RhythmOne APAC MD Adam Furness to exit

Pippa Chambers
By Pippa Chambers | 14 December 2017
Adam Furness

APAC MD of global digital ad tech company RhythmOne, Adam Furness, has resigned from his role in order to pursue new opportunities, AdNews can reveal.

RhythmOne (R1) was formerly RadiumOne up until June, when R1 bought the tech platform.

At the time the deal saw Asia-Pacific boss Kerry McCabe exit and in August Furness moved from his Australia and New Zealand role into an APAC role – but still based in Sydney.

His exit comes just six months after the acquisition.

See: 'There needed to be consolidation' - A new rhythm for RadiumOne

Furness confirmed his resignation to AdNews and explained that now was the right time for him to pursue a new challenge.

While unable to reveal his next step yet, Furness, who has an extensive digital and sales background at the likes of Ninemsn and Southern Cross Austereo, said he would be staying in the advertising/marketing space.

“I’ve had an amazing time at RadiumOne over the last four years and have every confidence in the team and the direction the business is going in under the new ownership of RhythmOne,” Furness says.

“I’ll be working closely with the team to ensure a smooth handover and wish them every success for the future.”

Furness will remain with RhythmOne until February.

Furness is one of many top ad tech execs to change roles this year and follows a stream of sought after senior programmatic execs switching alliances with Xaxis boss Esther Carlsen leaving for Acxiom MD role; OMD's Dan Robins joining Spotify to lead its programmatic offering; CommBank's programmatic lead Alexis Spurgeon exiting for Amazon London; CHE Proximity's head of programmatic Cameron Dinnie moving to ad tech firm PubMatic; Bohemia's group technology director Sebastian Graham joining Yahoo7 as head of programmatic services and AppNexus' Dave Osborn returning to the US – the list goes on.

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