Strategic Advisor, IronSource
Ari Brandt is currently a Strategic Advisor for ironSource, the leading in-app mediation platform powering the largest and most engaged global audiences. Prior to ironSource, Ari co-founded Receptiv (formerly known as MediaBrix), the leading in-app mobile video ad platform connecting brands to receptive users during meaningful moments, in 2011 and served as the company’s CEO and Chairman until it was acquired in May 2018. He is a seasoned media executive and entrepreneur with over 25 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 Receptiv, 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 Adweek, Ad Age, Forbes, Inc., Fast Company, MediaPost, Mobile Marketer and Digiday.
Brandt lives in Montclair, New Jersey with his wife and three children.