DoubleVerify Announces Strategic Hires to Accelerate EMEA Growth


DoubleVerify, a leading software platform for digital media measurement, data, and analytics, announces significant expansion across EMEA, including new senior hires in the region. Lisa Mahfud, Daniele Maccarrona, and Kenny Spangberg will spearhead growth for DV, each taking on the role of business director in the Netherlands, Italy, and Sweden respectively. 

These appointments demonstrate DV’s commitment to EMEA, and will further its ability to drive better media quality and business outcomes for its customers. 

With 65% of Italians holding brands and advertisers responsible for fighting the spread of misinformation and disinformation, and 72% saying they’re concerned it’s getting worse according to the DV Four Fundamental Shifts in Advertising & Media report, brands, and agencies need local expertise to help them navigate the disruptive environment.

Daniele Maccarrona, Business Director (Italy), DV

Daniele Maccarrona joins to enable that support in Italy and Southern Europe, as well as helping clients and partners around the world to demonstrate the efficacy of their marketing spend in the region. He brings over 17 years of experience in advertising, media, and technology — a career which first began in 2006 at Yahoo!. Most recently, Maccarrona was at Quantcast Italy, where he led the execution of commercial strategy. “Italy is home to some fantastic local and global brands, many of whom are in need of a partner that can help navigate an increasingly complicated advertising landscape. I’m proud to join the team delivering that work and look forward to accelerating business growth across Southern Europe while delivering a fantastic experience for our clients,” says Maccarrona.  

Lisa Mahfud, Business Director (Netherlands), DV

Lisa Mahfud joins DV’s Dutch office after spending over a decade in leadership roles in the advertising industry, most recently acting as country manager at Targetspot. Drawing on this wealth of experience, she will helm DV’s growth in the Netherlands where DV aims to help both local and global brands based in the country to successfully activate and deliver on their campaign and business objectives. “It’s fantastic to join DV, and I’m excited to be a part of building a better advertising ecosystem. Digital advertising is flourishing in the Netherlands and as growth continues, brands need solutions that can drive the value of their investment in a safe and profitable environment,” adds Mahfud. 

Kenny Spangberg, Business Director (Sweden), DV

Kenny Spangberg is tasked to lead business growth in Sweden. With experience in several leadership roles in the advertising and startup sectors, including at Google, Xaxis, and Widespace, Spangberg’s skill set will play a critical role in driving DV’s commercial strategy in the Nordics and Northern Europe. “The Nordics present a fast-growing market for digital advertising, and DV is a true leader in providing brands with the insight they need for their campaigns to be a success. I’m energised by the opportunity we have to transform advertising in the region while growing the business,” highlights Spangberg. 

Nick Reid, SVP and managing director, EMEA at DoubleVerify comments: “EMEA continues to provide a large local and global opportunity for DV and as such is a focus of strategic expansion for both our clients and agency partners who want to drive better performance outcomes. I’m thrilled to welcome Lisa, Daniele, and Kenny to the EMEA team here at DV,  who join strong and dedicated teams across our 12 offices in the region, and will provide our clients and partners with the counsel and insight they need to achieve better results from their advertising campaigns.”  

All three new hires are now in post in their respective countries.


DoubleVerify is the leading independent provider of marketing measurement software, data and analytics that authenticates the quality and effectiveness of digital media for the world’s largest brands and media platforms. DV provides media transpare...
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