Greg Coleman, former executive vice president of global sales at Yahoo!, has been picked to succeed James Smith as chief revenue officer at HuffPo. Coleman will also be taking on the role of president for the online publication.
Most recently, Coleman served as president of Platform-A, AOL‘s advertising business. Before that he worked as president and CEO of the start-up NetSeer and served as EVP of global sales at Yahoo!. He also previously worked as senior vice president at Reader’s Digest Association, was the founding publisher of Memories magazine and headed up advertising efforts at Woman’s Day.
Currently, Coleman is an adjunct professor at The McDonough School of Business at Georgetown University, his alma mater, and sits on the board of the Advertising Council, where he formerly held the post of chairman.
Hippeau, managing partner of venture capital firm SoftBank Capital and HuffPost board member, was named CEO in June, replacing Betsy Morgan, who left the company and vacated her seat on the board.