Rubicon Project Opens London Office

Santa Monica-based internet advertising firm the Rubicon Project said Thursday that the firm has officially opened up its London offices, and hired on a Director to handle UK publishers. Rubicon--which appointed a International VP just last month and said it would be setting up shop in London--said that it has recruited Justin Thomas as Director of UK Publisher Development for the new office. Thomas was most recenlty at Xelector, and has also served at AOL Europe, and has a degree from UCSB. Thomas reports to Jay Stevens, Rubicon's new VP and GM International, who the firm snagged from MySpace last month. Rubicon Project is backed by Clearstone Venture Partners, Mayfield Fund, and IDG Ventures, and operates a service which optimizes online advertising networks and ads for Internet publishers.