About Us

Our team of industry veterans is ready to help bring your digital media campaigns to life - with thoughtful strategies and unmatched expertise.

Our Origins

We believe in the democratization of access - that marketers should not be restricted from leveraging world-class advertising platforms traditionally available to only a select few. This is why we have made it our mission to tear down these barriers for our clients.

“Over the years, we’ve seen a lot of changes in the media landscape.  Meanwhile, our mission has always remained the same, to provide our clients direct access to The Trade Desk and get them real results.” – Martin

Founded by programmatic industry veterans, we have a long history of partnering with brand marketers and agencies like you to help get the most out of your digital media initiatives.

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Meet The Team

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President and Co-FounderMartin Skotnicki

As President of Ventura Growth, Martin is responsible for running all facets of the business – including overseeing commercial relationships with partners.

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Principal and ChairmanAndrew Fischer

A serial entrepreneur and investor, Andrew co-founded Ventura, the world’s first purpose-built reseller of The Trade Desk platform in January 2022 and currently resides as Principal and Chairman.

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Vice President of Data and OperationsJosh Pauletic

Josh joins Ventura Growth as the Vice President of Data and Operations. In his role, Josh leads the data analytics function and contributes to process improvement aimed at increasing service quality and operational efficiency.

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Director, Account ManagementSamantha Yee

Sam joins Ventura Growth as the Director of Account Management. In her role, she leads the account management team in providing best-in-class service to Ventura Growth’s clients.

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Director of PeopleEmma Bindbeutel

A company is only as good as its people and that is why Emma takes pride in her role as Director of People at Ventura Growth.

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Associate Director, Programmatic TradingMichael Bellitte

Michael joins Ventura Growth as the Associate Director of Programmatic Trading. In his role, Michael oversees the planning, activating, optimizing, and reporting of client programmatic marketing programs.

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Director of SalesAshley Williams

Ashley joins Ventura Growth as Director of Sales, bringing a deep knowledge of the ad tech industry to her role. Ashley is passionate about helping companies demystify the ad tech world so they can focus on delighting their customers and prospective customers.

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Lead Trading SpecialistDavid Wroten

David joins Ventura Growth as the Lead Trading Specialist. In his role, David oversees the planning, activating, optimizing, and reporting of client programmatic marketing programs.

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Account ManagerEmily Gucwa

Emily joins Ventura Growth as an Account Manager. In her role, Emily will continue to lead the charge in providing best-in-class service to Ventura Growth’s clients.

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Account ManagerGina Botti

Gina joins Ventura Growth as an Account Manager. In her role, Gina will continue to lead the charge in providing best-in-class service to Ventura Growth’s clients.

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Lead Trading SpecialistAshlee Burdette

Ashlee joins Ventura Growth as a Lead Trading Specialist. Ashlee oversees the planning, activation, optimization, and reporting of client programmatic marketing programs. Her experience across planning, strategy, execution, measurement, and optimization has given her a passion for driving client success.

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Business Operations ManagerMatt Merker

Matt joins Ventura Growth as the Business Operations Manager. In his role, he is responsible for organization-wide financial operations and supporting development across all departments with processes and client education.

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Account ExecutiveLaura Maas

Laura joins the Ventura Growth team as an Account Executive.  In her role, she leverages her extensive experience within the ad tech realm to aid clients in efficiently and effectively meeting their goals.

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Associate Account ExecutiveMichael Rutzick

Michael joins Ventura as an Associate Account Executive bringing three years of ad tech/DSP experience to the team. He focuses his time consulting with agencies and brands on best practices for executing paid media campaigns to create efficiencies that ultimately lead to significant results for his clients.

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SVP, Marketing & StrategyStephanie Geno

Stephanie brings a wealth of expertise to Ventura Growth as the SVP of Marketing & Strategy, leveraging her extensive background in data-driven media, creative, and consulting. Her career journey includes transformative leadership roles at Affinity Solutions and serving as CMO at Innovid, where she spearheaded strategic marketing initiatives that culminated in a successful IPO.

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Senior Programmatic Trading SpecialistBrandon Brooks

Before coming to Ventura Growth, Brandon spent time freelancing across multiple agencies from startup white labels to holding companies. He also worked as a Trade Desk Service Provider, helping onboard and train agencies and brands to The Trade Desk.

Want to learn more?

Ventura Growth stands at the forefront of the digital media buying industry - providing insights, thought leadership and guidance on all aspects of our marketplace. Please reach out if you are looking to obtain a point-of-view on any trending topics.