Facebook VP/Global Marketing Solutions Grady Burnett Joins Flurry As COO

By David Cohen 

GradyBurnettAnother top-level executive is out the door at Facebook, as Vice President of Global Marketing Solutions Grady Burnett joined mobile analytics outfit Flurry as chief operating officer.

Burnett served in his previous role at Facebook for four-and-a-half years, helping to shape its advertising strategy and grow its sales and operations team. He also spearheaded the launch of the social network’s Preferred Marketing Developers program.

Prior to Facebook, Burnett served as director of online sales and operations at Google, and he also worked with DoubleClick.

Flurry President and CEO Simon Khalaf said:

Grady is one of the very few executives who has built and scaled teams in all forms of online advertising, from Web display and ad serving at DoubleClick, to search at Google, and, most recently, social at Facebook. We are honored to have Grady help Flurry and its 125,000 customers unlock the true potential of mobile advertising.

Burnett added:

Flurry has been at the epicenter of the mobile revolution since its inception and has built the only data-powered, real-time ad-buying and selling platform on mobile. I’m looking forward to helping take the company to the next level of scale to offer brand and performance marketers a world-class, return-on-investment-driven, mobile advertising partner that can consistently deliver the audience they need to grow.