Press Release: MediaMath Appoints Media Industry Veteran Peter Piazza as General Counsel
NEW YORK, June 16, 2015 — MediaMath, the creator of the TerminalOne Marketing Operating System for digital marketers, has appointed Peter Piazza as General Counsel to lead the day-to-day operations of the company’s legal team, advise MediaMath’s executive team and Board of Directors, and support the company’s aggressive 2015 and 2016 growth plans.
“We are pleased to welcome Peter to our company,” said Joe Zawadzki, CEO of MediaMath. “Peter has an excellent track record in supporting high-growth, global companies. He also embodies the business-oriented, entrepreneurial spirit that is at the core of the MediaMath culture.”
In his role, Piazza will oversee all legal matters at MediaMath and support the company’s commercial operations through a growth-oriented global legal function. Piazza will advise on legal aspects of MediaMath’s financings and support in the definition and development of corporate policies, procedures and programs. He will also help ensure the company’s ongoing compliance with data privacy, laws and regulations.
Prior to joining MediaMath, Piazza served in senior legal roles at The Nielsen Company, including Deputy Chief Legal Officer and Senior Vice President and General Counsel. In his most recent position at Nielsen, he acted as lead lawyer for the company’s retail measurement and analytics business in North America, served as the head of its commercial transactions group, and was responsible for all M&A activity globally. Piazza joined Nielsen following its acquisition of NetRatings, Inc. in 2007, where he spent five years as the company’s Deputy General Counsel. Prior to that, he served as General Counsel of Fulcrum Analytics, Inc. (formerly Cyber Dialogue Inc.) and began his career as a corporate associate at Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP. Piazza has a Juris Doctor from Brooklyn Law School and a Bachelor of Arts in political science from Colgate University.
“I’m thrilled to be joining MediaMath at this exciting stage in its growth,” said Piazza. “The company is in a high-growth space and has a proven track record for building and delivering truly innovative, game-changing technology to the industry. I’m excited for what is ahead.”