August 21, 2012 – TagMan, the global leader in tag management, today announced it has appointed co-founder Jon Baron to CEO.
An industry pioneer, Baron helped originate and engineer tag management technology, which led to the creation of TagMan, the industry’s first Tag Management System company, in 2007.
In the last 12 months TagMan processed more than £15 billion in online transactions for its customers and is the partner of choice for over 150 global retailers and marketers including Travelocity, Vodafone, Virgin Atlantic, Debenhams, John Lewis and more.
As TagMan’s co-founder, Baron was instrumental in strengthening the company’s European presence. In his new role, Baron will expand responsibilities to include global leadership for the company’s vision, strategy and growth. Former CEO Paul Cook will continue to be a part of TagMan’s success through the board of directors.
Baron’s move to CEO comes at a significant time in TagMan’s continued expansion, as the company has grown to 100 employees in 2012, driven by increasing global demand for TagMan’s enterprise-grade tag management system.
Company highlights include:
• 153 e-commerce clients that encompass more than 250 major web sites globally
• The go-to partner in the Travel & Hospitality industry, with significant customer traction in Retail, Consumer Electronics and Telecomm/Mobile
• Serves over 6 billion tags monthly in over 80 countries Revenue growth of nearly 200% from 2010 to 2011 with the run rate for 2012 projected to be a further 200% increase from 2011
• More than double the number of employees dedicated to training and support than the closest three competitors
A veteran in the digital media industry, prior to founding TagMan, Baron spent 10 years at Microsoft creating and building the company’s first multi-national sales teams for the US, EMEA and Asia. After Microsoft, he joined rich-media ad network Vibrant Media as VP of International Sales where he built out their international presence and ad-exchange capabilities.
Jon Baron, CEO of TagMan said, “This is an exciting time to be in the tag management space having achieved significant global expansion and market recognition over the past five years. TagMan’s growth validates the global need for robust market-tested solutions that provide full insight into customers. We will continue to work with our partners and customers to enhance our technology and make tag management an important catalyst for effective web analytics and digital marketing.”
TagMan is the first, most advanced and most used universal tag management system. TagMan enables website owners to house all the tags used to implement, manage and track online marketing technologies in one independent tag management system and interface. More than 150 e-commerce companies across the U.S.& Europe use TagMan to retain and convert more site visitors, save time and money in the deployment of online marketing technologies, transform the effectiveness of their online campaigns and proactively manage ePrivacy and Do Not Track compliance. Clients include Debenhams, Virgin Atlantic, lastminute.com, John Lewis and Vodafone. Find out more at www.tagman.com
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Published on: 12:16PM on 21st August 2012