Jukin Media Names Essner President, COO

Los Angeles-based Jukin Media, a company which says it discovers, acquires, and distributes viral videos, has tapped technology veteran Lee Essner as the company's new President and Chief Operating Officer. Essner was previously the founder of AccessDNA, which he sold to Informed Medical Decisions a couple of years ago. He also was the COO of, and has been an advisor to PageWoo, FanAppz and Capsule, and also was EIR at Idealab. Jukin Media says it acquired rights to viral Internet content, and licenses that content to major TV networks, digital publishers, and others.