New York, NY: Koios, the company that manages free Google advertising for public libraries, is announcing a transition in company leadership. On August 1st, Peter Velikonja, Head of Research, succeeded Trey Gordner as the chief executive at Koios. Gordner, Koios' founder, has stepped back to enroll in graduate school, and will become a part-time advisor.
Velikonja has been handling Koios' Big-Data processing since 2017, keeping accounts in compliance, analyzing data, and maintaining a large number of Google Ads—currently over 10 million and growing—for clients. He was a professional classical musician, earned a Ph.D. from Princeton, and spent over 20 years in the software industry before joining Koios. (https://www.linkedin.com/in/peter-velikonja-99666622) Gordner explains: "If you don't already know Peter, he has been the driving force behind our most successful initiatives. I am confident that, under his leadership, Koios will continue to help you and your colleagues navigate a complex future."
"It's not really Big Data, it's more like Medium Data," Velikonja quips. "Koios is in a unique position to show librarians what people outside of the patron base are searching for. We're equipped to help show the public some of the great value that libraries bring to their communities." Koios places free ads at the top of Google search results, enabling their library clients to reach potential users at their point of need. The company helps libraries to raise awareness, increase usage, and change perceptions—reconnecting public libraries with the public.
Learn more about Google Ad Grants at https://www.google.com/grants. Learn more about Koios at https://www.koios.co.