Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Chad Steelberg co-founded Veritone and has served as CEO and Chair of the Board since our inception in June 2014. He served as a board member of Brand Affinity Technologies, Inc., a technology and marketing services company from 2007 to 2012. Chad also co-founded dMarc Broadcasting, an advertising company that was acquired by Google Inc. in 2006. He served as DMarc's CEO from 2002 until the acquisiton, after which he was the general manager of the Audio Division of Google Inc. until 2007. In additon, Chad co-founded and served as CEO of Adforce, a publicly traded centralized independent ad-serving company that was acquired by CMGi in 1999.
Ryan Steelberg co-founded Veritone and has served as a director since our inception in June 2014; as the President of our subsidiary, Veritone One, Inc., since June 2015; and as President of Veritone since March 2017. From 2007 to 2014, he served as the President and Chief Executive Officer of Brand Affinity Technologies, Inc. Ryan also co-founded dMarc Broadcasting, an advertising company that was acquired by Google Inc. in 2006. He served as DMarc's President 2002 until the acquisiton, after which he was the Head of the Radio Division of Google Inc. until 2007.
EVP, Chief Financial Officer & Treasurer
Mike Zemetra joined Veritone as our Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer, and Treasurer in 2020. Prior to that starting in 2018, Mike was Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of LiveXLive Media, LLC (Nasdaq: LIVX), a global digital media company. From 2017 to 2018, he served as Vice President of Finance and Divisional Chief Financial Officer of the Cloud Services Division of J2 Global, Inc., a provider of cloud-based software and digital media services. From 2013 to 2016, Mike was Chief Financial Officer and Chief Accounting Officer of Global Eagle Entertainment, an in-flight entertainment services company. From 2008 to 2013, he served as Senior Vice President and Chief Accounting Officer of Demand Media, Inc. (now Leaf Group), a digital content and media company. Prior to that, from 2000 to 2008, he held senior financial positions with a number of publicly-traded SaaS, technology and digital media companies. Mike began his career in the Technology and Entertainment groups of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP. He holds a Masters in Accounting from the University of Southern California and a Bachelor of Arts in Business-Economics from the University of California, Riverside, and he earned his CPA from the State of California.
SVP, Corporate Development & Investor Relations
Brian Alger has led Veritone's Corporate Development and Investor Relations since April 2019. From 2015 to 2019, Brian worked at ROTH Capital Partners most recently as a Managing Director, Investment Banking and at first as Head of Technology Research. Prior to that, he was a portfolio manager at Wedbush Securities from 2010 to 2015 and at Strata Capital Management from 2006 to 2010. Brian was a senior sell-side analyst at Pacific Growth Equities from 2000 to 2006 and Prefered Capital Markets from 1996 to 2000 after starting out as a research associate at Prudential Securities in 1995. Brian earned his BA/BS in finance with a minor in economics from University of Colorado at Boulder and is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA).
Al Brown is an enterprise software veteran with over two decades of experience leading engineering teams for top companies, such as IBM, and FileNet. A serial entrepreneur with 4 patents, he has led standards efforts for IBM, including CMIS and other standards. Most recently, Al has founded OspreyData, a pioneer in Predictive Asset Maintenance using Artificial Intelligence. For the past 20 years, he has been building technologies that excel in Artificial Intelligence, Content Analytics, Enterprise Content Management and Business Process Management. Al holds a BS in Mathematics from Colorado School of Mines and an MBA from University of Southern California.
Director, Program Management
Head of Government, Legal & Compliance
Jon Gacek leads Veritone's business unit providing AI-enabled solutions for the Government, Legal and Compliance sectors. Jon is passionate about delivering flexible, scalable, and future-proof AI technologies that drive cost, time, and resource efficiencies while helping to keep our communities safe. Jon has 18 years of public company C-suite experience, including President and CEO of Quantum and was an audit partner at PwC.
Senior Director of Product Management, aiWARE
Senior Sales Engineer
Principle Engineer, Team Lead
Sr. Sales Engineer
Sales Director, Media
EVP, Head of Monetization
As the Executive Vice President and Head of Monetization for Veritone, Inc., Sean King leads the Veritone One, Veritone Licensing, and VeriAds™ businesses. With experience across media, marketing, operations, growth, and acquisitions, Sean has grown revenues by over 200% in just under four years. His forward-thinking marketing and operational insights have solidified Veritone One as the leading AI-powered audio and influencer performance advertising agency in the world. Collaboratively he has established Veritone Licensing as North America’s premiere AI-based content licensing firm. Instrumental in launching VeriAds as the only AI-based revenue tool in North America, the solution has been adopted by over 400 radio stations. Sean is a Forbes contributor and regularly provides commentary on the advertising industry to numerous publications including AdWeek, DMN, The Verge, and many others.
SVP, Business Development
Sean McEvoy is a seasoned software executive with over 20+ years of experience in the software industry working at such companies as IBM, DELL, QUEST, and Symantec. Sean has held executive leadership positions across an array of business units including customer success, sales, professional services, product management, engineering and channel development. Having lived in Europe and Asia, Sean has a strong understanding of international markets. In his current role as SVP, Sean is responsible for business development for Veritone's Artificial Intelligence platform. Sean holds a BSc. in software engineering and an MBA in International Business.
Customer Success Manager