Meet the CafeMedia Team

Meet Our Team

Supporting our AdThrive publishers

Supporting our AdThrive publishers
Brynne Delerson
Brynne Delerson

VP, Publisher Communications

Brynne Delerson

Brynne Delerson

VP, Publisher Communications

Brynne Delerson leads the AdThrive Communications team, with a passion for serving publishers by organizing information and empowering them with educational resources.

After building and launching her own ad-funded website in 2012, Brynne brought her publishing experience and insider perspective to the AdThrive team in 2017, launching the community resources programs AdThrive publishers enjoy today.

She lives in the Dallas, Texas area with her husband and two cats. And when she's not piecing together the best information for publishers at work, you'll find her solving jigsaw puzzles in her spare time.

Courtney Kahn
Courtney Kahn

SVP, Publisher Experience

Courtney Kahn

Courtney Kahn

SVP, Publisher Experience

Courtney focuses on creating an unparalleled experience for publishers who work with AdThrive. She serves the teams focused on communication, onboarding, events, and community, always aiming to go above and beyond for our publishers.

Before joining the AdThrive family, Courtney taught high school English and ran her own photography business in the heart of Florida. She graduated from Florida State University with a B.A. in English Literature and lives on the Florida coast with her husband and daughter.

Jordan Moore
Jordan Moore

EVP, Publisher Experience

Jordan Moore

Jordan Moore

EVP, Publisher Experience

Jordan focuses on building relationships with the highest quality publishers in the industry by keeping a publisher-first mentality throughout every interaction. As one of the original AdThrive employees, he has been with AdThrive since 2013.

Before AdThrive, Jordan graduated from Oklahoma State and started his career working for the non-profit, Compassion International. After 11 years in Colorado, Jordan now lives in Oklahoma City with his wife and 3 daughters. He enjoys mountain biking, driving his Jeep, and everything Star Wars or Marvel related.

Philip Chiang, SVP Growth & Operations
Philip Chiang

SVP, Growth & Operations

Philip Chiang, SVP Growth & Operations

Philip Chiang

SVP, Growth & Operations

As the SVP of Growth & Operations, Philip helps new, high-quality publishers find and join the AdThrive family. Previously with Vimeo and SoundCloud, Philip has been working with independent creators for many years and is passionate about helping creators grow their careers and make a living doing what they love. He lives in NYC and can often be seen running through Central Park with his faithful yellow labrador, Luke.

Delivering for our advertisers and ad partners

Delivering for our advertisers and ad partners
Jonathan King
Jonathan King

EVP, CafeMedia

Jonathan King

Jonathan King

EVP, CafeMedia

Jonathan oversees the teams responsible for maximizing revenue - for each publisher and the overall organization. He also defines business processes alongside consumer and sales functions.

Prior to joining CafeMedia in 2008, Jon was a corporate strategy and business process consultant for Fortune 100 firms. Jonathan graduated from the University of Pennsylvania, with a BAS in Systems Science & Engineering and BA in Economics, and from Columbia University, with an MBA with concentrations in Marketing and Finance. Jonathan lives in New Jersey with his wife, two daughters, and family dog.

Patrick McCann
Patrick McCann

VP, Data Science

Patrick McCann

Patrick McCann

VP, Data Science

As the company's Data Scientist, Patrick ensures that ads are shown to the right audience, at the right time, and at the right place around the advertising ecosystem. To accomplish this, he develops big data workflows with CafeMedia's partner companies, both within the consortium and in advertising technology. The most important component of these workflows involves the creation of in-house statistical models around user attributes and response patterns, typically drawing on the field of machine learning.

Before joining CafeMedia, Patrick was the Lead Data Scientist at eXelate, where he built and executed the company's data mining and modeling activities in support of our clients' online targeting and digital media marketing goals. Prior to that he was a Senior Statistical Analyst at comScore. Patrick graduated from Virginia Tech with an MS in Statistics, and from George Mason with a BS in Economics.

Rachel Parkin
Rachel Parkin

EVP, Sales and Strategy

Rachel Parkin

Rachel Parkin

EVP, Sales and Strategy

Rachel is EVP, Sales and Strategy, overseeing CafeMedia’s media sales and advertiser partnerships. Rachel is an expert in the programmatic landscape and helps publishers and brands stay one step ahead in the ever-changing world of digital advertising. She connects advertisers with CafeMedia’s publishers, whose distinctive voices are shaping the open web, at scale through private marketplaces offering highly viewable inventory and unparalleled audience targeting. Rachel draws on data covering every aspect of the content consumption journey to help brands develop the best strategy for reaching the right audience with the right message.

Over her career, Rachel has used analytics and insights to drive business decisions across industries ranging from e-commerce to consumer products to media. She graduated from Harvard University, with a PhD in Business Economics, and from the University of Virginia, with a BA in Economics. On the weekends, Rachel can be found taking photography classes and discovering new restaurants in NYC.

Shobha Doshi
Shobha Doshi

VP, Programmatic

Shobha Doshi

Shobha Doshi

VP, Programmatic

Shobha Doshi leads the Programmatic team at CafeMedia, building it from the ground up over the past 9 years. Her team is responsible for managing all relationships with our advertising technology partners and other platforms. Shobha works to ensure that we have best-in-class integrations with our partners and always have access to the most cutting-edge offerings. With over a dozen years of experience in digital advertising, she's worked across all parts of the industry.

Shobha graduated with a BS in Marketing from Rutgers and an MBA from Stern Business School. She lives in Atlanta with her husband and two boys, after a long stint in Manhattan.

Ensuring best product, technology, and analytics

Ensuring best product, technology, and analytics
Evan Simeone
Evan Simeone

Chief Product Officer

Evan Simeone

Evan Simeone

Chief Product Officer

Evan Simeone brings more than 20 years of experience in enterprise software product management and engineering, including more than ten years focused on ad technology. Most recently, he served as the global head of Product for PubMatic, where he was responsible for driving innovation and development across the company’s line of ad technology and revenue management products.

Before that, Evan served as chief product officer for Organic Motion, a computer vision and markerless motion capture company. Prior to his time at Organic Motion, Evan was the chief product officer at Solbright and the vice president of engineering at Operative, both industry leaders in workflow and sales execution automation for leading publishers.

Evan began his career as a Java and mobile developer for companies including Rational Software and Palm. He holds two patents for wireless and mobile communication technologies. Evan graduated from New York University.

Joline McGoldrick
Joline McGoldrick

EVP, Data & Analytics

Joline McGoldrick

Joline McGoldrick

EVP, Data & Analytics

Joline McGoldrick leads CafeMedia’s Data & Analytics team bringing over 10 years of data insights and research experience to the role.

Prior to joining CafeMedia, Joline held the position of SVP, Data Insights & Research at VidMob and was VP of Research at Kantar Millward Brown Digital where she lead Kantar Millward Brown’s Digital Center of Excellence, an internal think tank that studies digital trends and best practices.

Joline was an early member of the Dynamic Logic Team, beginning in 2001 and is well versed in studying how audiences respond to Digital advertising. Her work has been featured in Forbes, Adweek, AdAge, the Economist, the New York Times, Media Post, and Mobile Marketer and she has spoken and moderated at conferences including the ARF, MRIA, OMMA, SWSW, MRMW, the Market Research Event and AdTech. Joline is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Carnegie Mellon University.

Serving CAM publishers

Serving CAM publishers
Andrew Shue
Andrew Shue

Co-Founder

Andrew Shue

Andrew Shue

Co-Founder

Andrew, along with CEO Michael Sanchez, is a co-founder of CafeMedia. CafeMedia is the world’s largest ad management service, powering the revenue engine for more than 3,000 independent premium publishers and creators, with a collective reach of over 170MM monthly unique visitors (#11 largest Comscore property).

In addition to his career in digital media, Andrew has worked as an actor, a movie producer, pro soccer player and community activist.

He played a leading role in the hit TV show Melrose Place, produced the feature film “Gracie,” played pro soccer for the LA Galaxy for two seasons and co-founded two national organizations, “Do Something” (launched in 1994 with Sanchez) and “The People” (started in 2018). Both groups seek to catalyze social change and reform through service, community building and activism.

Andrew is married to ABC News anchor Amy Robach - he and Amy have five kids between them.

Mikaela Kingsley
Mikaela Kingsley

VP, Publisher Support

Mikaela Kingsley

Mikaela Kingsley

VP, Publisher Support

Mikaela Kingsley leads Operations for CafeMedia Ad Management, helping ensure smooth integrations, optimized performance, and best in class service for our Enterprise Publishers.

Mikaela has been with CafeMedia for over six years, originally to develop the programmatic business and manage Revenue Operations. She helped build out the CafeMedia Ad Management product and has been helping CafeMedia’s Enterprise publishers from day one.

Prior to her time at CafeMedia, she worked at Comscore and GroupM managing Client Solutions and Analytics, so brings well-rounded expertise to her role. Mikaela graduated with a BS in Commerce from the University of Virginia and currently lives in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Tina Pautz
Tina Pautz

SVP, CafeMedia Ad Management

Tina Pautz

Tina Pautz

SVP, CafeMedia Ad Management

Tina Pautz leads CafeMedia Ad Management, the teams dedicated to CafeMedia’s Enterprise publishers, bringing over a dozen years of adtech/martech leadership experience to the role.

She previously served as GM of Convertro - Verizon Media’s former marketing measurement, analytics and activation platform - providing multi-touch, media mix and unified attribution strategy and solutions to a portfolio of global brands. Prior to Convertro Tina oversaw client services and operations for Ad.com Dynamic Retargeter and was a key participant in its predecessor Buysight’s sale to AOL. She started her career in finance, working in asset management and real estate investment prior to joining Buysight as its 7th employee.

Tina graduated with a BA in Communication from the University of Southern California (Fight On!) and lives in Manhattan.

Building team, finance, and strategy

Building team, finance, and strategy
Kim Crain
Kim Crain

SVP, Human Resources

Kim Crain

Kim Crain

SVP, Human Resources

Kim leads the Human Resources efforts for CafeMedia, focused on building and engaging a world-class team. Prior to joining CafeMedia, she was a senior consultant with RealHR Solutions providing management-level HR support to businesses and not-for-profits in New York City. She has held senior HR positions at Public Health Solutions and Full Moon Interactive and started her career at ADP. Kim graduated from Arizona State University.

Michael Sanchez
Michael Sanchez

Chief Executive Officer

Michael Sanchez

Michael Sanchez

Chief Executive Officer

Michael is co-founder and CEO of CafeMedia. CafeMedia is the world’s largest ad management service, providing the technology and services that help the highest quality creators grow their businesses and maximize success. CafeMedia empowers more than 3,000 premium publishers and creators, with a collective reach of over 170MM monthly unique visitors (#11 largest Comscore property), to make a living doing what they love – producing great content.

Prior to CafeMedia, Michael was the co-founder and President of Do Something. Do Something helps millions of young people each year take action to improve their communities. Michael also cofounded and served as the Chief Executive Officer of the profitable ’94 Cup Daily, the nation’s only daily newspaper dedicated to the 1994 World Cup soccer tournament, held in the United States.

Michael played soccer in college for the nation’s top-ranked University of Virginia team and then professionally in Zimbabwe, where he also taught high school math. As a child, Michael traveled around the country and the world as a top-ranked junior chess player. He received extensive media coverage as a chess prodigy, conducting dozens of chess exhibitions and earning a draw with the #3 ranked player in the world. He graduated from Columbia Law School with honors. He resides in New Jersey with his wife and three kids.

Paul Bannister
Paul Bannister

Chief Strategy Officer

Paul Bannister

Paul Bannister

Chief Strategy Officer

Paul leads the programmatic sales and video monetization team to create compelling media experiences for brands. As the lead of the six-person team that launched CafeMom, and oversaw the website for four years, Paul has a background that's uniquely positioned to help brands create deeply engaging programs that meet their goals while creating a great experience for our audiences.

Paul started his career by founding Online Gaming Review, one of the first websites dedicated to covering computer games. He grew the site to be one of the top 100 websites (in 1997!), and wrote two books on computer games. He has also worked for USWeb/CKS, Ameritrade, and CMP Media, and has worked at CafeMom and ClubMom since 1999.

Paul graduated from the University of Pennsylvania, with a BSE in Computer Science and Engineering and a concentration in Accounting.

He lives on the Upper West Side of Manhattan with his wife and two boys.

Stephanie Dolgins - Chief Marketing Officer
Stephanie Dolgins

Chief Marketing Officer

Stephanie Dolgins - Chief Marketing Officer

Stephanie Dolgins

Chief Marketing Officer

As CafeMedia's first CMO, Steph Dolgins is responsible for all aspects of brand strategy, marketing, and communications, including public relations. She and her team oversee the company's growth strategy and ensure CafeMedia continues to deliver value and best-in-class customer service for our premium publishers and create extraordinary experiences for all of our partners.

Steph brings extensive experience, having led iconic digital media brands, and built an award-winning women's and lifestyle content network. She was previously CMO of Tumblr, where she oversaw brand and consumer marketing, communications, media partnerships, and content and community development. Prior roles include SVP & GM of AOL's Women's, Lifestyle, Teens, Kids, and Multicultural Programming, CMO at Outcast Media, Head of Marketing at Jetsetter, VP, Consumer and Sales Marketing at ABC Internet Group and VP, Sales Development and Creative Services at The Walt Disney Internet Group. Throughout her career, Steph has been a champion for content creators and believes that helping creators build successful businesses will lead to a richer, more vibrant, and diverse internet.

Steven Samuels
Steven Samuels

EVP, Finance & Administration

Steven Samuels

Steven Samuels

EVP, Finance & Administration

Steve oversees the company's finance and administrative efforts, including accounting, human resources, financial planning, investor relations, and legal. Prior to joining CafeMedia, he worked at Deutsche Bank. Steve graduated from McGill University in Canada, with an MBA with an emphasis in Finance and a BSc in Microbiology and Immunology. He lives in New Jersey with his wife and two daughters.

Tara Jepson, SVP, Brand
Tara Jepson

SVP, Brand

Tara Jepson, SVP, Brand

Tara Jepson

SVP, Brand

Tara Jepson is a global marketing executive whose specialty is building brands that define and shift categories through creative thinking and holistic brand storytelling. As SVP of Brand at CafeMedia, Tara is responsible for making sure the industry understands the value of our company and our network of independent publishers. With a focus on connecting our vision and mission throughout everything she does, Tara collaborates with internal and external partners to help determine how CafeMedia shows up in the world.

Tara’s passion for translating emerging cultural, societal and technological trends into actionable insights has steered her career in establishing and growing some of the world’s most iconic brands, including Amazon, Chanel, MAC Cosmetics, Michael Kors, Audi, Microsoft, IPSY, Zelle and Nike.

Born and raised in Portland, Oregon, she now lives in Los Angeles with her husband, putting her closer to her ultimate goal of one day returning to the beautiful Pacific Northwest.

Tara graduated magna cum laude with a BA in English Literature from Skidmore College.

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