With over 15 years of experience in new business development, Paulina Klimenko joined PubMatic in 2011 where she oversees strategic alliances, M&A and corporate strategy, serving as Chief Growth Officer.

Prior to joining PubMatic, Paulina was a director at PayPal where she negotiated and managed strategic partnerships with Google, Yahoo!, Microsoft and other large Internet and payment players, and she played a leadership role in establishing the X.commerce platform. Prior to that, Paulina headed business development for BlueLithium, a leading online ad network acquired by Yahoo!. She also spent four years at AOL, driving strategy, corporate development and international expansion, including the launch of AOL’s Advertising.com business in Japan. Paulina started her career in investment banking and corporate finance at Charles Schwab.

Paulina earned her undergraduate degree at the Finance Academy of Moscow and her MBA from the University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business.


  • 15 years’ new business development experience
  • Was director at PayPal and AOL
  • Experience driving international expansion
  • MBA from University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business