Leadership

To win in the marketplace you must first win in the workplace.

Leadership

  • Farshad Fardad

    Farshad Fardad

  • Frank Fardad

    Frank Fardad

  • Lee Lipman

    Lee Lipman

  • Patrick Finn

    Patrick Finn

  • Eric J. Gerritsen

    Eric J. Gerritsen

  • Kimberly Grant

    Kimberly Grant

Farshad Fardad

Chief Executive Officer

GlobalWide Media is led by Farshad Fardad, Chief Executive Officer. An entrepreneur with a history of achievements, he has been involved in the internet space since the late 1990's as an entrepreneur, investor, and executive. Prior to GlobalWide Media, Mr. Fardad co-founded Hi-Speed Media, a digital media company and served as its President until December 2003 when it was acquired by ValueClick. He entered the technology space from the financial services industry where he served as Vice President for Bank of America. Mr. Fardad is a graduate of the The University of Virginia Darden School of Business Executive Program.

Frank Fardad

President

As President and co-founder of GlobalWide Media, Frank Fardad is responsible GlobalWide's strategic direction and takes a hands-on approach to the development of the organization. Prior to establishing GlobalWide in 2006, Frank co-founded and developed Hi-Speed Media, an online media and e-commerce company. Throughout his career in digital marketing, Frank's developed a passion for the dynamic and fast-paced nature of the industry and strategizing GlobalWide's next steps.

Lee Lipman

Chief Financial Officer

As GlobalWide Media's Chief Financial Officer, Lee Lipman brings a distinctive blend of experience in the digital, technology and entertainment sectors. Leveraging more than 15 years of expertise, Lee leads all financial, corporate planning and accounting functions for the organization. Lee has worked with publicly traded dominant industry leaders, ValueClick and Ticketmaster Entertainment as well as privately held digital marketer Vantage Media and video game developer Codemasters. Lee is a certified Public Accountant with a Bachelor's Degree in Accounting and Finance from Curtin University in Western Australia.

Patrick Finn

Vice President of Strategic Partnerships

Patrick Finn, Vice President of Strategic Partnerships for GlobalWide Media, has been responsible for overseeing the company's list management and cost-per-click (CPC) divisions since 2006. With more than 20 years of experience in sales and marketing, Patrick brings a creative approach to problem solving and trend adaption to the ever-changing digital industry. Prior to joining GlobalWide, Patrick held executive roles at SpeedyClick.com, Hi-Speed Media and ValueClick. He also holds a Bachelor's Degree in Philosophy from Boston College.

Eric J. Gerritsen

Senior Vice President of Mobile and Asia Pacific

Eric Gerritsen brings over 20 years of experience to his role as Senior Vice President for Mobile and Asia Pacific. Throughout his career in establishing media, software and digital companies, Eric developed a passion for travelling Asia and for building strategic international partnerships. Eric holds a BA in Philosophy from Queen's University and is an avid cyclist that enjoys 17th century Dutch history.

Kimberly Grant

Vice President of Global Human Resources

As Globalwide Media's Vice President of Global Human Resources, Kimberly Grant brings over 10 years of experience in global human resources, payroll and operations with more than seven years of experience in the online media space. In her current role at GlobalWide Media, Kimberly manages all domestic and international human resource and payroll functions. She oversees the development of GlobalWide Media's innovative culture as well as the expansion of the company's overall workforce. Prior to her leadership role at GlobalWide Media, Kimberly held positions at Evolve Media, Vantage Media and holds a Bachelor's Degree in Sociology with a concentration in interaction and group relations from California State University, Long Beach.

  • Bjorn Hougaard

    Bjorn Hougaard

  • Justyna Jakeman

    Justyna Jakeman

  • Kyle Lipson

    Kyle Lipson

  • Greg Lontok

    Greg Lontok

  • Jenny Parrish

    Jenny Parrish

  • Ayala Salehrabi

    Ayala Salehrabi

Bjorn Hougaard

Senior Vice President of Sales and Media Strategy

As Senior Vice President of Sales and Media Strategy, Bjorn Hougaard leads GlobalWide Media's daily activity and growth. A native of Denmark, Bjorn has nearly 20 years of experience in driving international development for mobile and digital companies and is currently furthering the expansion for GlobalWide Media's activities in Europe.

Justyna Jakeman

Vice President of Legal & Compliance

As GlobalWide Media's legal advisor and Vice President of Legal & Compliance, Justyna Jakeman negotiates and structures client transactions while ensuring compliance with regulatory and industry standards. Justyna is a driven and committed lawyer with a mission to facilitate valuable transactions. She has experience in a variety of corporate commercial transactions and is a member of the British Columbia Bar.

Kyle Lipson

Senior Vice President of Programmatic Media

As Senior Vice President of Programmatic Media, Kyle is responsible for harnessing GlobalWide Media's vast data assets to drive efficient and scalable media distribution for advertisers via real-time bidding. Kyle brings over 15 years of experience in digital advertising, with a track record of success leading cross-functional teams to deliver unparalleled client results and exceed business growth objectives. He most recently served as Vice President of Operations at Conversant, Inc. where he was responsible for developing the personnel, products and processes to drive growth and increase the operational efficiency of Conversant's media business. He has developed and overseen analytics, product, account management, and media delivery teams, and is a recognized expert in performance advertising.

Greg Lontok

Vice President of Data Science

As GlobalWide Media's Vice President of Data Science, Greg Lontok has been instrumental in developing GlobalWide's proprietary technology, including data optimization, tracking, and user retargeting. Greg previously served as Vice President of Engineering and Information Technology for Hi-Speed Media and graduated with a Bachelor's of Science in Management Information Systems from Loyola Marymount University.

Jenny Parrish

Senior Vice President of Sales and Media Strategy

As GlobalWide Media's Senior Vice President of Sales and Media Strategy, Jenny Parrish manages the company's advertiser and publisher relationships as well as strategic brand management, product positioning, and market research. Additionally, she oversees the company's media strategies designed to reach clients worldwide. Prior to joining GlobalWide Media, Jenny held the role of ValueClick's Director of Marketing for six years then kick started the sales and media teams in 2007 bringing in over ten years of expert online media experience to GlobalWide Media.

Ayala Salehrabi

Vice President of Affiliate Distribution

As Vice President of Affiliate Distribution for GlobalWide Media, Ayala Salehrabi operates client procurement efforts for the GlobalWide Media network. With more than eight years of digital marketing experience, Ayala has extensive knowledge of online advertising and customer acquisition with such companies as Hydra, MediaWhiz and EncoreAds. Ayala also holds a Bachelor's Degree in Sociology from UCLA.

  • Doug Turner

    Doug Turner

Doug Turner

Vice President of Technology

Doug Turner, Vice President of Technology, manages the creation and monetization of all strategic digital properties. Met with a keen eye for design and an in-depth knowledge of programming languages, Mr. Turner has a proven track record for building and enhancing successful online destinations for many of the world's top brands. He brings over 15 years of experience with such companies as Experian, Time Warner, AOL, Remax, Budweiser, and Dun & Bradstreet.