London, 9th September 2019 

Venatus Media, the global advertising technology platform for gaming and entertainment, has named Dave Barr as Chief Revenue Officer. 

As CRO, Dave will have overall responsibility for direct and programmatic sales across Europe as well as publisher development and strategic partnerships.

Over the last two years, Venatus has seen significant growth, expanding into new regions including South Korea, North America, and Australia. As the company continues to grow, the management team look forward to benefiting from Dave’s vast experience in digital media.

Dave brings with him over two decades of experience making him a true digital advertising veteran. In his most recent role as VP of Revenue at Sovrn, he was responsible for building Sovrn's footprint across Europe and delivered significant and sustainable growth. Prior to this, Dave held senior positions at OnScroll (acquired by Sovrn), Net Communities and AD2ONE. 

Commenting on the appointment, Robert Gay, CEO, Venatus Media said ‘Venatus is in a period of rapid growth and we look forward to welcoming Dave into our senior management team. His experience will be invaluable in accelerating revenues for both the business and our publishers.’

Dave added, ‘The gaming market is growing dramatically in both size and influence, it’s a privilege to join an independent company like Venatus who make the most out of this unique industry. I look forward to joining the expanding team as they move into this next phase of growth. ’