Jim Howard

Chief Executive Officer

As Chief Executive Officer, Jim Howard has 20 years of technology and software experience and founded two successful technology companies prior to joining Diversis Capital and Marketron.  Based in Santa Monica, California, Jim has also served as an advisor to technology companies and technology investment firms.  Jim was the founder and CEO of CrownPeak Technology, the first cloud provider of Web Content Management and Digital Experience Management and became a Gartner Magic Quadrant Visionary.  He rose to Partner at USWeb/CKS and then ran sales and subsequently operations for the West for USWeb/CKS successor company MarchFIRST.  Jim was a founding member of one of the first Internet technology companies, W3-design.  He holds special advisory roles in several prominent startups and is on the advisory committee for Santa Monica-based incubators Amplify and Mucker Labs. Jim studied Chemistry and Economics at the University of Delaware.  He has been with Marketron for 2 years.

Mike Jackson

SVP Engineering

As Senior Vice-President of Engineering, Mike Jackson oversees all of Marketron’s engineering team and efforts. Jackson brings extensive experience building and improving software products with distributed agile teams. Under his leadership, Marketron creates world-class software that will help our customers succeed in a fast-changing marketplace. Prior to Marketron, Mike was the VP, Software Engineering at Pearson, the leader in learning technology, where he oversaw global software engineering. Jackson has also held leadership positions developing industry leading enterprise software products at Oracle, Peoplesoft and J.D. Edwards. He holds a degree in Management Information Systems from the University of Northern Colorado.

Todd Kalman

SVP Sales

As Senior Vice-President of Sales, Todd Kalman oversees revenue development, sales and account management across all of Marketron’s product lines.  With over 20 years of senior radio sales leadership for iHeartMedia and CBS Radio, Todd knows every aspect of the broadcast business including National, Local, Digital, Programming and Operations which translates into customizing the best solutions to meet each Marketron client’s needs, as well as helping shape Marketron’s pipeline of products and services for optimal client benefit.  Todd has trained and mentored hundreds of sales people, driven station revenues to exceed budget and is always eager to use his experience to help clients achieve success.  Todd holds a B.A. from the University of Minnesota, and has long served on the board of Suicide Awareness Voices of Education.

Martin Kristiseter

SVP Digital

As Senior Vice President of Digital, Martin Kristiseter is responsible for the product direction and sales of the Marketron Digital solution. Kristiseter brings extensive knowledge of the mobile media landscape and the successful integration of mobile with traditional media. Prior to joining Marketron, Kristiseter was the founder and president of mSnap, a leading mobile advertising solution provider and the largest broadcast-based mobile ad network, that was acquired by Marketron in 2010. Kristiseter received a bachelor in business administration and master’s in business administration, both from the University of Colorado.

Jeff London

SVP Client Services

As Senior Vice President of Client Services, Jeff London oversees Marketron’s best-in-class implementations and training, support services and information technology functions. Focused on ensuring that Marketron offers a world-class service experience to its clients, London brings a decade of practical experience and success in a breadth of roles at Marketron, including product management, customer support, implementations, continuous improvement, human resources, marketing, quality control, business operations and analysis, contract management and client relations. Prior to joining Marketron, London led and managed business operations for media companies in the Internet, print and broadcast industries. London graduated summa cum laude from the University of Idaho with degrees in Marketing, Human Resources Management and Small Business Management.

Matt Wellner

Chief Financial Officer

As Chief Financial Officer, Matt Wellner has over 10 years of financial and accounting experience. Matt’s wholesale and retail experience have enabled him to provide unique insights into Marketron’s business. He joined the Marketron team in 2014 and has been influential in instituting polices that streamline processes and reduce costs. Matt began his career at Eddie Bauer as a financial analyst in the retail operations department. He then leveraged his strong retail background to obtain a role as Controller at SCOTT Sports SA. Matt spent 7 years at SCOTT and was exposed to the wholesale business in the outdoor sports market. He had the opportunity to work with subsidiaries throughout the globe and played a significant role in strategic M&A. Matt earned a BS in Economics from Willamette University and an MBA in Finance & Accounting from Regis University.

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