About Influential

Through augmented intelligence and machine learning, Influential matches brands with the perfect influencers to produce the most successful campaigns on social.

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Influential has assembled a team of experts who moved the needle in social media and various sectors of technology.

Ryan Detert

Chief Executive Officer

Ryan has brought brands, press, and financing to Influential while transforming the Wild West of influencer marketing. Taking the entire space to new heights, his mission to optimize and streamline branded content with a data-first approach has already shifted the industry – and he's just getting started. Ryan holds a Bachelor's degree from Rollins College.

Piotr Tomasik

Chief Technology Officer

Piotr is a technical wizard who leads development of our groundbreaking SaaS platform and proprietary algorithms – the secret sauce behind our AI-based influencer selection. Piotr was CTO at ActiveSide, a fitness-centric social network, and a tech leader at Playersync & eCommLink (acquired by Green Dot). Piotr has a BS in Computer Science from UNLV.

Adrienne Lahens

Chief Operating Officer

As our operational leader, Adrienne shapes the company's strategy and keeps momentum running at breakneck speeds. Adrienne has held a number of leadership roles – driving a 40x growth in revenue over the course of her tenure at BuzzFeed as well as leading efforts at Jetsetter and Gilt. Adrienne holds two Bachelor's degrees from Marymount Manhattan.

Chris Detert

Chief Communications Officer

Chris leads our marketing and PR efforts ensuring awareness of Influential. With 15+ years of experience leading top brands and agencies, including his post as VP of Marketing at the $100M fashion phenomenon, Von Dutch, and his role of CEO at American Rebel PR, Chris aids in our continued growth. Chris holds a Bachelor's degree from Pepperdine.

Chris Poydenis

Chief Revenue Officer

With top-performing sales experience at Imagine Entertainment, iHeartMedia NYC, and Premiere Networks, Chris now leads our sales team by always going the extra mile implementing strategy to generate various revenue streams. Chris graduated from Villanova University as a varsity athlete, with a BS in Political Science.

Michael Lin

Chief Financial Officer

Michael has vast finance and operations experience in tech – it's this acumen that helps our line graphs stay up and to the right. Previously, Michael was the CFO at Mavenlink and CAKE, helping drive the dramatic growth at these early-stage SaaS businesses. In addition, he guided FAST to a $1.2B acquisition by Microsoft. Michael has a MBA from Babson College.

Scott Giovanni

Head of Product

Leading our product team, Scott designs and develops highly intuitive software solutions to solve the industry's biggest challenges. Prior to Influential, he was Founder and CEO of Sport Habitats, a venture-backed tech startup that built award winning social networking and matchmaking platforms featured by Apple. Scott studied at UNLV until the acquisition of his first company.

Matthew Moore

Chief Legal Officer

Matthew ensures that Influential's deals and legal matters are buttoned up. Before joining Influential, he was Senior Counsel and Assistant GC at BuzzFeed, following several other in-house roles. Moore began his legal career as a Litigation Associate at a NYC firm. He is a Trustee of the Copyright Society and a graduate of Skidmore College and Brooklyn Law, where he was awarded the Ortner Prize at graduation.

Andrew Pelosi

Chief Business Officer

With experience building brands, Andrew is focused on optimizing strategic partnerships and growing the business. As a media executive, Andrew has originated award winning branded entertainment campaigns and was instrumental in scaling Maker Studios’ revenue prior to Disney’s acquisition of the company. Andrew holds a BA with Honors degree from The University of California, Berkeley.

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