Salah Shami

VP of Product & Advertising Operations

Salah Shami’s career in advertising technology began at Mobile Theory where he worked on the Advertising Operations team and oversaw process deployment, technical operations, and certifications. After Mobile Theory’s acquisition by Opera Software, Salah took a role as a member of the Opera Mediaworks Innovation Lab and participated in a successful organic build-out of the company’s APAC division in India. After 5 years in Operations, Salah joined Bidtellect as Head of Product, where he worked to drive innovation for their Demand Side Platform technology, drive development of SaaS solutions, oversee integrations, and implement advanced bidding & fraud prevention methodologies.

Lyn Vito

VP of Business Development

Lyn Vito is an accomplished leader with a diverse experience in mobile advertising. Prior to Aki Technologies, Lyn held roles across platform solutions, publisher partnerships and agency sales. At Kargo, she led publisher acquisition efforts working with media powerhouses like Time Inc., News Corp., New York Times and more. She has executed cutting edge mobile campaigns for influential brands like McDonald’s, Intel and Lincoln Motor Company. Lyn enjoys collaborating with her strong professional network of senior industry leaders to promote deeper understanding of the mobile ad space. She is passionate about empowering women in technology and enjoys helping others break into the technology industry.

Risa Crandall

VP, CPG Strategy and Sales

Risa Crandall is a leader in technology, paving the way in mobile, AI, connected home, CTV to bring clients solutions that will move their brands forward and drive sales.  As a sales leader Risa has motivated, energized and educated the industry on personalization and performance marketing.  Prior to Aki Risa has lead the CPG team nationally at Eyeview and Meredith.  At Crisp mobile Risa was one of the “founding five” … building the company from a client centric idea to a strong, robust business driving the national team forward.  Risa is a Co-Chair of the ANA Commerce Committee and speaks frequently to inspire and educate on the power of mobile and technology.

Sarah McDevitt

VP of Client Success

Sarah is a ten year veteran in the digital marketing space with a dedication to client services and client success. Her early career began at burgeoning companies like Dedicated Media, YuMe and Adotube holding positions in sales and sales support. Following this, Sarah joined Tapad as the 35th employee and first account manager outside of their NYC HQ. During her 5+ years at Tapad, Sarah grew her career to eventually head up the account management team, leading them through the company’s acquisition by Telenor and later the acqui-hire to social media advertising veteran, Brand Networks. While at Brand Networks, Sarah took on new challenges joining the Partnerships and Business Development team with a focus on cultivating Brand Networks’ omni-channel digital offering.

Iván Valdés

VP, Technology and Architecture

Ivan is a seasoned engineer having more than 20 years of full-stack coding experience, enabling him to make crucial technical decisions in support of Aki’s platform, architecture, and technology. He is an enthusiastic open-source software contributor. Before joining Aki, he was the CTO and co-founder of Mohound, an app marketing platform, engineering leader at Ooyala, an online video platform acquired by Telstra. Ivan holds a BS in Electronic Systems Engineering.