Spongecell is a dynamic creative technology company focused on making data-driven creative simple, effective and scalable by integrating data, machine learning and automation in the creative process. We enable marketers to efficiently deliver the most beautiful, relevant and engaging brand content to prospects and customers across all devices and formats. This is Smarter Dynamic Creative: Data-driven creative. Creative-driven results.
Ben Kartzman is CEO and co-founder of Spongecell. Under Ben’s leadership, Spongecell has become one of the fastest-growing companies in the United States. Before co-founding Spongecell, Ben worked at venture-backed Guidester (now Searchandise.net) in product and business development. Prior to that, Ben worked in consulting, first at Bridgeline Software and then at Accenture. Ben graduated with honors from Carnegie Mellon with a dual BS in Human Computer Interaction and Information & Decision Systems.
Anthony Yam leads the development of Spongecell ad technology. Prior to Spongecell, he built the flagship product for a natural language processing startup that was successfully acquired and integrated into Ariba's Spend Management platform. Early in his career, he designed and built electronic defense systems at the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory in Washington, DC. Anthony graduated magna cum laude with a BS in Electrical Engineering from the University of Tennessee.
Dr. Byron Ellis is CTO of Spongecell, where he heads research and development. Prior to Spongecell, Byron served as Chief Data Scientist for LivePerson, a company that helps businesses engage in real-time customer communications. Byron also held various leadership positions at AdBrite, eventually serving as the company’s CTO. Byron holds a PhD in Statistics from Harvard University and was a postdoctoral fellow at Stanford Medical School. Byron earned a BS in Cybernetics from UCLA.
Andres Morón is Spongecell's COO/CFO. Andres brings a wealth of operational knowledge and financial expertise to the Spongecell executive team. Prior to joining Spongecell, Andres led teams at Booz Allen Hamilton in the development of business cases for the Department of Defense's various new IT initiatives. Andres holds an MBA from New York University's Leonard N. Stern School of Business with a concentration in Media and Technology as well as a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University.
Michael Hand is Spongecell's Managing Director, EMEA. Based in our London office, Michael leads the UK team and manages strategic relationships with agencies and brands. Before joining Spongecell, he worked across market-leading brands in press (Associated Newspapers), magazines (Hearst Magazines UK), and digital and mobile platforms (IGN Entertainment). Michael holds a BSc from Leeds Trinity University.
Amanda Glen, VP Global Client Success, provides a hands-on relationship to Spongecell’s clients to provide insight for success. Prior to joining Spongecell, she worked in advertising in client-facing roles and developing creative content. Amanda earned a BA and BBA from University of Texas.