John McMenamin to Head Ripple

Ripple, and out-of-home network in specialty retail locations, has named John McMenamin as the company’s first chief executive officer. McMenamin joined Ripple earlier this year as executive vp of sales and strategy.

“As one of the original media executives in the out-of-home video space, John brings a breath of knowledge in advertising, sales and brand building that will support Ripple’s rapid growth and identify the most promising new channels for content and distribution,” said Tim McAdam, general partner of Trinity Ventures, an investor in Ripple.

Ripple has been expanding the distribution of its interactive-screen network, most recently announcing an agreement with Einstein Bros. Bagels and Noah’s Bagels. Other distribution partners include Borders and The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf.

McMenamin has overseen the launch of several out-of-home media networks including CNN Airport Network, CNN Accent Health Network, the College Television Network, the Checkout Channel and the Cafe USA Mall Network.

Prior to joining Ripple, McMenamin was vp of global sales and marketing for Dow Jones International. He has also held several executive level positions at both traditional and new media companies such as NBCInternet, iVillage.com, Turner Broadcasting and ActMedia.