Vijay Rao

Vijay Rao is VP, Head of Platform Sales & Strategy for Verizon Media. Prior to that, he led Client Strategy & Sales at - one of the earliest Programmatic Video Platforms that became— at the time—AOL's biggest acquisition in 2013. Vijay played a key role in driving Product Strategy and integration into the new entity. Vijay started his career with 10 years of experience at media agencies. He was most recently at Zenith-Optimedia, where he headed up strategic planning for T-Mobile. In particular, Vijay helped lead the charge to integrate the agency’s traditional and digital teams, along with developing measurement to better align the dynamics of paid and social media.