In the new position Page will be responsible for the commercial and operational activities across teams in Sydney, Melbourne, Auckland, Brisbane, Perth and Adelaide. She will continue to be based in Melbourne.
The promotion follows record-breaking commercial success for the business despite the headwinds of the past year. Verizon Media was named the number one digital publisher of choice in the latest Media i industry survey, and scored 92% on internal employee happiness.
Under Page’s leadership, the commercial team received a Highly Commended at the 2020 Mumbrella Awards for Sales Team of the Year and are finalists again in 2021. In addition, Verizon Media took home three wins at the 2020 Media i Awards out of 11 nominations.
Page has over 25 years experience across the media and advertising industry and has held senior sales roles in TV, out of home, radio and digital at Network 10, EyeCorp, Mi9 and Pandora Radio before joining Verizon Media in 2018. Highly active in the industry, she sits on the UnLtd Melbourne Board, is part of the IAB Mentor program and hosts the Verizon Media Academy virtual masterclass series, a free industry-inclusive educational program.
In her new role Page will continue to report to Sigaloff, and oversee New Zealand Sales Director Arnaud Calonne and Director of Operations and Technology Justin Orchard. The news comes just months after Managing Director Paul Sigaloff was promoted to Vice President of ANZ INSEA, expanding his leadership role into the wider APAC region.
Sigaloff commented on the news: “I’m immensely proud and excited to share the news of Rachel’s promotion to a broader leadership position across the business. It should come as no surprise given the growth trajectory we’re on and the positive impact she’s had on our business over the past year.
“Rachel is an authentic, people-first leader whose passion extends beyond our organisation and into the wider industry. She’s widely respected in market for her human and helpful approach and I can’t wait to see what larger impact she’ll achieve in this new role.”
On her promotion Page added: “I’m incredibly excited and looking forward to my new regional remit. This promotion is a testament to the entire team’s amazing work and commitment to a human and helpful approach in everything they do . I’m looking forward to building on our current momentum and creating more meaningful relationships with new and existing clients.”