Meet the CEOs
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Chief Executive Officer
Briz Media Group’s founder has been at the forefront between the cross-section of traditional and digital public relations. Active in the technology scene since the early 2000’s, David has an extensive knowledge of the industry, and deep relationships with its influencers. David is responsible for the overall agency direction and management, and new product development. Over the course of his 20+ year career, he has made his mark by working with brands and agencies, big and small, to develop, manage, and execute successful strategic communications programs that build businesses and serve as a catalyst for conversation. David was named 2018 Booming Entrepreneur of the Year by Entrepreneur Magazine and to Metropolitan Magazine's Most Influential New Yorkers List among other influencers such as Michael Bloomberg, Alex Rodriguez and Jennifer Lopez, Brian Cashman, General Manager of the New York Yankees, and Robert De Niro.
Chief Everything Officer
At Briz Media Group, Melody is responsible for everything from new business to account management. She has over ten years of experience elevating the profile of organizations and executive leadership on a global basis, through the creation and implementation of innovative marketing and communications programs that drive brand awareness, media coverage, client loyalty, lead generation and customer acquisition. She has a proven track record for creating and seamlessly executing events, public relations and social media campaigns, strategic partnerships, content creation and thought leadership development at companies, including Grey Advertising, DDB Worldwide and Interbrand.
Chief Effectiveness Officer
Joe is one of the top media and presentation trainers in NYC. He leads Briz Media Group's Content Message Delivery (CMD) Program. Joe works with clients in range of businesses including tech, finance, fashion, the media and the arts. Clients include Betaworks, Expa, Bank of America, Wealthfront.com, Quire.com SmartThings, Van Cleef & Arpels, Remy Martin, Rachel Roy, Viacom, POV, Business Insider and Artnet to name a few. Joe's was editor in chief of Details magazine and was responsible for turning Star from a supermarket tabloid into a glossy magazine. He's written for the New York Times, Gourmet, Departures and New York magazine among many others. To learn more about his methods read his feature story published in First Round Review.
Chief Engagement Officer
Tamara brings eight years of experience developing engaged online communities to the Briz Media Group team. Through dedicated research and strategy implementation, she stays in-the-know for all things social media. Tamara's experience, goal oriented personality, and understanding of engagement and metrics lead her to create social media solutions that provide measurable results. Before joining Briz, Tamara developed and managed social media efforts for clients in healthcare, technology, and mobile industry.
Chief Editing Officer
Jeremy heads up Briz Media Group's Content Marketing team. For over 15 years, Jeremy has been working with companies looking to embrace the future before their competitors do. Under Jeremy’s leadership, Kiehl’s won the 2009 WebAward for Outstanding Achievement in Web Development, achieved a Top 25 ranking in the L2 Digital IQ Index in the Beauty & Skincare category, and received a Top 50 Facebook IQ ranking amongst all luxury brands. He has also managed partnerships with Beyoncé’s Deréon line for Temptu and founded Unilever's first-ever luxury division. Jeremy's views have been featured in publications such as Mashable, Wall Street Journal, Smart Money, ReadWriteWeb, The Next Web, The Star-Ledger, and Internet Retailer Magazine, and his campaigns have been featured in Gawker and Ads of the World.
Chief Events Officer
Jennifer has over 15 years of experience in Public Relations, working with a variety of clients in the technology, corporate, human capital, education and consumer industries. Her specialty is in speaking opportunities and client award programs. Jen has worked with a vast range of emerging technologies and growing companies to build brands that will remain in the media's eye for years to come. Jennifer’s background in high-tech public relations has allowed her to quickly jump into new technology markets, such as web video and content delivery, music technology, satellite communications and more.