Ranker Deepens Its Technical Leadership With Engineering And Data Science Hires From Live Nation And Fullscreen

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Adding to the Company’s Continuous Growth is Kenneth Riggio, Previously of Live Nation, as Vice President of Engineering, and Dr. Vincent Seah, Previously of Fullscreen, as Vice President of Data Science

While most publishers are experiencing major revenue losses, mass layoffs, or even bankruptcy, we continue investing and hiring leadership that is essential to our growth.

Ranker, known as the world’s leading publisher for fan-powered rankings on just about everything, announces the relentless expansion of its dream-team roster with the hire of former Live Nation and Super League engineer, Kenneth Riggio, as Vice President of Engineering, and former Fullscreen and KPMG data scientist, Dr. Vincent Seah, as Vice President of Data Science.

“Ranker is expanding in both the B2B and B2C space, leveraging Ranker Insights for a game-changing TV recommendation app, while continuing to grow our core media business,” said Clark Benson, CEO and Founder of Ranker. “While most publishers are experiencing major revenue losses, mass layoffs, or even bankruptcy, we continue investing and hiring leadership that is essential to our growth.”

Kenneth ‘Ken’ Riggio brings over 20 years of experience enhancing the performance of diverse companies by aligning engineering resources with organizational needs. In his role with Ranker, Riggio will partner with the CTO, CEO, and CPO taking over the day-to-day engineering and technical leadership of the company.

“This is an exciting time for Ranker,” said Riggio. “I’m looking forward to leading an engineering culture that dares to challenge the status quo while improving processes, ensuring the long-term success of Ranker innovations.”

Dr. Vincent Seah has over 20 years of experience as a data scientist in media and consumer analytics leading extensive processes in creating KPIs, growth analytics, pipeline solutions, and translating machine learning results. At Ranker, Dr. Seah will lead all data science efforts as well as discovering new business value and insights, unlocking Ranker’s immense potential and resources.

“Anonymous opinion mining is a vastly untapped resource and I am excited to lead new initiatives to capitalize on this potential,” said Dr. Seah. “I am honored that Ranker has brought me on board, and I am looking forward to building cross-collaborations with the engineering, marketing, and product teams to ensure that Ranker continues to stay at the forefront in data analytics and machine learning.”

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Ranker, a Top 40 Quantcast site, attracts more than 40 million monthly unique visitors worldwide and is the leader in fan-powered rankings on just about everything. Whatever the topic - TV, movies, video games, sports, brands, food, lifestyle - Ranker puts the vote into the hands of millions rather than a few critics to answer the questions we are most passionate about. Over 1 billion votes now power Ranker Insights, a treasure trove of psychographic correlation data that delivers personalized consumer recommendations (“if you like X, you’ll also like Y, Z”), and also audience insights to marketers, studios, and platforms seeking a deeper understanding of consumer tastes and preferences. Based in Los Angeles, with offices in Chicago and NYC, Ranker has continued growth with 90+ employees.

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