Our growing leadership team: Rob Platzer, CTO, and Melissa Wallace, VP of Marketing

We’re excited to officially welcome the two most recent additions to our leadership team: Rob Platzer as our new Chief Technology Officer and Melissa Wallace as our new Vice President of Marketing.

Rob and Melissa will join Mark Josephson, our CEO, Brian Eoff, our Lead Scientist, and Jehiah Czebotar, our Head of Engineering, to round out our leadership team. We are fully committed to providing our users with data and insights around their shortlinks to help all users make better decisions in today’s connected world, and we know that Rob and Melissa, with their vast knowledge and experience in the digital media realm, are great additions to our leadership team as we develop a full range of tools to help marketers, brands and publishers.

Rob, who formerly served as CTO at AOL’s Patch and Outside.In (which was acquired by AOL), is a tech industry veteran with rich experience in building distributed systems, data-intensive applications and innovative products that connect the world. Combined with his approach to cultivating talent, teams and culture, Rob will be leading our technical strategy and talented team of engineers and data scientists.

Melissa, who is most recently known for rebranding and accelerating the marketing strategy of Buddy Media as the Vice President of Marketing there, brings a strong background in consumer, B2B and agency marketing to business at Bitly. Melissa will be overseeing all of our marketing initiatives, including brand, digital, event, product and content marketing.

“Bitly’s links are an incredibly powerful tool for marketers to build their brands and optimize campaign performance,” Mark said. “The addition of Melissa and Rob to our team accelerates our ability to bring new tools and insights that help our customers make better decisions; all while remaining an essential service to the internet as a whole.”