JOHN B STRONG
CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD, CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER
John B. Strong has more than 30 years of senior level executive and financial experience in the technology industry. Prior to his appointment to the position of Chief Executive Officer at Adaptive Medias, he invested in a number of successful technology-based companies, including www.thestorefront.com, the "AirBNB for retail space";www.boxbee.com, a San Francisco-based on-demand storage company;www.matterfab.com, a leading industrial metal 3D printing company;www.particle.io, an IoT chip maker; and www.scoutalarm.com, a high-tech home security company. Scout is currently positioned to exceed $46 million in revenue next year and over $114 million in 2017. Mr. Strong also founded www.communly.com, a Los Angeles-based social media company; www.combotrip.com, a New Mexico-based travel site; andwww.trychec.com, a London-based payment platform. In addition, Mr. Strong is a director of www.bombaydevelopment.com, a maker of artificial intelligence software for commercial drones. Mr. Strong holds a Bachelor's Degree from the University of New Mexico.
PRESIDENT, BOARD MEMBER
Omar Akram has more than 15 years experience in development and operations. Prior to co-founding Adaptive Media, Akram led the migration initiative from e-mail to display RTB for Tactara LLC, where he built a platform to leverage 200 million users across most of the exchanges. Akram’s extensive experience stems from the sub-prime financial auto lending industry, where he led the efforts to build internal and external compliant payment platforms for WFS Financial/Wachovia, which generated more than $9 million in monthly revenue.
Bryan Nguyen has nearly two decades of experience in computer science and has worked in many high-tech industries, including e-commerce, online banking, IT, online advertising and big data. Prior to joining Adaptive Media, Nguyen previously served as Ad Server Architect for MyBuys.com, and Java Architect and eventually Director of Technology at Traffic Marketplace. Nguyen graduated from UC Berkeley with a degree in Computer Science.
CO-FOUNDER AND SVP, PLATFORM
Sal Aziz brings more than 10 years of business operations experience to Adaptive Media, where he handles all aspects of platform business development. Aziz is dedicated to creating solutions that will grow the company’s advertiser and publisher relationships. He is currently leading the company’s efforts in its flagship product Media Graph, an all-in-one video monetization platform for publishers, producers and advertisers.