Co-Founder, President and CEO
Paul Palmieri is the Co-Founder, President and CEO of Millennial Media. Paul has spent the past 17 years building businesses in and around the wireless technology and media industries, and as a founder, corporate executive, investor, industry leader and entrepreneur, his work has had a profound impact on the growth of the mobile industry.
Paul has built Millennial Media into the independent leader in mobile advertising and data. He is also well known for his influential role in mobile entertainment and advertising, having led the mobile multimedia business for Verizon Wireless where he served as an executive for five years. His establishment of new and successful business models has been credited with playing a key role in the birth of the now thriving app economy, mobile display advertising market, text interaction, and the mobile game industry.
Paul was honored as the 2011 Executive of the Year in media and entertainment by the American Business Awards (the Stevies), and he was previously named Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year for Maryland in 2010. Millennial Media was named the top digital media company as the 2010 Overall winner for OnMedia, and the winner of the 2010 Stevie award for most innovative company. The company has more than 350 employees worldwide and is based in the Canton section of Baltimore with offices in NY, London, Singapore, Tokyo, SF, DC and LA.
In March 2012, Millennial Media became a publicly traded company and its common stock is now listed on the NYSE under the ticker symbol MM.
Paul is active in industry leadership, serving as a Board Member of the IAB; the Global Vice Chair of the Mobile Marketing Association, and as a member of the CTIA Wireless Internet Caucus Leadership Council. Paul is also an active industry speaker, appearing on networks like CNBC and at conferences like GSMA’s Mobile World Congress.
Paul received a B.A. from Mount Saint Mary’s College in 1992 and lives in Maryland.
EVP, Global Sales & Operations
Mollie Spilman is responsible for leading the company's global sales, operations, product and marketing teams. Mollie has spent 24 years in the media business and most recently served as the CMO of Yahoo! Prior to Yahoo!, Mollie was the CEO of two technology start-ups and also served as Chief Sales & Marketing Officer of Advertising.com, acquired by AOL in 2004. She has also held senior positions at various other media companies including Time Warner, Meredith Corporation and Discovery Networks.
Mollie has been honored with multiple industry awards, including Mobile Marketing's "Mobile Women to Watch" in 2012 and Ad Age's "Women to Watch" in 2013.
Mollie holds a Bachelor of Arts in English literature from Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut, graduating Phi Beta Kappa.
EVP & CFO
Michael Avon serves as EVP & CFO at Millennial Media, where he is responsible for the company’s overall financial, legal, and corporate development activities. He has spent the past decade building early-stage and growth companies as a venture capitalist, operator, entrepreneur, and attorney.
Most recently, Michael was a Principal at Columbia Capital, a leading communications and media-focused venture capital fund, where he focused on digital media, wireless and consumer internet investments, such as Avail-TVN, Social Gaming Network, Webs.com, Gizmoz, GoAhead Software, and Millennial Media. Michael was also a venture capitalist with Toucan Capital, and led Business Development at FOLIOfn.
Earlier in his career, Michael served as a corporate finance and transactional attorney at Gunderson Dettmer, focused on serving the needs of emerging growth companies and venture capital funds.
Michael is an advisor to numerous early stage internet companies and venture funds, including LaunchBox, FounderFuel and QED Investors.
Michael has a BA, with Distinction, from the University of Virginia and a JD from the University of Virginia School of Law. He currently resides with his wife and two children in McLean, VA.
EVP, Global Monetization Solutions
Matt Gillis is responsible for the company’s tools and monetization services for media and application developers. Matt is a mobile industry veteran with more than 15 years’ experience with wireless software and content. Prior to Millennial Media, Matt spent over 10 years in the operator business, where he successfully built and managed critical relationships with content and software publishers and developers.
Most recently, Matt led boutique mobile games publisher, Cosmic Infinity, to their eventual acquisition by Japanese mobile videogame giant Capcom. Since the acquisition, he served as the Executive Vice President of Publishing (Americas/EMEA), bringing top-selling games such as “Street Fighter”, “Resident Evil”, and “Who Wants To Be a Millionaire” to mobile phones everywhere. With Capcom, Matt was responsible for sales, marketing, and licensing, elevating Capcom Mobile to a Top Five mobile publisher.
Matt is a regular speaker at industry events, and has spoken at a variety of mobile, developer, and games conferences around the world.
Matt graduated with a BA from Wilfrid Laurier University.
Find Matt on Twitter @gillisusa.
Chief Technology Officer
Bob Hammond is the Chief Technology Officer at Millennial Media, coming from Jumptap, where he served in the same role. A 24-year industry veteran, Bob joined Jumptap from Vibrant Media, a NY-based online ad network, where he served as SVP of Technology.
Prior to Vibrant Media, Hammond was VP of Engineering at Yahoo! following the company’s acquisition of Maven Networks, a video ad network where Hammond was SVP of Engineering for three years. In his role at Yahoo!, Bob managed and oversaw engineering for the company’s Video Platform and Syndication Group, including management of core development teams, product QA, product UI design, and technical documentation. Before Maven, Bob spent more than six years at Mirror Image, serving as Chief Technology Officer for the final three.
Bob received a BS in Biology from the University of Connecticut and studied Computer Engineering at the University of New Hampshire.
SVP, Global Revenue
Frank Weishaupt serves as SVP, Global Revenue and brings more than 15 years of digital media experience to the company. Frank came to Millennial through the acquisition of Jumptap where he served as Chief Operating Officer.
Before joining Jumptap, Frank was SVP of Sales and Publisher Marketplace at Criteo, and earlier spent 10 years at Yahoo! across a number of key operating roles, including Vice President of Advertising Marketplaces. In this role, Frank was in charge of the monetization strategy for North America’s Search, Display, and Platform businesses.
SVP, Global Product & Operations
Adam Soroca oversees the global product and operations teams at Millennial Media, coming from Jumptap, where he served as Chief Product Officer. Before Jumptap, Adam was the General Manager of Search Services for Lycos, Inc., which included overseeing Lycos Search and HotBot, the award-winning, leading search engines in the Lycos Network of sites.
Prior to his GM role, he served as the Group Product Manager for Lycos InSite, a comprehensive suite of search marketing tools providing advertisers with a single dashboard to manage campaigns from customer acquisition through ROI analysis. Before Lycos, he ran three business units for Internet retailer MotherNature.com.
Adam graduated with Cum Laude honors from Middlebury College.
General Counsel, Chief Privacy Officer & Corporate Secretary
Ho Shin joined Millennial Media in January 2011 as its General Counsel and Chief Privacy Officer, and is responsible for the Company’s global legal and privacy matters. Currently, he also serves on the Department of Homeland Security’s Data Privacy and Integrity Advisory Committee, to which he was appointed in 2011.
Ho brings over a decade of experience in the internet and digital advertising business to Millennial Media. He was previously the General Counsel of Advertising.com where he was responsible for all global legal and privacy matters for the world’s largest third-party internet advertising network. During his time at Advertising.com, Ho participated in the acquisition and integration of numerous companies, in negotiating and launching international joint ventures, helped guide the company through its acquisition by AOL, and assisted in a $60 MM round of Series E financing.
Immediately prior to joining Millennial Media, Ho was General Counsel of Octagon Athletes and Personalities, the leading athlete representation, sports marketing and event marketing company globally, and a subsidiary of the Interpublic Group of Companies (IPG). At Octagon, Ho was responsible for Octagon's legal department, which provided a full range of services to the company, including drafting and negotiating commercial transactions, handling commercial litigation and arbitration, and other corporate counseling.
Ho began his career as a litigation associate at Arnold & Porter in Washington, D.C. After that, he spent several years as a trial attorney with the U.S. Department of Justice, Commercial Litigation branch, where he primarily litigated savings & loan cases.
Ho received his JD, magna cum laude, from Georgetown University, and received his BS from the University of Maryland.
Interim Managing Director, EMEA
Zac Pinkham is the interim Managing Director for EMEA and joins the Executive team with over 12 years of advertising experience, seven of which has been spent within mobile advertising. Since 2010, he has been instrumental in driving the growth of Millennial Media across EMEA with key media agencies and brands.
Zac works closely with all EMEA agency heads and senior clients, driving brand propositions amongst the market, whilst pushing his team to deliver insightful and immersive award-winning brand campaigns. Zac is regularly seen talking at the IAB and other industry events, as well as curating our own monthly sector events, evangelising the power of mobile for brands to engage and delight their target audiences.
Managing Director, APAC
Robert Woolfrey is the Managing Director of Millennial Media’s Asia-Pacific operations. In his role, Robert is responsible for growing Millennial Media’s business in the region, building relationships with publishers and the application community, and working with premium brands and agencies to help them execute effective mobile advertising campaigns.
Robert has been a dedicated market maker in mobile advertising and applications monetization for the last eight years, and has held senior positions at multiple award winning companies. Robert started his career in San Francisco where he developed partnerships with major brands such as Google, NASA, Oracle and Sun Microsystems, and relocated to Singapore in 2005, where he began working with top brands and agencies to drive mobile advertising adoption. In 2007, he led efforts to open new revenue streams from mobile advertising in the region, and as a result, his company was awarded the Best Consumer Application and Best Overall Innovation at 3GSM Asia in 2007.
Robert is on the Board of Directors, AsiaPac, for the Mobile Marketing Association (MMA).
Robert received a Bachelor of Commerce Honors Graduate from Memorial University in Canada.
Find Robert on Twitter @robwoolfrey.
SVP, North America Ad Sales
In his role as North America Sales Lead, Brent is responsible for the company’s North American Advertiser Revenue for Brand solutions. Prior to Millennial Media, Brent spent over 4 years leading North American Digital Advertising Sales at Discovery Communications. Brent’s experience at Discovery Communications included leading the sales efforts of the company’s first official App, and the 17 other Discovery Communications products launched during Brent’s tenure there.
Prior to Discovery, Brent spent 9 years at AOL where his last role was leading North Eastern Ad Sales and AOL Canada Ad Sales for both AOL Media Networks and Advertising.com.
Brent is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh with a degree in Political Science.