Who We Are
Our team has extensive experience in the advertising industry, and we feel your pain. We’ve experienced first-hand the late nights of crunching numbers and sorting out messy data. We’ve waited weeks just to get a few simple answers. We watched and wondered: If the way advertising is created and distributed has become so innovative, efficient, and inspiring, why are we still using desktop spreadsheets and systems for planning and reporting?
We knew there had to be a better way.
That’s why we founded ColSpace (short for “Collaboration Space”). Our team is committed to making the media planning process fast, accurate, and accessible.
The ColSpace Team
Our global team is dedicated to improving the way the advertising world works
Veteran cross-platform media/advertising exec. Most recently CEO/President, The Weather Channel.
Advisor to Veronis Suhler Stevenson, President of AOL Media Networks, President of Global Marketing, Time Warner, Entertainment Weekly publisher, co-founder and CEO of AmericanTowns.
Matthew founded ColSpace to help the Advertising Industry improve the management of global marketing campaigns. Its cloud-based Media Management Platform manages over $11 billion in advertising from the world’s biggest brands. Prior to ColSpace, he designed e-commerce systems for Fortune 500 companies while at KPMG and BSG, winning Gartner Group’s Best Internet Infrastructure of the Year. He holds an IE degree from Northwestern University.
Founder & CEO
Media and technology veteran with over 15 years of professional experience across both the buy-side and sell-side of online media. Prior to ColSpace, he has held various strategic roles in companies such as PubMatic, Microsoft, Marchex and aQuantive where he helped build some of the worlds leading media platforms for ad serving, SSP, data warehouses and reporting.
Chief Product Officer
Leverages her media & strategic planning experience to help current and potential clients develop efficient, valuable ways to manage global media planning and budgeting. Before ColSpace, Erin held various roles at Mindshare NYC working on behalf of Unilever skincare brand portfolio in media and strategic planning.
Client Engagement Manager
Bringing 20+ years of application architecture experience to ColSpace, Ben has built software solutions for Web startups and Fortune 500 clients in the pharmaceutical, energy, and finance sectors. He is technology agnostic and specializes in integrating disparate systems and platforms to help accommodate clients’ expanding needs.
Brings 10 years experience in global advertising, B2B and consumer marketing to ColSpace; launched several global clients on MMP™ and developed ColSpace’s account management process. Prior to ColSpace, designed loyalty reward systems for Affinity Solutions clients and before that, spent 8+ years at CoreMedia Systems.
Director of Account Management
Brings 15+ years technology, programming and UX experience to ColSpace, where he spearheads
front-end development and user experience for clients. Jeb first worked with ColSpace as a Senior Developer with CM3 Consulting. Prior to that, he worked for Webco Marketing developing groundbreaking web advertising technologies and platforms.
Uses a passion for problem-solving to help onboard clients to ColSpace’s MMP™ platform. Earned a degree in IT Software Development from SAIT Polytechnic.
Designs support processes and procedures to help ColSpace clients make the most out of their MMP™
experience. MS in Information Systems, BS in Photographic Engineering Technology. Prior to ColSpace he worked at Konica Minolta, where he first developed a passion for providing global clients with superior support.
Technical Support Manager
Developer and software engineer who was part ColSpace’s early days, became a web developer at digital innovation agency Zemoga and returned to ColSpace in 2009. Born in the United States and raised in South America, Jeffrey has been critical in developing several product functionalities for MMP.
Manager, IT Operations
The Board of Advisors
Our team of distinguished Advisors provides us a powerful network, experience, insight and leadership
Founder/CEO of BridgeTwoWorlds, Previously was CMO at Wachovia, top marketing roles at IBM and Compaq. Board Director at OLSON, chairs advisory boards for AmericanTowns and Linkable Networks; Advisory board member for MarketShare and Ghostery.
Advisory Board Chairman
Sr. MD, Blackstone’s Real Estate group; Co-oversees the firm’s US real estate acquisitions, involved in $60 billion investments. Drove the formation of IndCor Properties and the firm’s industrial investment strategy. Director for Blackstone portfolio companies Equity Office and IndCor Properties. Trustee, Urban Land Institute; chairman of Northwestern University’s Kellogg Real Estate Advisory Board and on the WCAS Board of Visitors.
Respected thought leader on technology and the Internet’s impact on marketing strategy. Previously, led Forrester’s CMO research, Telecom and Retail industry practices. Prior to that, he was CMO of Burst Media, headed content development and audience management at Gather.com. and held roles at Northwest Airlines and Booz, Allen & Hamilton.
CMO of Simulmedia, Inc.
Previously, was EVP at DataXu, Inc. and SVP of Media & Communications at Salesforce.com, Inc. Also held several roles at Business Week, including SVP and Publisher, was President and CEO of Mediaspace Solutions and continues to serve on that company’s Board of Directors. Prior to Mediaspace, Mr. Dodge held several roles at Time Inc., including as Publisher of Money.
Head of Sales Productivity at AOL
Fay is a recognized digital marketing pioneer. She serves on boards for SocialFlow, Celtra, [X+1], NeoMedia, inPowered, TheStreet.com and Women’s Marketing Inc. Board of Governors Chair for dmg::events (ad:tech, iMedia Summits, CMO Summits and The Digital Collective). She is a Board Advisor to several digital advertising technology companies. Prior to that, she was CEO of Aegis Media North America for more than a decade.
Digital Media Advisor
Previously, was Co-CEO and President, Media for Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, Inc. MSLO Board of Director. Prior to that, she was Chief Sales Officer at Yahoo!; Chief Internet Officer at Ziff Davis Media and President of Ziff Davis Internet. She was also a founding member of the executive team at DoubleClick, President and Group Publisher of SRDS, SVP/ Publisher of Family Circle and EVP/Group Publisher of Adweek, Mediaweek and Brandweek magazines.
Wenda Harris Millard
President &COO of MediaLink LLC
Until recently she was President of gearDigital, and prior to that, she was President of Ingenuity Media at The Martin Agency. She also served as EVP/Managing Director of General Motors Mediaworks/General Motors Cyberworks. Before that, she was Executive Director, Media & Marketing at Trilogy.
Linda Thomas Brooks
Media and Advertising Advisor