Leadership

To win in the marketplace you must first win in the workplace.

Leadership

  • Farshad Fardad

    Farshad Fardad

  • Lee Lipman

    Lee Lipman

  • Patrick Finn

    Patrick Finn

  • Eric J. Gerritsen

    Eric J. Gerritsen

  • Kimberly Grant

    Kimberly Grant

  • Bjorn Hougaard

    Bjorn Hougaard

Farshad Fardad

Chief Executive Officer

GlobalWide Media is led by Farshad Fardad, Chief Executive Officer. An entrepreneur with a history of achievements, he has been involved in the internet space since the late 1990's as an entrepreneur, investor, and executive. Prior to GlobalWide Media, Mr. Fardad co-founded Hi-Speed Media, a digital media company and served as its President until December 2003 when it was acquired by ValueClick. He entered the technology space from the financial services industry where he served as Vice President for Bank of America. Mr. Fardad is a graduate of the The University of Virginia Darden School of Business Executive Program.

Lee Lipman

Chief Financial Officer

As GlobalWide Media's Chief Financial Officer, Lee Lipman brings a distinctive blend of experience in the digital, technology and entertainment sectors. Leveraging more than 15 years of expertise, Lee leads all financial, corporate planning and accounting functions for the organization. Lee has worked with publicly traded dominant industry leaders, ValueClick and Ticketmaster Entertainment as well as privately held digital marketer Vantage Media and video game developer Codemasters. Lee is a certified Public Accountant with a Bachelor's Degree in Accounting and Finance from Curtin University in Western Australia.

Patrick Finn

Vice President of Strategic Partnerships

Patrick Finn, Vice President of Strategic Partnerships for GlobalWide Media, has been responsible for overseeing the company's list management and cost-per-click (CPC) divisions since 2006. With more than 20 years of experience in sales and marketing, Patrick brings a creative approach to problem solving and trend adaption to the ever-changing digital industry. Prior to joining GlobalWide, Patrick held executive roles at SpeedyClick.com, Hi-Speed Media and ValueClick. He also holds a Bachelor's Degree in Philosophy from Boston College.

Eric J. Gerritsen

Senior Vice President of Mobile and Asia Pacific

Eric Gerritsen brings over 20 years of experience to his role as Senior Vice President for Mobile and Asia Pacific. Throughout his career in establishing media, software and digital companies, Eric developed a passion for travelling Asia and for building strategic international partnerships. Eric holds a BA in Philosophy from Queen's University and is an avid cyclist that enjoys 17th century Dutch history.

Kimberly Grant

Vice President of Global Human Resources

As Globalwide Media's Vice President of Global Human Resources, Kimberly Grant brings over 10 years of experience in global human resources, payroll and operations with more than seven years of experience in the online media space. In her current role at GlobalWide Media, Kimberly manages all domestic and international human resource and payroll functions. She oversees the development of GlobalWide Media's innovative culture as well as the expansion of the company's overall workforce. Prior to her leadership role at GlobalWide Media, Kimberly held positions at Evolve Media, Vantage Media and holds a Bachelor's Degree in Sociology with a concentration in interaction and group relations from California State University, Long Beach.

Bjorn Hougaard

Senior Vice President of Sales and Media Strategy

As Senior Vice President of Sales and Media Strategy, Bjorn Hougaard leads GlobalWide Media's daily activity and growth. A native of Denmark, Bjorn has nearly 20 years of experience in driving international development for mobile and digital companies and is currently furthering the expansion for GlobalWide Media's activities in Europe.

  • Justyna Jakeman

    Justyna Jakeman

  • Kyle Lipson

    Kyle Lipson

  • Doug Turner

    Doug Turner

Justyna Jakeman

Vice President of Legal & Compliance

As GlobalWide Media's legal advisor and Vice President of Legal & Compliance, Justyna Jakeman negotiates and structures client transactions while ensuring compliance with regulatory and industry standards. Justyna is a driven and committed lawyer with a mission to facilitate valuable transactions. She has experience in a variety of corporate commercial transactions and is a member of the British Columbia Bar.

Kyle Lipson

Senior Vice President of Programmatic Media

As Senior Vice President of Programmatic Media, Kyle is responsible for harnessing GlobalWide Media's vast data assets to drive efficient and scalable media distribution for advertisers via real-time bidding. Kyle brings over 15 years of experience in digital advertising, with a track record of success leading cross-functional teams to deliver unparalleled client results and exceed business growth objectives. He most recently served as Vice President of Operations at Conversant, Inc. where he was responsible for developing the personnel, products and processes to drive growth and increase the operational efficiency of Conversant's media business. He has developed and overseen analytics, product, account management, and media delivery teams, and is a recognized expert in performance advertising.

Doug Turner

Vice President of Technology

Doug Turner, Vice President of Technology, manages the creation and monetization of all strategic digital properties. Met with a keen eye for design and an in-depth knowledge of programming languages, Mr. Turner has a proven track record for building and enhancing successful online destinations for many of the world's top brands. He brings over 15 years of experience with such companies as Experian, Time Warner, AOL, Remax, Budweiser, and Dun & Bradstreet.