Linqia names ex-AOL executive as new CRO

Linqia names ex-AOL executive as new CRO

Influencer marketing company Linqia has announced former AOL head of US sales Tim Richards as its first chief revenue officer.

Richards brings 20 years of experience to the role, with a strong history of overseeing sales growth across and rolling out new digital advertising channels. At  Linqia, Richards will be responsible for overseeing sales and brand partnerships, alongside talent development.

“Having successfully built market demand for new ad channels, I’m confident that influencer marketing will be the next industry to explode,” Richards said, regarding his appointment.

“Linqia is leading the influencer marketing industry as the go-to strategic partner for brands and agencies, offering a unique approach that combines cutting-edge AI technology with artful idea curation. And I’m excited to join this stellar team of industry pioneers and grow the team and the company.”

Linqia offers annual deep-dives into the state of the influencer marketing industry - its 2020 report can be seen here



Danielle Partis is editor of and former editor of She was named Journalist of the Year at the MCV Women in Games Awards 2019, as well as in the MCV 30 under 30 2020. Prior to Steel Media, she wrote about music and games at Team Rock.