Opera Mediaworks appoints Keith Winter as Chief Operating Officer

Media and technology leader will oversee global business operations and drive revenue growth

Opera Mediaworks, the world’s highest quality mobile advertising and marketing platform, announced today that Keith Winter has joined the company as its new Chief Operating Officer. In his new role, Winter will be responsible for building and scaling revenue and operations to help strengthen the company’s position as the no. 1 platform for mobile advertisers and publishers.

Winter brings more than 30 years of operational experience leadership – two-thirds of which are in digital – to the Opera Mediaworks executive team. He previously held COO and President titles with successful, well-known companies in the mobile, internet, media, advertising and gaming industries such as BuyMedia.com, Electronic Arts and Exponential/Tribal Fusion. He also led planning and development at Disney Interactive, directing North America, European and Asian operations in alignment with the company’s strategic growth plan.

“Keith is a senior-level leader with proven results in growing profitable international internet, media and technology businesses,” says Will Kassoy, CEO, Opera Mediaworks. “I am confident he will excel in managing the operations of the business to further accelerate growth for the company and deliver true outcomes for our partners and clients.”

Winter will work closely with the Opera Mediaworks team to develop strategic relationships with advertisers, premium publishers and app developers worldwide. He will also work on expanding Opera’s platform reach and revenue, as well as rolling out new technology, taking the company to the next level of growth and profitability.

“In a world where the most important medium for consumers is mobile, there is no better time to be working in the mobile advertising industry than today,” explains Winter. “What’s happening in mobile is absolutely transformational, and Opera Mediaworks is a key player in this space – I’m thrilled and proud to be part of it.”

Winter holds an MBA in Finance from the University of Texas at Austin and B.S. and B.A. degrees in Business and Psychology from Pepperdine. Winter will be based out of the Opera Mediaworks San Mateo offices in Silicon Valley, reporting to Opera Mediaworks’ CEO, Will Kassoy.