Sovrn Holdings, Inc. Announces
Acquisition of Proper Media

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Sovrn //Managed Services header bidding platform was created to give other publishers access to enterprise level technology in order to increase revenue while streamlining operations and maintaining profitability. As with most website owners, Chris & Drew were tired of being disappointed by countless advertising partners that never lived up to their promises. They knew there had to be a more efficient way to create competition for their website’s ad inventory outside of the traditional waterfall structure. This led them to become some of the earliest innovators in the header bidding space.
Chris Richmond

Chris Richmond

CEO / CO-FOUNDER

Chris's roles include a bit of everything with emphasis on tech issues that seem impossible to solve. More 

Drew Schoentrup

Drew Schoentrup

CO-FOUNDER / AD-TECH STRATEGY / LEGAL COUNSEL

Drew brings a diverse background in law, finance, programming, and engineering to the Proper Media team. More 

Jeff Roberts

Jeff Roberts

PRESIDENT

Jeff brings in major deals and partnerships to push the company further. More 

Dirk Merkel

Dirk Merkel

CTO

Dirk is responsible for empowering publishers and developers with cutting-edge technology. More 

Carson McGrath

Carson McGrath

HEAD OF ADOPS

Carson uses data analysis & technical know-how to help publishers solve problems, optimize their ad setup, & maximize ad revenue. More 

Marlon Phlek

Marlon Phlek

SENIOR ADOPS MANAGER

Marlon is an ad operations specialist who provides publisher support in all areas display advertising and monetization. More 

Luke Schoenberger

Luke Schoenberger

DIRECTOR OF PROGRAMMATIC

Luke helps publishers maximize yield through data insights a wholistic approach to their monetization methods. More 

Marea Blue

Marea Blue

HEAD OF CUSTOMER SUCCESS

Marea helps clients choose the best setup to gain the highest revenue increase. More 

Renee Griffith

Renee Griffith

CUSTOMER SUCCESS

Renee guides clients through the Proper Media on-boarding and set-up process and is responsible for each customer's journey. More 

Tyler Dunn

Tyler Dunn

SENIOR ENGINEER / CO-FOUNDER

Tyler helped co-found Proper Media where he works as a backend developer progressing Ad-Tech and improving the Ad experience. More 

Tanner Mckenney

Tanner Mckenney

FULL-STACK DEVELOPER

Tanner is a seasoned Full-Stack Engineer with almost a decade of experience in designing and building web applications for a diverse set of environments and companies. More 

Clint Honeychurch

Clint Honeychurch

FRONT-END ARCHITECT

Clint tries to ensure everything is looking good and is intuitive to use. More 

Amber Marsowicz

Amber Marsowicz

CORPORATE ACCOUNTING

Amber makes sure all the numbers match up across our company's books and financials. More