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Jon Stimmel, Chief Growth Officer, Sabio Holdings

Jon Stimmel

Chief Growth Officer
Jon is Sabio Holding’s Chief Growth Officer responsible for driving Marketing & PR strategy as well as enabling the company’s acquisition and revenue goals. He is a veteran digital marketing executive with over 30 years of experience leading agency teams for clients like Coca-Cola, Rocket Mortgage, Fiat Chrysler, General Motors and Kraft. Prior to joining Sabio, Jon served as the Chief Investment Officer at UM driving cross channel buying strategy by applying market and consumer insights to create foundational partnerships for IPG Media brands and their clients. He also spent 8 years on the corporate side of media at Unilever where he drove digital transformation and branded content best practices for their iconic brands like Dove, Axe. Degree and Lipton. Jon resides in Pelham, NY with his wife Carrie and his 10 year old son Jason, and their dog Ruby.
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Chris Lee

SVP, Operations
Chris is Sabio’s Senior Vice President of Operations and is responsible for managing the Account Management and Campaign Management teams while also assisting with the growth of publisher development and partnership integrations. Chris has 10 years of digital media experience which primarily includes desktop, mobile, and programmatic advertising. He also has extensive knowledge with ad serving and trafficking and always looks to implement efficient processes to help the team work smarter, achieving a high-level of productivity. Before joining Sabio, Chris was the Manager for the Operations team at RUN Ads, a programmatic company, which was acquired by Publicis Media. Chris joined Sabio in 2018 where he was the Associate Director of Account Management for the East Coast. With his communication and organizational skills, he has quickly risen to lead and manage the team on a global scale. Chris resides in Brooklyn, NY with his wife and you can find him playing sports during his free time. He also loves playing video games, board games, and poker.
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Jessica Gailys

VP, Product Marketing
Jessica is Sabio’s VP of Marketing based in Los Angeles. With nearly 12 years of experience in the digital space, Jessica focuses on building strategy and messaging on product materials to support sales and increase overall brand awareness in the marketplace. Jessica graduated from University of Colorado Boulder and resides in Los Angeles with her husband and two children.
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Meghna Kothari

VP of Culture & Comms
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.
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Tim Russell, Chief Revenue Officer, Sabio Holdings

Tim Russell

Chief Revenue Officer
Tim is Sabio Holding's Chief Revenue Officer responsible for growing the sales team, increasing Sabio brand awareness and enhancing 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.
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Steve Katelman

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.
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Muizz Kheraj

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.
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Karim Rawji

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.
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Dr. Jike Chong

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.
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Sasha Mircov

SVP, Global Operations
Sasha is Sabio’s senior vice president of global operations and is responsible for optimizing operations across account, campaign management, and creative service teams. A proven leader with a passion for operational excellence, Sasha has over two decades of experience driving strategic growth across global markets. Prior to Sabio, he honed his expertise on the agency side before transitioning to the forefront of the ad tech space in 2011. Sasha's impressive journey includes leadership roles at industry leaders like Mobile Theory (acquired by Opera Software), where he built a user acquisition business unit, Opera Mediaworks, AdColony, and most recently, Digital Turbine, where he oversaw their global brand business and drove international expansion as vice president of global operations. An MBA graduate of San Francisco State University (where he earned top honors), Sasha enjoys running, reading, and playing the drums in his free time. Sasha lives in San Francisco with his wife and son.
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Elisa Dao

SVP, Marketing
As SVP of Marketing, Elisa is responsible for developing strategic brand and marketing initiatives for Sabio. Elisa is a media marketing agency veteran with more than 17 years of experience in leading integrated and digital media planning and buying for Fortune 500 brands. A digital media native, Elisa has executed some of the first-to-market digital executions on MySpace, AOL, Facebook, Snapchat, and interactive experiences with awards.

Jessica Ackerson

SVP, Sales
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

SVP, Engineering
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.
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Sam Wang

SVP, Strategic Finance
Sam Wang is Senior Vice President of Strategic Finance at Sabio Holdings. In his role, Sam is responsible for leading the FP&A, strategic planning, and business analytics functions. Sam first joined the Sabio team in 2017 as VP of Finance. He later became the head of operational and business analytics for the precision oncology business unit at Exact Sciences, a leading molecular diagnostics company. In 2022, he rejoined the Sabio Holdings organization in his current role. His previous experience also includes AdColony/Opera Software, where he led reporting and analytics for global advertising business units. He was also instrumental in the post M&A integration and financial operation of the companies Opera acquired in the mobile advertising space during his time at the company. Sam holds a CPA certificate from the State of California, and he has an MBA from the University of California, Berkeley. He resides in the San Francisco Bay Area with his wife and daughter.
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Simon Wong, EVP, Sabio

Simon Wong

EVP, Product
Simon is Sabio’s Executive Vice President of Product and is responsible for leading product strategy, prioritization, and roadmap. With nearly a decade of digital advertising experience, Simon’s leadership and expertise span across many teams at Sabio. He works closely with the engineering, data, and development teams to deliver on key business objectives, as well as the marketing, operations, and sales teams to drive visibility, feedback, and onboarding of products. Simon's past roles have ranged from advertising operations and ad support to sales and business development. Since joining Sabio in 2016 as the Director of Advertising Operations, Simon has been instrumental in Sabio’s product strategy, helping the company transition from offering only mobile advertising to CTV/OTT advertising too. An industry expert in the ad tech space, Simon also partners with key leaders to drive integrations and operability in the ecosystem. Simon lives with his wife and two children in Brooklyn, NY.
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Liz Blacker

EVP, Strategy and Business Development
Liz is Sabio’s executive vice president of strategy and business development and is responsible for strategic business development across sales, product, and marketing. A sought-after business executive and thought leader in ad tech and marketing, Liz has leveraged her expertise in global and multicultural markets to lead innovative business launches across multiple platforms. She launched The Wall Street Journal International and Fortune Magazine in Latin America and then quickly established herself as a digital trailblazer by spearheading the creation of Yahoo's Hispanic division. Liz’s impressive track record includes leadership roles fostering innovation at industry leaders such as iHeartMedia, Telefonica, impreMedia, and TelevisaUnivision. Most recently, she has applied her knowledge and expertise to advise early-stage tech startups at the convergence of technology, entertainment, and content. Liz lives in New York with her husband and son.
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Sajid Premji

Chief Financial Officer
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.
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Jean Yap-McNamara

Head of Creative
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.
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Joe Camacho

Chief Global Expansion Officer
As co-founder, Joe Camacho is responsible for overseeing the expansion of markets outside of the U.S. Prior to this role, Joe served as Sabio’s chief marketing officer where he oversaw marketing strategies for Sabio brands. Joe is a seasoned executive with production and sales experience that ranges from network broadcast television to mobile. Prior to joining Sabio, Joe was CMO of Latin American Multimedia Corp. He is an alumnus of San Diego State University’s School of Communication and Graduate School of Business. A Marine Corps veteran, 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 two children.
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Humera Kassem

Chief People Officer
Humera is Sabio Holding’s Chief People Officer. As CPO, Humera is responsible for all aspects of the company's global HR function, including compensation and benefits, talent acquisition and retention, learning and development, HR operations, and organizational development and effectiveness. She first joined Sabio in 2021 as a consultant and spearheaded the company’s human resources practices. Prior to being named the company’s first CPO, Humera served as an Executive Human Resources Consultant who helped companies maximize their potential by creating meaningful human capital strategies. Having more than 25 years of HR experience, her previous roles include Chief People Officer positions at Jamba Juice and Good Smoke Restaurant Group. Before this, she held senior positions at Nationstar Mortgage, JCPenney, GE, Delta Airlines, and Coca-Cola. Humera lives in Dallas, Texas with her husband and daughter.
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Sudha Reddy

GM India & VP of Product Innovation
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.
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Aziz Rahimtoola, CEO & Founder

Aziz Rahim

Chief Executive Officer
Aziz Rahimtoola is the CEO, co-founder, and board member of Sabio Holdings Inc. (TSXV: SBIO, OTCQX: SABOF). Sabio Holdings is a technology and services leader in the fast-growing, ad-supported streaming space. Its cloud-based, end-to-end technology stack works with top blue chip global brands and the agencies that represent them to reach, engage, and validate streaming audiences. With more than 24 years of experience in the TV and mobile advertising tech industry, Aziz has held leadership roles at multiple media and telecommunications companies, such as NBC Universal and AT&T Adworks. Prior to Sabio Holdings, Aziz was the SVP at Opera Mediaworks, where he helped foster revenue and product innovation. His previous startups included companies in the media production and global trade space. Aziz holds a Bachelor of Science in Finance from California State University, Northridge, and resides in Los Angeles, California with his wife and daughter.

Leadership

Aziz Rahimtoola, CEO & Founder

Aziz Rahimtoola

Chief Executive Officer
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Sajid Premji

Chief Financial Officer
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Joe Camacho

Co-Founder
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Liz Blacker

EVP, Strategy and Business Development
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Jason Tong

SVP, Engineering
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Sam Wang

SVP, Strategic Finance
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Chris Lee

SVP, Operations
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Elisa Dao

SVP, Marketing
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Sasha Mircov

SVP, Global Operations
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Jean Yap-McNamara

Head of Creative
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Advisors

Dr. Jike Chong

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Karim Rawji

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Muizz Kheraj

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Steve Katelman

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