Ari Brandt co-founded MediaBrix in 2011 and serves as the CEO. He is a seasoned media executive with more than 20 years of experience in all sides of the business, from heading up digital media at Conde Nast to management roles at DoubleClick and advertising at Yahoo. Over the course of his career, Ari has played a key role in building innovative, profitable digital businesses and advertising platforms. Ari is also a well-respected voice in the advertising industry, speaking at such organizations as SXSW, Inside Mobile Apps, MediaPost, and the Interactive Advertising Bureau, and contributing to such publications as TechCrunch, Entrepreneur, AdAge, and Mashable.
Glen Sussman is an experienced financial executive that has worked in the crosshairs of technology and venture capital for over 15 years. Prior to joining MediaBrix, Glen served as a CFO consultant and Board Advisor to various technology start-ups in New York and San Francisco, closing financings for new ventures for the past two years.
Christopher Beach joined the MediaBrix team as VP of Engineering in 2015. With nearly 20 years of engineering and tech leadership, Chris has spent the past ten years in digital advertising, innovating and refining the way ad campaigns are delivered via mobile. Before joining MediaBrix, Chris served as Technology Director for Huge, a Brooklyn-based digital design agency, and prior to that as Senior Director of Engineering at Vibrant Media, a leader in online contextual advertising. Leveraging his deep experience as an accomplished engineer with more than eight years of management, Chris brings to MediaBrix his expertise in building high-performing teams and harnessing the combined assets of people, knowledge and technology to innovate the advertising industry.
Richard is a seasoned media executive who has followed his passion and worked in the media business for more than 25 years.
He initially started in Silicon Valley with The Wall Street Journal, and was enthralled with online media from its earliest days. He’s led global sales & marketing organizations, and has extensive international experience in exceeding customer needs. Richard has been involved in the start-up of numerous products including WSJ.com, Yahoo! Elections, Yahoo! Personal Finance, Personal Journal, SmartMoney, and several lifestyle content areas. He’s also led the development and monetization of numerous new digital media products in mobile, desktop, video and apps.
Stephen Krikelis joins MediaBrix with more than 10 years of experience in the digital advertising industry. He has a proven track record and expertise in digital advertising operations, sales and business development, product development, marketing and business operations.
Josiah Klebaner joined the MediaBrix team as Senior Vice President of Product in 2016. Joe has 20 years of rich product experience spanning financial services, e-commerce, advertising and education. Josiah joins MediaBrix from eBay where he most notably defined the company’s mobile strategy to support e-commerce partners and headed up product for the display media group. Prior to that, Josiah led mobile product management for American Express, redefining the US card member app experience. At MediaBrix, Joe is focused on driving product innovation, execution and process.
Art Santos has more than 17 years of global enterprise sales, business development and strategy experience, and a proven ability to penetrate emerging markets. Art joins MediaBrix from Kontagent, the leader in social gaming analytics, where he created and managed relationships with major game studios and media companies.
Sandy Carvalho is a seasoned marketer with extensive experience in corporate branding and messaging, and oversees product marketing, corporate marketing and sales planning on the MediaBrix team. Prior to joining MediaBrix, Sandy served as Marketing Operations Director at Undertone, where she headed up corporate advertising, demand generation and key client account strategy. Prior to Undertone, Sandy headed up marketing for SourceMedia, a financial services media company, where she focused on thought leadership, brand management, customer acquisition and marketing partnerships for leading financial publications.
Jay Drago co-founded MediaBrix in May 2011 and serves as Chief Brixer. He leads the company through innovation and process. Jay has over 15 years experience in the online advertising space. Prior, Jay co-founded smartclip, an online video network, and before that he was co-founder & CEO of ad network JOGO Media, where he delivered technology & sales solutions to the emerging in-game advertising space.