Derrick Horner, experienced Ad-Tech Industry Veteran, joins zvelo Board
Greenwood Village, Colorado – – zvelo, Inc., a global provider of contextual categorization and malicious website detection services, has announced the appointment of Derrick Horner to the zvelo Board of Directors. Mr. Horner will be replacing David Riegel, a longtime zvelo board member, who is resigning from the board to focus on personal matters.
“The sincerest of gratitude goes out to Dave for his commitment and contributions to the success of zvelo and for his many years of serving the Board and we wish him the very best,” stated Jeff Finn, CEO of zvelo. “We are also excited to welcome Derrick to the zvelo Board and the industry experience and vision he will bring to the company in helping to shape our strategy in what has become our fastest-growing market segment.”
Mr. Horner has a broad range of relevant experience, including several years of corporate practice at one of New York’s top law firms, Simpson Thacher & Bartlett, as well as several years serving as a senior executive responsible for global legal matters and corporate development at public and private Internet advertising and related technology companies, including Source Media, 24/7 Real Media, Massive Incorporated, Vizible Corporation, and Vibrant Media.
“I am honored to serve on the board of a company with such promising technology,” Mr. Horner said. “I look forward to working together with zvelo’s board and management team to help deliver their compelling vision.”
Mr. Horner has also co-founded and helped build technology start-ups addGloo, a semantic DSP platform, and blurbIQ, an interactive video platform, and is an active angel investor and board advisor to start-up companies.
Mr. Horner graduated magna cum laude from Harvard College with a B.A. in economics and received his J.D. cum laude from Harvard Law School.
About zvelo, Inc.
zvelo is a leading provider of contextual categorization and malicious website detection services that are used to generate a range of data sets, including language, category values (including IAB Tier 2), sentiment, ad fraud, malicious and more for URLs, the Deep Web and unstructured data. These data sets can be accessed through simple, straightforward SDKs and APIs for integration with applications in the ad-tech, big data analytics, network security and endpoint security, as well as other markets where contextual categorization accuracy, responsiveness, coverage, malicious website detection, high performance throughput and scalability are required.