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


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


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.

Michael Lin


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.

Chris Poydenis


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.

Scott Giovanni

EVP Product

As Head of Product, 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.

Adrienne Lahens

EVP Operations

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

EVP Marketing

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.

Matthew Moore

SVP of Business & Legal Affairs

Before overseeing all of Influential’s legal affairs, Matthew was Senior Counsel at BuzzFeed. Moore previously held legal roles at Cantor Fitzgerald, Delivery.com, and BMI — he began his career as a Litigation Associate at a large NYC law firm after graduating from Brooklyn Law School where he was awarded the Jane Ortner Prize for Achievement.

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