Facebook’s Kevin Colleran Joins Buddy Media’s Board of Advisors

One of Facebook’s earliest employees, advertising sales executive Kevin Colleran is leaving next month after six and a half years. But he’s staying active in the industry, joining social marketing company Buddy Media’s board of advisors.

Colleran’s contributions over the years ranged from Facebook’s first significant advertising deal, the creation of sponsored Facebook groups, and other creative ad strategies on the Facebook platform.

“My journey at Facebook has been incredible and I am very grateful for Mark, Sheryl [Sandberg], and the rest of the team for giving me such an amazing opportunity,” Colleran said in an email quoted by AllThingsD. “I take a lot of pride in having been Facebook’s most tenured employee (after Mark) as well as the first member of Facebook’s advertising sales team.”

He added that he’s looking at doing some angel investing and consulting work in the industry in the future. On Buddy Media’s board of advisors, he’ll be joining Shiv Singh, Head of Digital, PepsiCo Beverages America; Gary Vaynerchuk, WineLibraryTV.com; Sandy Climan, President, Entertainment Media Ventures; Roger Ehrenberg, Managing Partner, IA Ventures and Seth Meyers, Head Writer, “Saturday Night Live.”

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