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New York, NY 10001
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Boston, MA 02110
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5 Martin Place
Level 14
Sydney, NSW 2000
 
 
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147, 5th Floor, Workafella,
Western Aqua, Hitech City, Hyderabad- 500084

When you love your clients and the people you are surrounded with, awesome things happen every day.

Company

Our Purpose


To help you build new and meaningful relationships with your employees and customers.

Our Values


We work together.

We respond and adapt quickly.

We are humble.

We do the right thing.


Meet some of our awesome team

Savita Pandya

Junior Analyst, Media Services

Meghan Connelly

Senior Engagement Manager

Jamie Tedford

Founder & Executive Chairman of the Board

Matt Osborne

Manager, People & Culture

Brittany Haines

Divisional Community Manager

Dave Thomas

Chief Architect

Frank Maldarelli

Vice President, Finance

Paul Falzone

Strategic Advisor & Member of the Board of Directors

Ava Pavao

Senior Analyst

Surge Berg

Team Lead, Divisional Community Manager

Desirée Gaston

Senior Engagement Manager

Jacquelyn Williams

Lead Software Test Engineer

Alex Pasieka

Associate Software Engineer

Mike Garsin

Founder & Chief Executive Officer

Rohit Bejawar

Business Analyst

Alexandra Atzl

Senior Software Engineer

Matt Graves

Software Test Engineer

Gledimar Ramirez

Divisional Community Manager

Karen Paulk

Creative Director

Nicole VanDenBergh

Senior Media Analyst

Michael Delaney

Principal Engineer

Vinayak Krishnan

Media Services Manager

Michael Wackell

Junior Media Analyst

Carolyn Harpster

Director, Media Services

Aman Kumar

Media Analyst

Ryan Fabricius

Associate Data Analyst

Amy Slife

Vice President, Media Services

Jeremy Frick

Chief Technology Officer

Patrick Shirley

Senior Manager, Paid Social

Naveen Katuri

Director, Media Services

Brian Witt

Lead Software Engineer

Brian Penly

Senior Software Engineer

Claire Pike

Software Engineer

Brad Rhow

Vice President, People & Culture

Sarah Falta

Influencer Marketing Program Manager

Karen Cannan

Principal Software Test Engineer, PSM I

Joseph Diment

Software Engineer

Tara Davey

Senior Analyst

Anna Cohen

Media Solutions Manager

Elliot Forman

Director, Client Delivery

Brett Patterson

Associate Software Engineer

Lisa Good

Engagement Manager

Margarita Koroleva

Engagement Manager

Cat Federico

Manager, Accounting Operations

Ken Hertzog

Principal Software Engineer

Aravindhu Chukka

Manager Media Operations

Justin Hugg

Lead Software Engineer

Mark Heiler

Senior Data Scientist

Sourav Nayak

Director Finance

Garla Shaker

Senior Associate

Jeff Zilberman

Vice President, Client Services

Nichole Chiazza

Senior Media Analyst

Amy Jeroy

Senior Software Test Engineer

Zarah Fath

Vice President, Media Solutions, APAC

Wyatt Olney

Software Engineer

Ryan Lo Curto

Director, Client Delivery

Dan Deiure

Lead Systems Architect

Praveen Merugoju

Sr. Digital Marketing Associate

Merit Wilkinson

Senior Director, Technology

Nikki Dlesk

Junior Media Analyst

Geoff Shumer

Media Analyst

Christine McCullough

Associate Software Engineer

Lindsay Chapman

Campaign & Story Planning Manager

Zach Kruchoski

Senior Software Engineer

Anthony Mitchell

Senior Software Engineer

Terrence Ward

Divisional Community Manager

Sheena Golani

Junior Media Analyst

Savita Pandya

Junior Analyst, Media Services

Based out of our NYC office, Savita joined Brand Networks as a Junior Analyst, Media Services in 2021. Savita comes with 3+ years of marketing and communications experience and graduated with her Master’s degree in Marketing in 2017. Most notably, a case study she wrote during her MPS program was published in 2019 by Bloomsbury Publishing Co. in the UK.

Meghan Connelly

Senior Engagement Manager

Jamie Tedford

Founder & Executive 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.

Matt Osborne

Manager, People & Culture

As Manager of People & Culture, Matt is responsible for leading the talent acquisition strategy while supporting the workplace culture. Matt joined BN back in 2012 and has helped the company build a talented workforce across the US and several other countries. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Human Development from Binghamton University and enjoys golfing, watching sports, playing video games, and spending time with his family.

Brittany Haines

Divisional Community Manager

Brittany Haines is our Neighborhood Market Divisional Community Manager, representing the #GreenTeam of Walmart! Brittany has worked for the #GreenTeam for over 5 years, and has truly committed her career to engaging with Neighborhood Market associates. She is a recent graduate of the University Of West Florida, and was born in Newport Rhode Island.

Dave Thomas

Chief Architect

Dave Thomas is the Chief Architect within the Technology organization. He works closely with many parts of the company to ensure the technology solutions meet client and business objectives. As a restless and fidgety person, Dave is always on the move, and loves to run and visit various hiking trails with his family. Dave is a graduate of Roberts Wesleyan College. He resides in Rochester, NY with his wife and son.

Frank Maldarelli

Vice President, Finance

Frank Maldarelli is the Vice President of Finance at Brand Networks, working in tandem with Tania DiSciullo to oversee and manage the Finance team. With over 20 years of experience in Finance roles, Frank has consistently brought strong financial acumen and has worked tirelessly to provide strategic insights that lead to sound business decisions. Because of his modeling prowess and his presentation of the data, he has been called the “Michelangelo of spreadsheets” by his colleagues! Prior to BN, he worked at several tech startups, including ClickSquared and AppNeta, where he helped grow the Finance team into a value-add organization. Frank graduated from Boston University, with a double major in Political Science and International Relations. He enjoys spending time with his wife and two daughters at his home in Belmont, MA.

Paul Falzone

Strategic Advisor & Member of the Board of Directors

Paul Falzone is a strategic advisor to the executive team at 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.

Ava Pavao

Senior Analyst

Ava Pavao is a Senior Media Analyst at Brand Networks located in Boston, MA. In her role, Ava works directly with clients to assist and consult on the full lifecycle of social media campaigns including strategy, execution and optimization. Prior to joining Brand Networks in 2019, Ava worked at video marketing technology start-up Vivoom where she worked with brands including Microsoft, Johnson & Johnson and Maroon 5. When she's not working, Ava enjoys teaching indoor cycling classes, cooking new recipes and binge-watching whatever is new on Netflix. Ava currently lives on Cape Cod with her family.

Surge Berg

Team Lead, Divisional Community Manager

Handcrafted from the dust of the Earth and the blood of heroes, it was the very breath of the Almighty that rejoiced at his birth. Just like his first beard, arriving on his first birthday, his experiences continue to grow. Through the years he has been called Teacher, Pastor, Officer, Husband, Associate, Master even Laird but his most coveted title is Dad. Surge is passionate about finding ways to welcome others to the next level and always striving to “be the spark the world needs.”

Desirée Gaston

Senior Engagement Manager

Desirée Gaston has a passion for local social media with over eight years of experience in social media program management. Currently, she works on the My Local Social Team for Sam’s Club as a Senior Engagement Manager and enjoys creating training materials, communications, and supporting nearly 600 clubs and Social Champs.In her previous role with Hilton, Desirée managed local social Team Member programs, including the award-winning Hilton Suggests program. She led comprehensive training development, social tool implementations, and recognition programs.In her free time, Desirée enjoys hanging out with her three daughters and two fur kids. Originally from the Pacific Northwest, Desirée loves the Portland Trailblazers and the Seattle Seahawks. However, not a fan of rain, she transplanted to the Phoenix area where she enjoys the dry desert heat. Her favorite thing to do is travel, try new restaurants, and support her girls’ many activities.

Jacquelyn Williams

Lead Software Test Engineer

Jaci leads the software quality and data science teams and has been at Brand Networks since 2016. Jaci and her teams play a key part in BN’s ability to provide high quality value added products and solutions to some of the largest brands in the world. Outside of work, you’ll normally find Jaci on the sidelines cheering at one of her two boys’ sporting events. When there is a break in the sports action, Jaci loves the adventure of camping in the ADK, traveling to a Jimmy Buffett show, checking out the local restaurant scene wherever she is, or working to perfect her latte art. Jaci lives in Webster, NY with her husband and two sons, and insists on only real NY maple syrup.

Alex Pasieka

Associate Software Engineer

Originally from Westchester NY, Alex graduated from RIT with a degree in New Media Interactive Development. Working at BN is his first career job out of college and is happy to be staying in Rochester. In his free time, he is enthusiastic about games, whether they be video games, card games, or board games.

Mike Garsin

Founder & Chief Executive Officer

Mike Garsin is the CEO of Brand Networks and a member of the Board of Directors and is responsible for the company’s culture, corporate strategy, and growth. A passionate leader, entrepreneur, and lifelong ad tech guru, Mike has spent the last two decades founding, innovating and growing internet and technology media companies. He has been at the forefront of developing numerous industry-leading technology platforms to increase marketing effectiveness and measurement by identifying, designing, and implementing innovative products and services. This includes Brand Networks, which he co-founded in 2006. For over a decade, Mike led the charge as the CTO and spearheaded the development of award-winning advertising technology. Mike is a graduate of the University of Rochester and lives in Rochester, NY with his wife and three children.

Rohit Bejawar

Business Analyst

Alexandra Atzl

Senior Software Engineer

Alexandra is a Senior Software Engineer at Brand Networks. Since joining the company in 2015, Alexandra has contributed to a variety of web and mobile applications, most recently as a member of the technology team behind Walmart's My Local Social app. She also serves as BN’s resident yoga enthusiast, frequently leading lunchtime yoga sessions for her coworkers. Alexandra holds a Bachelor's of Science in Media Arts and Technology from Rochester Institute of Technology. When not working, she enjoys knitting, crossword puzzles, and corny made-for-TV romcoms. Alexandra lives in Rochester, NY with her incredibly spoiled feline companion, Luna.

Matt Graves

Software Test Engineer

Matt is a Software Test Engineer who has been with Brand since 2021. Prior to joining the team, Matt had been a Software Test Engineer in the telecom industry for 6 years. In his free time, he enjoys riding his motorcycle and spending time with his wife and two daughters.

Gledimar Ramirez

Divisional Community Manager

Born in a little town in Venezuela, destiny brought me here today, Started in the retail business for the largest retailer in the world Walmart, now taking on a new challenge with an amazing company Brand Networks as a Divisional Community Manager for the West BU.Never be afraid to create real content with real people for a real audience.

Karen Paulk

Creative Director

Karen works as Creative Director for BN and leads creative strategy and execution for all things visual and video for Walmart's Local Social program. Because of her background in documentary filmmaking her passion lies in authentic storytelling. She loves to collaborate, problem-solve, and try new things. She is also an avid crime-drama and mythology podcaster and enjoys spending time with her husband, three dogs, and two cats.

Nicole VanDenBergh

Senior Media Analyst

Nicole brings many years of paid social experience to the BN team, having worked with a wide range of B2C and B2B brands. She loves the problem-solving aspect of her job the most, always working to improve every campaign she touches. Nicole currently lives in Rochester, NY with her husband, their son, and two mischievous cats. She loves anime, video games, and ice cream. If you see her parents, make sure to let them know it wasn't "just a phase."

Michael Delaney

Principal Engineer

After former stints as a Flash developer, he decided to take a chance and join a social media tech startup. It’s been nearly 9 years later and he’s still kicking around - we think he just likes to have people to play nerdy board games with. When he’s not working, you might find him at home tending the backyard farm, in the kitchen cooking & canning, or traveling the world with his fiancée. As a proud guncle, he enjoys every chance to play with his nephew and two nieces.

Vinayak Krishnan

Media Services Manager

Michael Wackell

Junior Media Analyst

Michael Wackell is a Junior Media Analyst operating out of Brand Network's Boston office. In his role, he supports the team with day-to-day operations and works on client accounts to ensure successful campaign creation, launch, and reporting. This is Michael's first position out of school and he is very excited to be a part of the BN Family. When it comes to his free time, Michael enjoys watching movies, especially crime dramas, but has picked up reading in recent months. He's an avid baseball fan and a diehard supporter of the Boston Red Sox. Bar Trivia is one of his favorite activities to do with his friends.

Carolyn Harpster

Director, Media Services

Carolyn has worked in paid social for almost 7 years, and has been with Brand Networks since the summer of 2016. Prior to working at BN, she ran paid social for several clients at PHD Media in New York. She has worked across all major social platforms for a variety of verticals (CPG, Travel, Beauty, Entertainment, Food, Media, to name a few) and has loved seeing the industry evolve over time. Her true passion is managing people, which she gets to do each day at BN - her colleagues are what make work so great, and she loves the camaraderie and team spirit that comes with working at BN. She resides in Brooklyn, New York with her 7-year old cat Butter Pecan (Butter for short), loves rewatching old 30 Rock episodes, and spends way too much time on Twitter.

Aman Kumar

Media Analyst

Ryan Fabricius

Associate Data Analyst

Ryan joined the Brand Network's data science team in August 2020, marking the start of his career after graduating from the University at Buffalo with a Bachelor's of Science in Mathematics. Ryan covers client usage of BN's products and services, providing quantitative and qualitative analysis to key stakeholders. In his free time, his analytical mindset can be seen through his passion for the game of golf, and his tireless effort to optimize his golf swing.

Amy Slife

Vice President, Media Services

Amy Slife Mullins is the VP of Media Services at Brand Networks. In her role, Amy is charged with leading the Services side of the company with an emphasis on client satisfaction and growth, strategy and education. Prior to joining Brand Networks in 2014, Amy spent time at Nanigans, where she drove paid social media efforts for a variety of brands. Amy holds a Bachelor’s degree in Communication from Virginia Tech (Go Hokies!) and a Master’s in Integrated Marketing Communication from Emerson College. She lives in Cambridge, MA with her husband, Sam.

Jeremy Frick

Chief Technology Officer

Jeremy has been a part of the Brand Networks tech team since 2014 and considers it his mission to empower the team to thrive on solving challenging problems and driving innovation for our customers. Jeremy started his career as a software engineer and received a Bachelor's of Science in Computer Engineering from Rochester Institute of Technology, where he remains active on their Industrial Advisory Board. In 2020 Jeremy was recognized by the university and inducted into the Kate Gleason College of Engineering Academy. Jeremy lives with his wife and three daughters in Ontario, New York. In his free time he is an avid reader, loves woodworking, and is a fan of the Buffalo Bills and New York Yankees.

Patrick Shirley

Senior Manager, Paid Social

Patrick is a Senior Manager leading the paid local social initiatives. He specializes in large-scale paid execution & optimization and loves to find unique solutions that get the job done! In his free time, he likes to write and perform music as well as relax on the porch with his wife Jen and their two cats.

Naveen Katuri

Director, Media Services

Naveen Katuri is the Director of Media Services at Brand Networks,he has been in the Advertising and Ad Tech industry for 15+ years and is charged with leading the services team and operations at our India Office. Prior to joining BN, he co-founded Rype helping startups and technology firms successfully establish, manage and optimize remote operations. Naveen holds a Bachelor's degree in Electronics and Communications Engineering from JNTU Hyderabad. He lives in Hyderabad with his wife and son.

Brian Witt

Lead Software Engineer

Brian first came to Brand Networks in 2012, so we’re pretty sure he likes it here. He enjoys helping individuals work effectively together as a team to create high quality software that they can truly feel proud of. When he’s not in a meeting or writing code, he can be found cursing up a storm trying to make home improvements. If those home improvement projects ever end (they won’t), he hopes to someday continue playing volleyball, riding his bicycle, or learning Adele songs on the piano.

Brian Penly

Senior Software Engineer

Brian Penly is a software engineer that has been with Brand Networks since 2016. He is currently working on the Spotlight team. Brian lives in Rochester, NY with his wife and two dogs. In his free time he enjoys playing guitar and watching sports like MMA and soccer.

Claire Pike

Software Engineer

Claire Pike is a Software Engineer, working on full stack development for Walmart's My Local Social project. She is originally from Pittsburgh, PA and earned her degree in Web & Computing from Rochester Institute of Technology. She lives in Rochester, NY and enjoys plants, yoga, and cheering on the Pittsburgh Penguins.

Brad Rhow

Vice President, People & Culture

As VP of People & Culture, Brad is tasked with maintaining all aspects of employee relations. He is responsible for continuing to build, support, and improve workplace culture. The department additionally oversees all recruiting efforts, along with maintaining compliance. Brad started with Brand Networks in 2012 as its first recruiter. Since joining he has been instrumental in the growth and responsibility of the department as well as Brand Networks. He resides in Rochester NY with his wife and three children. When not enjoying time with the family you can find Brad on the golf course, or cheering on the Buffalo Bills!

Sarah Falta

Influencer Marketing Program Manager

Sarah started her career in influencer marketing almost immediately after graduating college. After 4 years of start-up experience and 2 years as a freelance influencer marketing manager, Sarah joined Brand Networks to help manage an employee influencer program for one of our largest clients. Before Sarah joined the team, she was backpacking around Asia, Australia, and Europe. When she is not traveling, she loves photography, Thai food (not spicy though), running, hiking, and anything adventurous outdoors.

Karen Cannan

Principal Software Test Engineer, PSM I

Karen is a Principal Software Test Engineer at Brand Networks. She started with the company in 2016 and has played a significant role in ensuring the quality of our product and solutions work. She also recently completed her certification as a scrum master, the first in our company! Karen lives in Fairport, NY, with her husband, step-son, and their new puppy. She enjoys a good Netflix documentary, hot weather, a day on the lake, Sunday football (go Bears), and anything Greek!

Joseph Diment

Software Engineer

I'm a Software Engineering graduate from Rochester Institute of Technology. At home, I spend most of my time with my cat and girlfriend playing video games, reading- mostly fantasy and outdoors-related books, or obsessively following ice hockey. Outside of the house, I spend almost all of my free time outdoors- hiking, camping, and skiing primarily. I started the Adirondack 46er challenge in 2020, and am already a third of the way done!

Tara Davey

Senior Analyst

Anna Cohen

Media Solutions Manager

Elliot Forman

Director, Client Delivery

Elliot’s experiences have taken him around the world learning things at each stage. At Brand Networks he manages programs and products, connecting the services, engineering, and paid media teams to drive results for our biggest clients. Prior to Brand Networks, Elliot worked at PayPal in the Marketing Technology and Marketing Operations departments. During his free time, Elliot enjoys soccer, snowboarding, music, fostering dogs, and traveling!

Brett Patterson

Associate Software Engineer

I just graduated from Rochester Institute of Technology with a bachelor's degree in Computer Science! When I'm not working, I enjoy hiking, running, watching movies/tv-shows and playing video games! My favorite place to run is Genesee Valley Park, my go-to movie recommendation is The Prestige, and go to tv show is Parks and Recreation. I love the Bioshock Series.

Lisa Good

Engagement Manager

Lisa works as an Engagement Manager, supporting the My Local Social app users for Walmart, ensuring a seamless experience that empowers users. She’s worked in social media, media campaign strategy, and creative development and brings these skills to the table to provide the best output for the client. When she’s not working, she enjoys boxing and volunteering as a youth leader for her church.

Margarita Koroleva

Engagement Manager

Margarita is a creative and self-motivated marketing professional with over nine years of experience in retail, pharmaceutical, finance, education, and healthcare industries in the US and Canada markets. She has a passion for content creation, social media, and photography, perfectly coordinating multiple projects and always ready to share her experience and knowledge, and is open to collaborating. During her free time, Margarita enjoys running, photography, exploring new places, and traveling.

Cat Federico

Manager, Accounting Operations

Ken Hertzog

Principal Software Engineer

Ken Hertzog is a Principal Software Engineer at Brand Networks. As a full-stack engineer, he is involved in everything from the UI to the backend cloud infrastructure for a wide array of products and services. Ken received his B.S. in Computer Engineering from the Rochester Institute of Technology. He lives with his wife in Rochester, NY. When not working, Ken enjoys collecting music on vinyl and appreciating good craft beer and whiskey.

Aravindhu Chukka

Manager Media Operations

Aravind has been in Digital Marketing Industry for more than 8 years and has sound knowledge in Paid Media and analytics. Aravindh joined Brand networks 2019 May and he previously associated with Infosys. He loves watching crime thrillers and spends his free time roaming in Wikipedia world.

Justin Hugg

Lead Software Engineer

Justin is a Lead Software Engineer who has been at Brand Networks since 2016. He has worked on a wide variety of projects over the years, and is now leading development of Spotlight, the new Associate Influencer app for Walmart. When not working he like to play guitar, read, and spend time with his wife, two young boys, and dogs. He lives with his family outside of Rochester, NY.

Mark Heiler

Senior Data Scientist

Mark joined BN’s Data Science team in 2017 and enjoys the diverse projects that he is able to contribute toward. He graduated with his Master's in Biostatistics from University at Buffalo and became an avid Sabres and Bills fan in the process. In his free time, Mark enjoys spending time outdoors, whether it means biking, brewing beer, or scuba diving.

Sourav Nayak

Director Finance

Garla Shaker

Senior Associate

I am a B.Tech graduate and having 4+ years of experience in campaign management. Apart from work, I would like to play chess, reading blogs and loves to watch suspense thriller movies.

Jeff Zilberman

Vice President, Client Services

Jeff Zilberman is the Vice President of Client Services at Brand Networks, tasked with leading strategic partnerships and client success. With 10+ years of marketing and advertising experience, Jeff brings a proven track record of developing and executing against innovative strategies for fortune 100 retailers. Prior to BN, Jeff spent 6 years at PayPal leading various functions within digital media, program management, and client services. Jeff is a graduate of Roger Williams University and resides in Boston with his wife and daughter.

Nichole Chiazza

Senior Media Analyst

Nichole is a Senior Media Analyst at Brand Networks in Rochester, NY. Previously, she spent about nine years in Buffalo, but she's happy to be back to her roots. She brings many years of paid media experience to BN, having been charged with leading paid search efforts for several organizations. Nichole has an interest in true crime and probably knows way too many facts about serial killers. She currently lives in Wester, NY with her two cats, Bruce and Harley.

Amy Jeroy

Senior Software Test Engineer

Amy has been a part of the Brand Networks' technology team since 2015. She started her career in the pharmaceutical industry validating equipment and software systems, traveling from coast to coast. Amy returned to Rochester with a focus on software testing. She is a graduate of SUNY College of Technology at Alfred. Amy lives in Ontario, NY with her husband and children. In her free time she enjoys outdoor activities, attending her son’s hockey games and visiting her daughter at college in Kentucky.

Zarah Fath

Vice President, Media Solutions, APAC

Zarah Fath is the Vice President of Media Solutions, APAC at Brand Networks. In her role, Zarah is charged with leading the solutions side of Brand Networks with an emphasis on consulting, strategy and developing client-specific solutions to ensure customer retention and growth. Prior to joining Brand Networks in 2016, she spent time at News Corp Australia, where she helped build up and expand the internal digital agency start-up “News Xtend” as part of their social media team. Originally from Germany, Zarah earned her Masters (Hons.) of Media Studies and Journalism from the Friedrich-Wilhelms University of Bonn, Germany and Louisiana State University, USA. She resides with her partner in Sydney, Australia.

Wyatt Olney

Software Engineer

Wyatt joined Brand Networks on the engineering team in 2019 as a contractor, and was excited to be able to join the team on a more permanent basis in 2020. He went to college at Drew University in New Jersey and graduated with a bachelor's in computer science, and previously had done research into computational linguistics and software development and maintenance while attending the university.

Ryan Lo Curto

Director, Client Delivery

Dan Deiure

Lead Systems Architect

Collaborator, thinker, builder, problem-solver. With a passion to continually learn and grow, Dan loves surrounding himself with intelligent ideas and people. He developed a love for all things technology at a young age. He especially loves cloud-first systems and currently enjoys architecting infrastructure and networking to be highly available and scalable. When his head isn’t in the clouds, he enjoys snowboarding, fishing, and exercising but most of all spending time with his wife and kids.

Praveen Merugoju

Sr. Digital Marketing Associate

Graduated in Mechanical Engineering. Passion and interest in social media drove me to Digital Marketing. I love traveling and explore new places. Cricket is my favorite sport.

Merit Wilkinson

Senior Director, Technology

Merit (Bob) Wilkinson got his first programming job in high school developing logistics software on Unix and has been hooked ever since. He has a degree in Computer Science from RIT and has been leading developers for over ten years now. Bob has two fantastic children who have been doing all they can to "help" out while he works from home.

Nikki Dlesk

Junior Media Analyst

Nikki joined Brand Network's Boston office as a Junior Media Analyst in 2021. In Nikki’s first position after graduating from the University of Michigan (Go Blue!), she supports the Media Services team working with clients to create, optimize, launch, and analyze campaigns. In her free time, Nikki can most likely be found enjoying nature, looking for New England’s best bagels, building Instagram-worthy charcuterie boards, or reading a good book!

Geoff Shumer

Media Analyst

I currently live in Rochester NY with my fiancé, my dog Toast, and my cats Maple and Moon. I enjoy playing basketball, socializing with friends, video games, and watching basically any sport that's on.

Christine McCullough

Associate Software Engineer

Christine is an Associate Software Engineer who has been with Brand Networks since 2020. She graduated from RIT in 2019 with a BS in Digital Humanities and Social Sciences and still enjoys a good piece of digital literature. Many of her hobbies overlap with those of your average grandmother, including embroidery, cooking, and looking out the window hoping a dog will pass by. You might say she has considerably more technical skills than your average granny, though.

Lindsay Chapman

Campaign & Story Planning Manager

Lindsay is a content marketing professional who is passionate about social media. She offers brand social experience in the restaurant and retail industries. Lindsay holds a Bachelor of Arts in Corporate Communications and Master’s Degree in Marketing. In her free time, Lindsay enjoys visiting Lake Winnipesaukee, home improvement projects, running and spoiling her dog. Fun fact: one of her college campus jobs had a space simulator on site and she use to present planetarium presentations.

Zach Kruchoski

Senior Software Engineer

Anthony Mitchell

Senior Software Engineer

Most people call me Chachi. I have been with Brand Networks since 2013, working with some of the greatest coworkers to provide solutions for some of the biggest brands ever.

Terrence Ward

Divisional Community Manager

Terrence is a Divisional Community Manager at Brand Networks, helping associates of a Fortune 100 company leverage local social media to increase sales and customer engagement. Prior to BN, Terrence spent 8 years with Walmart with overseeing >$60 Million facilities and 250+ employees, as well as managing Local Social on a store level. Outside of BN, Terrence is an award winning announcer and filmmaker, scoring six announcing awards and two film awards with eight nominations. He also serves on the Board of Directors for the Wings of Honor Museum, a non-profit organization in his hometown. Terrence currently resides in Arkansas with his wife Mikayla.

Sheena Golani

Junior Media Analyst

She is a Junior Analyst on the Media Operations team in the NYC Office. Sheena graduated from Northeastern University in Boston with a degree in Business Administration and Marketing. She has previously worked for companies including Reebok and Mullenlowe.

Our Locations

Rochester

280 E Broad Street
Suite 130
Rochester, NY 14604

New York

275 7th Avenue
Suite 1501
New York, NY 10001

Boston

101 Arch Street
8th Floor
Boston, MA 02110

Sydney

5 Martin Place
Level 14
Sydney, NSW 2000

Hyderabad

147, 5th Floor, Workafella,
Western Aqua, Hitech City, Hyderabad- 500084

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Our People are Our Voice

It’s been a year of adversities, pivoting, and a new way of working. And yet, our team has risen to the occasion and we can’t be any more proud!
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Meet Lisa, our newest Engagement Manager on the Professional Services team!
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When Lisa’s not being a rockstar supporter of local social, you can find her boxing, taking care of plants (both inside and outside), reading, and going to the waterfronts in Rochester. For her next big adventure, Lisa would like to go scuba diving somewhere cool like the Great Barrier Reef in Australia!
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Help us welcome our newest Digital Marketing Analyst, Dishari! She works out of our Hyderabad office.
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Meet Sarah; she assists with influencer marketing for our Spotlight program!
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When she's not working, Sarah enjoys photojournalism, backpacking/traveling, and meeting new people. She'd love to go cage diving with sharks, so she's also FEARLESS!
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👏 We're excited to have Sarah on the team 👏
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We're wishing all of our awesome team a Happy Birthday! We hope you celebrate in style. 🥳
#HappyBirthday #EmployeeBirthdays
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Help us welcome Matt to the team!
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Matt says he came to work for BN because he's had friends that have worked here and loved it. Naturally, he figured it would be a great next step in his career.
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When he's not applying his software testing magic, Matt enjoys spending time with his daughters (Emilia & Violet), riding his motorcycle, and dreaming about traveling to Italy!
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Welcome to the team, Matt!
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Help us welcome Brett to the team!
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Brett has recently joined our Tech Team as a Software Engineer. On his off time, you can catch him exploring new places, watching movies, or enjoying the outdoors with a hike or run! If he could pack his bags and go anywhere, Brett wants to visit New Zealand!
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Welcome to the team, Brett!
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#newhire #brandnetwork #techjobs #hiring
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Check out our technology solution that enables brands to develop Snap content that can automatically publish as a Snap Ad and target hyper-local audiences. 
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This is just one way we help our brands monetize their assets. Learn more by clicking the link in our bio.
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#Snapchat #SnapAds #SocialMedia #Technology #BrandNetworks
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We are excited to welcome Michael to the Media team as a Jr. Media Analyst!
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When Michael isn’t being a media wiz, he enjoys watching movies and baseball, playing board games and a little trivia with friends. If he could travel anywhere right now he’d love to go back to Spain and do the Camino de Santiago! 
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Welcome to the team, Michael!
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#newhire #brandnetworks #media #mediajobs
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We are so excited to welcome Patrick back to the BN team as a Sr. Manager for Paid Social.
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Patrick said he returned to BN because of the people and the exciting work he helps contribute to. Thanks, Patrick! We enjoy working with you too!
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Fun Fact about Patrick: He enjoys writing and playing music - solo and in bands. Mostly piano and voice but a little bit of bass as well.
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Interested in being part of the Brand Networks family? Check out our available positions - link in bio!
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#welcomeback #rehire
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To acknowledge and commemorate Juneteenth, we want to use our social platforms to promote the voices of Black advocates and organizations. We asked our employees about the unique leaders and organizations that they support and here are a few they shared:

@urbanleagueroc
@540westmain
@rachel.cargle
@enrootedu
@yougoodsis
@thelovelandfoundation

Please check out all their pages for any events they may be hosting tomorrow in honor of the holiday! #buyblack #juneteenth
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On this week’s episode of BN-Chats we get a chance to catch up with Ava Pavao.

Ava manages the BN Media Services team in Boston, helping our clients navigate paid media and beyond. For the complete episode and more… check out our Facebook: https://fb.watch/6a6WP5Jqh3/

#BNChats #PaidMedia #SocialMedia #MediaServices #Startups #Workplace #Leadership #BestoftheBest #BrandNetworks #BN
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Help us celebrate all of our June employee birthdays!
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Your team at Brand Networks wishes you a great year ahead! 🥳
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#happybirthday #employeebirthdays #employeerecognition
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Brand Networks is pleased to introduce Karen! She was recently hired as our Creative Director on the Professional Services Team. 
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Let's get to know Karen:
When Karen isn’t being her creative self she enjoys listening to books and podcasts about creativity, folklore, astrology, Mythology, and True Crime. She also enjoys spending time outdoors on the river kayaking, hiking, on the lake, or gardening. If the sun's out, she’s out!

On the Top of Karen’s Bucket List:
Seeing pyramids and floating the Nile in Egypt and surfing and exploring the country in Australia.

Karen, we’re so glad you joined us!
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Brand Networks is pleased to welcome Savita! She is one of our new Jr. Analysts on the Media Services Team.
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Let's get to know Savita:
She loves doing yoga, traveling, and cooking! If she could go anywhere, she would travel to Japan. Savita loves the cuisine and culture and would love to see the country.
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Savita, welcome to the team!
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Here’s our ‘Top Nine’ of 2020. Which was your favorite? #BrandNetworks ...

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Merry Christmas and happy holidays!! 🎄❄️ ...

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