Together, the four media, advertising, and technology industry veterans bring 100 years of experience to the company
At Permission.io, we’re committed to fixing the broken digital advertising model by enabling marketers to build opt-in audiences while giving users control over their personal data. This is an incredibly challenging and complex problem — one that can only be solved by leaders and innovators who thoroughly understand the digital advertising space and are eager to play a pivotal role in ushering in a privacy-first era in online advertising.
Fresh off a busy 2021 that included the appointment of Google and Microsoft veteran Vanessa Harris as Chief Product Officer — and a fast start to 2022 that saw Lauren Grieweski, a Facebook advertising alum, join our team as Chief Revenue Officer — we’re not slowing down anytime soon. To this end, we’re incredibly excited to announce the addition of four talented media, advertising, and technology veterans to our advisory board:
- Jason Young, who brings 30 years of experience in media, digital advertising, and adtech to Permission;
- Kyung Kim, an innovator in the digital media space for nearly 20 years;
- Sean Holzman, a revenue optimization specialist with nearly 30 years of experience in media and digital advertising; and
- Son Nguyen, a technology expert and startup founder with 20 years of experience building powerful software solutions.
Adding their unique capabilities and combined 100 years of experience across the digital ad space to our already exceptional board enables us to further refine our strategic vision, achieve exponential growth, and make the ASK token the most widely used reward in digital advertising.
“We are absolutely thrilled to bring these exceptional individuals into the fold as we begin supercharging our growth and setting the example of what permission-based advertising should look like,” said Charlie Silver, CEO of Permission.io. “We look forward to taking our products, which we believe will become the foundation of Web3 advertising, to the next level with their guidance and expertise.”
As a 30-year veteran of the media, digital advertising, and adtech markets, Jason brings deep experience and eclectic expertise to the Permission.io advisory board. After joining publisher Ziff Davis as an intern in 1990, Jason rose through the ranks over the next 20 years, ultimately becoming the company’s CEO in 2007. In 2010, Jason founded Smart Device Media, a mobile ad network company that was ultimately acquired by Crisp Media, where Jason would go on to serve as CEO.
After a three-year stint as Chief Media Officer at Quotient Technology, a media and marketing platform, Jason worked as an adtech investor, advisor, and consultant before accepting an offer to become president of Chicory, a digital marketing platform, where he advises on company growth and expansion.
With tons of experience in developing, launching, and scaling new digital ad platforms, we look forward to leveraging Jason’s talents to further expand Permission.io’s footprint.
As a leader in the digital media community for nearly 20 years, Kyung has helped some of the world’s most prestigious brands — including McDonald’s, Heineken, State Farm Insurance, and Dell — connect with their customers on a deeper level. Throughout his career, Kyung has led media strategy and investment at some of the largest agencies in the world and independent giant Horizon Media, where he currently works as SVP of digital activation.
Prior to joining Horizon, Kyung worked as global digital director for OMD, which is part of Omnicom Group, and MediaVest, which is a Publicis subsidiary. We’re thrilled to have Kyung bring his deep knowledge of digital media to the Permission.io team.
If there’s one way to summarize Sean’s nearly 30-year career, it’s this: consistently blowing out revenue goals while driving brand recognition across highly competitive, dynamic environments. With a talent for identifying opportunities in new technologies and platforms, Sean’s strategic and creative perspective delivers show-stopping results.
After launching his career as an account executive at Paramount Pictures, Sean spent nearly a decade driving growth across hundreds of publications, websites, events, products, and TV programs at PRIMEDIA and Source Interlink Companies. From there, he became Chief Brand Development Officer and then Chief Digital Revenue Officer at Bonnier Corporation, where he led all digital revenue operations, launched new businesses, and developed key relationships with companies like Apple, Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube. In June 2020, he joined IRIS.TV, a video intelligence platform, as head of ad platforms.
As a member of Permission.io’s advisory board, Sean is looking forward to drawing upon his wealth of experience to bring permission-based advertising to the mainstream.
As a technology entrepreneur and founder of multiple successful fintech companies, Son knows a thing or two about scaling startups. For more than 20 years, Son has been dedicated to innovation and laser-focused on creating world-class software teams and products.
Son started his career as a systems analyst at Commerce One before joining Fish & Richardson P.C. as senior manager of software development, a position he held for more than seven years. From there, he moved to the financial services industry as director of technology at Renovate America, a fintech startup that helps homeowners finance their home improvement projects, ultimately becoming VP of technology. That experience led him to co-found Superhero Building Contractors, a home improvement service designed to match homeowners with high-quality professional contractors. In October 2019, Son became Chief Technology Officer of Ando, a fintech company that offers mobile banking services designed for a more sustainable future.
With Son on our advisory board, we’re poised to continue improving our digital solutions while unlocking the full potential of blockchain technology.