Our Mission

We are building a global marketplace for the Moment of Intent by improving the search experience for people, while respecting privacy - and delivering media as a service to advertisers and distribution partners. With over two decades of crafting innovative search media solutions, our mission is to create ideal search experiences that let people lead the way.

Leadership Team
Jamie Hill Chairman & Chief Executive Officer
adMarketplace was founded by Jamie in March of 2000. Jamie's primary duties as Chairman and CEO include setting the overall strategy, direction, and vision for adMarketplace. Prior to adMarketplace, he was an executive at CBS Broadcasting. Before joining CBS, Jamie worked at Telerep and was responsible for developing marketing strategies for Fortune 500 advertisers. Jamie is a proud University of Southern California Trojan.
Adam J. Epstein President & Chief Operating Officer
Adam joined adMarketplace in November 2003 and became President & COO in June 2006. He is responsible for managing day-to-day business operations. Prior to joining adMarketplace, Adam launched Fancast.com. Before becoming an Internet entrepreneur, Adam clerked for a US District Court judge and was an attorney at Schulte Roth & Zabel LLP in New York. Adam graduated from Columbia University and the University of Michigan Law School. He lives in New Jersey with his wife and four children
Michael E. Yudin Chief Platform Officer
Mike joined adMarketplace in October 2007 from SmartyAds, a pay-per-click advertising company he founded. Mike has 20 years of engineering experience and led product development teams at Ubique, one of the very first successful internet startups, and AOL. Mike received a Masters in Computer Science from the Weizmann Institute of Science in Israel, and is an expert on information theory, data retrieval, cryptography and efficient algorithms.
Todd Adest Sales, Marketing & Services
Todd leads adMarketplace’s Sales, Marketing, and Client Services teams, responsible for international revenue growth and helping clients realize a true return on their ad spend. With more than 20 years of brand partnership experience, he was most recently SVP of Sales at NinthDecimal (acquired by InMarket), a mobile location activation and attribution platform. Throughout his career at companies including Microsoft, Neustar, and Innovid, Adest has worked with the biggest brands and agencies in the world to help solve some of their most complex challenges. He is New Jersey born and bred, graduated from Rutgers University with multiple honors, and currently sits on the advisory board for Make-A-Wish in New Jersey.
Emily Cianciosi Strategic Partnerships
Emily leads the Strategic Partnerships team, which is responsible for business leadership and account strategy for adMarketplace's largest strategic accounts. She joined adMarketplace in 2016, after 4 years at True Media where she ran Search & Display campaigns for a national hospital corporation. In her spare time she enjoys going to comedy shows, seeing live music, and discovering new restaurants.
Chang Gao Finance
Chang is responsible for the financial health of adMarketplace and growing the company's enterprise value. He brings extensive operating experience from high-growth startups and Fortune 500 corporations. Previously, Chang was head of finance at a digital publisher and built the strategic finance function at Groundtruth (xAd), which he helped scale to pre-IPO stage. Chang started his career in finance at UBS. He earned an MBA from NYU Stern and a BBA from UMass Amherst. Outside the office, you may find Chang shooting street photography for his Instagram (@changgaophotog).
Lonnie Klein People
Lonnie is in charge of executive recruiting and overall talent acquisition strategy. He returned to adMarketplace in 2018 after taking three years to run his own executive search consultancy. He has held senior positions at two boutique executive search firms, leading VP to C-level searches within the digital media, tech, entertainment and sports industries. Prior to a career in recruitment, Lonnie was a TV Producer for a variety of broadcast networks. Lonnie lives in Westchester with his wife and two daughters.
Chris Lehman Advertiser Partnerships
Chris leads sales growth and strategic client relationships as SVP of Advertiser Partnerships. A member of the adMarketplace sales team since 2010, Chris has a proven track record of developing strong partnerships with key clients and solving for their most complex needs. He lives with his wife and dog in New Jersey, and loves to travel and go to the beach.
Sam Pitt Europe
Sam leads adMarketplace’s European operations, overseeing advertiser growth and publisher development. Prior to joining adMarketplace in 2019, he was the Regional Managing Partner at Universal McCann, where he oversaw key global accounts and drove new business growth. Sam is based in London and has 20 years experience working at some of the world’s leading media agencies. Outside of work he’s a sports nut – something he’s attempting to indoctrinate into his two young children.
Brian Quirk Supply Strategy & Pricing
Brian leads our Supply Strategy & Pricing team helping our supply partners grow with adMarketplace. With adMarketplace since 2018, Brian's held leadership and senior roles at Centric Digital, a digital consultancy, British Telecom in London, England, and Booz Allen Hamilton. In his free time, you can find him skiing or spending time with his daughter. He is a graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy and holds an MBA from IESE Business School in Barcelona, Spain.
Steven Read Product
Steven leads the charge on Product Development and Strategy at adMarketplace. He joined us from Rokt, an e-commerce marketing technology business, where he was responsible for product management, business analytics, and product marketing. Prior to Rokt, he spent time traveling the world as a consultant working for Accenture and Boston Consulting Group. He has two beautiful daughters at home, so in the very little spare time he has remaining he enjoys rock climbing, sailing, and attempting to follow the English Premier League.
Norbert Tamas Chief Technology Officer
Norbert is responsible for overseeing engineering and execution on adMarketplace’s platform. Norbert joined adMarketplace in October of 2008 as a Junior Engineer. Throughout his career, he has led numerous engineering and development projects and has occupied various important technical roles including the Project Lead, Technical Manager, Director of Engineering, VP of Engineering, and ultimately that of Chief Technology Officer. Norbert holds a BS in Computer Science from the Sapientia Hungarian University of Transylvania and a Masters of Science in Information Technology. He enjoys traveling and learning about new technology.
Mary Young Business Development
Mary leads search publisher development with a team of high-achieving business development and operations executives responsible for managing and expanding supply opportunities. She brings with her more than 15 years of business development experience working with brands across the globe. She most recently served as the VP of Strategic Alliances at IAC, where she was responsible for building nine-figure supply and demand partnerships. Mary currently lives in Westchester with her husband, two kids, and two dogs. She enjoys hiking, kayaking, paddle boarding, soccer, cooking, and writing.
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