StackCommerce today announced the promotion of Karl House to the role of Chief Operating Officer, a new position within the company. Prior to being appointed to this new role, House oversaw the business and sales teams as the Chief Revenue Officer.
CEO and Founder Josh Payne said that “Over the past two years, Karl has built up an impressive list of accomplishments that have been instrumental to Stack’s success and growth. His strategic guidance, operational mind, and experience as a CEO and Founder prior to joining Stack make him a perfect fit for this new role. He’s a born leader with a natural ability to inspire and develop strong team members, and we’re extremely excited to have him in this key position”
House joined StackCommerce in 2017 from FanBread, where he was the founder and CEO of the influencer marketing platform aimed at helping celebrities and influencers create personal media brands. The company was acquired by RockYou in 2016. Before founding FanBread, House built a national sales team at Kin, a lifestyle entertainment company at the forefront of digital content distribution. While at Kin, House worked with international brands such as Kia, Target, and Kraft, helping them gain powerful exposure through digitally distributed content.
Since joining StackCommerce, House has played a critical role in launching their newest offering, StackMedia. The first performance-based content marketing platform, StackMedia has partnered with over 40 advertisers, including Microsoft, TikTok, Snap, and Monday.com, and 100 publishers since its launch last year. Other accomplishments include expansion into television, highlighted by Stack’s partnership with The Real, which features a curated shopping segment featuring StackCommerce products and a branded e-commerce shop.
House has also been a featured speaker at industry conferences for Digiday and Digital Hollywood and helps inspire future entrepreneurs with his popular online course.
As COO, Karl will lead the business development, sales, marketing, and operations teams. The promotion comes at an exciting time for the company as it recently reported $100 million in payouts to its partners, and was named to the Inc 5000 Fastest Growing Companies list for the 3rd time. Most recently, StackCommerce was also recognized as the Best E-Commerce for Content Platform in the 2019 Digiday Technology Awards.
Karl House said that “I’m excited and honored to partner with Josh and the entire StackCommerce team as we continue to provide incredible value to our publisher and brand partners. We’ve never been better situated for a period of immense growth and expansion, and I look forward to delivering in the coming year and beyond.”