AQuantive Adds Y&R, Overture Vets to Board

NEW YORK AQuantive has named former Young & Rubicam president Linda Srere and former Overture Services chief operating officer Jaynie Miller Studenmund to its nine-person board of directors.

The Seattle-based digital marketing and technology company also re-elected director Peter Neupert, 48, who is chairman of drugstore.com’s board, to a three-year term.

Srere, 48, a marketing and advertising consultant, currently serves as a director for Electronic Arts. She left WPP Group’s Y&R in September 2001 after having held various posts, including president and chief client officer, over her seven-year tenure. Before that, she was chairman at the now defunct Earle Palmer Brown in New York.

Studenmund, 49, most recently was COO at Overture, where she helped increase its quarterly revenue from $50 million to $300 million. She was with the Pasadena, Calif.-based commercial search company, which was bought by Yahoo! last October for $1.63 billion, from 2001 to January of this year.

Prior to that, Studenmund was president and COO of PayMyBills.com. Before entering the Internet sector, she was executive vice president and head of retail banking at several major banking institutions, including Home Savings of America, Great Western Bank and First Interstate Bank of California.