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Management Team

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Carl Wartzack – Chief Executive Officer

Carl has spent his career utilizing data and analytics to build profitable products and businesses.  As CEO of QL2, Carl is focused on guiding the company through a new phase of growth and innovation to meet the industry’s latest opportunities.

Prior to his work with QL2, Carl has done pioneering work at groundbreaking digital media start-ups Advertising.com – the world’s leading performance-based digital advertising network – and Millennial Media – the world’s largest independent mobile advertising platform.  He has also held key leadership roles at media giants Yahoo, AOL, Verizon and the Washington Post guiding product management, analytics and operations.

 Jeremy Frank
Jeremy Frank – Senior Vice President – Engineering

As SVP of Engineering, Jeremy is responsible for providing architectural solutions and leading technical innovations at QL2. Jeremy has over 15 years of experience as an engineering leader focused on solving a wide variety of big data challenges. He has worked at several high growth media companies including AOL, Millennial Media and Videology.  He enjoys exploring the world with his wife and two daughters as well as cheering for the Orioles and Ravens.

 Mina Shirey
Mina Shirey – Vice President – Finance

As VP of Finance, Mina is committed to strengthening and aligning the finance function with QL2’s strategic goals. She is responsible for ensuring that QL2’s accounting and finance department provides accurate and timely financial reporting, as well as strategic support to the business. Mina has extensive experience in quantitative and qualitative analysis, and specializes in cross-functional collaboration to ensure efficient and effective process development. Mina comes to QL2 after holding management and supervisory roles in accounting and finance at AOL, Millennial Media, Apple, and PricewaterhouseCoopers. Mina is a Certified Public Accountant and holds an MBA from The McDonough School of Business at Georgetown University.

 Samir Bhakta
Samir Bhakta – Vice President – Operations / IT

Samir brings over 20 years of high-tech operations and support experience to this position. He is responsible for ensuring our applications and systems are always available and functioning correctly. As part of that role he provides 24/7/365 support for our customers with a service level of at least 99.9% uptime. Samir has previously designed, deployed, and supported cutting edge solutions at large companies such as Accenture, HP, Sprint, Hallmark, and Autodesk. As part of those deployments, he also led strategic initiatives for future growth opportunities. His focus is always on ensuring we meet and exceed our customer’s needs. Samir holds a Bachelor of Science in Engineering from the University of Kansas.

 Sarah McKenna
Sarah McKenna – Vice President – Data Acquisition Technology

Sarah brings over 20 years experience leading the delivery of custom technology solutions in private and public startup, corporate and government settings.  She has worked across many industries including finance, security, advertising, education, retail, benefits, insurance and gaming.  In her role at QL2, Sarah is responsible for development and maintenance of legacy systems, including QL2′s real-time search technology, as well as testing and integration of new product.

Thomas Laveau – Vice President – Sales, The Americas

Thomas leads all sales in the Americas at QL2. He brings over 14 years of experience in software sales across all continents. In his ten years at QL2, he has become an industry leader for On Demand software solutions, helping Pricing and Revenue Management teams across a large number of industries achieve growth through the delivery of real-time, quality data and tools. Recognizing that not all customers are the same, Thomas’ approach is to always listen to their needs and build solutions that would best serve each of them. He takes pride in setting the highest standard of excellence across the industry by delivering best-in-class service to our customers. Prior to QL2, Thomas led international sales at Attachmate Corp for EMEA. He studied Law and English at Sorbonne University, Paris. He enjoys rugby, tennis, hiking, and traveling.

 Justin Hill
Justin Hill – Vice President – Professional Services & Support

Justin joined QL2 six years ago and currently manages international development and customer support. His background is in the travel industry, particularly airline pricing and revenue management. At Delta Air Lines, he led the Online Pricing Strategy Team in the early days of online airfare distribution. His focus on customer satisfaction has guided the development of many of QL2′s products as well as the company’s responsive support team. Justin studied Accounting and French at Utah State University and received an MBA from Wake Forest University. He enjoys camping, outdoor photography, basketball, and playing the guitar and piano.


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