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Brand Networks simplifies social, delivering award-winning social advertising software and services to enterprise customers throughout the world.

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ABOUT BRAND NETWORKS

Delivering the right message to the right segments of your complex social audience at the right time is the future of social native advertising and content publishing at scale. Achieve this and your efforts become more relevant. Our platform and services make your social marketing as relevant as possible to your key buying audiences. This makes you more successful. That’s what we do best.

Our Brand Networks Platform helps marketers plan, optimize and automate paid and owned content across thousands of social touchpoints every hour of every day. Our innovative professional services organization is creating the technologies and best practices that will carry social into the future. Combined with our industry-leading technology, these service teams ensure our ingenuity sees its greatest potential.

We are proud to be one of the few companies in the world formally recognized as an early Snapchat Partner, Instagram Marketing Partner, Facebook Marketing Partner, Pinterest Marketing Developer Partner, LinkedIn Sponsored Updates and Custom Apps partner, and Twitter Ads API Developer.

Our partnerships with these leading social platforms ensure that we can help the world’s most influential and innovative brands manage all of their social needs from one sophisticated platform.

Our Leadership

Todd Taplin

Todd Taplin

Chief Executive Officer

Todd Taplin is the CEO of Brand Networks, and is responsible for driving business growth. An accomplished sales leader with nearly two decades of experience in the technology sector, Todd previously helped fuel growth for some the industry’s biggest players, including Adobe and Yahoo. He is passionate about growing the company through cultural and organizational excellence. A graduate of Connecticut College and Suffolk University Law School, Todd resides in the greater Boston area.

E.J. Freni

E.J. Freni

Chief Revenue Officer

An award winning sales executive with over 15 years of progressive experience and leadership in preeminent advertising technology and SAAS companies, E.J. is often chosen to build emerging businesses and teams to accelerate market penetration, new business and revenue growth. In his current role, Freni oversees global sales and customer success for Brand Networks, working with Fortune 250 brands, agency holding companies and leading social media platforms, including Facebook, Snapchat, Pinterest, Twitter and LinkedIn. He’s worked to develop strategic solutions and long-term partnerships with many of the largest brands, agencies and technology companies in the industry. Prior to joining Brand Networks, Freni led sales, strategy and execution at some of the world’s most premier brands including Adobe, Quantcast and Yahoo. Freni holds a Bachelor of Science, Business from the University of New Hampshire – Whittemore School of Business and Economics. Originally from Beverly MA, E.J. resides in Darien CT with his wife and two daughters.

Luke Guerrero

Luke Guerrero

Executive Vice President, Technology

Luke Guerrero is responsible for technology development and management at Brand Networks, overseeing product, engineering and IT. In his six-year tenure at Brand Networks, Luke has developed and grown key practices including media and professional services, project management, and partner engineering. Prior to Brand Networks, Luke spent six years at PricewaterhouseCoopers in the company’s CIO Advisory consulting unit. There he was responsible for deploying technology and business strategies within the financial services industry across both North America and Asia. He holds a Bachelors of Science in Computer Science from the University of Rochester.

Jeffrey Madison

Jeffrey Madison

Executive Vice President, Services

Jeffrey Madison is responsible for ensuring that Brand Networks delivers the highest quality solutions for our clients, overseeing operations and delivery of services globally. In his four-year tenure at Brand Networks, Jeffrey has overseen and supported key practices including client services, operations and business development. Prior to Brand Networks, he spent nine years building a successful digital marketing company that serviced the biggest brands in music and entertainment. There, Jeffrey was responsible for deploying e-commerce solutions, interactive web experiences and innovative business strategies that created new revenue streams for the music industry. He holds a degree in Advertising from Southern Methodist University and a Juris Doctorate from Suffolk University Law School.

Kristen O’Hara

Kristen O’Hara

Vice President, Human Resources

Kristen O’Hara is the Vice President of Human Resources at Brand Networks. In her role, she works to develop and maintain a sustainable, energized company culture and infrastructure. Prior to joining Brand Networks, Kristen developed a specialization in building human resources organizations at marketing and advertising companies. With over two decades of experience in the industry, Kristen has become a catalyst for growth and intra-office consistency during her tenure at Brand Networks. Kristen graduated from the University of Massachusetts Boston with a B.S. in marketing. She resides in Milton, Mass., with her husband and two sons.

Justin Shepard

Justin Shepard

Executive Vice President, Finance

Justin Shepard is Executive Vice President of Finance at Brand Networks. He began his career in the Audit practice at Grant Thornton working with both public and private clients in a wide array of industries. He went on to advise clients on M&A transactions at PricewaterhouseCoopers’ Transaction Services Advisory practice in both buy-side and sell-side due diligence engagements. After PwC, Justin joined Retroficiency, a venture-backed, energy analytics software-as-a-service provider, where he led the finance, administrative, and human resources functions. He participated in the fundraising efforts utilized to support its operations until its eventual sale to Ecova. Justin holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a concentration in Accounting from Stonehill College, and a Master of Science in Accountancy from Babson College. He is also a CPA in Massachusetts.

Wayne St. Amand

Wayne St. Amand

Chief Marketing Officer

Wayne St. Amand is the CMO at Brand Networks. A veteran leader with a reputation for accelerating the growth of technology businesses, Wayne leads the company’s corporate and product marketing efforts. Previously, he was Executive Vice President of Marketing at Crimson Hexagon, an award-winning provider of social media analytics software. He’s also led marketing and contributed to the growth of two data storage start-ups and held senior agency marketing roles with clients such as HP, Motorola, and Texas Instruments. Wayne graduated from Boston University and resides in Watertown, Mass.

Kyra Ulmer

Kyra Ulmer

Executive Vice President, Sales and Partnerships

Kyra Ulmer is responsible for driving customer growth and satisfaction. An accomplished sales leader with nearly 15 years of experience in the technology sector, Kyra previously held senior sales management roles with Shift (acquired by Brand Networks), Celtra, and Microsoft. Kyra is a graduate of Central Washington University with a degree in business and marketing.

Our Board Members

Jamie Tedford

Jamie Tedford

Founder and Chairman of the Board

Jamie Tedford is the Founder of Brand Networks. Prior to founding Brand Networks in 2006, Jamie was SVP, Marketing and Media Innovation at Arnold Worldwide, a top-10 US brand advertising agency. Recognized as an innovative entrepreneur and a pioneer in the growing “Word of Mouth” industry, Jamie launched the WOM division at Arnold and is a founding board member of the Word of Mouth Marketing Association. Jamie is a graduate of the University of New Hampshire, and he lives in Marblehead, Mass.

Mike Garsin

Mike Garsin

Co-Founder and Member of the Board of Directors

Mike Garsin is the Co-Founder of Brand Networks, and is a member of the Board of Directors. An entrepreneur and lifelong programmer, Mike is an expert in developing scalable and innovative software solutions. Mike started his first technology venture while still in high school and is still just as passionate about building technology that improves people’s lives as he was back then. Mike is a graduate of the University of Rochester and resides in Rochester, N.Y.

Paul Falzone

Paul Falzone

Chief Growth Officer and Member of the Board of Directors

Paul Falzone is the CGO of Brand Networks. He focuses on the company’s corporate development, partnerships, M&A activity, and global expansion. His experience helping Fortune 500 customers leverage digital marketing in international markets contributes to the company’s overall vision. Prior to Brand Networks, Paul was President of SDI Media Group, the market-leading language localization company with operations in 30 countries. Paul graduated with Honors from Northwestern University. He resides in Tiburon, Calif.

Our investors

AEA Investors LP was founded in 1968 by the Rockefeller, Mellon, and Harriman family interests and S.G. Warburg & Co. as a private investment vehicle for a select group of industrial family offices with substantial assets.

Today, AEA’s investors include a global group of prominent individuals, family groups, and large institutions. AEA’s over 60 investment professionals operate globally with offices in New York, Connecticut, London, Munich, Hong Kong, and Shanghai. The firm manages funds that have over $6 billion of invested and committed capital including the $2.5 billion AEA Fund V Program which invests in leading middle market companies.

AEA Private Equity invests across four sectors: consumer products & retail, services (including marketing), value added industrial products and specialty chemicals.

Brand Networks Raises $68 Million Growth Round Funding from AEA Investors

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Our offices

Boston
40 Broad Street
6th Floor
Boston, MA 02109
Rochester
61 Commercial Street
Suite 200
Rochester, NY 14614
New York
275 7th Ave
Suite 1501
New York, NY 10001
San Francisco
100 Bush Street
Suite 700
San Francisco, CA 94104
Chicago
311 West Superior Street
Suite 302
Chicago, IL 60654
Santa Monica
1520 Cloverfield Blvd.
Suite A
Santa Monica, CA 90404
London
Albert House
256-260 Old Street
Office 505
London EC1V 9DD
Sydney
201 Sussex Street
Level 20, Tower 2, Darling Park
Sydney, NSW 2000

Open Positions

We are builders, thinkers, designers, creators, beer lovers, data-nerds, social butterflies, foosball champions and so much more. Our offices may be located all around the world, but we pride ourselves on being an open, collaborative and innovative company, even across oceans and time zones. Join us if you want to help us craft the future of social marketing.