This is not our first rodeo. Our leadership team knows mobile ad tech inside and out. They’ve got a proven track record of building and scaling businesses and an off-the-chart passion for solving mobile marketing challenges. You can see why we’ve got something pretty unique here at Aki Technologies.
Scott is a pioneer in marketing technology. With over 20 years in the industry, he’s focused on the crossroads between technology innovation and the art of digital marketing. Prior to Aki, Scott founded Mobile Theory, the industry’s first brand-focused mobile advertising technology company. Following Mobile Theory’s acquisition by Opera Software, he served as its President of Global Advertising, leading a 250-person team. Scott was also on the founding team of Tribal Fusion and Vitrue, which was acquired by Oracle, and founded ad tech consulting firm 47 Media. He is a frequent speaker at industry events and regular contributor to trade publications like Adweek, AdAge, Digiday and MediaPost.
Alvaro’s long history of mobile advertising innovation begins with Greystripe, where, as part of the executive team, he built the largest ad-supported distribution network for games and apps (pre-App Store) and created the first mobile indirect sales strategy leading to the company’s acquisition by Valueclick. He then joined Mobile Theory as COO, which was acquired by Opera Software, after which he served as COO of Global Ad Services for Opera Mediaworks. Alvaro began his career as a management consultant, working with world-class media and telecom companies for Monitor Group. He holds a degree in Engineering.
Orr brings more than twenty-five years of technology and mobile experience to Aki Technologies. Before joining the company, he developed groundbreaking new ad products as the Head of the Opera Mediaworks Innovation Lab. Orr also served as CTO of Mobile Theory, overseeing the strategic direction for product management, product, architecture and infrastructure, operations, and R&D. He was Vice President of Mobile Products at Fox Digital Media’s Photobucket app and served at tech giants like Vodafone, IBM, VeriSign, Oracle, Sun Microsystems, and Netscape.
Todd has been immersed in digital marketing and sales for more than two decades, with a track record of exceeding revenue targets in startups and established media companies. Prior to joining Aki, he served as Chief Revenue Officer at Tapad where he was responsible for data sales, media sales, customer success and ad operations. Before that, he was EVP of Sales at PlaceIQ, where he oversaw customer success and sales teams comprised of enterprise and managed media. Earlier in his career, he served as EVP of Sales at Collective Media, where he oversaw a 55 person team.
Sarah’s career has always centered around her great interest in people and how to enhance their work-life experience. She has a background in recruiting, executive support, and HR. She honed her skills at companies big and small, including powerhouse names like Salesforce and Facebook, as well as small but mighty tech shops, such as her previous company, Element Analytics, and now Aki. She enjoys streamlining processes, making the complex feel simple, and being a trusted resource for her team. More than anything, she wants to make the workplace fun and help employees feel happy and engaged. She holds a BA in Theatre, a further testament to her desire to study the complexities of humankind.
VP of Marketing
Stephanie Klimaszewski is a 12-year digital marketer who specializes in custom marketing solutions for Fortune brands. Prior to Aki, she led marketing for Kiip (now NinthDecimal) where she grew passionate about moments science and how human-first marketing elevates mobile advertising. Stephanie has creatively led campaigns for Microsoft, Kraft, W Hotels and Bank of America. Her work has been featured by TechCrunch, VentureBeat, AdWeek and the New York Times, and she’s presented her work and original research to Charles Schwab and at CES 2018.
SVP Data Science
Jason has a deep background in data science. He most recently served as Head of Data Science and Analytics for FinTech data solutions provider Womply and spent twelve years at The Boeing Company in engineering, operations research, strategy, and business development. Jason holds a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from University of Illinois, an M.S. in Systems Engineering from USC, and an MBA from Georgetown. He earned an M.S. in Analytics at University of San Francisco, serving as an Advisory Board Member to the Data Institute.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.