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Digital Ad Star Sean Finnegan May Land at Tremor Media

Digital ad star Sean Finnegan, who left his post at Starcom MediaVest earlier this week, may have a new gig¬†already lined up: He’s in talks to take over the CEO post at video ad network Tremor Media.

Sources say that Finnegan, who served as president/chief digital officer at Starcom for the past two years, may end up replacing current Tremor CEO Jason Glickman. But multiple sources tell me that there’s no deal yet, and that Finnegan may end up at a different company altogether. I haven’t been able to reach Finnegan or Glickman for comment.

Tremor is one of the biggest players in the video ad business, and has been at it for four years. It’s also raised a big pile of money: $82 million, $40 million of which came in a round that closed earlier this year.

Finnegan has now worked for two of the biggest ad holding companies–prior to Starcom, he ran Omnicom’s OMD Digital group–as well as doing a brief stint at Vibrant Media, an “in-text” digital ad start-up.