As CEO of AppNexus, the world leader in real-time advertising technology, Brian and his team are building the company to be the lynchpin of the display advertising industry, offering a highly scalable ad technology platform upon which other companies build their advertising businesses. Widely considered a visionary in online advertising, Brian O’Kelley created the first successful ad exchange as CTO of Right Media (acquired by Yahoo! for $850MM in July 2007) before co-founding AppNexus. An innovator throughout his career, Brian was CEO of Netamorphosis, an early social networking and e-commerce site, co-founder of Cetova, a web-based reporting and analytics platform for enterprise financial systems, and EVP at LogicSpan, a consulting and technology integration firm specializing in real-time personalization and real-time ad optimization. Today, in addition to his role at AppNexus, Brian is also an active investor in and early-stage advisor to dozens of ad technology companies in the ecosystem including Invite Media (now owned by Google), MediaMath, Media6Degrees and Solve Media. Brian has a computer science degree from Princeton University.
Brian O'KelleyCEO & Co-Founder
Mike NoletCTO & Co-Founder
Mike oversees the Engineering and Technical Operations teams, having helped design the AppNexus system that handles over 12 billion ad requests a day. Prior to founding AppNexus, Mike was Director of Analytics and Product Manager at Right Media (acquired by Yahoo! for $850MM in July 2007), where he designed and managed key applications, including predictive optimization, inventory forecasting, and Media Guard, which protects publishers from harmful or unwanted ad content. Mike's deep understanding of the intersection between business needs and technology innovation began at 15, when he sold his first software application, and continued at Princeton University, where he studied Economics. On his popular blog, MikeOnAds, Mike analyzes the fast-changing display ad management and buying space, and the dynamic interplay between ad networks, ad exchanges, real-time bidding and the entire ecosystem.
Michael has served as President of AppNexus since joining the company in September 2009. He oversees the company's global commercial functions, including Sales, Client Services and Marketing. Prior to joining AppNexus, Michael founded and served as VP and General Manager of Google's DoubleClick Ad Exchange. During his tenure at Google/DoubleClick, he held executive positions including VP of Strategic Accounts, where he spearheaded the company's landmark ad technology partnership with AOL. Michael joined DoubleClick in 2001 as part of the company's acquisition of FloNetwork, an email marketing ASP. Michael holds a BA from McGill University and an MBA from Columbia Business School.
Bruce CoopermanChief Financial Officer
Bruce is responsible for the financial health of AppNexus. His experience spans more than 25 years in several sectors of the securities industry including both early stage and publicly traded companies. Prior to joining AppNexus, Bruce served as CFO of the International Securities Exchange (ISE), LLC and ISE Holdings for more than 10 years, seeing the organization through its founding, initial public offering, and the 2007 merger with Eurex, one of the world's leading derivatives exchanges. From 1997 to 1999 Bruce was Senior Vice President for the Board of Trade of the City of New York (NYBOT,) and CFO of the New York Cotton Exchange (a subsidiary of NYBOT) where he pioneered development of an electronic marketplace for trading U.S. Treasury futures contracts. Bruce is a graduate of The Ohio State University where he earned a dual degree in Accounting and Computer Science.
Pat McCarthySVP, Product
Pat McCarthy is the Vice President of Strategy at AppNexus where his team focuses on the planning and management of the company’s key initiatives, customer segments, and product strategy. Pat joined AppNexus via the acquisition of Fantuition, the startup he co-founded. Previously Pat was a Vice President at Yahoo! and an early executive at Right Media. Pat holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science from the University of Oregon.
As CIO of AppNexus, Igor Shindel focuses on technology strategy, product delivery, and building one of the best tech teams in the world. Prior to AppNexus Igor consulted for 12 years on technology strategy and worked with a diverse set of clients including the Metropolitan Museum of Art and PC Connection, Zagat and Google, eBay and Brooks Brothers, Art Technology Group and Sesame Workshop. Before starting his consulting practice, Igor worked as engineer, consultant, manager, VP, GM, locksmith, and actuarial for companies including Time Inc., WNET/Channel 13, and A&E Television.