A pioneer in the industry, ShareThis believes the desire to share is rooted deep within human beings, reflecting passions, wants and lifestyles that are constantly fluctuating throughout the day, week and month. By identifying these human sentiments, ShareThis gains a better understanding of people, thus empowering a more personal and relevant internet experience. Due to the dynamic nature of humans, ShareThis recognizes the value of real time for publishers, advertisers or any data-driven business and has built a social data platform designed to process actual first-party data in actual real time.
The ShareThis consumer engagement and sharing tools are used by three million publishers to drive engagement, traffic and personalization, capturing the widest and deepest sentiments of people across the internet. These sentiments flow into the ShareThis platform as terabytes of data that are processed daily to better understand people, making social data actionable for any business that requires a holistic view of people or customers. This understanding powers the ShareThis Real-Time Marketing (RTM) Engine, which targets constantly changing audience interests based on first-party sharing data and caters to their most relevant and recent affinities. RTM is the solution of choice for some of the world’s largest brands to activate audiences across all screens and digital ad formats.
Prior to joining ShareThis, Dana served as Group Vice President of Global Partner Development at Acxiom where he created digital data business unit focused around Large Publishers, Ad Tech Platforms, and Media Agencies. He also served as Chief Revenue Officer at Travora Media as well as SVP at Tribune Interactive. Dana earned his MBA from the University of Chicago, Booth School of Business.
Dana C. Hayes Jr. is a data and media executive with experience in Digital, Print, Television, Data, and Technology.
Currently, Dana Hayes, Jr. is CEO of ShareThis, the pioneer in sharing intelligence. ShareThis powers the sharing of content across the global Internet and has been collecting and synthesizing social share, interest, and intent data since 2007. ShareThis transforms this real-time user level interest data into insights for marketers, ad tech partners, and publishers.
As President for 14 months with the company and now CEO, Hayes is leading a team focused on building strategic partnerships and distribution relationships to advance data-driven marketing and advertising globally.
Prior to ShareThis, Hayes was GVP Global Partner Development (GPD) at Acxiom where he created a World Class Premium Publishers including 11 of the top 20 largest Brands such as Facebook, Twitter, EBay, Yahoo, and Pandora as well as strong Television offering including DirectTV, Dish, Cablevsion, and Comcast in the addressable TV space. Additionally, GPD has created valuable Partner relationships with a number of advertising agencies including Starcom Mediavest Group, the largest in the world.
Prior to Acxiom, Dana has held the Executive in Residence/Advisor role for Abundant Venture Partners (AVP). AVP (abundantventurepartners.com) is a business incubator focused on early-stage, service-based companies in media and healthcare.
He has held a number of leadership positions around leading the ad sales teams in both television and digital.
Dana has also been involved in launching digital products, business development, marketing, and ad operations. His portfolio includes both New York and Chicago companies with the following media brands; Startle.com, Travora Media, Tribune Interactive, Turner Broadcasting, The Travel Channel and weather.com.
During his tenure at Tribune Interactive, Dana led the creation, development, and funding, of the Joint Venture quadrantONE.com, a premium national ad platform for online newspaper and television publishers including investors NYT, Gannett, Hearst, and Tribune. He was interim CEO and was an active board member.
In the National Television arena, Dana has extensive 12+ years in network (Turner Broadcasting, The Weather Channel & The Travel Channel) and local television (Tribune Broadcasting).
Dana is an accomplished leader with a strong portfolio of successes in leading the start-up, growth, and optimization of a number of digital and media businesses.
A native of Chicago, Hayes has a bachelor’s degree in communications from DePauw University and a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from the University of Chicago, Booth School of Business.
Prior to joining ShareThis, Myha was the HR Executive at Machine Zone, where she led the people function and helped position the company for exponential growth. As SVP of People at ShareThis, Myha is responsible for building a high-performing culture and making ShareThis a great place to work through HR strategies and company-wide initiatives.
Before ShareThis, Chad served as CFO at cloud software and data company Forensic Logic, and earlier worked at Salesforce and NBCi in operational finance roles. Formerly, he worked in investment banking and consulting at Houlihan Lokey, Duff & Phelps, and KPMG for over sixteen years advising early-stage and established technology and media companies. Chad earned an MBA from Columbia University, Graduate School of Business and is a CPA.
Prior to joining ShareThis, Huanjin served as SVP, Engineering at Sysomos, as well as VP, Engineering, at ThreatMetrix and Become.com. He earned his PH.D. at Northeastern University.
Prior to joining ShareThis, Rob ran Data Strategy for AOL/Verizon for Advertising, Analytics and Attribution as VP of Business Development & Partnerships. He ran Business Development for the media vertical at Nielsen within Buzz Metrics, as well as Strategic Partnerships for custom content and co-branded solutions at ZagatSurvey.
Previous to ShareThis, Rob co-founded Bombora in 2014, one of ShareThis’s first SDF clients. There, Rob pioneered the launch of B2B intent data, which drove disruption across the B2B MarTech landscape and earned its own category “Active Demand” in the SiriusDecisions 2017 DemandUnit Waterfall. Along the way, Rob led the filing of 5 patents & 2 trademarks, founded Bombora’s Reno office, and grew the R&D team to 40+ team members
Michael has been an executive in several marketing data and software companies, leading business development as well as various marketing services business units. Past employers include Acxiom, McKinsey, and ESPN. He is a graduate of Harvard Business School and University of Chicago.
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