Executive Team
Sanjay Pothen
Managing Director, United States

Sanjay is Managing Director of Digilant’s US Office.  Sanjay has more than 20 years of experience in the mobile marketing and technology industries, most recently serving as Chief Revenue Officer at Mobilefuse, a mobile ad network. Prior to that position, he was Senior Vice President and U.S. Managing Director of Publicis Groupe’s mobile arm, Phonevalley. Throughout his career, Sanjay has played an instrumental role in partnering with nationally and internationally recognized brands in a range of industries including financial services, CPG, and automotive on their digital marketing needs.  Along the way, companies under his leadership have earned various industry accolades, such as iMedia ASPY and OMMA “Agency of the Year” awards.

Sanjay received an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University and a BA from University of California, Berkeley.

Krishna Boppana
Chief Data Scientist

Krishna is Chief Data Scientist at Digilant. Since joining Digilant (Adnetik) in 2010, Krishna has been leading the development of Digilant’s Real Time Bidding platform, Big Data architecture, product management and most recently Data Science product teams. Under his leadership, Digilant has developed proprietary programmatic algorithms as well as advertising solutions for contextual and audience targeting. As an executive board member, Krishna is responsible for developing performance optimization solutions and product strategy for the Digilant platform.

Previously, Krishna served as a technical architect wherein the early days of Internet advertising, he helped build Media Contact’s Artemis Analytics platform. As a principal at CSC, Krishna was the data architect for NHTSA’s early warning safety detection platform and prototyped a re-design of the Air Traffic Control System for the FAA. Krishna also co-founded Vega IT systems.  As his first job out of college, Krishna worked as a software engineer for the world’s first 64-bit operating system.

Krishna received M.S. from MIT Sloan School of Management and his M.S. from Northeastern University.

Richard Clemon
Chief Financial Officer

Rick is responsible for the company’s financial management strategy and operations.  He ensures the company is fiscally responsible and fully accountable to our shareholders, investors and governing bodies.

Prior to joining Digilant, Rick was the Assistant Corporate Controller at Mercury Computer Systems where he helped with the company’s acquisition strategy and assisted with the follow-on public stock offering raising over $100m.  Earlier in his career, Rick had been a Manager with Ernst and Young’s assurance practice and spent three years in technical accounting consulting providing specialized services to Fortune 500 companies as well as start-ups.   He is a CPA and holds a BBA in Accounting from Radford University.

Kim Riedell
SVP of Product and Marketing

For over 20 years Kim has been leading teams that create innovative solutions for the ad tech industry. She enjoys navigating the wild world of product management to develop industry leading technology platforms.  Prior to joining Digilant’s executive team, Kim ran business operations, marketing and client account management at Rakuten Loyalty.  Kim has also held executive roles at Valassis, where she built omnichannel solutions for advertisers, and at Commission Junction, a Conversant Company, where she was responsible for advertiser and publisher relationships, and business operations in the US.  Early in her career Kim held marketing and business development positions at Student Advantage, Lightbridge, Inc., and MCI Worldcom. Presently, Kim serves on the Board of Directors for Simmons School of Management.

Kim holds an MBA with honors from the Simmons School of Management and a BA in Communication from The University of New Hampshire.

David Stein
Chief Technology Officer

Experienced Technologist in the Online Advertising Industry. Dave was the Co-Founder and CTO of Burst Media. Dave’s 15+ year career with Burst consisted of launching one of the first ad networks as well as developing the first hosted ad server designed to support networks of Online Publishers. With the help of Dave’s technical leadership, Burst Media grew from a small boot-strapped company of three partners to a public company listed on the London Stock Exchange (AIM) with $37 million in revenue and over 130 employees. Burst has been recognized with a variety of awards, including 21st fastest growing company on the Inc 500.

Dave is currently a board member of the Boston Entrepreneurs Organization (EO) and matches experienced Mentors in the Boston Business Community with Boston Entrepreneurs.

Dave is a graduate of the prestigious “Birthing of Giants” program sponsored by the Young Entrepreneurs’ Organization, INC Magazine and MIT.

Daniel Davies
SVP, US Operations and Global Trading

Dan heads up the Ad Operations and Planning teams in the US, as well as inventory and data partnerships, exchange management, and Trading functions at the global level.  Dan has 10+ years of experience in digital marketing and advertising and is a leader in the emerging field of Programmatic Advertising Technology.

Previously Dan worked at Media Contacts/Havas. He is a graduate of the University of Massachusetts-Amherst, with a B.A. in English Literature.

Patrick Robson
SVP, Sales

Patrick serves as the Senior Vice President of Brand Sales. His responsibilities include overseeing brand direct relationships. Patrick has been in the ad tech space for over a decade, including seven years  at Careerbuilder.com and several of its international sites. He currently sits on the board of advisers for Ourlifebuilders, an online platform designed to help adolescent kids work through the social pressures that come with our changing society.

Patrick earned his BS in Finance and Marketing from Miami University of Ohio. He is currently working toward his Executive MBA at Harvard University.

Raquel Rosenthal
SVP, Sales

Raquel serves as Senior Vice President of Network Sales at Digilant. Her responsibilities include overseeing all sales directors, account executives and account managers for Digilant’s agency team. Previously Raquel served in various sales and sales management roles at AudienceScience, Belo Interactive, VNU and Doubleclick.

Raquel attended Ithaca College’s School of Communications and graduated with a B.S.

Diego Fajardo
Managing Director, Colombia and Andean Region

Based in Bogotá, Diego develops business and relationships from Colombia to Chile and other andean countries.

Before joining Digilant, Diego designed and implemented the most relevant online journalism community in Latam, foster by Nobel price Gabriel Garcia Marquez; worked for WPP in Studiocom as it was Coke´s digital agency of record in the US and launched a USD $20 MM fundraising program for colombians abroad which channels resources to a portfolio of NGOs and projects with high social impact in their homeland.

Diego received his MBA from Universidad de Los Andes, a BA in Communications from Universidad Javeriana also in Colombia and a couple of high proficiency certificates in languages and cultures in Germany and Canada.

Pedro Robert
Global Director of Product Management & New Business Development

Pedro is the Global Director of Product Management & New Business Development.  Previously at Digilant Pedro was the Country Manager for the start-up business in Spain.  In that time he grew the Madrid office doubling the revenue and the number employees.  Pedro also spearheaded and designed a large custom development project for one of the Madrid’s largest clients. Prior to joining Digilant he built a in-house planning and buying team, and designed, developed and launched a booking app for a Spanish OTA, Atrapalo.com.  Pedro began his career at Media Contacts (the digital media agency of HAVAS) and subsequently held several leadership positions in Madrid and London.

Pedro has a BA in Accounting from the Spanish university of CUNEF and received his MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.

Rafael Martínez de Lucas
Country Manager, Spain

Rafael has spent over a decade in the digital marketing industry, working with some of the world’s most recognizable brands to produce and deliver effective direct response campaigns across channels. Most recently, he was the Digital Director for Starcom Mediavest Group in Spain, where he was primarily responsible for the success of the performance for display, social media and mobile verticals. Before that, he was Head of Interaction at MEC Global, the fifth largest media agency network in the world.

Rafael has a BA from the Universidad Complutense de Madrid and received his Business Degree from the IESE Business School – University of Navarra.

Mauricio Vázquez
Managing Director, Mexico

As Managing Director, Mauricio Vázquez oversees all functions of Digilant throughout Mexico.

Prior to joining Digilant, Mauricio worked at INFOSEL, Grupo Reforma (part of Terra Networks), Media Contacts and Havas Digital. He has also served as the Vice President of the IAB, was a founding member of the Digital committee at Consejo de Investigación de Medios (CIM) and he was a member of the Asociacion Mexicana de Publicidad y Comercio Electronico (AMIPCI).

Mauricio studied at the Instituto Panamericano de Alta Dirección de Empresas IPADE and the Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey (ITESEM).

Don Epperson
Executive Chairman, Digilant
CEO & Co-Founder, isp DIGITAL

Don Epperson is Executive Chairman of Digilant and the CEO of ISP Digital.  ISP Digital is a holding company managing investments in Acceso, SA (“Acceso”), Antevenio, SA (Euronext Paris: ALANT) (“Antevenio”), and Digilant Marketing, SL (“Digilant”), and InStoreMedia SA (“InStore Media”).

Prior to co-founding ISP Digital, Don was Founder & General Partner of Digital Trek.  Digital Trek is an investment company through which Don co-founded and became Executive Chairman of Enervee (enervee.com), OnWords (onwords.io), Shannon Reed (shannonreed.com), and Simpil.fi (simpli.fi).  Prior to Digital Trek, Don was the Global CEO of Havas Digital, the digital media arm of Havas.  Havas Digital operated media (e.g. Media Contacts), creative (e.g. Archibald Ingalls), data & analytics (Artemis), outsourcing (Ecselis), and trading (Adnetik, now Digilant) divisions across 33 countries. Prior to Havas Digital, Don was the Founder and CEO of HookMedia, one of the industry’s first interactive media agencies which developed Artemis and was acquired by Havas in 2001.

Don currently serves on the board of directors of Integral Ad Science (integralads.com) and Zintro (zintro.com).  He is also co-chairman of buildOn Boston (buildOn.org).

Don received an MBA from the Darden School of Business at the University of Virginia and a BA from Rutgers College at Rutgers University.

Fernando Rodés Vilà
Investor and Board Member

Fernando Rodés is Founder and Shareholder at ISP Holdings, which is a principal investor in Digilant, Accesso, In-Store Media and Antevenio. Together ISP and Don Epperson founded isp DIGITAL.   Fernando also served as former Chief Executive Officer of Havas Global among other media ventures, Fernando brings a wealth of experience to Digilant, advising on global strategy and overseeing isp DIGITAL’s investment in the company.