Meghna is Sabio’s VP of Culture and Comms and is responsible for the company’s internal and external communications and marketing efforts. She oversees Sabio’s events, sponsorship, awards, and comms strategies. She joins Sabio with 18+ years of experience in the digital and ad tech industry. Over her career Meghna has planned and executed hundreds of industry summits, conferences, and networking events. Prior to joining Sabio, Meghna owned her own events company where she created events and client touch points for a variety of clients. She’s also held senior positions at Rocket Fuel Inc and ThinkLA. Meghna has a passion for diversity, women empowerment initiatives, giving back and helping to educate those new to the advertising industry. She has served on the board of ColorComm – Women of Color in Communications local Los Angeles Chapter and was the Executive Director for the Multicultural Advertising Training Program. Newly married, Meghna lives in Los Angeles with her husband.
Tim is the SVP of Sales based in New York, where he will oversee Sabio’s East Coast organization, including Canada. Tim’s responsibilities include helping grow the East Coast sales team, increase Sabio brand awareness and help enhance Sabio’s CTV Product in the market. He joins Sabio with 28+ years of TV and advertising experience, holding senior sales positions at Turner Broadcasting, Tennis Channel, Comcast, Meredith, and Tribune Media to name a few. Tim lives in New York with his wife of 27 years and three children.
Steve Katelman is the EVP of Global Digital Partnerships at Omnicom Media Group. In his position he uses his insights and experience to consistently survey the digital landscape and his wealth of knowledge around digital media and technology help provide his clients are successful in an industry that evolves at such a rapid pace. As a Sabio board of advisors, he shares his vision on the how the market will mature and more importantly, how Sabio can create meaningful ad experiences for our clients and the consumers they reach.
Muizz Kheraj has more than two decades of experience in technology, both as a software engineer and as an experienced advisor, supporting the capital market needs of middle-market entrepreneurs. Mr. Kheraj built the TMT practice at McGladrey Capital Markets, LLC. He has held leadership roles at various technology and digital media start-ups and currently holds active board advisory roles within numerous bleeding-edge technology firms. He has led, managed and closed an aggregate of more than $1 billion in transactions in the technology sector. Mr. Kheraj holds a Master of Business Administration from the University of Southern California's Marshall School of Business, a Master of Science in electrical engineering from California State University, Los Angeles, and a Bachelor of Science in aerospace engineering from the University of California, Los Angeles.
Karim has been a Santa Monica business owner for over 20 years, working specifically in the automotive and real estate industries. He has been a part of Sabio since its inception and considers himself lucky to have seen the company's growth firsthand.
Dr. Jike Chong is the Chief Data Scientist of Acorns, the leading micro-investment app in US with over 2 million verified investors, using economic psychology to help the up-and-coming save and invest for a better financial future. Before Acorns, Dr Chong served as the Chief Data Scientist of YiRenDai, first of its kind from China to go public on NYSE. Prior to YiRenDai, Dr. Chong established and headed the data science division at Simply Hired. Dr Chong was invited to the White House under the Obama administration multiple times to advise on using AI to reducing unemployment. From 2011 to 2012, Dr. Chong led quantitative risk analytics at Silver Lake Kraftwerk, responsible for applying big data techniques to risk analysis of venture investment.
Since 2010, Dr. Chong has been an adjunct professor and PhD advisor at Electrical and Computer Engineering at Carnegie Mellon University Recently in 2017, he also developed and taught a new graduate level course on Machine Learning for Internet Finance at Tsinghua University, Beijing, China. Dr. Chong received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University and a Ph.D. from University of California, Berkeley.
Sam Wang came to Sabio from AdColony/Opera Mediaworks, where he led reporting and analytics for global advertising business units with over $500M in annualized revenue. Sam is an integral part of Opera’s US finance team and he has been instrumental in the post M&A integration and financial operation of the companies Opera acquired in the mobile advertising space since 2011. Sam holds a CPA certificate from the State of California, and he has an MBA from the University of California, Berkeley.
Jessica Ackerson is the SVP of Sales based in Chicago where she oversees the Chicago, New York and the surrounding Midwest markets including Minneapolis, Kansas City, and Milwaukee. With over 13 year’s experience in the digital space, Jessica has a 360º view of the industry having experience at the agency level with client services, sales strategy, marketing and sales leadership including extensive experience with both media and programmatic data-driven solutions. Before joining Sabio Mobile, Jessica was the Director of Sales at ShareThis. In her 5 years at ShareThis, she helped grow her region and was a sales leader in both media & the programmatic space. She is active in her professional and personal communities as a member of the Chicago Interactive Marketing Association (CIMA) and volunteer for Hadassah Women’s Organization of America and past involvement in the Jewish United Federation. Originally from New Jersey, Jessica attended Indiana University, Bloomington and now resides in Deerfield, IL with her husband and 2 children.
Jason Tong is Sabio’s SVP of Engineering and is responsible for leading the engineering teams in California and India. He has been instrumental in Sabio’s growth, especially in the development of our programmatic technology and App Science® platform. Jason has 10+ years of experience in mobile marketing and he has extensive knowledge of ad serving, action tracking and reporting. His specialties include LAMP, RTB, Ad network, performance marketing and programmatic marketing. Jason attended CSU Hayward and enjoys playing badminton.
Joao is Sabio’s SVP of Product Marketing. Joao started his digital career in 2006 at an independent agency in Irvine called 10th Degree. From there he spent four years at MEC in Irvine running digital for Land Rover and Jaguar. That is where he began his mobile focus doing their first mobile upfront in the industry. That work moved him to OMD where he launched the mobile practice under the Airwave banner. In the eight years at OMD the mobile team became the fastest growing specialty unit within the agency. Working with clients like Walgreens, Levis, PepsiCo, Visa, Wells Fargo, CW, Hilton and more. The Airwave team-built products, like Red Pin, Visa’s Real Time Messaging platform and started the Voice practice. Joao’s is married to his wonderful wife Alex and has a teenage son Dylan living the life deep in south Orange County in the Mission Viejo area. In his free time Joao spends time playing tennis [former semi pro player and club teaching pro], painting and drawing as a creative outlet. His background being Portuguese and his wife being Mexican, football [or soccer … although American football is really “throwball”] is huge in their home.
Simon is Sabio’s Executive Vice President and is responsible for leading product innovation, partnerships, inventory, marketing and overall the company’s growth efforts globally. With nearly 10 years of digital advertising experience, Simon has become a jack-of-all-trades specialist at Sabio. His past roles have ranged from advertising operations and ad support to sales and business development. Simon joined Sabio in 2016 where he was the Director Advertising Operations. Over the past 5 years at Sabio, Simon has been instrumental in Sabio’s product strategy which helped transition Sabio offering only Mobile advertising to now CTV/OTT Advertising. Simon's ability to lead the team and develop his vision for the product has allowed him to rise through the ranks to EVP. Simon lives with his wife and two children in Brooklyn, NY.
Sajid is Sabio’s Chief Financial Officer and he is responsible in leading the company’s finance organization. He joins Sabio with 15+ years of progressive experience in accounting, finance and capital markets in both Canada and the United States. He is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA, CA) Before joining Sabio, Sajid spent several years in the public companies’ audit & assurance practice at a national public accounting firm in Canada and in the Internal Audit group at a large financial institution (TD Bank Financial Group). Most recently, he held a senior-level position (Director) in the financial crimes compliance function at TD Securities (USA) LLC, a leading New York City-based investment bank and registered broker/dealer. Sajid resides in New York.
Jean has been in the digital advertising space for 14 years. She comes to Sabio from AdColony/Opera Mediaworks where she played a key leadership role responsible for building and creating mobile experiences in a diverse range of projects, working across a wide range of incredible brands. Jean has achieved top recognitions, including the OMMA awards, PromaxBDA awards and the Pollie Awards.
Sudha thinks of advertising as a way for brands to share their story with the world and how ads perform depends on how well and where the story is told. As the VP of Product innovation at Sabio, Sudha is responsible for creating products that enable brands to create such stories and also understand their customers at an even deeper level using App Science. Her past digital media experience includes working at 4INFO, Celtra, DataXu and xAD in roles ranging from sales engineering to Director of operations.
Joe is Sabio’s Chief Marketing Officer, responsible for all marketing efforts as well as Hispanic and Political growth opportunities. He is a seasoned marketing executive with production and sales experiences that range from network broadcast television to mobile. Prior to joining Sabio, Joe was CMO of Latin American Multimedia Corp, and he holds an MBA from San Diego State University. Joe currently resides in Los Angeles where he invests much of his free time hiking and exploring the Gold Coast’s local beaches and mountains with his wife and 2 children.
Aziz is an avid mobile evangelist who has held leadership roles with multiple media and telecommunications companies. As CEO, Aziz is responsible for keeping the company and its employees focused on short and long term growth objectives. Prior to joining Sabio, Aziz was SVP at Opera Mediaworks where he helped foster revenue and product innovation. Other experiences include Director roles at AT&T’s Adworks and NBC Universal. On the rare days when Aziz is not traveling, you can find him in Los Angeles with his wife and daughter.