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This list showcases the top United States based CTO’ operating in the Video Advertising 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.
CTO of The Trade Desk
As Chief Technology Officer and founder, Dave Pickles oversees all engineering and technology at The Trade Desk. Pickles has spent his entire career building real-time Internet delivery systems. At the internet telephony startup CallWave, Inc, he was involved in building all back end components of the system: client session management services, telephone call handling services, customer registration services, B2B integrations with all major telephone carriers, and complex high performance database systems (including a custom billing and CRM system) In 2007, Pickles joined AdECN, Microsoft’s recent exchange acquisition at the time. He wrote code and led a team that in under seven months built the complete Federated Exchange, enabling real-time bidding. After release, Microsoft publishing assets slowly ramped production traffic while hardening the system, handling performance testing of 30B daily impressions. With the exchange complete and ready for prime time, Pickles left to help found The Trade Desk and build its platform.
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About The Trade Desk, Trade Desk Inc.: The Trade Desk is an online demand-side platform that provides buying tools for digital media buyers.
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.
Chief Technology Officer of Penthera Partners
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About Penthera Partners: Penthera Partners is an international software company that makes video viewing friction-free.
CTO & Co-Founder of Extreme Reach
an is the CTO of Extreme Reach. He leads innovation and development with a customer-centric revision cycle, growing our industry-leading platform with new capabilities every two weeks. With over 15 years of experience in systems architecture, application design and development leadership, Dan is known for developing transformative advertising technology solutions.
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About Extreme Reach: Extreme Reach is a tech platform for video ad campaign workflow that delivers ads to every screen and device on time and in perfect quality.
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 & Co-Founder of Theta Lake
Rich brings over 15 years of Enterprise software and application development experience to Nexgate. Most recently, he led a 50+ person Engineering team building Websense’s web security product portfolio. Along with holding multiple patents, he has held senior management and technical positions at Symantec, 8e6 Technologies (now Trustwave), and eFunds (now Fidelity) building everything from SaaS applications to high-throughput network appliances, client security software and mobile applications. Rich is always looking to hire smart people who can get things done.
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About Theta Lake: Security and compliance for modern collaboration platforms, including Cisco Webex, Zoom, RingCentral, Microsoft Teams, Slack and more
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.