Our mission

In 2009, dataxu® was founded on the premise that data science could help make marketing better. Not just more efficient for agencies and their advertiser clients, but also more personalized and more engaging for consumers.

In 2017, dataxu remains a software company whose products help successful marketing professionals like you use data to improve advertising.


Our vision

Here at dataxu, we may be powered by data, but the truth is that we’re inspired by you. Your business challenges are what get us up every morning and keeps us going. Your wins are our wins. And your successes feel like our successes. We always strive to be even better, to help you and your business get even better, too.

We believe that data, when analyzed, reported and applied with transparency and ingenuity, holds the power to take you and your clients further than ever before. We exist to help you use the power of data to create insights into your clients’ most important audiences, to connect with them more personally and with greater impact. In a world of walled gardens and opaque business practices, we offer unobstructed visibility into your markets, audiences and performance. And we’re laser-focused on helping you and your team solve tough business challenges by providing the data-backed confidence you need to demonstrate your achievements.


Our DNA

We hold ourselves to high standards to ensure we give our customers and coworkers our very best.

Excellence

Collaboration

Innovation

Trust

Customer

Obsession

Leadership team


Think of our senior leadership team as your senior team. Our bench includes accomplished innovators, inventors and entrepreneurs who have previously built large, successful companies. Our senior leaders are dedicated to customers like you, to continuous innovation, and to making data work harder for you and your clients.

Mike Baker

Co-Founder, President and CEO

Ed Montes

Chief Revenue Officer

Tiffany Mosher

SVP, People Strategy

Willard Simmons

Co-Founder, Chief Technology Officer and EVP of Product Development

Sandro Catanzaro

Co-Founder, Chief Innovation Officer

Chris Sullivan

Chief Financial Officer

Chris, an accomplished CFO with tenures at both public and high growth pre-IPO companies, has more than 30 years’ experience in the high technology, ecommerce and financial services industries. He oversees corporate finance, accounting, investor relations and legal functions at DataXu. Prior to DataXu, Chris held the roles of CFO and most recently, CEO at ecommerce company Gazelle, where he grew the business from $8M to more than $100M in five years. In 2012, Chris was named CFO of the Year by Boston Business Journal. Chris has also held CFO positions at Fidelity, Pegasystems and Event Zero, as well as senior executive roles at Fisher Scientific and Digital Equipment Corporation (DEC). He holds a BS and MBA from Babson College in Wellesley, MA. 

Bruce Journey

Co-Founder, Chief Customer Officer

Bruce Journey is taking DataXu global, ensuring that brands and advertisers can reach their audience in any region. Bruce is a proven leader in the media business with extensive experience building some of the world’s leading consumer media brands. Prior to co-founding DataXu, Bruce served as president and CEO of MIT’s Technology Review, Inc. – an independent media company recognized as the world’s most authoritative voice on emerging technologies and their commercial impact. His decade of leadership at Technology Review created a multiple-award-winning brand that remains a leader in chronicling innovation. Prior to Technology Review, he was a member of the sales management team at Time Inc., at both the Time and Fortunebrands.

Employee spotlight

We are proud of our employees (just like we’re proud of our customers). They make us who we are.


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Fay Koo

Solutions Architect
Technical Solutions – Sydney, Australia

“I help customers solve their business and technical challenges, and develop custom solutions across the APAC region.”

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Manjula Kandasamy

Director of Platform Solutions, NAM
Sales – Boston

“I partner with customers on media strategy and execution. I also develop training programs to educate customers on how to independently manage campaigns through our dataxu platform.”

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Beth Logan

Vice President of Optimization
Technology – Boston

“The Optimization team and I use Data Science to improve the efficacy and efficiency of dataxu’s real-time marketing platform.”

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Saket S. R. Mengle, Ph.D

Sr. Optimization Engineer
Technology – Boston

“I work on innovative machine learning and linear programming models for improving our advertising platform.”

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Linda Sughrue

Vice President, Ad Operations
Ad Operations – New York

“I ensure the delivery and performance of the campaigns that we manage for clients.”

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Merrily McGugan

Director of Corporate Marketing
Marketing – Boston

“My team and I produce external-facing branding, collateral and content for dataxu.”

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Priti Ohri

Director, Global Programmatic Solutions
Product Marketing – Boston

“I help shape product solutions for dataxu’s most strategic clients around the world.”

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Thomas Musser

Senior Data Analyst
Innovation – Boston

“I am dataxu’s data evangelist for both internal and external clients.”

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Louiza Ogbue

Senior Database Administrator
Development – Boston

“I keep the various reporting clusters up and running.”

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Investors

We’re backed by four leading venture capital firms.



Accomplice

Accomplice is an early stage venture capital firm that invests in promising entrepreneurs focusing on life sciences and technology innovation. Since inception in 1980, its partners have helped build over 350 companies. For more information, visit Accomplices’ website at www.accomplice.co.

Flybridge Capital Partners

Flybridge Capital Partners is an early-stage venture capital firm whose mission is to assist talented entrepreneurs in growing innovative, global companies. With $560 million under management, the firm is focused on investing in consumer, healthcare and information technology markets and is led by a team with domain expertise and more than half a century of combined experience in venture capital.

Menlo Ventures

Menlo Ventures provides long-term capital and management support to early-stage and emerging-growth companies. Menlo is one of Silicon Valley’s oldest venture capital partnerships, and has organized and managed ten venture funds since their inception in 1976. With more than $4 billion under management since inception, and a team with over two hundred years of collective experience in technology, marketing, sales and general management, they have the resources to support the most ambitious of projects.

Thomvest Ventures

Thomvest is a $250mm venture capital fund focused on early and growth stage investments in ad-tech, enterprise software-as-a-service, financial technology and security software. The capital we invest is our own, enabling us to be more creative, flexible and patient than many venture investors. More than two-thirds of the companies that we have funded in the last decade have either gone public, been acquired, or continue to grow as independent businesses. To learn more about Thomvest, please visit www.thomvest.com.

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