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Meet the Executive Team

george john

George John, CEO
George John has built a successful career by consistently generating insights and profits for marketers by analyzing huge amounts of historical data to predict response rates and target messages – helping Kraft sell more Miracle Whip, sell more books and Wells Fargo sell more financial services. (read more >)

richard frankel  

Richard Frankel, President
Richard Frankel's passion for creating successful customer-focused businesses has been honed by more than 15 years of Internet advertising experience and notable contributions that helped build several high-profile Internet pioneers into multi-million dollar business including NetGravity, DoubleClick and Yahoo!. (read more >)

Mark Torrance   Mark Torrance, Chief Technology Officer
As Chief Technology Officer at Rocket Fuel Inc., Torrance is driving the company's core technology development around predictive modeling and optimization for real-time bidding.  Torrance studied Artificial Intelligence at Stanford and MIT, where in 1994 he left his PhD and academic career behind to blaze a trail of entrepreneurship on the newly-emerging World Wide Web. (read more >)
  Peter Bardwick, Chief Financial Officer
Bardwick is an IPO-ready CFO with a proven track record directing the financial strategies of high-growth technology and media companies. He was instrumental in taking CBS Marketwatch public and has supported over $10B in transactions. (read more >)
abhinav gupta   Abhinav Gupta, Vice President of Engineering
Abhinav Gupta has built a career as a truly insightful technical mind focused on delivering huge value for massive-scale systems – ones with transactions reaching one-thousand times the NASDAQ trading volume. (read more >)
Eshwar Belani  

Eshwar Belani, Vice President of Products & Business Development
Eshwar Belani is responsible for defining the vision and developing Rocket Fuel’s brand, direct response, social, and vertical product families. In addition, he leads the development of strategic relationships with Rocket Fuel’s data, technology, measurement, analytics, and vertical partners to create a robust suite of offerings for digital advertisers. (read more >)

Jarvis Mak  

Jarvis Mak, Vice President of Analytics & Client Services
Jarvis Mak is responsible for helping us advance our platform and continue to develop the analytic-based automation that we will need to be successful as more and more name-brand advertisers and agencies come join the fold. Mak helps bring more major brand advertisers onboard by delivering on the promise of advanced advertising capabilities and dramatically improved results. (read more >)

Calton Chan   Calton Chan, Senior Vice President of Sales, North America
Calton Chan is responsible for heading up Rocket Fuel's North American sales team. Calton brings fantastic credibility in large agencies and an entrepreneurial spirit that's perfect to build a national sales team around. (read more >)
Dominic Trigg   Dominic Trigg, Vice President and Managing Director, Rocket Fuel UK
Digital advertising specialist, Dominic Trigg joined Rocket Fuel UK as Vice President and Managing Director in 2011, following the company’s stratospheric growth in the US. He is responsible for spearheading the company’s UK operations to drive market share and replicate the market traction, commercial momentum and customer results that are currently being achieved in the North American market. (read more >)

Nikolai Rochnik, Vice President, Operations
Nikolai is responsible for the strategic management, effective planning, and implementation of policies and procedures to support the company’s rapidly growing customer base, digital campaign complexity and day-to-day operational workload. (read more >)


Paul Wenz, Vice President of Business Development
Paul plays a key role at Rocket Fuel by building powerful partnerships with supply-side, brand assurance and first-party data vendors.  He drove the launch of the Platform division, which puts advanced audience targeting and optimization tools in the hands of ad networks and large publishers. (read more >)

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