At CTO (Boardroom Media) we track over 1,000,000 startups and over 5,000,000 people who hold key positions in these companies. We use this directory of startups to highlight top employees, founders and board members we think deserve more appreciation than they are currently getting.
This list showcases the top United States based CTO’ operating in the Advertising Platforms space. If you think a CTO’ is missing from this list, feel free to contact our editor on [email protected].
The individuals on this list have been included because of exceptional performance in one of the following categories:
- Innovation – Operating as a key part in an extremely innovative business or startup.
- Growth – Operating as a key figure in the growth and upscale of a market leading business or startup.
- Management – Showing exceptional management skills.
- Societal impact – Putting their business on the map for their positive societal or environmental impact.
Our Data – We source our data from OSINT (open source intelligence) and public directories such as Crunchbase, SemRush and many more. The data from these sources should be treated with a degree of caution and verified yourself.
Co-Founder & CTO of AppsFlyer
Reshef Mann is Co-Founder & CTO at AppsFlyer.
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About AppsFlyer: The world’s top brands use AppsFlyer to build great products, create exceptional experiences, and preserve customer privacy.
CTO of AOL
William Pence As Global Chief Technology Officer, William Pence leads all aspects of AOL’s global platform development and external technology partnerships, as well as plays a key leadership role in the overall strategy and direction of AOL. He also leads the newly established Area 51, focused on synchronizing innovation efforts across AOL’s venture investments, incubators, university relations, and internal R&D. He is an accomplished leader in the digital technology industry with over 25 years of experience. William joined AOL in April of 2014.
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About AOL, New York CTO Club: AOL Lifestream is a web-based application that enables users to keep track of all their comments on social networking sites.
Chief Technology Officer of Place Exchange
Jason Shao is the Chief Technology Officer at Place Exchange.
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About Place Exchange: The First True Programmatic Exchange for Out-of-Home Media
CTO of Volta Charging
Praveen Mandal is the CEO & Co-Founder of 2predict and CTO of Volta Charging. Veteran of five successful formative stage start-ups and a seasoned innovation executive whose teams have developed industry-recognized, market-leading technologies and solutions in telecom, clean-tech and high-performance computing industries. Companies and organizations founded are Emerging Technologies Group at SGI (served as SVP & GM), ChargePoint (served as President) and Pipal Systems (served as CEO). Furthermore, held senior executive positions at Riverstone Networks (VP of R&D), Lucent Technologies (VP of R&D for Carrier Ethernet Solutions) and aforementioned SGI (SVP of Engineering and GM of Emerging Technologies Group). Currently serves on the Advisory Boards of MIT’s Connection Science Group, Illinois Institute of Technology’s Electrical and Computer Engineering Department and on the Board of Directors at various “hard tech” startups in Boston and Silicon Valley. Co-inventor on 10 awarded patents and holds a BSCE from Santa Clara University.
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About Volta Charging: Volta Charging designs, installs, and maintains a network of electric vehicle charging stations.
Co-founder & CTO of Liftoff
Co-founder & CTO at Liftoff
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About Liftoff: Liftoff is a mobile app marketing and retargeting platform which uses post-install data to run true CPA-optimized campaigns.
Co-founder & CTO of Storygize
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About Storygize: Storygize is a native technology platform designed to empower digital media buyers to achieve maximum results with minimum effort.
CTO of WideOrbit
Eric joined WideOrbit in 2001 and is responsible for all hardware integration and advanced systems development. Prior to WideOrbit, Eric co-founded OpenTable.com. Eric has worked in the technology industry for over 25 years. Before OpenTable, Eric ran a consulting company, building systems for Fortune 500 companies, including Safeway, Kraft, Silicon Graphics, Countrywide and the City of San Francisco.
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About WideOrbit: WideOrbit provides advertising management software for major media companies.
CTO & Co-Founder of Innovid
Tal Chalozin is co-founder and CTO of Innovid, the leading connected TV and video advertising platform for advertisers to engage consumers across all screens and channels. Tal leads Innovid’s long-term technology vision, global product creation and implementation, and business development efforts, as well as identifying and developing emerging trends and opportunities for product innovation and digital TV/OTT collaborations. He has forged partnerships with Facebook, Snapchat, Twitter, Samsung, Roku and Hulu, amongst others, to help advertisers bring interactive video to viewers everywhere. Tal is a serial entrepreneur and tireless global leader in video technology. In addition to serving as Innovid’s CTO, Tal is a board member for the IAB’s Digital Video Center of Excellence and for the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. He has been named a 2018 inductee in the American Advertising Federation’s Advertising Hall of Achievement for his significant impact on the industry via mentorship, inspiration, volunteerism and training. Previous accolades include being named a “Technology Pioneer” by the World Economic Forum, one of the “Best Young European Entrepreneurs” by Businessweek, a member of Multichannel News’ “40 Under 40” Class of 2016, and to Cynopsis Digital’s 2016 “It List.” Prior to Innovid, Tal co-founded GarageGeeks – a non-profit organization and one of Israel’s largest hacker spaces and innovation hubs boasting more than 8,000 members. Tal also served as an officer in an elite computer unit in the Israeli Air Force for over eight years where he led the development of several military products with high algorithmic complexity. Tal owns several global patents in digital video technology, and he is a regular speaker at global events, including Cannes Lion, CES, The Drum’s Programmatic Punch, IAB, MWC, NAB, TVOT, AdExchanger’s Programmatic I/O, Broadcasting & Cable’s Advanced TV, Wired Magazine’s NEXTFEST, Le Web’s Digital Innovation Conference, Ars Electronica, and eConsultancy’s Creative Programmatic.
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About Garagegeeks, Innovid: Innovid is the only independent omni-channel advertising and analytics platform built for television.
CTO of PulsePoint
Ezra Suveyke is the CTO of PulsePoint and oversees the technology and product teams. Ezra is a proven leader in the ad tech space and has a strong track record of bringing innovative solutions to market and successfully scaling up technology and infrastructure needs supporting organizational growth and demand.
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About PulsePoint: PulsePoint is a technology company using data to accelerate healthcare marketing.
Co-Founder & CTO of Empyr
Jarrod Cuzens is Chief Architect at Figg.
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About Empyr, Empyr, Figg: Empyr is a card-linked offer engagement platform for national brands and digital publisher.
Chief Technology Officer of OpenX
Paul Ryan is the chief technology officer at OpenX where he oversees a global team of more than 250 engineers and data scientists to foster the development of new, innovative programmatic technology. Prior to OpenX, Paul was the CTO and founder of mobile search company Zowdow. He has also held CTO roles at Yellow Pages Group, Leads360 and Overture. During his time at Overture, Paul was principally responsible for engineering the world’s first high scale auction-based market for the web, an innovation that established the foundation of today’s $45 billion programmatic marketplace. Paul holds a BSE, EECS from Princeton University, an MS in Computer Science from John Hopkins University and an MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.
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About OpenX: OpenX provides digital and advertising technologies that optimize a company’s advertising revenue.
Co-Founder & CTO of Rockerbox
As CTO, Rick directs the company’s product and technology vision. Most recently, Rick led integrations at AppNexus for companies such as Facebook and Yahoo in addition to being a founding data science engineer in AppNexus’ Marketplace-Analytics group. Rick holds a B.S. in Mathematics and Economics from Harvey Mudd College.
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About Rockerbox: Marketing Measurement for DTC Brands
Chief Technology Officer of Emodo
Daniel Parkes is the CTO at Ericsson Emodo.
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About Emodo, Ericsson Ventures: Emodo transforms data into results for mobile network operators.
CTO of Lotame
Jeremy Pinkham is a seasoned technology developer and systems architect. He and his team have built and deployed the core technologies of the Data Management Platform that Lotame has employed so successfully. His expertise is focused on the implementation and performance of highly advanced scalable technologies. He previously led the team that built the first advanced reporting platform for Advertising.com as well as the company’s first email marketing platform and affiliate networking program. Jeremy graduated from the University of Delaware and currently lives in Maryland.
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About Lotame: Lotame is the leading provider of data enrichment solutions for global enterprises.
CTO of Hone
Andy is a full-stack developer with experience in web, mobile, gaming and social. An experienced technical leader focused on data-driven development, metrics and iteration, Andy thrives in start-up environments. He is also active in the open source and Los Angeles developer communities
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About Hone: Content marketing and native advertising technology company.
Founder & CTO of Jelli
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About Jelli: Jelli operates as a cloud-based advertising company for the radio market in the United States.
CTO of Albert Technologies
Tomer Naveh, Albert’s Chief Technology Officer, has 22 years of experience in software development, including 15 years in consulting and executive management. Prior to his current role, he served as the Head of Innovation at SundaySky, an Israeli company providing automatically generated videos for online businesses and retailers, where he established the company’s online advertising offering used by brands such as Office Depot and Lenovo. Prior to that, Tomer was co-Founder and CEO of Glydo, a startup in the content recommendation space. He was also Vice President of R&D at Onset Technology and MessageVine, and co-owner of Zoop software solutions. Before entering the startup world, he was a member of the Israeli Army Elite Cyber Intelligence Unit. He is an MBA graduate from Indiana University and additionally holds an MSc in Computer Science (Cum Laude) from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, and a BSc in Mathematics (Cum Laude) and Computer Science (Summa Cum Laude) from Tel-Aviv University.
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About Albert Technologies: Albert is an artificial intelligence marketing platform for the enterprise, driving fully autonomous digital marketing campaigns.
Chief Technology Officer of Strike Social
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About Strike Social: The global leader in AI for social advertising
CTO & Co-Founder of PromoteIQ
Peter Schwartz is Co-Founder and CTO of Spotfront.
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About PromoteIQ: Vendor Marketing Platform for E-Commerce
Chief Technology Officer of Smaato
Gerry is a seasoned technology entrepreneur whose career has spanned many verticals, including finance/Wall Street, advertising and media and entertainment. Through his prior CTO/SVP Engineering roles at RhythmOne, Agency.com/Designatory, World Wrestling Entertainment and VMS, Gerry not only lead start-ups from 20 to 1,500+ employees, but also brought many significant industry-first solutions to market and delivered triple-digit growth. Prior to joining Smaato, Gerry also played a leading role in multiple IPOs and a large number of acquisitions. As a technologist, Gerry is passionate about building high performance teams, lean DevOps, machine learning, cloud computing, ‘automated everything’ and superfast architectures that can scale to 100s of billions per day. A native South African, Gerry holds a Computer Science degree from the University of Stellenbosch.
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About Smaato: Digital Advertising Technology Platform Built for Publishers. Optimized for Data-driven Experiences.
Chief Technology Officer & Co-Founder of 4C Insights
Karan Khanna is VP, Engineering at 4C Insights.
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About 4C Insights: Scope by 4C™ is the leading self-service intelligence platform for marketers to drive business outcomes across closed ecosystems.
Co-Founder & CTO of Terminus
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About Terminus: Terminus is a marketing platform used to target companies, engage decision-makers on their terms, and accelerate pipeline velocity.
Co-founder & CTO of Adext AI
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About Adext AI: Real autonomous AI automation for Google & Facebook Ads. Adext AI technology cannot be found in any AI framework within the market today.
Co-Founder/CTO of FeedMob
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About FeedMob: FeedMob is a mobile ad platform that specializes in honest, post-install KPI driven mobile advertising at scale.
CTO of 33Across
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About 33Across: 33Across is a supply-side platform with integrated solutions to unlock addressability and monetization.
Co-Founder & CTO of Pathmatics
Tom Lorimor is a seasoned technology executive and entrepreneur with multiple patents to his credit. Tom honed his development skills during a seven year tenure at Microsoft. While working on major product releases for the tech giant, Tom met Gabe Gottlieb; the two colleagues later joined forces to build Adomic. Tom now leads the technical side of Adomic’s business as the company’s CTO. Tom holds BS and MS degrees in Computer Engineering from Case Western Reserve University.
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About Pathmatics: Pathmatics is a marketing platform that gives visibility to the digital ad performance of brands, their competitors, and entire industries.
CTO & Co-Founder of Zembula
Carl Thorner serves as Chief Technology Officer of Scratch-it Incorporated. Carl Thorner is an entrepreneur with extensive experience designing, developing and deploying large enterprise software solutions for Fortune 500 companies. His core competencies are in management, software development, high availability, cloud computing, computer security and scalability. He has contributed to several open source projects and presented on topics such as deployment and development of enterprise software.
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About Zembula: Easily create rich, interactive content that your customers will love.
Managing Partner & CTO of DSPolitical
Mark Jablonowski is an award-winning progressive technologist with fifteen years of experience innovating how political campaigns and causes use digital advertising, data, and technology to achieve their goals. Mark currently serves DSPolitical as a managing partner and CTO.
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About DSPolitical: DSPolitical brings together the best voter data and advertising technology to help campaigns find the exact right voters online every time.
CTO of Q1Media
Keith is the CTO and is in charge of creating and executing our technology stack. Fun fact: Keith has completed an Ironman and is always looking to challenge himself.
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About Q1Media: Q1Media is an industry leading digital media services firm serving regional and local brands & agencies.
Co-founder & CTO of Nickelytics
Shama Keskar is a Co-founder and CTO at Nickelytics.
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About Nickelytics: Nickelytics driving advertising forward.
Co-Founder & CTO of RevJet
Serge Ioffe is co-Founder & CTO, RevJet.
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About RevJet: RevJet is the first comprehensive Ad Experience Platform, for every audience, channel, format, inventory, and device.
Managing Partner and Chief Technology Officer of SproutLoud Media Networks, LLC
Anjan Upadhya is the Chief Architect of SproutLoud’s platform, who oversees all of Technology and Product Development and has been a part of SproutLoud since its inception. He has over 14 years of experience building technology teams and platforms in fast-paced, startup environments for a broad range of industries including education, veterinary and medical sciences. Before joining SproutLoud, Anjan held similar positions in a number of startup companies. He was the Lead Architect for StudyNet, a leading platform for online education. His work at Turkel Shwartz and Partners won him two silver Addy Awards in the advertising field. He also won an additional Addy for his collaborative work with Cave Design, a leading graphics communication company. Anjan’s background has given him exposure to biological sciences, arts, advertising, programming and internet technologies which allow him to problem solve with a broad and unique range of perspectives. He loves taking ideas from inception to working business software solutions. He is also a published photographer and has a deep passion for open-source software and loves the innovative thinking and inspiration that comes from it. Anjan holds a degree in Web & Interactive Media from The Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale and a degree in Botany from Delhi University, India.
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About SproutLoud Media Networks, LLC: SproutLoud is a TCMA solution to help brands execute marketing programs through the local businesses that sell their products and services.
Chief Technology Officer & Co Founder of Gnack
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About Gnack: Gnack is a advertising platform that allows brands to collaborate on user generated marketing campaigns on Instagram and Snapchat.
Chief Technology Officer of OccasionGenius
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About LePrix, OccasionGenius: OccasionGenius is an event discovery technology company provides services to large companies to capture the experiential consumer.
CTO of Sled
Todd Medema is the Staff Product Manager at Tesla.
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About FabricateIO, Sled, Tesla: The perfect ad format for mobile
CTO of MatchCraft
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About MatchCraft: Scalable Search Marketing Solutions
CTO and Co-Founder of TapHeaven
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About TapHeaven, TapHeaven: TapHeaven’s automated UA Co-Pilot live monitors, analyzes and optimizes your mobile campaigns. Performance-based. Unbiased. All Channels.
CTO of MANTIS Ad Network
Paris Holley is Chief Technology Officer at MANTIS Ad Network.
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About MANTIS Ad Network, Medical Jane: The most advanced digital marketing platform dedicated to the developing, legal cannabis industry. Built for display, native, and video.
Co-Founder, CTO of Boostinsider
Chen Wang is the Co-founder and CTO at Boostinsider.
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About Boostinsider: Boostinsider is an AI/big data technology company based in SF. Proudly produced SocialBook, your influencer marketing secret weapon.
Co-Founder and CTO of Funerals360
Duane Hutchins is the Lead Software Engineer at Wunderkind.
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About Funerals360, I’m Sorry to Hear, Wunderkind (formerly BounceX): An end-to-end funeral planning service and marketplace that simplifies funeral planning.
CTO of Modavox
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About Modavox: Modavox is an online media distribution company.
CTO of Modavox
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About Modavox: Modavox is an online media distribution company.
Co-Founder/CTO of Congo
Marc Krejci is the Co-Founder/CTO at Congo.io.
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About Congo: Congo is a video marketing platform that allows fans to create and share branded videos for companies and causes they love.
CTO of Bilin Technology
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About Bilin Technology: B2B Digital advertising, lead generation and advanced analytics.
CTO of Find Your Influence
Micah Desjardins serves as the Chief Technology Officer at Find Your Influence.
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About Find Your Influence: Find Your Influence is a cloud-based app that enables businesses to manage their brand ambassador and social influencer campaigns.
Co-Founder/Sr.Chief Technology Officer of 4SmartPro
Principally oversees development @4smartpro LLC. “Senior” Developer with lots of experience coding (a “lone wolf”), then all these wonderful technical skills, knowing different languages, frameworks, great trouble-shooting skills, deep understanding of the iOS environment, etc, etc. Arbaz is more of a mentor and a leader to younger developers, then his people skills are valued more. Besides having a deep bird-eye view understanding of the projects involved, He understands his team. Who is strong where? Who’s weak where? Which tasks would be suitable for which team member? Who has the most potential? Who should learn what?
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About 4SmartPro: Home Improvement Company, Cleaning and Janitorial Service, Construction clean up, House Painting, and Roofing Service along with Make Ready.