VideoAmp Grows In Santa Monica, Adds New VP

Santa Monica-based VideoAmp, the developer of programmatic video advertising software, says it is expanding in Santa Monica, and has relocated to a new, 6,000 square foot office, plus hired a number of new executives. The startup, led by Ross McCray, said it has named Nick Chakalos as its Vice President of Global TV and Data Partnerships, and added Jessica Levine as Director of Advanced TV Sales. Chakalos was most recently SVP Global Distribution at Cognitive Networks, and also served at Catch Media Inc., Motorola, Ucentric Systems, and IBM. Levine was previously at Xaxis North America. VideoAmp is backed by RTL Group, and raised $11M back in November.