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Steve Perks, General Manager, EMEA, aiMatch

Steve PerksSteve Perks brings more than twelve years of global sales and management experience in the online advertising industry to aiMatch, having launched his career at the onset of ad serving and behavioral targeting innovation in Europe. He is currently responsible for the management of aiMatch across Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA) as well as setting up a UK office to continue aiMatch's worldwide expansion. Steve's primary focus involves working with major EMEA publishers to address their premium sales and ad delivery challenges with aiMatch – and incorporating insights from global publishers to make aiMatch a truly comprehensive platform. Before joining aiMatch, Steve served as Head of Publisher Solutions, EMEA, for Microsoft Advertising. There, he led the commercial team responsible for selling the Microsoft Publisher Suite of products across all EMEA territories with a sales presence in major markets including the UK, Germany, France, Italy and Spain. Prior to Microsoft, Steve served as Sales Director EMEA (Publisher) for Atlas Solutions following his time as Sales Manager at Accipiter Solutions, where he expanded their customer base into new territories including mainland Europe, The Middle East, Africa and Asia. In addition, he helped drive the development of new products and services based on EMEA customer demand and industry trends. Steve's career also includes sales management positions at ValueClick and Engage Technologies. He holds a BA in Business Studies from Staffordshire University. Steve is an avid sports fan who enjoys running and cycling to stay fit. He spends most of his spare time trying to lower his golf handicap. Steve is speaking at The AOP B2B Conference on 14 March - find out more about the event or book your place now.