Transforming TV Advertising

Connekt is the only in-content advertising and data science company with an integrated transaction engine enabling brands, distribution platforms and media companies operating in an internet-enabled TV world to unlock new revenue streams. Connekt brings engagement, commerce, and analytics to TV ads and programming by leveraging proprietary artificial intelligence, in-content ad delivery, and a patented t-commerce platform.


Leadership

Michael Fitzsimmons

Co-Founder & CEO

Current CEO of Connekt Media. Formerly Founder & CEO of Interactive Commerce Company, Delivery Agent which was acquired by Hillair Capital in 2016. Experienced in all aspects of corporate development (Fundraising, M&A, IPO) as well as general corporate functions including finance, sales & marketing, business development and product management. Industry thought leader who has been featured on CNBC, CNN and Bloomberg as well as in publications NY Times, WSJ and Forbes. Has completed commercial deals with partners including Comcast, CBS, Fox, Disney, HBO, Sony, Amazon, PayPal among others and has successfully raised over $200M in capital from financial and strategic investors including Bessemer Ventures, Intel Capital, Liberty Media, Samsung, Dentsu, Deutsche Telekom and Focus Ventures among others. Recognized with multiple awards including Inc. 500 Fastest Growing Media Company, Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Finalist and Deloitte & Touche Fast 50 Silicon Valley.


David Rudnick

Co-Founder & CTO

CTO of Connekt Media. Formerly CTO of Interactive Commerce Company Delivery Agent which was acquired by Hillair Capital in 2016. Served as the Co-Founder at The Band, Inc., which created foundational new media experiences around advertising, video, and data systems, a company founded in March 2006 and acquired by Delivery Agent in May 2010. Prior, worked at senior levels in the development and implementation of next-generation video and programming experiences with companies such as Turner Media Group, Discovery Networks, TV Guide, TCI and Liberty Media Companies. Industry innovator, having spoken in many industry events. Bachelor of Science from Fort Lewis College. Inventor/co-inventor in 14 patents and has won awards in advanced television navigation and guidance.


Mike O'Donnell

Mike O'Donnell

Chief Revenue Officer

CRO of Connekt. Prior to joining Connekt, was SVP of North America for YUME (NYSE: YUME) where he and his team of 50+ sales executives helped pioneer the first generation of Connected TV advertising solutions. Veteran executive with more than a decade experience leading high performance teams and driving new business across multi-platform media and ad-tech. Previously held sales and advertising strategy roles at Hachette, Mansueto Ventures, and Maxim. Holds a Bachelor of Science (Finance) from Villanova.


Jeff Hagan

Jeff Hagan

Chief Financial Officer

CFO of Connekt Media. Prior to joining Connekt, Hagan was CFO of iPowow Inc. and eJoule Corp, startups in the Interactive TV and Battery Tech spaces, respectively, and held senior investment banking positions at CanaccordGenuity, Oppenheimer & Co., and UBS, originating and executing transactions for clients in the North America, Europe and Asia, as well as establishing the Asian operations of Canaccord. Completed in excess of $20 billion in financing and M&A advisory transactions globally. Master of Business Administration (Finance) from The Wharton School (University of Pennsylvania), and received a dual Bachelor of Arts (Economics and Psychology) from Stanford University. Earned a certificate in Mandarin from the Chinese University of Hong Kong.


Meet the Team

Investors

JMJ Financial

JMJ Financial

JMJ gives emerging small cap companies the unsecured capital they need to thrive. Over the years, we have funded more than 300 companies – and counting.


Hillair Capital

Hillair Capital

Hillair Capital invests in the growth and expansion initiatives of small-cap and micro-cap private and public companies. Our extensive experience includes business operations, legal, trading and investment banking support for growing enterprises.


Current Job Listings

GET IN TOUCH WITH US

Want to work together? Need some more info? Send us a line and we will hit you back soon.

San Francisco

233 Sansome Street, 2nd FloorSan Francisco, CA 94104

Denver

2930 Umatilla St, Suite 400Denver, CO 80211

New York

1460 Broadway, 8th Floor, Suite 10021New York, NY 10036

Connect with us on LinkedIn

For media inquiries, please email connekt@moxiemettle.com