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We take your business as seriously as you do and take pride in providing transparency and proving ROI. We’re not here to simply help you fill resource gaps. We sit next to you at the table to create and execute game-changing digital media strategies from the ground up that make sense for your company. We’ll give you a blueprint to implement with your team, or we’ll jump in the trenches and do it for you. We work on your terms to deliver results.


Managing Partner

Prior to Ceres, TJ was VP, Operations at Technorati Media where he oversaw all sales and technical platform support teams relating to media delivery. Prior to Technorati Media, TJ held multiple positions at Monster Worldwide. His tenure began as Director of Product Management with Military.com, where he led product development related to lead generation efforts. TJ then served as Director, Advertising Operations, Europe, and then as Sr. Director, Lead Generation Operations, overseeing all lead generation operations for the US family of sites. Previous to Monster, he was Director of Advertising Operations for Kontera.com, where he developed and oversaw execution of all processes for the effective management of online advertising campaigns and support of the publisher network. TJ has a BA in Industrial Organizational Psychology from San Francisco State University.


Prior to Ceres Digital, Heather was the Vice President of Brand Partnerships at Chegg Inc., transforming the way millions of students learn by connecting them to the people and tools needed to succeed in college. Prior to that, she was the Vice President of Sales for Zinch, where she led global sales and account management efforts in the education space. Previous to Zinch, she served as the Senior Director of Lead Sales and Account Management at Monster Worldwide, where she led sales, lead generation and client success initiatives across the Monster portfolio of sites, including but not limited to Fastweb, Military.com, Monster Worldwide and Affinity labs properties. Heather came to Monster from database marketing giant Infousa.com, where she marketed and managed their Private Label division. Heather also worked in the marketing and sponsorships division of the National Football League in New York. An Oregon native, Heather earned a bachelor's degree in business from the University of Oregon with a concentration in Sports Marketing.​



Honorary Advisor

Chirag Raval has worked with multiple AdTech companies like AOL and Google. Chirag is one of the four Global Top Contributors and the only Mentor for Google DFP (now Ad Manager). Chirag started his career as an Ad Trafficker and grew into a leadership role over the past 13 years. Chirag's experience helps us in best understanding the client/project requirement and managing the operations team internally to deliver the highest quality service. Chirag holds a Bachelors of Engineering Degree in Computer Engineering and loves to collect the latest gadgets in the market when he's not helping the Ad-Ops world.

Melissa has over 20 years of advertising sales management and leadership experience. In additon to her advisory role, Melissa works as Group Director of Sales for Specific Media.  Previously, Melissa worked for Monster Worldwide as senior director strategic partnerships. There she led the lead generation and display sales effort with a focus on education, military, and financial clients. Prior to that, Melissa led sales for Monster’s international display and lead generation sales after having successfully led display sales for their US operation. Prior to joining Monster, Melissa lived in the United Kingdom and worked at a media start up as their head of advertising. Prior to moving to the UK, Melissa lived in San Francisco where she started her online career at Wired Digital. She managed a sales team there and remained at Wired through the transition of ownership to Terra Lycos and ran the strategy and sales for the technology vertical as well as the sports vertical during her tenure with the company. Prior to Wired, Melissa managed a sales team for Eastman Radio, a division of Katz Radio Group. There she represented and sold advertising against their portfolio of 350+ radio stations. Originally from Princeton, New Jersey, Melissa ha a BA in Sociology/Anthropology from Ohio Wesleyan University.