Relay Media’s leadership team understands news media and adjacent industries, and wants to help publishers thrive in today’s digital economy.
David Gehring, CEO
David was instrumental in the evolution of the Accelerated Mobile Pages project through his involvement with the Digital News Initiative (DNI) in Europe. He currently serves as advisor to the DNI, the Pearl TV partnership in the U.S. and the Information Trust Exchange project led by the Reynolds Journalism Institute at the University of Missouri. David previously worked at Google and YouTube, where he managed news industry partnerships and global strategic alliance strategy. He is committed to developing economic models to support a free and independent press in the digital economy.
John Pettitt, CTO
John is an engineering executive and entrepreneur who has founded and led several technology companies including Repost.us, a digital content exchange structured on similar principles as AMP. John was VP of engineering for BitTorrent, and co-founder/CTO of Beyond.com and CyberSource. He wants to remove the friction from the distribution, discovery and consumption of digital content.
Barb Palser, Head of Product
Barb is a digital strategist and operator with an insider’s understanding of the media industry. She’s held digital leadership roles with Nexstar Broadcasting, McGraw-Hill Broadcasting, Morgan Murphy Media, The Poynter Institute, and publishing platform Internet Broadcasting. She wants to advance the emerging connections between quality user experience and commercial performance.
Kevin Murphy, VP Partnerships
Kevin is a strategic partnerships and sales executive with expertise and relationships across the digital programmatic advertising space. Kevin joined Relay Media from Google’s Partner Business Solutions division, where he was a strategic partner lead focused on DoubleClick for Publishers (DFP) and DoubleClick Advertising Exchange (AdX). During his Google tenure, Kevin developed monetization solutions for large newspapers, magazines, sports leagues and broadcasters. He wants to help the publishing and advertising ecosystem adapt and thrive in a mobile world.