Former Chief Operating Office for LivingSocial Eric Eichmann has joined Criteo as Chief Revenue Officer, according to AdAge,com. According to his LinkedIn profile, Eichmann left LivingSocial at the end of 2012. Previously COO of language learning software company Rosetta Stone, Eichmann’s fluency in French may have been a deal-maker in his bid for the position of the Paris startup, who is looking to bulk up its executive team as they head towards an IPO, rumored to be happening before the end of the year.
According to the same article, Criteo may also be looking to replace founder JB Rudelle’s CEO role, with Business Insider reporting that Yahoo executive RIch Riley had bee n interviewed for the job. As the team begins to shape up its resumé as a public company candidate, trimming the fat and the more startup-y executives in the company will be a necessary job – after all, it’s not at all the same job to be CEO of a startup as to be CEO of a publicly traded company.