SENIOR DIRECTOR, PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT
Erik Koland, Senior Director, Product Management, manages Inform’s consumer-facing video players and publisher-facing platform products, including the Digital Media Exchange (DME) and patented Perfect Pixel video placement solution. Erik began working at Inform in February of 2016 as Senior Director of Publisher Development, where he was immersed in the needs of Inform’s large community of publishers. That experience drives his current efforts in building impactful products for our partners.
Erik has managed strategic accounts for digital video platforms since 2006. Prior to joining Inform, he worked as a Director of Publisher Development for Tout, where helped build their network of syndication, advertising, and publisher partnerships. Before Tout, Erik spent four years working for Brightcove as a Director of Strategic Accounts, where he managed high-value strategic clients, helping them optimize video delivery and audience engagement. Before Brightcove, Erik held partner development and content licensing roles at two video content destination platforms–Vuze, Inc. (now Fan.tv) and Akimbo, an early Kleiner Perkins-backed IPTV startup.
Erik earned a Bachelor’s degree in Politics from Occidental College in Los Angeles, CA. He coaches masters water polo and hosts large lawn game tournaments in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park.