Mountain View, Calif. – May 29, 2014 – Aarki, a leader in interactive and creative advertising, today announces its global momentum with three new international offices and the appointment of Ed Battle to Chief Operating Officer.
Aarki continues to grow its operations in Beijing, China, by expanding to a new location in the heart of the Central Business district of downtown Beijing to accommodate its growing team in China. Aarki also is opening its first office in New York City near the heart of Madison Avenue as it continues to work with creative agencies to simplify and speed up their creativity with its flagship product, Aarki Studio, an HTML5 creative advertising suite. Aarki’s third new office in Tokyo, Japan will focus on multi-device, interactive advertising with gaming developers and existing agency clients.
As part of Aarki’s global expansion, Ed Battle joins Aarki as Chief Operating Officer. Ed will draw from 20 years of executive experience, including COO and CFO roles at various technology companies. He will focus on spearheading continued international growth and momentum of Aarki out of its North American headquarters in Mountain View.
Sid Bhatt, CEO and Co-Founder of Aarki, said: “With global growth comes the need for additional strong financial and operational leadership, so I’m pleased that we are expanding into Japan, China and New York City and welcoming Ed Battle to our executive team. I’m excited for the next chapter of Aarki as we seek to simplify the advertising world with our easy to use, scalable, interactive, multiscreen advertising platform and creative solutions.”
“I'm thrilled to join the Aarki team,” says Ed Battle. “We are focused on continued international growth as we challenge the status quo of the advertising world with our innovative creative advertising technology. Aarki will be great partner for those creative agencies and brands looking to deliver multi-faceted digital campaigns without sacrificing creative autonomy.”
About Ed Battle
Ed Battle is a technology and finance business executive with more than 20 years of industry experience. As COO and CFO of several software and technology companies, Ed has successfully managed financial operations, fundraising, and was instrumental in generating significant growth, leading to the acquisition of the past three companies at which he worked. Ed earned his MBA from the Wharton School of Business and has a degree in Chemical Engineering from Texas A&M University. He currently resides in Redwood Shores, Calif. and speaks frequently at investment and entrepreneurial conferences.
Aarki is a leader in interactive and creative advertising technology for brands, agencies, ad networks and premium publishers. Aarki’s technology platform allows users to create multi-platform ads with ease, measure engagement and understand return on investment (ROI) across mobile and desktop. Aarki is based in Mountain View, with offices in New York City, Los Angeles, Tokyo, Beijing and Manila.