DoubleVerify Announces CEO Transition

NEW YORK – FEBRUARY 28, 2020 – DoubleVerify (“DV”), a leading software platform for digital media measurement, data and analytics, announced that Wayne Gattinella has stepped down today as Chief Executive Officer (“CEO”) and President by mutual agreement with DV’s Board of Directors. The DV Board has engaged a leading executive search firm to assist in identifying a new CEO.

In the interim, the DV Board has established an Office of the CEO comprised of members of the Board and senior management to assume Mr. Gattinella’s responsibilities until a permanent CEO is identified. The Office will be led by Lead Director Laura Desmond, who will serve as Interim CEO. Ms. Desmond is a marketing industry veteran who has held several senior executive positions at Publicis Groupe over a two-decade tenure at the company, including CEO of Starcom Mediavest Group, which was the largest media agency globally.

Ms. Desmond commented, “DoubleVerify is led by a deep bench of outstanding senior talent, and I look forward to working closely with them during this interim period to ensure the continued success of the business and a seamless leadership transition. DV has tremendous momentum, and we are all staying focused on serving our customers, working with our business partners and, as always, executing on our strategic plans to deliver innovation and industry-leading insight to the digital marketing ecosystem.”

“It has truly been an honor and privilege to lead the DoubleVerify team for the past eight years,” said Mr. Gattinella. “I’m deeply grateful for the enormous talent and commitment of all DV employees and leave with the confidence that the company is in strong hands.”

About DoubleVerify

DoubleVerify is a leading software platform for digital media measurement, data and analytics. DV’s mission is to be the definitive source of transparency and data-driven insights into the quality and effectiveness of digital advertising for the world’s largest brands, publishers and digital ad platforms. DV’s technology platform provides advertisers with consistent and unbiased data and analytics that can be used to optimize the quality and return on their digital ad investments. Since 2008, DV has helped hundreds of Fortune 500 companies gain the most from their media spend by delivering best in class solutions across the digital advertising ecosystem, helping to build a better industry. Learn more at