PRESS RELEASE · Oakland CA, USA ·

ART19 on November 18, 2020 announced the hiring of David Murray as the company’s first Chief Financial Officer. Murray is a twenty-year veteran of the media industry and spent the last several years as CFO of Midroll/Stitcher, where he oversaw finance across their content, podcast ad sales, and technology operations, as well as the company’s acquisition by, and later sale from, The E.W. Scripps Company (SSP:NASDAQ).

In the last year, ART19 announced the launch of its Targeted Ad Sales division as well as subsidiary ART19 Media, which marked its foray into content and direct ad sales. Murray will help lead the company’s expansion from pure SaaS business into a full-fledged media company, including content creation and ad sales.

Prior to joining Midroll, Murray led Finance for the E.W. Scripps Digital Division and was key in the acquisition and development of high-growth startups including Midroll, Stitcher, Newsy, and Cracked. Working with these startups fed into his passion and expertise for building and developing financial rigor for early-stage startups and crafting their financial growth strategies.

David began his career in the financial services sector with the Cincinnati-based Insurance conglomerate Great American Insurance Companies Group. He later joined E.W. Scripps in numerous financial and audit roles across their national network, local television, and digital businesses.

 

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