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Matt Gillis

Country: United States of America

Position: Chief Executive Officer

Organization: Clean.io

Startup growth — a story of Clean.io, the best startup in Baltimore 2019, which got 5M investments in Aug 2020

Chief Executive Officer at clean.io, previously SVP, Publisher Platforms of Verizon Media (Oath), a mobile veteran and experienced entrepreneur.

Matt has 20+ years of mobile, media, and technology expertise with a history of building and operating companies from startup to scaled global market leader delivering $1B+ in annual revenues. Most recently, he served as SVP, Publisher Platforms of Verizon Media (Oath), where he led the team responsible for global publisher facing programmatic and monetization tools and services – a business that delivered over a billion dollars in annual revenue.

A mobile industry veteran, he previously served at Millennial Media as President of the Company’s Platform business and a key member of the leadership team that took Millennial Media public on the NYSE in 2012. Millennial Media was acquired by AOL (a Verizon company) in October 2015 for $250 million.

Having walked a few miles over the last 20 years as a publisher and a tools/solutions provider in the media and content ecosystem, Matt has often been a regular speaker at industry events around the world.

Speech Overview:

I have always loved working. The reasons are pretty simple — I have always loved my job, and loved who I am doing the job with. I know far too many people who wake up in the morning and dread going to the office. They either hated what they were doing, or really disliked their co-workers — and sometimes even both. Thankfully, that has never been the case with me. I feel super blessed.

Though my entire career path, I could learn from and be surrounded by some of the smartest minds in tech and media. Doing what you love, with people you love to work with. A true gift. Clean.io was no exception. It`s success became possible due to a great team of professionals, and a little bit of a luck

I will go with a story of how we started Clean.io few years ago with an idea in mind to protect people from malvertising, and how we managed to raise several rounds of investments attracting over a dozen of huge customers across the USA. What pitfalls we met on that path, and how we overcame them