Facebook Marketing Firm Ampush Adds CTO, CRO

By David Cohen 

Another Facebook advertising and marketing company bolstered its executive ranks, as Ampush welcomed Chief Technology Officer Mark Weiler and Chief Revenue Officer Geoffrey Shenk to its fold.

Weiler had been senior vice president of engineering and operations at big data company MyBuys, and he has also worked with NorthStar Systems, Extricity, and Microsoft.

Shenk comes to Facebook Preferred Marketing Developer Ampush from Kenshoo, where he was managing director and chief evangelist of Kenshoo North America, and he has also held posts with DoubleClick, Google, and Walt Disney Internet Group.

Ampush Co-Founder and CEO Jesse Pujji said:

Mark and Geoffrey each bring invaluable experience to Ampush during our time of growth. We are excited to have them join our leadership team as our new technology and business-development experts.

Weiler added:

I’m excited about joining the team at Ampush, as everyone is client-focused, analytically oriented, and experienced in optimizing real-time data. That background, mixed with our talented, innovative, and nimble engineering team, is a powerful combination to bring to the table in the evolving social targeting marketplace. I’m especially enthusiastic about how Ampush will be leveraging open graph with authenticated identity and declarative consumer actions and interests to catalyze the adoption of social.

And Shenk said:

I’ve been impressed watching Ampush grow and take its performance-marketing experience and pivoting into a pure-play social company, leveraging best-in-class service and proprietary technology for the social sphere. I chose Ampush because it came into the Facebook advertising space early and it operates with quality and high integrity, always working to achieve the maximum value for its clients.