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Big ideas for small screens

That’s how Kargo helps brands break through. We fuse creativity, technology and quality to design brilliant custom experiences and deliver them at scale across the world’s best editorial sites and apps. Our campaigns are award-winning, our technology is game-changing and our performance is industry-leading.

Street Cred

Inc. 500

Recognized as one of the fastest
growing
companies

Business Insider

Named one of the hottest
ad tech
companies

OMMA Awards

Winner of online advertising
creativity

Innovations & Activations

Innovations & Activations

Originality meets technology when it comes to our core creative units. We approach every campaign with a blank slate, letting our boldest creative ideas lead us. We’ve developed 75+ units to date, but that’s just the beginning. Everyday we’re brainstorming powerful new ways to help brands engage.

Social

67% of millennial mobile users tap into social networks via smartphones. Kargo gets you in their Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Instagram feeds with units that sync up with their swiping and selfie behaviors.

Native

Native content is king at Kargo. We create units that scale easily and integrate seamlessly across our network of premium publisher sites. Custom fonts and colors assure that advertiser or sponsored content blends in with editorial.

Gamification

Kargo's game units seamlessly integrate into all the major social platforms - Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram - and leverage the love of tapping, swiping and scoring to net big points for your brand.

Video

Video is ruling the small screens, with 34% of all digital video views happening via phones. Kargo's proprietary video player delivers advertiser or sponsored publisher content in a unit designed to look native to every site in which it plays

Beyond-the-Banner

Our Beyond-the-Banner suite of units - many of them exclusive to us - create less intrusive, more interactive ways for brands to connect with consumers and for publishers to generate new revenue streams.

Programmatic

Right message, person, time, place. Everyone claims it, but programmatic delivers it. Fuse data from any source with our creative tools to build dynamic ads that deploy easily, scale quickly and perform transparently.

Leadership

Harry Kargman, Founder & CEO

Harry Kargman

Harry founded Kargo in 2003, and over the past decade he has grown it from a small start-up shop to the leader in mobile brand advertising. In 2015, Kargo was recognized as one of the America’s fastest growing companies by Inc. magazine.

Today, Kargo works with the world’s most prestigious media companies and brands to deliver high quality mobile brand advertising.  Kargo’s technology and ad experiences are integrated into the sites and apps of more than 300 of the largest publishers, and its technology powers the campaigns of more than 200 of the most influential brands. Kargo has won more than 7 Mobi and OMMA awards for creative innovation.   

Harry’s experience building Kargo from the ground up gives him a deep understanding of the latest trends, consumer behavior, and the broader forces reshaping the media and advertising landscape. He holds over fifty patents related to Kargo’s technology and continues to drive the company to innovate around mobile advertising solutions, data products and programmatic technology. Harry is a frequent speaker at advertising and technology conferences including CES, IAB and Advertising Week, and has been featured in The New York Times, The Today Show, Advertising Age, The Wall Street Journal, NPR and dozens of other media outlets.

Harry graduated with honors from Harvard College where he is now an advisor to young entrepreneurs through the Harvard Innovation Lab.  He lives in New York City with his wife and three children.

Ryan McConville, President & Chief Operating Officer

Ryan McConville

Ryan is a results-driven, senior business executive with 15+ years of experience in media and advertising. He currently oversees the day-to-day operations of Kargo and is leading the next stage of the company’s growth. 

Prior to Kargo, Ryan held key management positions in sales, marketing and business development for some of the best known and fastest growing media and ad technology companies in the world, including Rolling Stone and In Touch Weekly, as well as start-ups VoodooVox and Vdopia.

For the last 7 years, Ryan has worked exclusively in the mobile marketing industry, leading change and stewarding strategy and sales growth in this exciting and fast-growing space. 

Doug Rohrer, Chief Strategy Officer

Doug Rohrer

Anything that has to do with revenue generation falls under Doug’s purview at Kargo. He joined the firm in 2013 and has been instrumental in growing revenues from $19 to $100 million and the staff from 50 to 150 during that time.

Over the course of his media career, Doug’s titles and roles have gotten bigger as the screens have gotten smaller. He was a Sales Director at Turner Broadcasting before joining Viacom as EVP of Sales for MTV, VH1, CMT and Comedy Central. In 2006, he went desktop, joining Heavy.com and then moving to SpinMedia Group. Now he’s all about mobile.

Doug is a native of two islands—Manhattan and Nantucket—and enjoys traveling with his wife, keeping up with his five kids and spinning with the Soul Cycle crowd.

Owen Hanks, General Manager International

Owen Hanks

Owen comes to Kargo with 20+ years of entrepreneurial experience in media. He’s founded and led companies, acquired them and taken them public, and had one— just one—fail (it’s a story best told over drinks).

As media has evolved at light speed, Owen’s been right there with it, moving from print to TV to pioneering digital and mobile executive roles across companies including the BBC, BSkyB, Open, Rhythm New Media and YuMe.

Owen loves to share his experiences and mentor next-generation media superstars. He speaks regularly at industry events and is often sought out for insights by the media.

When he’s not traveling on business, Owen lives in the Cotswolds with his wife, twin daughters, two dogs and 150 (or so) sheep. Somehow, he also finds time to participate in triathlons.

Kartal Goksel, Chief Technology Officer

Kartal Goksel

Kartal is an engineer and entrepreneur with more than 15 years of experience in the advertising technology sector. At Kargo, he leads a fast-growing team in spearheading new product development and expanding our platform capabilities.

Prior to joining Kargo, Kartal was a VP of Engineering at PubMatic, where he led teams in designing and developing top-tier programmatic products. He also spent 10 years with CBS Interactive, where as Director of Software Engineering he built and managed systems serving half-a-billion ads a day. In his native Turkey, Kartal co-founded and built from the ground up two e-commerce sites, including the country’s first online sports store.

Kartal earned computer science degrees from Graceland University and NYU Polytechnic School of Engineering. He lives in Manhattan with his wife and 22-pound cat, and follows Istanbul’s oldest soccer team, Beşiktaş.

Neal Modi, Head of Finance and Business Operations

Neal Modi

Neal manages finance and business operations at Kargo. Previously, Neal worked at RBS as an investment banker in the Leveraged Finance group. Prior to RBS, he worked at CB Insights, a data services startup, where his analysis on VC funding trends was featured on CNET, ReadWriteWeb, Xconomy and other news sources. 

He holds a Bachelor of Science in Economics from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, where he was awarded the Wharton Entrepreneurial Intern Fellowship for his dedication to the entrepreneurial field.

Jeremy Sadwith, VP of Engineering

Jeremy Sadwith

Jeremy runs the engineering team and oversees all technical decisions for Kargo. He is an expert in mobile and programmatic technology and has spent the last eight years advancing Kargo’s mobile platform. He also acts as a consultant and ambassador, ensuring that Kargo’s clients understand the technology they need to grow their business. Jeremy holds a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from The George Washington University.

Kevin Canty, SVP of Sales, East

Kevin Canty

Kevin built Kargo’s direct advertising sales business from inception, and he now leads the East Coast sales team in partnering with over 50 of the world’s most well known brands. Since joining Kargo in 2009, Kevin has recruited and developed one of the strongest mobile sales forces in the market by fostering fresh talent as well as recruiting veteran digital and mobile sellers. Kevin is native to Vermont and holds a Bachelor of Science in Finance from Roger Williams Gabelli School of Business.

Alexis Berger, SVP of Sales, Midwest and West

Alexis Berger

Named one of Mobile Marketer’s Mobile Women to Watch 2014, Alexis is responsible for managing revenue and growing the Kargo business through strategic relationships with the world’s leading agencies and brands.

Prior to Kargo, Alexis managed one the most successful sales teams at Brightroll where she developed best-in-class digital solutions for major publishers, advertisers, ad networks and DSPs. Before that, Alexis opened the Midwest office for Adconion Media Group and was responsible for driving brand presence and establishing strategic partnerships within the region from the ground up. While at Adconion, she was one of its highest generating salespeople globally, setting multiple company revenue records.

Throughout her career, Alexis has worked with numerous Fortune 500 companies including Sprint, Kellogg, Walgreens, McDonalds, and Ford. Alexis is a Chicago native and a die-hard Kansas basketball fan.

 

Colin McConville, Head of Product Innovation

Colin McConville

Colin is responsible for driving the vision and execution behind Kargo’s various products and platforms and working with partners and internal teams to bring best-in-class experiences to market.

Previously, Colin worked for Edelman in user experience design where he used his expertise in digital strategy and technology to guide a wide range of large scale web development initiatives. Colin holds a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from Vanderbilt University.