Shazam nabs Chief Revenue Officer from Hulu to cash in on TV ad dollars

Shazam just announced that it has hired Kevin McGurn as its new Chief Revenue Officer. McGurn joins the company from Hulu, where he was SVP of Ad Sales. Why Hulu? Because Shazam wants to grow its revenue from ads around TV shows, which the company’s mobile apps now identify as well. Shazam is generally on a bit of a hiring spree, and says it headcount will grow 50 percent this year.