Ari is a veteran of the online advertising industry and currently serves as CEO of Placeable, formerly LocationInsight, located in Denver, CO.
Over the past 18 years Ari has led start-up, turn-around and early-stage growth companies. He executed the management buy-out of LocationInsight from the former parent company, InfoNow, and capitalized the business in partnership with United Communications Group (UCG).
Before LocationInsight, Ari served as General Manager of LookSmart, where he managed the CPC text ad network platform that processed over $250M in revenue for networks that included Ask.com. Prior to that, he introduced first-party display ad serving to the industry while working at the restart of MatchLogic .
Earlier in his career, Ari founded and then sold interactive advertising lead-gen firm ThinkAcquisition. He drove World Investor Link to IPO on the London Stock Exchange as Chief Strategy Officer. As a founder of Zacks.com he helped pioneer the online advertising industry with the explosive growth of the first fully ad-supported web site in 1996.
Ari holds a bachelor’s in animal science and genetics from Purdue University and was a student of veterinary sciences at Cornell University.
Born and raised in the heart of New York, Ari’s career has placed him in some great cities around the world, including Chicago, San Francisco and London. He now lives in Denver, Colorado with his three curious children.