The AdRoll Team

Building a great team focused on building the best products.

A Vision To Build Great Things

AdRoll was founded in 2007 with the mission of taking the most advanced display advertising techniques and making them accessible for brands of all sizes. Today we offer the most cutting edge display products in a format that is both simple and affordable.

We believe in transparency in pricing and reporting, we pride ourselves on our industry leading technology, and we love the fact that we are helping brands of all sizes grow their businesses.

Management Team

Aaron Bell

CEO, Founder

Aaron loves building the best team and product in the industry. He started coding at a young age, joining Microsoft as a software engineer while attending high school outside Seattle. Just before starting AdRoll, he led projects at SHAI, developing AI systems to help NASA schedule and launch missions, which is almost as complicated as ads... Aaron graduated from Stanford University with a major in computer science. He was the only undergraduate advisee under the legendary computer scientist and Prof. John McCarthy.

Adam Berke

President, Founding Team

Adam is an advertising industry expert with a true passion for performance display. He is a frequent speaker at SES, SMX, OMMA and SXSW, and a guest author for ClickZ, AdExchanger and MediaPost. As President, Adam oversees the Business Development and Marketing teams and is focused on scaling the company and expanding internationally. Prior to AdRoll, Adam helped launch the CPL network at Aptimus, an ad network acquired by the Apollo Group. In his four years there, he took a leadership role in almost every department: Business Development, Ad Ops, and Product Management. Adam received his B.A. in Economics from Johns Hopkins University. Outside of work, Adam is an avid surfer, kiteboarder, snowboarder, and barefoot runner.

Peter Krivkovich

COO/CFO, Founding Team

Peter is focused on building the organization and processes that have helped AdRoll become the fastest growing display platform. Prior to joining AdRoll, he spent six years in leadership roles spanning finance, business development, product management and sales. Peter worked in investment banking, was a product manager at Everdream Corp. (acquired by Dell) and got an MBA from Harvard before going to work at Good Technology (acquired by Motorola). There, he worked for the President helping oversee sales and then for the CFO where he built and managed the company's financial model. When he is not spending time with his wife and two daughters, he enjoys reliving his college tennis days on the foggy courts of San Francisco.

Valentino Volonghi

Chief Architect, Founding Team

Valentino currently designs and implements AdRoll globally distributed architecture. He is the President and Founder of the Italian Python Association that runs PyCon Italy. Since 2000, Valentino has specialized in distributed systems and actively worked with several Open Source projects with which he continues to be an active contributor. He graduated from the Milan Polytechnic University with a MS in eBusiness and IT Management. In his free time, he shows off his biking skills on his Cervelo S2 on 50+ mile rides around the Bay.

Suresh Khanna

SVP, Sales & Operations

Suresh oversees all sales operations at AdRoll. With over 15 years of experience, he was in a variety of tech industry roles before joining AdRoll. Previously, he was at Google for over five years, most recently as Director of New Advertiser Sales. In earlier roles, he led the business development efforts for Google’s local advertising channel team, and built scalable sales programs for agencies. Outside of work, Suresh is co-owner of Kasa Indian Eatery in San Francisco. He has two children and is a passionate Little League baseball coach. Suresh holds a dual BA in Economics and Public Policy from Stanford University and an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management.

Stacey Manes

VP, Human Resources & Recruiting

Stacey is a global human resources executive with a passion for driving employee engagement, leadership coaching, talent acquisition and organization development. Prior to joining AdRoll, she held the top HR position for OpenTable.  Stacey helped prepare the company for their successful IPO and was key to growing the organization from a few US employees to several hundred globally.  She is a bay area native and a graduate of the University of California at Davis.

Lauren Vaccarello

VP, Marketing

Lauren is AdRoll's in-house marketing guru and author of the highly-regarded book, "Complete B2B Online Marketing." As VP of Marketing, Lauren oversees all of AdRoll's marketing functions, including lead generation, sales enablement, branding, product marketing, event marketing, and content marketing. Prior to AdRoll, Lauren was Head of Online Marketing at Salesforce.com. Lauren has also been a member of the Google Tech Advisory Council and is a frequent conference speaker at SES, eMetrics, SMX, and the Online Marketing Summit. Lauren holds her B.S. in Marketing Communications from Emerson College where she graduated Magna Cum Laude. Outside of AdRoll, she enjoys boxing, sword fighting, and is an avid foodie.

Greg Fulton

Senior Product Director

Previously AdRoll's Director of Ad Ops, Greg has been exposed to thousands of display campaigns and has interacted with hundreds of clients. Today, he is using that knowledge to create cutting edge display products that are simple, scalable, and effective. When he is not white-boarding AdRoll's next great feature, he is either climbing in Yosemite, surfing at OB, or skiing in Tahoe. Yeah... his life is basically a Mountain Dew commercial, only more extreme.

Scott Gifis

VP of Global Supply

As head of global supply, Scott oversees AdRoll’s supply strategy and publisher relationships, to enable delivery across AdRoll’s portfolio of performance marketing solutions and ensure that advertisers are able to reach and engage more prospective customers across web, mobile and social channels. Scott has been building and leading sales and delivery organizations for the past 13 years. Most recently, Scott served as the SVP of Global Sales and Business Development at OpinionLab, a global leader in Voice of Customer Analytics, where he was responsible for worldwide sales and strategic partnerships.

Board Members

Sean Dempsey

Co-founder, Merus Capital

Sean co-founded Merus Capital in November 2007. Previously, he was a principal of corporate development at Google, responsible for acquisitions and investments. Prior to that, he spent over six years at Microsoft in the Corporate Development team, where he was a director. His areas of focus at Google and Microsoft included consumer web services, online and traditional advertising, online video, gaming and enterprise software-as-a-service. Before joining Microsoft, he spent two years in technology mergers & Acquisitions at Deutsche Morgan Grenfell in Menlo Park and was a research analyst at the Jennings Group in San Francisco

Jared Kopf

Founder, AdRoll

Jared Kopf co-founded AdRoll and serves as our chairman. Before AdRoll, Jared started the Facebook apps company Slide, worked as an executive at Clarium Capital and worked at PayPal. Jared founded and sold the group buying business HomeRun between 2010-2012.

 

Charles Moldow

General Partner, Foundation Capital

Charles joined Foundation Capital in 2005, with a background in general management, sales, marketing, product management, and business development. Before coming to Foundation Capital, he was part of two teams that successfully built companies from early start-up through greater than $100 million in sales and exits near or above a billion dollars. Charles has made fourteen investments since joining Foundation, of which five have been acquired: PowerSet to Microsoft; Xoopit to Yahoo!; Adwhirl to Google; Weblistic to Spot Runner; and, Therative to Phillips. In addition to AdRoll, Charles' current portfolio includes: BancBox, CloudOn, Copious, Everyday Health, Fanhood, HomeRun, LendingClub, Luminate, Motif Investing, Revel Touch, and SunRun.

Venture Firms

Angel Investors

Peter Thiel

Peter is Clarium Capital's President and a managing partner at The Founders Fund. He was formerly Co-Founder, Chairman, and CEO of PayPal.

Max Levchin

Max was formerly the CEO of Slide and a Co-Founder of PayPal.

Point Ventures

An early stage venture firm for internet companies, Point Ventures were the initial investors in Right Media, the world's largest ad exchange.

James Joaquin

James is a partner at Catamount Ventures, and was formerly the CEO of Xmarks, Founder & CEO of Ofoto, and current Chairman of Pixelpipe.

Bill Trenchard

Bill is a partner at First Round Capital, and was formerly the CEO of LiveOps, co-founder and CEO of CallCast, managing director at Idealab, and Founder and CEO of Jump Networks.