Meghan Howard Promoted to CRO, Jason Young Moves to Board of Directors, Chicory Hits New Revenue Milestone
NEW YORK, January 12, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — Chicory, the leading contextual commerce advertising platform, announced today Meghan Howard was promoted to Chief Revenue Officer (CRO). In addition to Howard’s promotion, Jason Young has moved from an operational role to the Chicory Board of Directors. The planned transition comes after Chicory celebrated its biggest revenue year to date.
“We are very grateful for Jason’s energetic leadership and continued commitment to Chicory, and we are extremely excited about this new chapter with Meghan Howard as our CRO,” said Chicory’s CEO and co-founder Yuna Sameshima.
Over the past 18 months, Chicory has set a 10-year vision, grown the team by 30%, launched two new products, developed new marketing strategies and become 2x Inch. 5000 as one of the fastest growing companies in the country.
“I am extremely proud of what we have achieved over the past 18 months together at Chicory,” he said Jason Young. “It’s a real privilege to know and work with this team — I strongly believe in the important value they provide to publishers, marketers and brands through their platform.”
Chicory’s leadership team consisting of the Chicory CEO and co-founder Yuna SameshimaCOO (Chief Operating Officer) and Co-Founder Joey PetraccaCRO Meghan Howard and VP of Strategic Partnerships Nick Minnick will achieve the 10-year vision of Chicory. As CRO, Howard will be responsible for executing the company’s growth plans and revenue operations.
“I am thrilled to be promoted to CRO at such an exciting time in the evolution of Chicory — and the industry,” said Chicory CRO Meghan Howard. “Chicory’s commitment to building and delivering innovative solutions that drive results for our clients in an ever-evolving landscape will continue to be key to our growth. Chicory is fortunate to have the best employees and some of the sharpest minds. Together, I’m excited to further strengthen its position on the market.”
Howard served as Chicory’s VP of Sales and Account Management for over four years, growing the team six-fold and growing revenue nine-fold. Prior to Chicory, Howard built her career at Valassis, holding various positions in the sales and client success organization, where she honed her skills in organizational structure, resource allocation and process architecture. Outside of his work at Chicory, Howard volunteers with New York Metro branch of NextUp, an organization with a mission to build a fairer workplace. Howard lives in New York City with her husband and two dogs. In his spare time, Howard is a die-hard Formula 1 fan, loves to travel and does his best to maintain the garden (with mixed results!).
Chicory, the leading contextual commerce advertising platform, turns recipe content into commerce media. The platform powers a network of recipe publishers and retailers that CPG brands use to reach 110 million high-intent grocery shoppers each month. Chicory’s contextual advertising and shopping recipe solutions can be found on more than 5,200 food websites and blogs, including Taste of Home, The Kitchn and LandOLAkes.com. Sites powered by Chicory take grocery shoppers from inspiration to checkout in just a few clicks, placing products in the cart for more than 60 leading retailers.