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Chief Executive Officer
Shani joined Technorati in 2007 to lead strategy and day to day operations for the company’s advertising sales, business development and the Technorati Media advertising network. In 2008 the company launched an ad network giving a marketing voice to the independent web and offering a way for top brands to tap into their influence in meaningful ways. In 2010 the company turned profitable and in 2011 Shani took over as CEO. Under her leadership, Technorati Media has become an integrated online media company with an advertising network, a social rich media technology platform, and three owned web properties including the internet’s largest blog directory. Today Technorati Media represents over 1,300 independent sites, blogs, and social networks boasting an audience of 129 million US unique visitors a month. Technorati Media is the 49th largest media property in the US, the 8th largest social media property and the 3rd largest blog property. Prior to joining Technorati, Shani held senior management roles at Infoseek/GO/Disney, Ziff Davis, Benedek Investment Group, and Tacit Software. She earned her B.A. in Communication and Art History from Rutgers University where she also ran the university newspaper, The Daily Targum.
Chief Technology Officer
Abderrezak Kamel (fondly referred to as “AK”) is responsible for spearheading Technorati Media’s Social Rich Media advertising products, including Conversational Ads that have already been run by 40+ top brand advertisers, Technorati Media’s audience targeting technology, and the Technorati Media Exchange. AK brings almost two decades of experience in Online Advertising, Information Retrieval, and Natural Language Processing. For the past 3 years he directed the development and enhancement of LucidMedia’s DSP, contextual analysis and RTB offerings. Prior to his position at LucidMedia, AK held integral roles at Autonomy and Verity. AK was a Computational Semiotics PhD student at Leonardo da Vinci University, Paris, France and earned his MS in Artificial Intelligence at the University of Montpellier, France.
Chief Financial Officer
Robin oversees Technorati Media’s finance and accounting, ad operations, publisher development, human resources and administration. Robin has 25 years of experience as CFO, COO and President of high tech start-ups. Prior to joining Technorati Media, Robin held management roles at InStore Broadcasting Network, Ellie Mae, Ensenda and 800-Software. Robin has MBA and BS degrees from The University of California, Berkeley, Haas School of Business.
Associate Vice President of Ad Operations
TJ Stalzer joined Technorati Media as AVP of Ad Operations, from Monster Worldwide. During his tenure at Monster Worldwide, TJ served as Sr. Director, Lead Generation Operations and Director, Advertising Operations, Europe, and Director of Product Management. Previously, he was Director of Advertising Operations for Kontera.com where he developed and oversaw execution of all processes for the effective management of online advertising campaigns and support of the publisher network. Stalzer has also held operations and HR roles with Bikesmart.com and Organiz.com. Stalzer has a BA in Industrial Organizational Psychology from San Francisco State University.