Dave Simon

VP of Video Content & Syndication @ Oath

As Head of Video Inventory Acquisition at AOL, Dave leads Video Activation, which offers technology and services to content creators, plus website and app developers—allowing them to build and operate distributed video businesses in an open, controlled way. Dave’s team helps generate a broad distribution of content, working with over 500 content creators and premium media companies, and maintaining partnerships with over 5,000 sites and apps.
Dave brings over ten years of digital media, programmatic advertising, and ad tech experience, most recently serving as the VP of Business Development for Vidible (acquired by AOL), where he helped media companies create video syndication strategies. Prior to Vidible, Dave held roles in sales and business development at Turn, which grew from 20 to 400 employees during his tenure. He was instrumental in the creation of deep partnerships with agency holding companies, resulting in the formation of the industry’s first agency trading desks. He also drove the creation and management of the Turn Partner ecosystem, which grew to 250 partners globally. Prior to that, Dave held sales roles at Right Media and Yahoo. He’s currently an advisor to several ad tech companies.