As RUN’s Chairman, Stephan Beringer lends guidance and direction to RUN’s product roadmap, revenue pipeline, talent pool and more, and simultaneously helps identify and communicate to Groupe leaders which RUN solutions best complement the larger Publicis Media vision.
Beyond his RUN remit, as Publicis DTI Global Practice Lead, Stephan is also charged with driving accelerated scale, connectivity and consistency across Publicis Media’s data, technology and innovation capabilities, and overseeing the global implementation and delivery of tech, data and programmatic solutions. Additionally, Stephan serves as executive lead on Publicis Groupe-wide partnerships with major companies such as Google, Facebook and Adobe.
A quadrilingual German native, Stephan has served as James Bond’s getaway man – quite literally, he was Sean Connery’s assistant and driver in the earlier part of his career. Outside of work, he can often be found traveling the world, testing out his skiing skills or checking out his favorite bands and artists in concert.
As CTO, Michael uses his accomplished software architecture, system engineering and leadership skills to build the RUN platform and oversee the engineering and technical operations.
Prior to joining RUN, Michael was Senior Managing Engineer for Echostar Advanced Technologies, where he led a team building next generation video platforms evangelizing best-of-breed streaming technologies, cloud deployments, and development methodologies.
He holds a master's degree in Electrical Engineering from Columbia University.
When Michael is not using computers to build systems at RUN, he's getting his hands on any and all DIY projects he can find at home and starting his two daughters, Averie and Arielle, off slowly, building Legos. You can find him on Twitter @fireinhiseyes.
As President & CRO of RUN, Jay is responsible for global sales and revenue related partnerships, go-to-market strategy, corporate partnerships, ad operations and business operations.
Preceding his time at RUN, Jay spent almost seven years at Undertone, most recently serving as the Vice President of Sales. In that role he was responsible for negotiating strategic contracts, overseeing a large sales team and driving revenue across video, mobile and desktop solutions.
Jay began his media career on the agency-side at PHD, as a member of the National Broadcast team, managing the TV negotiations for HBO, Old Navy/Gap and AIG. When not spending time with clients or his team, you can find Jay in DUMBO, Brooklyn with his wife Shannon and their young son Devin. Jay is an avid golfer, chef and long-suffering Jets fan.
In his capacity as the Global CFO for several of Publicis Media’s Global Practices including the Data, Technology and Innovation practice, which covers the RUN business, Paul oversees the small but talented finance team at RUN, and is responsible for all financial and fiscal management of the company’s operations and has oversight of administrative, business planning, accounting and budgeting efforts.
A qualified UK Chartered Accountant, Paul has over 20 years of experiencing and has held senior financial positions at several global media and market research corporations such as Aegis Group plc (now Dentsu), Millward Brown (Part of WPP Group) and Ipsos. He was most recently EVP of Finance of Leapfrog Online, a digital marketing services agency based in Evanston IL.
Paul originally hails from N. Ireland, but now resides in Lake Forest, IL with his wife Wendy and two young daughters Chloe and Emma. He spends most of spare time freezing on the sidelines of a soccer or Lacrosse field or enjoying their lakeside cottage in Wisconsin. Paul can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
As Executive Vice President of Product, Ragu leads product strategy, development, marketing and support for the RUN platform.
Prior to joining RUN, Ragu held engineering, operations and product management roles in various companies including Akamai, Tremor Video and Bank of New York Mellon. He is active in the ad tech community and has contributed to multiple IAB committees defining standards for online advertising.
Ragu has MBA degrees from Columbia Business School and London Business School, a Masters in Electrical Engineering from Texas A&M University, and a Bachelors in Electronics & Communication Engineering from Coimbatore Institute of Technology.
As RUN's SVP of Client Strategy, Matt's role is to collaborate with the leadership, sales, planning and product teams to create new and strengthen existing strategic solutions for agencies and advertisers. He's also charged with concisely communicating RUN's value propositions to the marketplace.
Matt comes from eight years on the agency side of the business prior to joining RUN. While working at Wieden + Kennedy and most recently Digitas, he was responsible for crafting and executing communications plans and new media strategies for ABC Entertainment, Nike/Jordan Brand, Mars Chocolate and others.
Outside of the office, Matt channels his inner gym hero on the softball field, ice rink and golf course, and loves spending time with his wife Stephanie and their family and friends. If you can't find him doing one of those things, he's on Twitter @mattkershaw.
As Managing Director of EMEA and APAC, Kristen is responsible for the expansion of RUN’s platform into new international markets, driving strategic leadership, business development and operations across the regions.
Before joining RUN, Kristen spent the previous 11 years working within media agencies, most recently as Managing Director of Global Client Solutions for Starcom Mediavest Group, responsible for driving digital initiatives and commercializing product across MNC clients. Prior to that, Kristen spent 7 years as SMG’s Global lead for Samsung Mobile.
Originally from Chicago (there’s always next year!), now residing in London, Kristen holds a dual MBA from London Business School and Columbia University. Outside of the office, Kristen enjoys travelling to new countries with her husband, learning to snowboard and seeking out foreign delicacies and curiosities. First stop – always the local food markets!
Matthieu is responsible for overseeing infrastructure and bidding technology. Prior to joining RUN, Matthieu was VP of Engineering at ActionX where he led a team of engineers build an innovative cross screen and retargeting engine which was later acquired by Xaxis/WPP.
Before moving into ad tech he worked in high frequency trading, and simultaneously developed his own startup bringing HFT to individual investors. Matthieu holds a master's degree in computer science from ECAM, France.
When he's not building the RUN platform, and developing new software skills, you'll find him on the football (!) field or out climbing mountains.
As EVP of Data and Architecture, Chris is responsible for designing RUN's DMP product, analytics, science and audience data ingestion processes.
Before RUN, Chris was development lead for Targetspot and envIO Networks. He also spent four years leading the development of Fantasy Sports Application for Sporting News.
He has a B.S. in Computer Science from NYU and a B.E. in Electrical Engineering from Stevens Institute of Technology.
Chris spends his time with his wife, Shalini and two kids, Shriya and Vishal watching the Knicks (lose mostly). He is also a hackathon junkie. You can find him on twitter @outram.