Facebook SPMD Ampush names Rick Cotton as CRO


By Justin Lafferty Comment


Ampush, a Facebook Strategic Preferred Marketing Developer, announced recently that the company has named Rick Cotton as Chief Revenue Officer. Cotton comes to Ampush from Sequoia-backed TuneIn, a digital radio app, where he was the company’s head of global advertising. Prior to that, he was a Senior Vice President/General Manager at Monster, where he launched and grew the company’s consumer advertising business while managing strategic operations.

With Ampush, Cotton will expand the company’s national sales team and ensure top-quality customer service as the company grows. He will help develop and execute Ampush’s go-to-market strategy and collect market feedback.

Ampush CEO Jesse Pujji welcomed Rick Cotton to the company in a press release:

We’re thrilled to have Rick join our executive team and drive our strategic client relationships as well as go-to-market and product strategy. He brings a rare combination of leadership, analytical rigor and client-first focus that is a perfect fit for Ampush’s DNA. His deep experience in marketing software and technology will take Ampush to the next level in the native ad space.

Cotton says he is excited to get started:

Ampush is aggressively innovating to drive results across native platforms like Facebook and Twitter. The company is developing a premium brand that offers leading technology and top-tier customer service to meet the needs of world-class partners like MasterCard and HotelTonight. I am excited to join the Ampush leadership team while helping to scale what I believe to be the premiere native ad solution on the market.