Board of Directors

Jeff Green

Chief Executive Officer, Founder & Chairman

Jeff Green is the Founder, CEO and Chairman of the Board of The Trade Desk, Inc., a technology company that empowers buyers of advertising through data-driven decisioning. Hundreds of billions of impressions are bought on The Trade Desk platform every year by leading agencies and brands.

Following a successful IPO in 2016 (NASDAQ: TTD), the company’s stock rose 231 percent in its first year as a public company. The company employs almost 700 people in over 10 countries around the world. Since 2012, the company has experienced a compound average growth rate (CAGR) of 138 percent.

Green built The Trade Desk as a second-generation demand-side platform, positioning it at the center of digital advertising’s trading future by offering efficient, transparent technology. Among the first programmatic ad partners of Facebook’s ad exchange, Apple, Spotify, Comcast, and CBS, The Trade Desk has been recognized by Business Insider, Crain’s, Deloitte, Forbes, Fortune, Glassdoor and others as both fast-growing and one of the best places to work. In 2015, Forbes named The Trade Desk one of the top 10 ‘America’s Most Promising Companies.’

The American Marketing Association named Green one of the ‘4 under 40’ emerging marketing leaders and California State University Channel Islands recognized him as 2017 Technology Leader of the Year. Green and co-founder Dave Pickles were also named 2017 Entrepreneurs of the Year by Ernst & Young.

A recognized digital marketing and advertising expert, Green regularly appears in national media, including Bloomberg TV, Business Insider, CNBC, Fox Business, NPR and The Wall Street Journal, among others. In 2017, Green appeared on 60 Minutes to share data with consumers about how to avoid fake news.

Prior to The Trade Desk, Green founded AdECN, which he built in 2004 as the world’s first online advertising exchange. As COO, he led all strategy, product, and business development. AdECN was acquired by Microsoft in 2007 and Green spent two years at Microsoft Online Services Division overseeing all reseller and channel partner business, including ad monetization for Facebook, MSNBC, MSN, Fox Sports, and others.

Green has also played a leadership role in the digital advertising industry, serving on the Networks and Exchanges Quality Assurance Guidelines Committee for the Internet Advertising Bureau (IAB), leading working groups that established rules and best practices for acquiring inventory, and setting data transaction standards.

Green has served on the boards of several advertising and technology companies in the U.S. and Europe and served as an advisor to multiple companies including AppNexus, a technology platform based in New York City.

Green and The Trade Desk have done work for hundreds of non-profits, including Water.org, The Charity Defense Council, Thorn, and Not Impossible. For two years Green served as Chairman of the Board for a non-profit school he started in Southern California.

Green resides in Ventura County, California.


Dave Pickles

Chief Technology Officer & Founder

As Chief Technology Officer, Dave Pickles oversees all engineering, product innovation and data science at The Trade Desk, a technology company that empowers advertising buyers through data-driven, real-time decision-making. The Trade Desk’s robust technology offers marketers unparalleled audience scale and reach to connect with their consumers, evaluating nearly 9 million ad impressions and quadrillions of permutations across the internet every single second. Hundreds of billions of ads are bought on The Trade Desk platform every year by leading agencies and brands around the world.

Pioneers of real-time bidding technology, Dave and Jeff Green founded The Trade Desk in 2009. Following a successful IPO in 2016 (NASDAQ: TTD), the company’s stock rose 231 percent in its first year as a public company. The Trade Desk employs over 800 people in 12 countries across North America, Europe and Asia Pacific and has been recognized by Business Insider, Crain’s, Deloitte, Forbes, Fortune, Glassdoor and others as a fast-growth company that is consistently named a best place to work. The Trade Desk was ranked #2 on Glassdoor’s Best Software Companies to Work for in 2018.

A recognized expert on programmatic advertising technology, Dave is regularly featured in the media, including Forbes, VentureBeat, eWeek and SiliconANGLE and speaks at industry events like Traction. Dave and co-founder Green were named Entrepreneurs of the Year by Ernst & Young in 2017.

Dave has spent his entire career building real-time internet delivery systems. In 2007, Dave joined AdECN, the ad exchange acquired by Microsoft. Dave’s team built the complete federated exchange in less than seven months, enabling real-time bidding and performance testing of 30B daily impressions. The architecture Dave crafted remains effectively unchanged today.

Prior to AdECN, Dave was a senior engineer at internet telephony startup, CallWave, Inc., where he was involved in building all back-end components of the system, including client session management services, telephone call handling services, customer registration services, B2B integrations with all major telephone carriers, and complex database systems, such as a custom billing and CRM system.

Dave received a B.S. in Computer Science from the University of California, Santa Barbara. He lives in Ventura County, California with his wife and children.


Brian Stempeck

Chief Client Officer

As Chief Client Officer for The Trade Desk, Stempeck oversees the company’s relationships with agencies, advertisers and strategic partners. Stempeck specializes in educating marketers about the evolving world of digital advertising, and helping them develop online marketing strategies for clients.Recently, Stempeck led The Trade Desk's Connected TV (CTV) initiatives. As TV viewership rapidly moves to over-the-top (OTT) devices, Stempeck has advanced The Trade Desk’s product efforts with TV networks and advertisers. From Q4 2016 to Q4 2017, CTV spend on The Trade Desk platform increased 535 percent.

A recognized digital marketing and advertising expert, Stempeck is regularly featured in media, including Adweek, Ad Age, Broadcasting & Cable and TechCrunch, and speaks at leading industry events such as Advertising Week, dmexco and Programmatic I/O, among others. Stempeck has also been named one of Adweek’s Young Influentials, recognized as one of the publication’s “10 Rising Tech Stars.”

Stempeck serves on the Board of Directors for the Ad Council and is an Advisory Board Member for Advertiser Perceptions.

Stempeck has spent the majority of his career in online media. He started his career as a political journalist with E&E Publishing on Capitol Hill, and launched E&E’s online video division in 2006 before receiving an MBA degree from the Kenan-Flagler Business School at the University of North Carolina.

Stempeck also worked for Unilever in brand management on the Dove brand, and at Bain & Company, the strategy consulting firm. At Bain & Co., he advised Fortune 500 clients in the retail and pharmaceutical sectors on their digital marketing strategies, and also worked for Bain’s private equity practice.

Stempeck lives in Los Angeles with his wife and two children.


Rob Perdue

Chief Operating Officer

Rob Perdue は The Trade Desk の最高執行責任者で、国内そして世界中でのビジネスチャンスを模索し、同社の事業運営の舵を取っています。

The Trade Desk入社以前は、EyeWonder 社の最高執行責任者を経験しており、セールス、事業運営、世界規模での企業拡大の取り組みなど、すべてを管理していました。企業の戦略的なビジネス目標を達成すべく、すべての機能部門に渡って運営能力の向上、推進に重点を置きました。EyeWonder 以前は、オンラインメディアやテクノロジー業界向け投資銀行である The Jordan、Edmiston Group (JEGI) のオンラインメディア部門で、トランザクションの実行を行い、合併・買収、資金調達、オンライン戦略を専門としていました。JEGI 在職時、彼はオンラインメディア、広告配信企業、ターゲティング・プラットフォーム、アドネットワーク、サーチおよびリードジェネレーション・プラットフォーム、ワークフロー自動化ソフトウェア会社など幅広く見聞を広めました。JEGI 入社前は、Time Warner、Ernst & Young、LLP などで革新的なリーダー職や管理職を 12 年以上務め、The Carlyle Group、Blackboard、RipTech (Symantec)、Marketswitch (Experian)、Lockheed Martin などの顧客を担当していました。


Paul Ross


The Trade Desk での Paul Ross の役割は、カリフォルニア州、ベンチュラにある本社で財務会計部門を指揮することです。彼は 18 年以上の財務および会計の経験があり、PriceWaterhouseCoopers LLP に在職中の 1990 年代には、CPA (米国公認会計士)ライセンスを取得しました。以前は PowerOne として知られる、カマリロを拠点とする ABB 製品グループ Solar で財務業務の指揮的ポストに就いていました。

カリフォルニア大学ロサンゼルス校の学士号を保有し、南カリフォルニア大学では MBA を取得しました。


Vivian Yang

Chief Legal Officer

Vivian Yang brings to her role more than 20 years of legal experience in media and technology. Prior to joining The Trade Desk, Ms. Yang served as Chief Administrative Officer and General Counsel of RealD, a leading global licensor of 3D and other visual technologies that was listed on the NYSE until being taken private this year. Before RealD, Ms. Yang was SVP & General Counsel for CityGrid Media, a digital advertising network owned by IAC. She has also held the positions of SVP, Business Affairs, Finance and Administration at Time Warner’s Global Media Group, VP & General Counsel at eCompanies Wireless and Senior Counsel at Sony Pictures. Ms. Yang started her legal career at Latham & Watkins after receiving her JD from Georgetown University. Prior to her legal career, Ms. Yang was a CPA with KPMG.


Susan Vobejda

Chief Marketing Officer

As CMO of The Trade Desk, Susan oversees all aspects of the company’s marketing, including branding, product marketing, creative design, digital media, content development and PR. She brings a steady track record of strategic marketing leadership and a strong passion for building brands across media, technology and consumer sectors to continually further The Trade Desk’s significant growth in the U.S. and around the world.

Recently named one of Forbes Most Influential CMO’s in the World (June 2018), Susan is a recognized expert at the forefront of digital marketing’s transformation. Susan is regularly featured in media, including The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, Reuters, and Adweek, among others.

Before joining The Trade Desk, Susan served as EVP and Chief Marketing Officer of global fashion brand Tory Burch, where she led a customer-centric, omnichannel, and global digital transformation of all brand communications.

Prior to Tory Burch, Susan was the founding executive and GM of Bloomberg’s Media Distribution division, which she built into a highly profitable global content business. In addition, Susan has held marketing leadership roles at Bloomberg.com, Yahoo!, Gap Inc., and Walmart.com.

Committed to mentoring the next generation of business leaders, Susan is a W.O.M.E.N. in America mentor, a member of the Women’s Forum of New York, and presenter at Deloitte’s Next Generation CMO Academy. Susan received a B.A. in economics from Carleton College and an MBA from Harvard Business School.

Susan serves on the CMO Advisory Board for Ridge Ventures, an early-stage venture capital firm, and also serves on the Board of the non-profit Lulu and Leo Fund. In her spare time, Susan enjoys travel and all sports but especially golf.


Sacha Berlik

Managing Director of Europe

サーシャ・ベルリックはThe Trade Deskの常務取締役です。彼の役割は、欧州、中東、アフリカ(EMEA)のサービス領域において、顧客の発展と存続を監督することです。

最近では、彼はDataXuにおいて欧州事業のゼネラルマネージャーをしていました。それに先立ち彼はmexadを創立、2011年にDataXuに買収されるまで、世界中に6つのオフィスを構えるまでに成長させました。mexad社の前に、Berlikは欧州全域で初のアドネットワークであるWestern-European Operations of Oridian(現在はLycos)とActiveAgent(現在はgoldbachmedia)を共同設立しました。また、オンラインの世界で、ドイツ最大の民間テレビ局の一つであるSAT1の存在感を高めました。

彼はベルリン自由大学で経営学士を取得、論文「テレビとインターネット - 補足物は競争相手になるのか?」を発表しています。ドイツのケルンを拠点としています。


Mike Blacker

VP of Strategic Business Development

Mike Blacker は $50 億市場である、リアルタイムビッディング(RTB)業界において世界的なデマンドサイドプラットフォームである The Trade Desk の戦略経営企画部 VP です。彼は、様々な業界における新規の戦略的クライアントの発掘を行いながら、既存クライアントに対してもThe Trade Desk プラットフォームをさらに活用してもらうため幅広い活動をしています。

また、Infoseek、CBS SportsLine、Epylon/Accenture、ExpertCity/Citrix、AudienceScience、Feeva、Quova、Neustar など一連のスタートアップでの経験を持つアドテクのベテランです。1996 年にオンライン広告を初めて販売した一人で、デジタル広告、アドテク、アドプラットフォームなどの業界で様々な役割を果たすことでキャリア全体を形成してきました。



Yann Blat

GM of France and Belgium

As General Manager for France and Belgium at The Trade Desk, Yann Blat oversees a portfolio of agencies, media teams and aggregators at the cutting edge of digital advertising.

Yann is a veteran of the online advertising industry. He has always been part of technology companies at the service of advertisers, agencies and publishers.

He has built his experience through DoubleClick, Google, Mediamind/Sizmek, Facebook/Atlas.

At The Trade Desk, Yann works with demand-side players to power the most granular audience-based buying platform in the industry.


Stacy Bohrer

RVP of Business Development

ステイシー・ボーラーは$20 0億ドルのプログラム業界におけるオムニチャネル プラットフォーム、Trade Deskの事業開発部地域担当副社長です。Trade Deskの中西部における事業開発リーダーとして、ステイシーはチームと共に、顧客と市場における代理店との関係を構築しています。

彼女は代理店と提携してそのビジネスモデルをプログラマティックに誘導し発展させることに情熱を注いでいます。彼女はTrade Deskの事業開発機能を2013年にシカゴで確立しました。迅速に会社のポートフォリオを構築し、Trade Deskを地域のプログラマティックバイヤーの最適なプラットフォームとして確立しました。



Cort Carlson

VP Corporate Controller

Cort Carlson is the Vice President Corporate Controller for The Trade Desk. In his role, Cort is a key member of the Finance Leadership team and is responsible for the US and corporate accounting functions.

Cort brings with him over 20 years of accounting and finance experience in the technology and entertainment industries.Previously, Cort served as the SVP, Principal Accounting Officer at Connexity, a technology data-driven marketing solutions company.Prior to Connexity, Cort was the VP, Corporate Controller at United Online, an Internet and e-commerce company.Before joining United Online Cort held various senior positions at THQ, a leading worldwide developer and publisher of interactive entertainment software.

Cort started his career at Grant Thornton LLP where he earned his CPA license after receiving his B.S in Accounting from California State University, Northridge.


TJ Ceballos

GM of Enterprise Business Development

TJ Ceballos is the GM of Enterprise Business Development for The Trade Desk. In his role, he is responsible for establishing partnerships with new strategic enterprise clients across various industries. This involves consulting with partners to fully utilize The Trade Desk platform and enterprise portfolio to drive growth in their business.

TJ has spent his career architecting and supporting advertising and publishing technologies that drive efficiencies. Prior to joining The Trade Desk, TJ served as the Vice President of Professional Services at Operative where he ran both the Support and Consulting Services organization. He also built the AESB, a global cloud based workflow management platform, during his tenure as Vice President of Solutions for Affinity Express.

TJ has also held technology leadership positions at The New York Daily News, ADP, Cunningham Graphics, and OneVision Inc.

He resides in Fair Haven, NJ with his wife and three children.


Ed Chater

General Manager of Cross-Device Operations

Ed Chater leads cross-device and other identity initiatives at The Trade Desk. He is responsible for ensuring the continued growth and adoption of cross-device technology across the platform. This includes helping to educate the market on the benefits of cross-device technology as well as working closely with product and engineering teams to deliver against the product roadmap.

Prior to The Trade Desk Ed was COO at Adbrain which The Trade Desk acquired in October 2017. Ed has over 15 years of digital experience having helped pioneer best practice and build multi-national businesses across search, affiliate, mobile and marketing analytics. Notable achievements include developing one of the worlds first mobile ad tracking platforms at Somo and being selected as one of Media Week's 30 under 30 in 2013.


Kathleen Comer

VP of Client Services

Kathleen Comer is VP of Client Services at The Trade Desk, an omnichannel demand-side platform. Kathleen leads the company’s East Coast and Central account management teams from the company’s New York City office.

Kathleen は The Trade Desk の初期メンバーで、アカウントチームの成長を主導してきました。最近は、重要な顧客との関係性の管理や、顧客が TTD 技術への理解を深め、それを最大限活用できるように熱心にサポートをしています。

彼女はメディア業界でのキャリアを The Martin Agency で、そしてアカウント管理のキャリアを JWT ニューヨークでスタートしました。



David Danziger

VP of Enterprise Partnerships

David Danziger は $50 億市場である、リアルタイムビッディング業界のグローバルなデマンドサイドプラットフォームである The Trade Desk の企業連携部の VP です。The Trade Desk における彼の役割は、企業の戦略的パートナーのデータ、ターゲティング、計測を牽引することです。改善されたフロントエンド・ターゲティングやバックエンド・アナリティクスを通して、The Trade Desk の顧客によるメディア購入の効率性を高める関係性を構築することに重点を置いています。

彼はアドテクやデータ業界のベテランで、以前は Merkle でデータソリューションのシニア・ディレクター、Acxiom ではデータ製品のディレクターを務めていました。



Mike Davis

VP of Innovation

イノベーション部門のVPであるMike Davisは、製品設計の指揮をとっており、プログラマティック分野におけるThe Trade Deskの卓越したテクノロジーの牽引役です。ソフトウェアシステムの設計や開発の経験を 15 年以上持つ、ソフトウェア業界のベテランです。彼は自らスタートアップ企業を2社設立した経験があり、小規模な会社と大企業のどちらにおいてもキャリア経験があります。Sun Microsystems の接続ネットワークシステム部門にてアーキテクトおよびシニア開発者としてキャリアをスタートさせ、また Sun Java Center のコンサルティング業務ではアーキテクトとして経験を積みました。そして、スタートアップ企業である、総合的なバックアップソリューション、転送ソフトウェア、SAAS のビジネスユーザー向けのデータベースを提供する Centripetal Software を創設した後に The Trade Desk に加わりました。

Centripetal 以前は、Microsoft のシニア技術プログラムマネジャーを務め、.Net 言語、コンパイラ、エンタープライズ・モデリングツール、オンライン広告エクスチェンジの業務に携わっていました。Microsoft での最後の年は AdECN チームで、デマンドサイドプラットフォームの技術統合に取り組み、同様に Microsoft 内部のアド配信およびネットワークインフラストラクチャ業務を牽引していました。


Tahnil Davis

SVP of Finance

In her role as senior vice president at The Trade Desk, Tahnil oversees various areas of finance from the company’s headquarters in Ventura, California. Tahnil has more than 18 years of experience, having begun her career in the audit practice of Arthur Andersen. She has subsequently taken on various accounting and finance roles in the technology industry.



Jed Dederick

VP of Business Development

Jed Dederick is Vice President of Business Development for The Trade Desk, where he spearheads sales efforts in the Eastern US. As a leader on the global sales team, Jed manages and grows client relationships with some of the most sophisticated buyers in advertising.

彼は WebMD および The Wall Street Journal にて、デジタルセールスおよび顧客サービス業務の経験を持つオンライン広告のベテランです。



Brooks Dobbs

GM of Data Privacy

Brooks Dobbs is the GM of Data Privacy at The Trade Desk where he supports The Trade Desk’s ongoing efforts to be the industry leader in privacy and data protection.

Brooks has worked in digital advertising since its start in the mid-90s and worked in data privacy since the late 90s. Brooks has extensive experience with self-regulatory and standards organizations, serving as the first chairman of the industry’s leading self-regulatory body, the Network Advertising Initiative, as well as work with the World Wide Web Consortium’s standards for DNT and P3P. Brooks was previously been the CPO of Young & Rubicam Group and Phorm.

Brooks is a graduate of Lafayette College and lives in Alpharetta, GA.


Lukas Fassbender

General Manager of Germany

Lukas は $50 億市場である、リアルタイムビッディング業界のグローバルなデマンドサイドプラットフォームである The Trade Desk で ドイツ、オーストリア、スイス地域を担当する The Trade Desk の経営企画部の部長です。彼の役割は、ヨーロッパ市場に最新のテクノロジーを導入するという、会社のグローバル戦略の成功を後押しすることです。

彼は、急成長を遂げているThe Trade Desk ハンブルクオフィスを統括しており、中央および南ヨーロッパの顧客に対応しています。また、代理店が適切にプログラマティック戦略やツールセットを活用できるようサポート業務も行っています。The Trade Desk入社以前は、Adtech に 6 年間勤務していました。それ以前は Eyewonder および Mediamind で広告事業のリーダーを務め、DG では代理店セールスマネジャーとして働いていました。



Anna Forbes

General Manager of United Kingdom

As UK General Manager at The Trade Desk, Anna Forbes oversees all UK activity, growing the company’s portfolio of partnerships and ensuring that the platform continues to provide advertisers with the most cutting-edge technology to manage their campaigns.

Anna brings a wealth of experience with her to the role, having spent the last 15 years leading sales teams at innovative advertising technology companies. Before joining The Trade Desk, Anna held the role of UK Managing Director at mobile advertising analytics company Marchex, where she grew the footprint across EMEA in Sales, Marketing and Client Engagement. Prior to this, Anna served as the EMEA Sales Director at AppNexus, and as COO at Brainient (now Teads Studio).

Anna is a regular speaker at industry events with the IAB and the Digital Advertising Women’s Network. Anna has a BSc (Hons) in International Management from University of Manchester, Institute of Science and Technology.


Ashutosh Gangwar

GM of Data Partnerships

Ashutosh Gangwar leads new data partnerships team at The Trade Desk and is responsible for forging relationships globally with the data providers. His focus is on building partnerships that maximize value for the clients and long term competiveness of the platform.

Before coming to The Trade Desk, Ashutosh was VP of Business Development at Nielsen where he headed the partnership team for the Marketing Effectiveness practice. Ashutosh brings 15 years of experience in digital media and advertising. This includes global brands such as AOL, CBS, and Nielsen.

Ashutosh received his Aerospace Engineering degree from IIT Bombay and an MBA from UCLA Anderson School of Business.


Nate Gawel

GM of Data Partnerships

Nate Gawel, GM of Data Partnerships for The Trade Desk, oversees partnership development among industry-leading DMPs such as Salesforce, Oracle, and Nielsen, as well as for a number of our verification and measurement partners including Moat, IAS, and DoubleVerify. Through these strategic partnerships, Nate brings a number of market audience creation and identity resolution solutions to the table.

Prior to joining our team, Nate spent over 13 years as an ad-tech and data strategist for various Fortune 100 brands. After working for a short time as a trader and buyer for digital advertising platforms, Nate quickly moved into management roles due to his passion and expertise for performance marketing in the digital advertising space.

Within this same time, Nate spent 6 years at Centro, where he built a team of 60+ buyers across his paid search, paid social, and paid programmatic platforms, while honing in on operations, performance, and mentoring. This experience, in combination with his consulting expertise, make Nate a strong fit to lead The Trade desk’s relationships with our data partners.


Meredith Hall

GM of Learning & Development

メレディス・ホールは、オムニチャネルのデマンドサイドプラットフォーム、The Trade Deskの学習・開発を担当するゼネラルマネージャーです。彼女の役割は、カリキュラムの開発と、広告業界で優れた熟練と知識を持ったメディアバイヤーを生み出すために設計されたThe Trade Desk独自のグローバル・トレーディングアカデミーの採用を主導することです。

デジタル広告業界における彼女のキャリアは2007年、IPGのInitiativeで始まりました。その後PK4 Media、Eyeblaster/MediaMind(現在はSizmek)の販売及び事業開発に移り、最近ではThe Trade Deskの販売担当重役を経験しました。



Matt Harty

SVP of Asia Pacific

Matt Harty は、The Trade Desk のアジア太平洋担当のシニア・バイス・プレジデントです。彼は 1997 年からアジアにてオンライン広告事業を行っています。2000 年に CMGi に買収された、アジア初のパンアジア・アドネットワークである SpaceAsia Media の共同創設者です。

その後、Mail.com や HelloKitty など 400 ものウェブサイト向けにグローバルメディア販売を扱う、イールドマネジメント企業(SSP の先駆け)、Activ8 を OutBlaze の ジョイントベンチャー として共同設立しました。

そして、アジア太平洋地域および中東、北アフリカ向けの News CorpおよびFOX Networks のマネジメントに携わりました。FOX から、アジア太平洋地域において初となるエージェンシートレーディングデスク の GM として Omnicom の Accuen へ移りました。The Trade Desk に入社する前は、Experian Asia でオーディエンスソリューションを展開していました。



Alan Hiscocks

GM of Global Real Estate & Facilities

Alan Hiscocks, General Manager of Global Real Estate and Facilities at The Trade Desk, develops and executes real estate strategies that support the growth of the business, while ensuring day-to-day efficiencies through the teams that manage our various offices.

Alan maintains a strong focus on protecting The Trade Desk's brand and culture through bringing a holistic approach to the employee experience as the company continues to grow rapidly.

In direct alignment with the C-Suite, Alan builds and manages teams that support the company's vision and meet business objectives, and brings more than 20 years of experience with companies like Procore Technologies, TrueCar and Conversant to the table.


Amber Joi Seipel

GM of Business Development

Amber Joi Seipel is GM of Business Development at The Trade Desk, a global demand-side-platform in the $5B real-time bidding industry. In her role, Amber leads one of the company’s major global holding company partnerships.

Amber is a digital advertising veteran, having started her career on the agency side at Avenue A | Razorfish (now Razorfish.Sapient) and Digitas Health (now Publicis Health Media) before transitioning to an agency sales role at WebMD.

Amber holds a bachelor’s degree in Business and Marketing from Drexel University and lives in Brooklyn, NY.


Yannick Kennel

General Manager of Data Partnerships, APAC

Yannick Kennel leads the APAC data partnership team at the Trade Desk and is responsible for driving the growth of data usage in Asia Pacific with a focus in establishing strategic alliances with data providers throughout Asia.

Prior to the Trade Desk, Yannick has served in a variety of management and business development capacities in the Asia Pacific region from start-up to multinational IT companies and has extensive experience in data and location based services.

Yannick has a BA degree from ENSADE business school in Paris.


Julie Kleeman

VP and Assistant General Counsel

Julie Kleeman is Vice President and Assistant General Counsel at The Trade Desk. As a generalist, Julie is responsible for advising the company on a variety of legal issues including sales, inventory, and data negotiations, global expansion issues, marketing deals, and human resources matters. She joined The Trade Desk most recently from Undertone, a digital advertising company, where she served as Senior Counsel and was heavily involved in its sale to Perion Network Ltd.

Julie earned her J.D. from The University of Miami School of Law and her B.A. from Franklin and Marshall College. Julie is based in The Trade Desk's offices in New York City.


Lorenzo Moreno

GM of Business Development - Southwest Region

ロレンツォ・モレノは南西地域における事業開発のゼネラルマネージャーとして、The Trade Deskのロサンゼルスと南西地域における事業活動や販売活動の開発と管理を監督しています。

Lorenzo has worked in nearly all aspects of digital media from the sales side, with experience at ad network Tremor Video, video publisher Veoh.com, and Ad Verification company DoubleVerify, where Lorenzo was one of the first employees spearheading early adoption of verification technology in the industry, across three major agency holding companies. Prior to entering into digital media, Lorenzo held sales leadership positions at financial publisher Tradingmarkets.com, where he managed a sales group of 10 direct reports and spearheaded all sales efforts for the site.



Ben Mottau

GM of Trading

Ben Mottau is GM of Trading at The Trade Desk. Ben is responsible for scaling the company’s and its partners trading capabilities across the Western US, Southeast Asia and Australia. Ben works closely with skilled clients across the region to forge best practices in programmatic advertising.

As the first business hire at The Trade Desk, Ben helped develop the company’s platform as its Director of Operations. Before that, Ben led DSP integrations and business development at AdECN, one of the world’s first digital advertising exchanges.

Ben holds a bachelor’s degree in Economics from Harvard University and lives with his wife in San Francisco.


Megan Opp

VP of Global People Operations

Megan Opp is vice president of Global People Operations for The Trade Desk. She is focused on global employee programs that enable our talent to develop and achieve their professional and personal goals.

Megan has over 20 years of experience within the technology, renewable energy, real estate and investment management industries. Her past positions have included senior leadership roles where she created worldwide programs for compensation, talent acquisition, learning & development, and employee performance and recognition. Most recently she was Chief People Officer for ReachLocal.

Megan holds a bachelor’s degree in Advertising from Syracuse University, New York.


Natalia Papiol

General Manager of Spain

Natalia Papiol is General Manager fort The Trade Desk in Spain, where she oversees client development and retention within the market.

She brings over 15 years of digital marketing experience to the role; before joining The Trade Desk, Natalia was Head of Digital at Mediacom.

Prior to that, she was responsible for developing Xaxis (part of GroupM) in Spain, where she executed the launch of the business and managed the team responsible for service delivery. Natalia has also held a range of digital positions at local and international networks and publishers, including Hi-media, Antevenio, and Santander Bank Group.

Natalia has a BA in Business Administration and a master's in Sales and Marketing.

From these various experiences she has gained excellent adaptation and communication skills, along with the ability to react quickly and efficiently to a fast-changing environment.

Natalia is passionate with brand strategy and always looks for disruptive ways of engaging audiences across all screens.

Natalia is based in Madrid, Spain.


Hyunjin Park

General Manager of Korea

Hyunjin Park は The Trade Desk 韓国のゼネラルマネジャーです。彼女の役割は、韓国における事業運営および事業戦略のマネジメントです。主要な代理店と共に活動したり、現地でのインベントリやデータパートナーの開拓を行っています。

彼女は韓国の市場における DSP の先駆者で、マーケティング、ビジネスコンサルティング、新規グローバル事業の立ち上げ、スタートアップ企業の共同設立、そしてプログラマティック、ソーシャルメディア、分析などの広告テクノロジーなどの経験を持っています。

The Trade Desk に入社する前は、Cheil Worldwide の DSP 事業部でシニア・マネジャーとして働いていました。インディアナ大学ブルーミントン校の修士号を保有し、韓国科学技術院で MBA を取得しました。


James Patterson

VP of Global Operations

As VP of Global Operations for The Trade Desk, James Patterson manages strategy and execution for key global operational initiatives and ensures alignment with the company’s business goals.

Prior to this global role, James was GM of the UK, significantly growing The Trade Desk’s footprint in that dynamic market by overseeing a portfolio of agencies, media teams, and aggregators at the cutting edge of digital advertising. James brings more than 12 years of digital experience to his current role – both in the advertising technology space and on the agency side, having previously led teams at Kenshoo, Havas, and Mediacom.

At The Trade Desk, James collaborates with leaders across the company and in the industry to drive growth and deepen partnerships around the world.


Gruia Pitigoi-Aron

GM of Product

Gruia Pitigoi-Aron is the General Manager of Product for The Trade Desk. In his role, Gruia oversees teams that are responsible for all product management, user experience, and enterprise solutions at TTD. Closely working with all internal Trade Desk business teams, engineering, clients, and partners is a common theme as they aim to ship the right product at the right time with global impact and scale.

Prior to joining the Trade Desk, Gruia spent 10 years at Microsoft as a Product Manager in various capacities, while working on Outlook.com/Hotmail, Windows Live Agents, and BizTalk Server. The general focus was always on core parts of the systems, with the largest amount of time spent scaling and managing Hotmail’s ever increasing storage infrastructure.

Gruia received his M.S. in Computer Science from the University of California: Los Angeles, and his bachelor’s degree in Computer Science for the University of California: Berkeley. He is based in the Trade Desk’s offices in San Jose, CA.


Jaclyn Ranere

VP of Global Brand Marketing

As Vice President, Global Brand Marketing at The Trade Desk, Jaclyn drives brand awareness and demand generation through integrated marketing campaigns, communications, events, and partnerships.

Prior to The Trade Desk, Jaclyn served as SVP of Global Marketing and Communications at Deluxe Entertainment Services Group Inc., a century-old provider of post-production and distribution services for film, TV, and commercials. She was also at the forefront of the digital evolution of the music industry during her tenure as VP of Marketing at The Orchard. While there, The Orchard became the largest supplier of digital music in the world.

After graduating from Boston University’s Film & Television program, Jaclyn launched Moonshoot Productions, a company focused on creating and using video to drive digital marketing campaigns.


Akhil Savani

GM of Inventory Partnerships

Akhil Savani is General Manager of Inventory Partnerships at The Trade Desk. In his role, he is responsible for overseeing The Trade Desk’s global partnerships with supply side platforms.

Akhil brings fifteen years of experience in digital media. Prior to joining The Trade Desk, Akhil worked in business development and corporate development roles at NBC Universal, DivX, Redbox and Technicolor.

Akhil holds bachelor’s degrees in Business Administration and Political Science from the University of California, Berkeley, and an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University. He lives with his family in Los Angeles.


Justin Saye

VP of Global Operations

Justin Saye は The Trade Desk のグローバル・オペレーション部の VP です。The Trade Desk に入社する前は、自動車テクノロジー関連業界のリーダー達の国際組織を指揮しており、ビジネスおよび技術オペレーションにおいて最高のチームを作り上げました。EDS、SRA、Axis Technologies などで指導ポストも経験しています。

サンノゼ州立大学の理学士号を保有し、シアトル大学で MBA を取得しました。


Alex Schneider

VP of Client Strategy

Alex Schneider は 2010 年に設立メンバーとして The Trade Desk に加わりました。現在は同社で、主に西海岸における顧客サービスの指揮を執っています。


The Trade Desk 入社前は、ハイテクスタートアップ企業のための支援施設である Ventura Ventures Technology Center を創設しました。シラキュース大学の卒業生で、現在はカリフォルニア州のロサンゼルスおよびベンチュラで働いています。


Laura Schenkein

VP of Financial Planning & Analysis

Laura Schenkein is the Vice President of Financial Planning & Analysis for The Trade Desk. In her role, Laura oversees teams responsible for Corporate Development, FP&A, and Sales Operations. These teams partner with the executive team, global leaders, and external constituents to drive decision support, execute strategic analyses, and structure financial transactions.

Prior to joining The Trade Desk, Laura worked in investment banking for Barclays Capital in New York, in advisory roles for various high growth technology companies, and in management consulting for The Corporate Executive Board in London and Washington DC.

Laura earned her MBA in Finance and Management from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and her bachelor’s degree in International Relations from Tufts University. Laura is based in The Trade Desk’s offices in New York City.


Tetsuya Shintani

Commercial Director and Country Manager of Japan

Tetsuya Shintani は $50 億市場である、リアルタイムビッディング業界のグローバルなデマンドサイドプラットフォームである The Trade Desk のコマーシャル・ディレクターおよび日本オフィスのカントリー・マネージャーです。同社の日本市場への参入を牽引し、主要代理店や日本のトップ 6 に入るグローバルなトレーディングデスクと協力して働いています。

また、彼は日本におけるアドテク業界のベテランの 1 人で、マーケティング、事業開発、そしてプログラマティックやサーチエンジンマーケティングといった豊富な広告技術に関する経験を持っています。

The Trade Desk に入社する前は、電通のデジタル事業部門でシニア・マネジャーを務めていました。


Jason Shue

VP of Trading

Jason Shue is vice president of Trading of The Trade Desk, Inc., a demand-side platform that powers the desks of the world’s most advanced buyers in online advertising. As an original member of the team, Shue has played an integral role in designing and building the company’s technology offering.

現在は、トレーディングのパフォーマンスおよびメディアバイイングのベストプラクティスを最大限活用できるように、顧客に対しコンサルタント業務を行っているグローバルトレーディングチームを牽引しています。The Trade Desk に入る前は、2007 年に Microsoft に買収された、世界で最初のオンライン広告エクスチェンジ会社、AdECN にて広告パフォーマンス&オペレーションディレクターを務めていました。



​Rossi Simeonova​

GM of Trading

Rossi Simeonova is GM of Trading of The Trade Desk, Inc., a demand-side platform that powers the desks of the world’s most advanced buyers in online advertising.As a part of the first 15 members of the team, Simeonova has played an integral role in designing and building the company’s client facing UI, transparent reporting, and client education.

In her current role, Rossi leads the North Asia trading team, which is responsible for acting in consultation with clients to maximize trading performance and media buying best practices. Prior to joining the team in Hong Kong, Simeonova helped developed the Trade Desk offices across California and Mid-West USA.

Simeonova holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Applied Economics and Management from Cornell University.


Tim Sims

SVP of Inventory Partnerships

Tim Sims is the Senior Vice President of Inventory Partnerships at The Trade Desk, a global advertising technology company. Tim drives the company's strategy and execution in creating cutting-edge supply-side collaborations with partners all over the world and across multiple channels including video, audio, mobile, native and display. Tim has spearheaded The Trade Desk’s Connected TV (CTV) growth, which resulted in CTV spend on The Trade Desk’s platform increasing 535 percent from Q4 2016 to Q4 2017. Tim is also influential in driving The Trade Desk’s continued global growth, with a specific focus in the Asia Pacific market.

Additionally, Tim leads The Trade Desk's industry-shaping publisher management platform, where advertisers can transact with publishers to buy premium inventory through programmatic channels.

A recognized thought leader, Tim has been quoted and published in a variety of publications, including Adweek, ZDNet, VentureBeat and MediaPost. He has spoken at conferences including Cannes Lions, DMEXCO, AdvertisingWeek, IAB’s Programmatic Symposium, and Modern Marketing Summit as well as many partner leadership events.

Tim is an advertising technology veteran, having previously served as director of business development at OpenX, and director of media at Spot Runner.



Zak Stengel

SVP of Engineering

エンジニアリング担当副社長として、ザック・ステンゲル氏は、デジタル広告用の業界で最も優れた表現力を持ち高度にスケーリングされたデマンドサイドプラットフォーム(DSP)を構築する、The Trade Deskグローバル開発チームを主導しています。

彼はアドテク業界での長いリーダーシップ経験を持っています。The Trade Desk に入る前は、Microsoft Advertising Exchange(旧 AdECN)では開発チームを、Microsoft Contextual Advertising ではデリバリエンジンチームを牽引し、リアルタイムビッディング(RTB)の先駆け技術をサポートし、ウェブやモバイルディスプレイへの Bing の広告需要のスケーリングを行っていました。



DK Tan

General Manager of Trading, SEA

DK Tan is GM of Trading, SEA at The Trade Desk. He joined as the second employee in Singapore, and helped to establish a strong business and build trading excellence. In his current role, DK leads the SEA trading team to improve campaign performance, develop best practices and educate clients on how to leverage the most powerful and sophisticated platform.

DK has been involved in online marketing since 2009. He served as Regional Director of APAC in Brandscreen, the first DSP in the region back in 2011 that he joined as a second employee and helped to launch in Singapore and China, and quickly scaling the business. Prior to this, he was the Head of Engineering in Kimberly Clark.

DK holds a bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering from The University of Sydney and lives in Singapore.


Chris Toth

VP of Investor Relations

Chris currently serves as Vice President, Investor Relations.

Chris brings leadership depth in a wide array of financial management functions, including investor relations, financial planning & analysis, M&A, business valuation, and corporate development. Prior to The Trade Desk, Chris was head of investor relations at Newport Corporation before its acquisition by MKS Instruments. Previously, Chris was in the finance department at International Rectifier where headed investor relations and held concurrent roles in finance and corporate development prior to its acquisition by Infineon Technologies.

An avid backcountry hiker, Chris also serves as a Director for Push It Inc., a start-up SaaS company, and a Director for a non-profit Australian Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) that is facilitating a tourism project for the East New Britain Province in Papua New Guinea by creating a partnership between federal and local government groups to build a self-sustaining and eco-friendly adventure tourism industry.

Chris holds an undergraduate degree in engineering from the University of California at Irvine and resides in Southern California with his wife and two children.


David Wainberg

Chief Privacy Counsel

As Chief Privacy Counsel for The Trade Desk, David leads the company’s compliance and strategic response to privacy issues around the globe.

David has extensive experience counseling technology products on consumer privacy and data protection, with a focus on sound risk management and Privacy by Design principles. Before The Trade Desk, David worked at Apple where he counseled software products such as Music, Apple Pay, and Siri, on privacy. Before that he served as the Head of Privacy at AppNexus. He has served on the Board of Directors of the Network Advertising Initiative, and has been a regular speaker at industry events.

David has a JD from the University of Maine School of Law, and a BS from the University of Maine.


Mitch Waters

GM of Australia and New Zealand

Mitch Waters is General Manager for The Trade Desk in Australia and New Zealand. In his role, Mitch oversees business operations, people management, and strategy for the region.

Mitch is an Australian digital media leader with extensive experience in managing advertising technology companies. Prior to joining The Trade Desk, Mitch led AOL International in Australia, where he launched the group’s platforms on the local market. He also held senior sales roles within various digital divisions of News Corp in Australia.

In addition to his role at The Trade Desk, Mitch sits on a number of high-profile industry councils, including the IAB Australia Video Council and IAB Australia Executive Technology Council. He also volunteers his time to mentor the next generation of media executives.

Mitch graduated from Macquarie University with a Bachelor degree in Commerce and Economics.


Drew West

General Manager of Global Services

Drew West is the General Manager of Global Services, overseeing Global Support, Business Intelligence, and Data Capture for The Trade Desk.

Since joining The Trade Desk in 2014, Drew has built The Trade Desk’s Global Support and Business Intelligence delivery capability to include follow-the-sun coverage from offices in New York, London, Sydney and our headquarters in Ventura, California. Most recently, Drew has taken on The Trade Desk's Data Capture team to expand The Trade Desk’s capabilities in providing quality, actionable data that enhances the success of our clients.

Drew lives in Ojai, California and is an avid supporter of community service initiatives related to education, shelter and housing, food and nutrition, and at-risk senior and child assistance programs.


Kate Falberg

Board Member and Investor

Kate Falberg currently serves as a Board Member for multiple companies in the life sciences and technology industries and an investor.

Kate joined the board of The Trade Desk in August 2016 and currently also serves as a Director for publicly traded biotechnology companies BioMarin Pharmaceutical,  Medivation, Aimmune Therapeutics and aTyr Pharma. She previously served on the boards of Halozyme Therapeutics, Ariosa Diagnostics, QLT, VISX, Fresh Del Monte and Human Genome Sciences and ESS Technology. 

Earlier in her career, Kate held several CFO and Head of Strategy and Corporate Development roles in the technology and biotechnology industries including for Applied Magnetics Corporation, Amgen and, most recently, Jazz Pharmaceuticals. Kate was an early investor in AdECN and served as CFO when the company was sold to Microsoft. Kate holds a B.A. and an M.B.A. from UCLA, is a CPA (inactive) and a UCLA Certified Director.


Thomas Falk

CEO, eValue Group

Thomas は、公開企業である eValue Europe AG、メディア投資銀行の Digital Capital Advisors、米国拠点の投資ファンド Revel Partners で構成される eValue グループのシリアルアントレプレナーであり、投資家、CEO です。


eValue グループはデジタルメディア業界に重点を置きながらも、投資のみならず技術開発、法律コンサルティング、監督、HR サービス、マーケティング、などのユニークな付加価値サービスも提供しています。

技術プロバイダーである Falk Tech および Adternity は、投資向けの個別ソフトウェアソリューションを開発しています。ポートフォリオ企業には Click District、Digital Response、VoodooVideo、StrikeAd、Own3d、smartclip などが含まれます。後者は彼がスタートし、後に欧州におけるオンラインビデオのリーダー的企業に成長しています。

さらに彼は、EyeWonder および United Mail Solutions の成長期からその最後に至るまで多大な影響を与えました。そういった企業の創設時から、国際進出、成功に満ちた終幕まで強く関わっていました。

Falk eSolutions を後者企業に売却した後、Doublecklick EMEA 地域の社長として最重要レベルの国際マネジメント業務を執り行っていました。Doubleclick が Google に買収された時、その役職を退任しました。


Eric Paley

Managing Partner, Founder Collective

Eric Paley is a co-founder and Partner at Founder Collective, a seed stage venture capital fund started by a team of entrepreneurs that launched companies and led them through successful exits. These founders are focused on helping the next generation of great entrepreneurs build important and lasting companies. Eric led Founder Collective's investments into numerous companies including Uber, Cruise, Makerbot, HotelTonight, Kuvee, Bookbub, Contently, The Trade Desk and Integral Ad Science. Eric has served as an Entrepreneur-in-Residence at Harvard Business School and is a frequent contributor to Techcrunch.

Previously, Eric was the CEO and a co-founder of Brontes Technologies, a 3D imaging mass customization company, which was acquired in 2006 by 3M.

Eric was also the CEO and co-founder of Abstract Edge, a web application development and marketing company in New York.

Eric graduated Magna Cum Laude from Dartmouth College and as a Baker Scholar from the Harvard Business School.


Gokul Rajaram

Caviar Lead, Square

Gokul Rajaram currently leads Caviar, Square's food ordering service, and serves on Square’s executive team. Prior to Square, he served as Product Director of Ads at Facebook, where he helped Facebook transition its advertising business to become mobile-first. Earlier in his career, Rajaram served as a Product Management Director for Google AdSense, where he helped launch the product and grow it into a substantial portion of Google’s business. Rajaram holds a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, where he was awarded the President of India's Gold Medal for being class valedictorian. He also holds an M.B.A. from The Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a Master of Computer Science from the University of Texas at Austin.


David Wells

CFO, Netflix

David Wells has served as Netflix's Chief Financial Officer since 2010. His responsibilities include a number of operating duties such as customer service, real estate, and employee technology. Mr. Wells has been at Netflix since March 2004, serving in a variety of planning and analysis roles, including most recently as the Vice President of Financial Planning & Analysis.

Prior to joining Netflix, Mr. Wells served in progressive roles at Deloitte Consulting from August 1998 to March 2004 and in the non-profit world before getting his MBA.

Mr. Wells joined the Board of The Trade Desk in January 2016.

Mr. Wells holds an MBA and M.P.P. from The University of Chicago and a Bachelor's Degree in Commerce from the University of Virginia.