After a great five years at Rubicon Project, I’ve decided to join Mastercard Advisors to run their Media Solutions group. I’m going just far enough from the “programmatic” apple tree to keep things interesting. While many think Mastercard is a “credit card company”, this is incorrect. The company does not issue a single credit card. […]

(PHOTO: Ryan Davis, VP, Local Platform at The Weather Company, an IBM company and Jay Sears, SVP Marketplace Development, Rubicon Project (NYSE: RUBI) appear at the 2016 Deutsche Bank Media, Internet & Telecom Conference.) Ryan Davis, VP, Local Platform at The Weather Company, an IBM company, and I presented at the 2016 Deutsche Bank Media, Internet & Telecom […]

[Originally published in Media Village.] Jay Sears, Senior Vice President Marketplace Development of Rubicon Project discusses ad technology and 2016 trends with Pivotal Research’s Senior Analyst Brian Wieser. YOUR NAME: Brian Wieser YOUR COMPANY: Pivotal Research YOUR TITLE: Senior Analyst SEARS: What do you read to keep up with politics, art and culture? WIESER: The […]

[Originally published in Media Village.] Jay Sears, Senior Vice President Marketplace Development of Rubicon Project discusses ad technology and 2016 trends with Cantor Fitzgerald’s Internet analyst and Managing Director Youssef Squali. YOUR NAME: Youssef Squali YOUR COMPANY:  Cantor Fitzgerald YOUR TITLE: Managing Director SEARS: What do you read to keep up with politics, art and […]

[Originally published in Media Village.] Jay Sears, Senior Vice President Marketplace Development of Rubicon Project discusses ad technology and 2016 trends with BMO Capital Markets’ Managing Director Dan Salmon. YOUR NAME: Dan Salmon YOUR COMPANY: BMO Capital Markets YOUR TITLE: Managing Director SEARS: What do you read to keep up with politics, art and culture? […]

[Originally published in Media Village.] Jay Sears, Senior Vice President Marketplace Development of Rubicon Project discusses the impacts of ad automation and programmatic on media owners with Triad Retail Media’s Brian Quinn (pictured above). The two executives spoke at the UBS 43rd Annual Global Media and Communications Conference in New York in December. (Pictured left […]

(PHOTO: Jay Sears, SVP Marketplace Development, Rubicon Project (NYSE: RUBI) and Adam Shlachter, Chief Investment Officer, DigitasLBi (Publicis Groupe SA, EPA: PUB) appear at the Cantor Fitzgerald 3nd Annual Internet and Technology Conference.) Adam Shlachter, Chief Investment Officer, DigitasLBi (Publicis Groupe SA, EPA: PUB), and I presented at the Cantor Fitzgerald 3nd Annual Internet and Technology Conference, on Thursday, February […]