Lumen Research expands US operations with key Sales and Customer Success hires

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Lumen Research, the global attention technology company, is ramping up US operations to meet increased demand for attention measurement and optimisation solutions. In Los Angeles, Bill Forelli joins Lumen as VP of Sales, North America, bringing extensive experience in ad tech measurement and brand sales through executive positions at Frameplay, Newegg, and others. Heading up US customer success is Barbara Butts, who joins Lumen with more than 10 years’ ad operations experience across companies such as FramePlay, Ford, and Universal McCann. Forelli and Butts join Scott Linzer, General Manager, North Americas, and Blaise Lucey, Marketing Director, in the rapidly-growing US-based Lumen team.

“With marketing, sales, and customer success teams now established in the US, we are looking forward to helping clients win the attention economy like never before,” said Linzer.”

“I am so excited to join Lumen at a time when the ad-tech ecosystem is changing so rapidly,” added Forelli. “As the leading global attention technology company, we are perfectly positioned to bring new levels of success to US clients in the attention economy.”

“Success in any campaign alway starts with the consumer,” said Butts. “Attention is the human-first metric and I can’t wait to help Lumen’s US clients scale their operations with attention-first advertising strategies.”

After a successful panel at IAB ALM in January, the US team will now join Brand Innovators at South by Southwest in Austin, Texas, to educate businesses about the power of attention technology.

Lumen is the only end-to-end attention technology company that combines the power of eye-tracking and machine learning to plan, activate, measure, and optimize advertising campaigns. The company’s attention measurement platform (LAMP) records visual attention from consenting panel participants, creating a training data set for machine learning models to score an array of video and display media formats.

These appointments come as Lumen helps a growing roster of clients to measure attention and link it to outcomes such as engagement, brand lift, sales, and creative performance.