2015 Alumni Hall of Fame Honoree

Ari Brandt co-founded MediaBrix, the leading technology platform for humanizing advertising by connecting brands with people during emotional moments in mobile apps, in 2011 and serves as the company’s CEO. He is a seasoned media executive and entrepreneur with over 18 years of experience building profitable digital businesses and advertising platforms.

Over the course of his career, Brandt has played a key role in launching and developing innovative brands and products for renowned media and advertising technology organizations.

Before founding MediaBrix, Brandt was the CEO at Linkstorm, an advertising technology company, where he led the company through consecutive years of triple-digit growth and global expansion. He has also worked as the head of digital media for Condé Nast Business Media Group and led the launch of Portfolio.com. Prior to Conde Nast, Brandt held management roles at prominent media and ad tech companies including Yahoo! and DoubleClick. He started his career working in media and account management at leading advertising agencies such as Kirshenbaum Bond & Partners, Weiss Whitten Stagliano, and MVBMS/Euro RSCG.

Brandt regularly speaks at industry conferences and most recently has been a featured speaker at SXSW, ad:tech, DEW, Inside Mobile Apps, MediaPost’s OMMA Global, MediaPost’s Social Media Insider Summit and MIN Digital Media Summit. Additionally, he has contributed articles and been quoted in widely-read media outlets such as iMedia, Ad Age, Forbes, Fast Company, MediaPost, Mobile Marketer and Digiday.

Brandt lives in Montclair, New Jersey with his wife and three children.