NexTech Hires Former President of Microsoft Online Inc. Hareesh Achi as President of its 3D/AR Advertising Network
Hareesh Achi is hired to rapidly expand NexTech’s transformative and cutting-edge 3D/AR advertising network
Hareesh will increase the company’s partnerships and drive ad network revenue and innovation
Hareesh comes to NexTech after a successful 10-year run at Microsoft as President of Microsoft Online Inc and Global Operational lead for their Advertising business
NexTech AR Solutions (NexTech), a leading provider of virtual and augmented reality (AR) experience technologies and services for virtual and hybrid eCommerce, education, conferences, and events announced that it has hired Hareesh Achi as President of their Advertising Network. Mr. Achi, was Global Operational lead for Microsoft’s advertising business operations, leading Microsoft’s Search Ads & News business and was President of Microsoft Online Inc. With this key executive hire NexTech is continuing to position experienced technology industry leaders within the company to quickly expand and monetize its growing portfolio of digital transformation technologies.
As President of NexTech’s Advertising Network, Hareesh will continue to enhance the company’s 3D/AR advertising technologies while aggressively expanding the 3D/AR ad network into the virtual events industry to provide unique value propositions for advertisers, brands, and sponsors with the intent on generating significant ROI for customers and revenue for the company. Hareesh and his team will build AR-powered advertising solutions that enhance the online shopping experience for brands and provide crucial data points for future marketing initiatives.
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Hareesh will also develop and maintain key brand partnerships and communicate the value of 3D/AR ad solutions in the current landscape, presenting NexTech as a preferred partner for brands and sponsors navigating the shifting landscape of digital advertising. Hareesh will also identify ways these technology advancements and partnerships can drive innovation across other areas of NexTech’s business.
Hareesh Achi, President of NexTech’s Advertising Network comments, “I firmly believe that AR and VR are the future of advertising and NexTech’s existing technology portfolio positions the Company to become a leader in this space. I’m excited to join the team and build a powerful, in-house advertising network at a time when more brands are turning to ‘storeless’ experiences and looking for unique ways to reach customers in the digital sphere. AR-powered platforms like NexTech’s offer tremendous potential and value that two-dimensional advertising content cannot compete with,” He continues, “I’m excited to help with the creation and development of NexTech’s groundbreaking in-house ad network and look forward to bringing the growing industries of advertising and AR/VR together to create what I envision as the next generation of online experiences.”
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“We are delighted to have Hareesh join as President of our Advertising Network, since he brings instant credibility, deep industry contacts and business know-how that is simply unmatched in the ad space. As our company continues its rapid global expansion having a 10-year Microsoft advertising veteran lead what I believe, can become our most valuable business segment was critical,” said Evan Gappelberg, CEO of NexTech AR, “Bringing on such a qualified and distinguished leader in the advertising community solidifies our position overnight as a leader in the 3D/AR advertising space. With global e-retail revenues projected to grow to $6.54 trillion by 2022 we see enormous revenue potential and I have no doubt that Hareesh will bring great success to NexTech, widening our scope of services and expanding our global fortune 500 customer base around the world.”
Hareesh is the latest in a string of high-profile executive hires made by NexTech over the past six months, as it actively seeks out leading technology industry experts who can elevate the company’s mission and provide value across all verticals. In the past year, NexTech has appointed top tier talent from SAP (SAP) Apple (AAPL), Microsoft (MSFT), Disney (DIS) IBM, Oracle (ORCL) Norton LifeLock (NLOK) and others.
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