Omar Hamoui, Founder & CEO
Omar is an entrepreneur with deep roots in the mobile industry. After
earning a degree in Computer Science at UCLA, Omar founded and ran
several companies in mobile software and services. At the time, he was
frustrated by the lack of available options when it came to promoting
and monetizing mobile products. Omar realized that mobile service and
content firms needed better ways to advertise and make money on the
mobile Web. While earning his MBA at the Wharton School, Omar began to
think more seriously about the untapped potential of mobile
advertising, and created AdMob to address this growing opportunity.
Today, Omar has taken a leave from Wharton to focus on AdMob, and is
now running one of the fastest growing and most innovative companies in
the mobile world.
Email: omar at admob dot com.
||Russell Buckley, Managing Director, Europe
Russell is one of the leading experts on mobile marketing in the world,
having overseen nearly 2,000 campaigns since 2000. Russell is the
co-author of MobHappy, one of the most popular mobile marketing and
mobile technology blogs on the web. Before joining AdMob, Russell spent
over 15 years working in marketing, including advising leading brands
such as Coca-Cola, Diageo, Texaco and Mars. In 2000, he was recruited
to be Director of Marketing of UK-based mobile marketing start up,
ZagMe, one of the leading pioneers in mobile advertising. Russell
learned about AdMob soon after the launch and immediately saw the
potential. He gave up his consulting practice to join Omar and launch
AdMob in the European market.
Email: russell at admob dot com.
Cheryl Dalrymple, Chief Financial Officer
Cheryl is a seasoned financial executive, who has been working with
technology companies throughout her career. She has been CFO of many
Silicon Valley startups and a multi-billion technology company. Prior
to that, Cheryl was a CPA and worked in public accounting for 10 years.
As CFO, Cheryl is responsible for all financial aspects of AdMob, as
well as HR, legal and administrative matters. Prior to AdMob Cheryl was
CFO of Digital Chocolate, an international publisher and distributor of
mobile games. Cheryl was also CFO of Oblix (sold to Oracle) and
Nextance. Prior to this, Cheryl was SVP and CFO of the Lexis-Nexis
Group, where she oversaw finance for all of Lexis-Nexis, including
their online business and eight wholly owned subsidiaries. Cheryl began
her career at Price Waterhouse (now PwC) where she held senior
management roles in the High Tech Audit and the M&A groups for 10
years. Cheryl is a Certified Public Accountant and holds a BBA from
University of Massachusetts at Amherst.
Email: cheryl at admob dot com.
Niren Hiro, Vice President of Business Development
Niren is responsible for Admob's strategic partnerships worldwide. He
has 17 years of international experience at top Internet, Mobile and
Media companies including Yahoo!, CBS Sportsline, MTV Networks, Plus
Channel, & BPL Mobile (a France Telecom JV). Prior to AdMob, Niren
led the investment & operating strategy for the Yahoo! Mobile Asia
business unit and the integration of Yahoo! Japan & Vodafone KK
(Softbank Mobile). At the age of 21 Niren founded a highly successful
processed foods company in Japan, where he was born & raised. Niren
is an angel investor in several promising mobile startups on different
continents and enjoys being around innovators in the turbulent media
& entertainment industries. Niren has a BS in Finance and a MBA,
both from Boston University.
Email: niren at admob dot com.
Jason Morse, Senior Director of Product Management
Jason oversees product management and planning. Prior to AdMob, Jason
spent 5 years at Yahoo! where he managed all aspects of their mobile
browsing initiatives. In this capacity he was responsible for the
product roadmap, monetization strategy and distribution relationships
with device manufacturers and carriers worldwide. Under his leadership,
Yahoo Mobile released several industry leading mobile web services and
grew to become the #1 mobile portal in the US. Previously Jason held
product management positions at eVoice (acquired by AOL Time Warner),
Lucent Technologies, and was the first employee at MetaInfo (acquired
by Check Point Software Technologies). Jason has a Bachelor of Arts
degree in History from the University of Washington.
Email: jason at admob dot com.
Tony Nethercutt, Vice President of Sales
Tony is responsible for executing AdMob's revenue strategy, building
the sales team and managing agency relationships. Tony is a leader in
interactive advertising and considered an expert in both media and
creative targeting with more than 20 highly successful years of sales
experience. Prior to AdMob Tony was VP of Ad Sales at YouTube (acquired
by Google) where he led the hypergrowth of the advertising sales team.
Previously Tony was Director of Media Strategies at Yahoo!, VP of
Business for Carat Interactive and managed the DoubleClick Network
Sales office in San Francisco. His television advertising experience
included managing the San Francisco office for New World/Fox Television
Sales and doing local sales for both KGO-TV/ABC and KGTV/ABC. Tony
earned his BS degree in Business Administration from the University of
Email: tony at admob dot com
Kevin Scott, Vice President of Engineering
Kevin is responsible for Admob software engineering and operations.
Prior to Admob Kevin was a senior engineering manager at Google,
holding leadership positions in both search and ads. Kevin's teams were
responsible for launching substantial enhancements to search and for
improvements to the ads system that yielded significant increases in
revenue and ad quality. Kevin's time at Google also included M&A
work for two successful acquisitions, establishment of the annual
Google Faculty summit, and creation or co-creation of a number of
leadership development and engineering education programs. Immediately
prior to Google, Kevin was visiting researcher and instructor of
computer science at the University of Goettingen in Goettingen,
Germany. Kevin is an elected member-at-large of the ACM Council,
founding member of the ACM Professions Board, and member of the ACM
Education Board. Kevin is the recipient of an Intel Foundation Ph.D.
Fellowship, a Google Founder's Award, and an ACM Recognition of Service
Email: kevin at admob dot com
Jason Spero, Vice President of Marketing
Jason is responsible for global marketing activities in AdMob's more
than 160 country markets. This includes building the AdMob Marketplace
to serve the company's hundreds of advertisers and more than 1700
publisher partners. Jason brings more than 7 years of experience in the
mobile space in Product, Marketing and General Management functions.
Before joining AdMob, Jason was an Entrepreneur in Residence at
Redpoint Ventures where he focused on mobile applications, services and
infrastructure. Prior to Redpoint, Jason was SVP Marketing at Digital
Chocolate where he was responsible for worldwide product, marketing and
distribution. Jason launched some of DChoc's most successful products
including its Social Applications line. During Jason's two years at the
company, Digital Chocolate revenues grew by 400%. Prior to DChoc, Jason
was Director Product Management at Openwave where he led Client and
Instant Messaging product teams. Jason holds a BA from Amherst College
and an MBA from the Kellogg Graduate School of Management.
Email: jspero at admob dot com
|Board of Directors
Jim Goetz, General Partner, Sequoia Capital
Jim focuses on systems and software investments. Prior to joining
Sequoia Capital in 2004, Jim served as a General Partner at Accel
Partners where he led the investments in Entrisphere, Peribit (JNPR),
RGB, and Rhapsody (BRCD) and was part of the team responsible for
BroadJump (MOTV), Timetra (ALA) and Topspin (CSC). Earlier, Jim was a
Founder of VitalSigns (LU) where he went on to serve as VP/GM of the
VitalSoft division of Lucent. Prior to VitalSigns, Jim was the Vice
President of Network Management for Bay Networks. Prior to Bay and
Synoptics, he held various product and marketing positions at AT&T,
AT&T Bell Labs, and Digital Equipment. Jim has a BS in Electrical
and Computer Engineering from the University of Cincinnati and an MS in
Electrical Engineering from Stanford University.
Omar Hamoui, Founder & CEO
Maynard Webb, Investor and former COO, eBay Inc.
Maynard Webb served as chief operating officer at eBay, Inc. from June
2002 to August 2006 and was responsible for the company-wide
implementation of all business strategies. Previously, Maynard served
as president of eBay technologies from 1999 - 2002. In this role, he
was responsible for all engineering and technical operations at eBay,
which included product strategy, technology strategy, engineering,
architecture, site operations and customer support. Prior to joining
eBay, he was senior vice president and chief information officer at
Gateway, Inc., where he contributed to Gateway's rapid expansion and
Internet-enabled business operations. In years prior he has also worked
at Quantum, Thomas Conrad, Figgie International, and IBM. Maynard
received his Bachelor of Arts from Florida Atlantic University.
Richard Wong, General Partner, Accel Partners
Richard concentrates on mobile and broadband services software, as well
as messaging and security investments. Prior to Accel, Rich was SVP/GM
of Products at Openwave. Previously Rich was the Chief Marketing
Officer and EVP/GM of Value-Added Services at Covad Communications, the
DSL provider. Preceding Covad, he was a management consultant for
McKinsey & Company, focusing on software and consumer technology.
Rich started his career as a Brand Manager at Procter & Gamble.
Rich holds a B.S. in Materials Science and Engineering from the
Massachusetts Institute of Technology and received his MBA from the MIT
Sloan School of Management. He is an active Board Member of the MIT CNC
- Entrepreneurship Program and the CTIA Wireless Internet Caucus.