Stark Townend

Head of Agency Partnerships, Ampersand

As Head of Agency Partnerships, Stark Townend oversees strategic holding company alliances with Ampersand’s core clients in theAdvanced TV space, fostering ROI-driven media executions across Linear, Addressable,Streaming, and Digital video with an emphasis on audience-first, measurement-focused solutions.  In this role he manages and optimizes multi-screen media relationships with Fortune 500 marketers, improving legacy models and fostering growth in emerging sectors.


Prior to Ampersand, Townend held senior positions atComcast, Google, YouTube, and Forbes.  He earned credentials in Customer Analytics from The Wharton School at theUniversity of Pennsylvania.  He received his MBA from Villanova University with specializations in Marketing andStrategic Management.  He earned his BA from Trinity College, where he graduated with honors.  Active in his community, Townend splits his time between New York and Philadelphia, where he lives with his wife and three children.