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Samba TV hires Roku’s Natividad

April 14, 2021

Samba TV, a global player in omniscreen advertising and analytics, has announced the appointment of Tim Natividad to Senior Vice President of Agency and Brand Solutions, an executive leadership position to bolster the company’s relationship with marketers around the world.

Previously heading up sales teams at Roku, Amazon, and Google, Natividad brings advertising industry experience to extend Samba TV’s market position delivering omniscreen marketing solutions built on first-party, real-time TV data.

“We admire Tim’s track record of scaling global technology platforms with win-win relationships that benefit marketers, the platform, and consumers,” said Ashwin Navin, Co-founder and CEO of Samba TV. “We look forward to bringing his seasoned leadership and counsel to our agency and brand clients as they navigate the transition from traditional to connected television, with a more scientific approach to advertising.”

Before Samba TV, Natividad was the Head of Performance Advertising at Roku where he focused on bringing digital advertising solutions to Roku customers such as real-time measurement, targetability, and flexible buying models, as well as OneView which, in combination, generated a majority of Roku’s platform revenue.

“CTV is the fastest growing segment of the advertising industry, and I’m excited to join and contribute to Samba TV’s growth at this critical moment in the industry’s development,” said  Natividad. “From the outside in, what always struck me and my colleagues about Samba was the company’s innate ability to move quickly and monetize successfully in a market that is constantly shifting. Their leadership as a first-party data provider in this accelerating CTV space is unrivaled by others in the market, and the advertising industry has taken note. I am excited to expand Samba TV’s unique market position and help brands realize the full potential of their advertising budgets with omniscreen advertising and measurement that’s unparalleled in the industry right now.”

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