But Lord's ambition was to run a public company, and when Armstrong agreed to stick around Verizon to help manage the integration, Lord began contemplating an exit. In any case, running a subsidiary of a large telco may not have been his idea of an ideal CEO gig.
He told The Wall Street Journal in an interview, “That’s my sweet spot. That’s what I really want to do. I haven’t gone out in the market and looked yet. Right now, I’m committed to making sure things are tied up at AOL.”
Lord recently appeared in a fireside chat at AdExchanger's Programmatic.io conference. Here's that video: