Michael Yavonditte

CEO and Founder

Mike "Yavo" Yavonditte is the Founder and CEO of Yieldmo. A veteran of new media and technology, he is a private investor in the technology industry with more than 100 active investments. Mike uses his love of art, math, data, and design to address the great challenges in AdTech and MarTech. His current mission is to unleash the power of big data toward better performance and understanding while delivering exceptional, human-centric ad experiences.

Mike was previously CEO of Quigo, pioneers of auction-based advertising marketplaces. Through his successful strategy of helping publishers monetize their content, Mike led Quigo to a successful acquisition by AOL in 2007.

Before that, Mike served as a sales and business development leader for numerous organizations, including USA Networks Electronic Commerce Solutions Group, AltaVista, Juno Online Services, and Ziff-Davis Publishing.

Rick Eaton

CFO and Co-founder

As co-founder and CFO, Rick is on a path to prove digital advertising can work for both publishers and advertisers by providing consumers with respectful, engaging ad experiences. Prior to Yieldmo, Rick had more than 25 years of experience managing fast-growing technology companies. He served as CFO of several NYC-based startups, including Quigo, a creator of auction-based advertising marketplaces, and Juno Online Services, one of the nation’s leading Internet Service Providers.

Rick is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

Teddy Jawde

Head of Product and Co-founder

Teddy is a co-founder of Yieldmo and serves as Head of Product where he is responsible for defining product strategy and leading the product team. Teddy was one of the principal product architects of Quigo, an early digital ad exchange marketplace sold to AOL. Prior to AOL and Quigo, Teddy held various product positions at Yahoo! and Hotjobs.com.

Teddy graduated from Tulane University in New Orleans, where he eventually plans to relocate so he can be closer to his favorite food and music.

Todd Coleman

CTO and Co-founder

Todd brings his deep experience building ad tech platforms to his role as Yieldmo’s CTO. Prior to being part of the founding team at Yieldmo, Todd worked closely with the co-founders during his tenure at Quigo Technologies, Inc., which was acquired by AOL in 2007.

Before that, Todd worked for Columbia House and Tallan enterprise consultants. He holds a Masters in Computer Science from the University of Colorado Boulder and undergraduate degrees in both business and CS from the University of Missouri Columbia.

Jeremy Steinberg

CRO

Jeremy drives partnerships that empower marketers with the truth about their customers’ interests and intent, as revealed by Yieldmo’s massive data set. Bringing more than 15 years of experience with data-driven advertising products to his role as CRO, Jeremy is responsible for growing Yieldmo’s data platform and media business.

Prior to joining Yieldmo, Jeremy oversaw the advertising division of The Weather Company and played an important role in their acquisition by IBM in 2015. While there, he was responsible for bringing industry-leading solutions to market, such as the groundbreaking WeatherFX platform, and Watson Ads, the world’s first cognitive ad solution. Previously, Jeremy oversaw digital ad sales and business development at Fox News.

Jeremy serves on the Board of Directors for MMA (North America) and has previously served on the IAB Board as well. He received a bachelor's degree in history from the University of Michigan.

Scott Schwanbeck

EVP, Business Development

Scott brings more than 15 years of digital experience to his role as EVP of Business Development for Yieldmo. In this role, Scott leads all strategic growth of Yieldmo’s publisher marketplace and partnerships.

Prior to Yieldmo, Scott was Head of Business Development at Vizu, leading all strategic initiatives including relationships with Google, Liverail, Innovid, Adap.tv and others. Vizu was acquired by Nielsen in July 2012. Scott has also held executive roles at companies including: drop.io, a consumer-facing file sharing platform acquired by Facebook in 2010; News Corp where he lead all business development activities across the Fox Interactive properties; and IGN Entertainment, a roll-up of entertainment and gaming properties that was acquired by News Corp for $650 million in 2005.

Dan Contento

SVP, Operations

Dan leads Operations at Yieldmo, where he oversees strategy, delivery and growth for all managed advertiser and publishers on the Yieldmo platform.

Prior to joining Yieldmo, Dan was Vice President of Sales at Luminate, an interactive image technology firm. He also led sales at news aggregator Digg, where he helped pioneer their native ad product called Digg Ads. Dan has also held sales roles at Yahoo!, CNET Networks, and Ziff-Davis Publishing.

Dan holds a BA in Economics from the University of Pennsylvania.

Meagan Soszynski

SVP, People Operations

Bringing more than 15 years of human capital management to her role as SVP People Operations, Meagan is responsible for fostering an environment of heightened individual and team performance and unlocking the culture framework that makes organizations tick. Meagan focuses on growing talent through learning and development programs, coaching effective leadership teams, and establishing talent programs that promote and inspire career development. From articulating an employer brand to leading internal hackathons, Meagan deploys a variety of culture-building initiatives that energize teams’ and people’s highest potentials.

Prior to Yieldmo, Meagan’s experiences spanned industries—including ad tech and digital media—and company stages from startup to established. She holds a bachelor's degree from Syracuse University and a master’s from American University.

David Sebag

VP of Product, New Ad Products

As the VP of New Ad Products, David leads the team deploying human-centered design and data insights to create new ad formats that revolutionize the way people engage with brands. David also oversees all ad format optimizations, a continuous iteration cycle that relies on extensive A/B testing and multiple data inputs.

Prior to joining Yieldmo, David served as the Head of Product at Blue State Digital, the agency that pioneered digital campaigning and movement building on both Obama presidential campaigns. He was the Director of Digital Products on President Obama’s 2012 reelection campaign, where he built first-of-their-kind Facebook tools to reach friends in battleground states, a mobile get-out-the-vote app, and frictionless donation technology.

Earlier in David’s career, he worked with Yieldmo’s founders as the Principal Product Manager for advertising tools at Quigo (acquired by AOL). David holds an MFA from Columbia University and a BA from the University of Pennsylvania.

Giulia Migliaccio

VP, Corporate Controller

Giulia is VP, Corporate Controller at Yieldmo, responsible for financial reporting, audit and tax, and assisting in payroll and 401k administration. Prior to joining Yieldmo, Giulia was the controller at Hooklogic, serving on the due diligence team leading up to the acquisition by Criteo, and played an integral integration role after the deal closed. Earlier in Giulia’s career, she worked on consolidations and financial reporting at Interpublic and was in acquisition accounting for Lowe and Partners.

Giulia holds a BS in Accounting from CUNY Brooklyn College and is a strong relationship manager and professional mentor. In her spare time, Giulia trains competitively in Muay Thai, a form of martial arts kickboxing.

Mateo Llinas

VP of Operations

As VP of Operations, Mateo oversees performance optimization for all advertiser and publisher partnerships. As one of Yieldmo’s first employees, Mateo plays an integral role in developing organizational processes that drive efficiency. Previously, Mateo was the Director of Account Management at adMarketplace, where his team drove more than 500% revenue growth in two years.

Mateo holds dual-degrees from Tulane University and originally hails from Colombia. As a child, however, Mateo grew up all over the world because of his father’s nomadic job. This passion for seeing the world has never left Mateo and he still loves to travel to new countries every chance he gets.

Ari Bernstein

VP of Product, Ad Serving & Optimization

Ari brings his deep engineering experience to his role as VP of Ad Serving and Optimization, where he leads the design and development of Yieldmo’s proprietary ad serving technology. Ari and his team work to continuously optimize the ad serving system to maximize advertiser performance and publisher yield.

Prior to joining Yieldmo, Ari worked with many members of Yieldmo’s founding team at Quigo, which was acquired by AOL, as Director of Engineering. He earned his degree from Columbia University in New York City.