VC-backed The Trade Desk promotes Stempeck to chief client officer

Ventura, California-based The Trade Desk Inc, an global demand-side platform, has promoted Brian Stempeck to chief client officer. Previously Stempeck was the company’s senior vice president of strategic business development. The Trade Desk’s backers include Hermes Growth Partners and IA Ventures.


LOS ANGELES, CA–(Marketwired – Feb 6, 2015) – The Trade Desk, Inc., a leading global demand-side platform in the $20B programmatic advertising space, announced today that Brian Stempeck has been named its Chief Client Officer. Stempeck is a veteran of the company, having most recently led the Sales and Integrations teams as its Senior Vice President of Strategic Business Development.

In his role as Chief Client Officer, Stempeck will oversee global relationships with the top agency holding companies and work directly with agency leaders and other aggregators to develop their programmatic advertising strategies.

“As a technology platform, we’re focused on powering the most sophisticated buyers in advertising. The people piece of our business is as important to us as our tech,” says Jeff Green, CEO and founder. “Since the day he opened our New York office, Brian has had the pulse of our clientele. He has a passion for the role people play in this ever-evolving industry, knows our tech as well as our development team, and will continue to lead the development of our relationships across the world as Chief Client Officer.”

Prior to joining The Trade Desk, Stempeck worked for Unilever in brand management on the Dove brand, and at Bain & Company, the strategy consulting firm. At Bain & Co., he advised Fortune 500 clients in the retail and pharmaceutical sectors on their online marketing strategies, and also worked for Bain’s private equity practice.

Stempeck holds a BA from the University of Virginia and earned his MBA at the Kenan-Flagler Business School at the University of North Carolina. He is based out of The Trade Desk’s offices in the Flatiron District of Manhattan, New York.

About The Trade Desk, Inc.
Recently named ninth in Forbes Magazine’s Top 100 List of America’s Most Promising Companies, The Trade Desk powers the most sophisticated buyers in advertising technology. Founded by the pioneers of real-time bidding, The Trade Desk has become the fastest growing demand-side platform in the industry by offering agencies, aggregators and their advertisers best-in-class technology to manage display, social and video advertising campaigns. The Trade Desk empowers buyers at the campaign level with the most expressive bid capabilities in market, full-funnel attribution, and detailed reporting that illustrates the consumer journey from initial impression to conversion. By maintaining a pure buy-side focus, The Trade Desk delivers on branding and performance for clients worldwide.

Headquartered in Ventura, Calif., The Trade Desk has offices across the United States, Europe and Asia.