Nigel Clarkson is the Managing Director and Country Commercial Manager of Yahoo UK. Nigel joined the company in February 2016 and oversees Yahoo’s business in the UK. Responsible for the promotion of its advertising solutions to brands and agencies, including its programmatic offering BrightRoll and native marketplace Yahoo Gemini, Nigel is charged with driving the continued commercial success of Yahoo in the UK.
Prior to joining Yahoo, Nigel was MD at Weve, the world’s first operator alliance business, which was acquired by O2. Nigel was responsible for all programmatic, commercial, product and tech at the company and drove the growth of the business.
Among other companies, Nigel has worked at LivingSocial, the global social commerce/ daily deal company, as well as Primesight and Classic FM, where he undertook sales and commercial lead roles. His first job was at Clear Channel in 1995, where he worked his way up to National Sales Manager within six years at the company.
Before embarking on his career in media, Nigel graduated from the University of York with BA Hons in Economics and History.