Vijay Rao

Vijay Rao is Vice President, Head of Sales for Verizon Platforms. 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.

Vijay is based in Verizon Media’s Playa Vista office.