Altitude Digital Team

Our team is execution oriented, customer focused and fully committed to building technology and delivering solutions that help publishers and advertisers win. We've cultivated a fun and collaborative work environment where creativity is embraced and innovation is encouraged. We'd like to introduce you to some of the Altitude Rockstars. Additionally, view our Board of Directors.

Jeremy Ostermiller

Chief Executive Officer | Founder

Jeremy Ostermiller is the true essence of an entrepreneur. With just $500, in the midst of one of toughest economic periods since the Great Depression, Jeremy founded Altitude Digital. Since its inception, peers and industry leaders have recognized the company for its growth, support and service. For two consecutive years, Altitude Digital placed No. 54 on the Inc. 500|5000 Top Private Companies in America list. The company was the fastest growing company in Colorado in 2012 and topped the list as the fastest growing video company in the country in 2013. Along with numerous company accolades, Ostermiller was honored in the 2014 Stevie Awards Executive of the Year category, named a finalist in the 2014 Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Awards and selected the winner of 2014 APEX Entrepreneur of the Year. He has previously been recognized in the Denver Business Journal’s ‘Forty Under 40′ of top young leaders and business professionals.

He’s passionate about business and giving back to the community. As a sponsor and board member of Youth on Record, Jeremy proudly combines his love of music and true passion for organizations that benefit young people. The Denver-based nonprofit empowers Colorado youth with behavioral modification through music.

His affinity for helping others stems from the guidance and support he received from his family, community and growing up in Colorado.

Favorite Band: 311
Favorite Song: Everything’s Gonna Be Alright by Bob Marley. “I’m an optimist. When I hear that song it always cheers me up, and at the end of everyday I know that ‘Everything is Gonna be Alright’.”

Devin Yeager

Chief Operating Officer

As the COO of Altitude Digital, Devin Yeager is responsible for managing the company’s day-to-day operations for all departments, including online display advertising, and yield optimization. In this role, he forecasts and prices digital advertising inventory to meet publisher’s needs. Yeager provides customizable, scalable, enterprise-level advertising yield solutions to the company’s target advertisers and publishers. He has been instrumental with the company’s exponential growth from working with numerous active websites to thousands of publishers. Yeager ensures that business operations are efficient and effective and that the proper management of resources, distribution of goods and services to customers, and analysis of queue systems are conducted with Altitude Digital’s high standards in mind. Prior to joining the Altitude Digital team, Yeager worked in operations management for a Fortune 100 company for five years.

Favorite Band: Sublime
Favorite Lyric: You may say I’m a dreamer, but I’m not the only one. Imagine by John Lennon

Joe Grover

Chief Marketing Officer

Prior to Altitude Digital, Joe Grover worked at Mercato Partners, a top performing private equity firm. He joined the firm at inception and was responsible for investor relations, financial reporting, and fundraising in addition to investment work. Preceding Mercato Partners, Joe was the founder and CEO of a creative services company where he led marketing and communication campaigns for Fortune 1000 companies nationwide. Joe was involved in Junto Partners, an entrepreneurship accelerator, where he worked on the launch of several startups. Later, Joe became the director of Junto Partners where he recruited, trained and mentored entrepreneurs. He is currently an adjunct professor of finance and management at the University of Utah. Joe completed a B.S. in Business Entrepreneurship at the University of Utah David Eccles School of Business and a Masters in Business Administration from Westminster College. Joe enjoys fly-fishing in the summer and skiing untracked powder in the winter.

Favorite Band: Picking a favorite band is like choosing a favorite child.
Favorite Lyric: There’s nothing you can do that can’t be done. Nothing you can sing that can’t be sung. Nothing you can say, but you can learn how to play the game. It’s easy. All You Need is Love by The Beatles

Brad Downes

Chief Financial Officer

As Chief Financial Officer for Altitude Digital, Brad Downes oversees the company’s finance and accounting functions, ensuring that the company maintains performance while continuing to develop industry-leading technology to provide greater efficiency and smarter inventory management and monetization for publishers.

Prior to joining Altitude Digital, Brad spent several years in a variety of lead financial roles at the internet commerce giant Groupon, including Vice President of Finance. A 10-year veteran in finance, accounting, treasury and investment, Brad brings expertise in scaling, growth and acquisitions as well as strong, dynamic management to Altitude’s accounting team.

Outside of work, Brad enjoys traveling the world and being outdoors as much as possible. He and his family also love exploring restaurants and farmers’ markets for new food experiences. Originally from Iowa and having moved around, he is a die-hard Hawkeyes fan and supports all Chicago sports teams. His wife is convinced that he’ll soon become a Broncos fan too.

Favorite Song & Lyric: Don’t Stop by Fleetwood Mac
“If you wake up and don’t want to smile,
If it take just a little while,
Open your eyes and look at the day;
You’ll see things in a different way.”

This is my favorite lyric because I am very much an optimist, and think there is a new opportunity to be had every single day.

Manny Puentes

Chief Technology Officer

As Chief Technology Officer, Manny leads the company’s Product and Engineering initiatives. A 17-year veteran of the advertising, publishing, and software industries, he brings leadership experience, a deep knowledge of the ad tech industry and an array of technical skills.

Previously, Manny served as CTO of Federated Media Publishing, Lijit Networks, and LinkSmart where he designed and developed enterprise-level real-time advertising and bidding platforms, delivering billions of transactions per day. Earlier in his career, he was responsible for building the global multimedia architecture for Raindance Communications’ (NASDAQ: RNDC) web conferencing service, where he earned a patent in collaborative communications.

Favorite Band: Rise Against

Favorite Lyric: “I’m not afraid to take a stand, everybody come take my hand. We’ll walk this road together, through the storm.”
- Not Afraid by Eminem

John Krosky

VP of Sales

As the VP of Sales at Altitude Digital John Krosky is responsible for managing the new customer and sales teams as they cultivate strong relationships with publishers and advertisers. With more than 14 years of experience in sales and business development, John’s specialties in advertising, management, mobile applications, competitor intelligence, and media planning complement his passion for building trustworthy customer relationships. In his role, John helps publishers and advertisers deliver effective campaigns with vast brand-safe inventory, state-of-the-art technology that streamlines the buying and selling process, and targeted campaign analysis. Simply put, John puts the human element back into online advertising. Prior to joining Altitude Digital, John built a robust publisher network of over 200 top sites including Gannett, the Wall Street Journal Digital Network, and CNN. He has served as the sales director for New Hope Natural Media, national sales consultant at, and regional sales director at Format Dynamics advertising. His role as the advertising sales manager for the Denver Newspaper Agency strengthened his ability to understand and manage all aspects of media advertising, driving explosive growth and exceeding budget for both print and online channels. John holds a B.A. in Journalism from the University of Northern Colorado. When not working on expanding Altitude Digital’s customer base, John enjoys being a dad, hitting the slopes and break dancing (yes, this is true fact).

Favorite Band: Bon Jovi
Favorite Song: Africa by Toto

Cordell BaanHofman

VP RTB & Demand

Cordell is focused on bringing demand and buying services to Altitude in a big way. He is an experienced digital advertising executive with a background in video, display and RTB/programmatic. Cordell founded the AdTech Corporate Games and is a co-sponsor of the Boulder/Denver AdTech Meetup. Prior to Altitude, Cordell has held senior posts in sales, technology and business with a number of start-ups and large companies where he created significant value through innovation, product development, and management consulting. Cordell completed his undergraduate studies at Colorado Christian University and holds an MBA from the University of Denver. He enjoys regular dates with his beautiful wife, looks forward to Saturday morning silly breakfasts with his 2 girls and can’t wait to plan their next family adventure. Given Colorado’s limited access to an ocean, he’s continuously lamenting the lack of good SCUBA diving.

Favorite Band:  My wide variety of musical tastes vary from dubstep and pop to country and rap – making it impossible to choose a favorite.
Favorite Lyric: (well, at least a really good one that I like right now) Today I’m gonna love my enemies, Reach out to somebody who needs me, Make a change, make the world a better place, ‘Cause tomorrow could be one day too late.  One Day Too Late by Skillet

Ryan Gombeski

VP of Publisher Sales

Ryan Gombeski, in his role as Vice President of Publisher Sales, provides leadership and guidance in the day-to-day operations of the sales department, while maintaining focus on the company’s goals. He is responsible for navigating strategic partnerships, business development, lead generation, account management, and on-boarding new employees. Prior to his time at Altitude Digital, Ryan helped open the Colorado market for Living Social and also worked for Crocs.

Favorite Singer: Jeff Buckley
Favorite Band: Pearl Jam
Favorite Lyric: This is the first day of my life. Swear I was born right in the doorway. I went out in the rain suddenly everything changed. They’re spreading blankets on the beach. -First Day of My Life by Bright Eyes. “That lyric is one of my favorites because it talks about the moment when there is a positive shift or some sort of epiphany and new perspective when maybe you realize just how lucky and blessed you are.”

Victor Ortiz

VP of Client Services

Victor Ortiz is focused on world-class fulfillment for Altitude’s customer with a track record of helping companies build out teams to achieve audience growth, strategic value and increased revenue. Prior to Altitude Digital, Victor held senior posts in operations and product at, Denver Post and Digital First Media, ensuring operational excellence for local and national brands at top media sites. Ortiz has a Master’s Degree in Software Engineering from Andrews University. A native of Puerto Rico, Victor has lived in Colorado with his wife and two children for the past 5 years and enjoys skiing, hiking and photography.

Favorite Band:  My One Republic Pandora station has been getting a lot of play lately, but U2 is my all time favorite.
Favorite Lyric: You better start swimming or sink like a stone, cause the times they are a-changing. — Bob Dylan, The Times They Are A-Changin’

Max Gideon

VP of Mobile

Max leads Altitude Digital’s mobile division and brings over 8 years of ad network experience, dating back to being one of the first people to partake in an ad exchange. His expertise spans from understanding the nitty gritty of ad serving to the macro level of ad network operations and the overall ad ecosystem. He comes to us from Zynga where he was responsible for ad network sales and advertising relationships. His deep understanding of advertising and tenacious attitude to get things done drives Max to always be learning and striving to be the best in the space.

Favorite Band: Black Sabbath

Favorite Song: Colorado by The Flying Burrito Brothers

Ryan Abrahams

VP of New Revenue

As VP of New Revenue, Ryan Abrahams is responsible for building premium publisher relationships for the company’s supply side platform, Altitude Arena™. With 15 years of digital advertising experience, Abrahams brings a wealth of knowledge from working with companies such as the New York Times, Terra Networks, AdMeld, Google, Nexage, and more. Abrahams has a key understanding of the day-to-day operations as a publisher, as well as deep knowledge about programmatic buying.

Ryan is not only proficient in the ad tech marketplace; but he has also earned the title at Altitude Digital, the BBQ Pit Master. Originally from Jamaica, Ryan can cook a mean Jamaican jerk chicken and Argentinian Asado-style barbeque. When he’s not entertaining folks from the grill, Ryan is stays busy by playing tennis–on and off the court.

Tom Ferguson

VP of Business Development | San Francisco

Tom Ferguson is responsible for growing the Altitude Digital publisher partnerships for their online, mobile and video advertising needs. Prior to joining Altitude Digital’s team in San Francisco, Ferguson was director of business development for the mobile advertising network Mojiva. At Mojiva, he was responsible for securing partnerships with mobile web publishers and APP Developers for the Mojiva network. Previously, Ferguson spent close to five years as the publisher development director at adBrite, formally the largest independent exchange. He joins our team with more than 10 years of advertising, sales and business development experience. Ferguson will play an integral role in the growth and overall strategy for Altitude Digital.

Favorite Band: Radiohead
Favorite Song: Goin’ Against Your Mind by Built to Spill. “That song motivates me! Don’t let people tell you what you can and can’t do/think.”

Daniel Weiss

VP of Product

As VP of Product, Daniel leads product management and product development for the Altitude Digital technology platform. With more than 15 years of technology and software management experience, he has led large teams and translated business and market needs into software products across industries. Previously, Daniel was the VP of Product at LinkSmart where he led Product and Operations to build the industry’s first programmatic bidding platform for content and audience. He also served as the Sr. Director of Product at Federated Media/Lijit Networks where he helped create industry-leading RTB and advertising technology products. In his spare time, he can be found snowboarding with his wife and two children, or trying new homebrewing recipes for beer and cider.

Favorite Band: My tastes vary from NIN, Metallica, and Led Zeppelin, to Die Antwoord, Kendrick Lamar and Arctic Monkeys.
Favorite Lyric: “Oh, it’s such a perfect day I’m glad I spent it with you Oh, such a perfect day You just keep me hanging on.” “Perfect Day” by Lou Reed

Zachary Conger

VP of IT

A 20-year veteran of the industry, Zachary leads Information Technology for Altitude Digital, directing the strategy and planning to move the company’s infrastructure forward for improved performance, reliability, and reach. He previously served as the VP of IT at LinkSmart where he transitioned the platform from a cloud-based infrastructure to a colocation infrastructure, which resulted in a 50 percent decrease in operational costs and allowed for 100 percent uptime. Prior to that, Zachary served as Director of Enterprise IT at Federated Media/Lijit, where he moved the ad platform to a distributed global infrastructure, vastly improving availability, performance, and reach. He holds a B.S. in Psychology from Iowa State University, and enjoys playing the drums, strumming the ukulele, and bicycling.

Favorite Band: The Beatles, because they are the root of all pop music.
Favorite Lyric: “Life is very short and there’s no time for fussing and fighting, my friend.” “We Can Work It Out” by The Beatles

Adam Pasha  
Accounting Manager

Adrian Hill  
Advertising Operations Specialist

Alex Woolford  
Systems Engineer

Ali Hockenberry  
Director Agency Services

Andrea Jensen  
Staff Accountant

Brandon Paluska  
Demand Account Manager

Brian Dea  
Manager of Strategic Revenue

Brittan Williams  
Account Coordinator

Brooke Borgias  
Account Manager | Launch Specialist

Bryan Blood  
National Sales Director

Chris Jalinsky  
Systems Administrator

Chris Weaver  
Account Manager

Craig Yamada  
Director, Video Platform

Curtis Evans  
Account Executive | Publisher Development

Dan Ha  
Yield Optimization Analyst

Dana Zawadzki  
Regional Director, RTB/Programmatic Demand

David Pennington  
Account Manager

Don Woolfolk  
Data Technician

Dylan Lee  
Demand Analyst

Elliott Morgan  
Account Manager

Emily Hollerbach  
Senior Director, Support

Eric Hosmer  
Account Manager

Forrest Whaling  
Marketing Manager

Frankie Cervantes  
Senior Marketing Director

Jake Mansfeld  
Account Executive | Publisher Development

Jason Paluda  
Account Executive | Publisher Development

Justin Roux  
Account Manager

Ken Morris  
Yield Optimization Analyst

Krista Nichols  
Account Executive | Publisher Development

Lauren Parr  
Account Executive | Publisher Development

Lindsey Galloway  
Director of Product Communications

Lisa Fannin  
Sr. Director of Project Management

Maarifa Roho  
Director of New Revenue Growth

Mallory Knutson  
Launch Specialist

Marj Bonner  
Office Manager

Mark Brannock  
Ad Operations Trafficker

Mark Warren  
Director of Data & Analytics

Mark Watson  
Software Engineer

Mary Cornell  
Yield Optimization Analyst

Matthew Kupetz  
Ad Operations Specialist

Meghan Karcher  
Director of Client Services, Account Coordination

Mia Haugum  

Mike Powl  
Director of Video Development

Nick Thompson  
Senior Designer

Nick Verbeck  
Chief Architect

Nikki Weisiger  
Advertising Operations Specialist

Robert Bonner  
Account Executive | Publisher Development

Robert Simmons  
Accounts Payable Manager

Sam Berenato  
Director of Programmatic Demand

Sara Ridder  
Ad Operations Analyst

Shana Bastemeyer  
Account Executive | Publisher Development

Sherrie Buck  
Chief of Staff

Susanna Nilsson  
Demand Operations Specialist

Tim McMahon  
Director of Operations

Todd Mackay  
Corporate Strategic Advisor

Trent Wahlfeldt  
Director of Yield Management

Tyler Link  
Account Manager

Tyler Paschke  
Senior Ad Operations Analyst

Veronica Roybal  
Data Operations Specialist