Relevance isn’t static. It changes every minute. Consider the ’28-38 year old active woman who likes yoga’ profile. It would appear that she is perfect for a brand like Lululemon to target continuously through multiple media channels. But consider this same woman with the flu. Wouldn’t Vicks or Walgreens have a better chance of ‘hitting the mark’ with her while she’s in this condition?
Earshot was founded with the goal of synthesizing location-based insight and unique real-time information to provide brands with a smarter approach to real-time precision-based marketing. Our goal from the beginning has been to bring brands and consumers together through proper timing and context. Through social media, we can unlock new clues to make this a reality, where consumers ultimately feel more connected and trusting of those brands seeking to win them over.
Our Commitment to Privacy
Earshot believes consumer privacy interests should be the top priority of any campaign. Our approach to both data collection and messaging techniques is built on a shared belief with clients that being helpful and relevant will outdistance any short-term, transactional strategies that may be perceived as unwelcome or intrusive. Our goal at Earshot is to equip brands with the tools to pick up on consumer needs and emotion when timing and context translates into real value, and to help them avoid location-based tactics that the consumer may not want or expect.
Meet the Team
- Our Team
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CEO & Co-Founder
David has over 20 years of operational experience with early-stage companies in digital media, software, and technology services. Previously in his career, David held senior management roles at companies such as Akamai (AKAM), Gartner Group (IT), PostX (acquired by Cisco), and Iconoculture (acquired by CEB) where he helped build and lead high-performing teams across the businesses. David’s diverse experience also includes time in private banking and private equity where he helped raise capital, manage assets, and acquire a business. He holds a BBA from Southern Methodist University, where he was also a scholarship member of the men’s varsity golf team. David resides north of Chicago with his wife Stevie and their 3 kids, Lucy, Thomas, and Emma.
Prior to Earshot, Dylan was the VP of Engineering at MarkITx where he helped build out automated deployment and testing infrastructure, as well as core components of the exchange. Prior to MarkITx, he co-led the software development team at Nico Trading where the team built a low latency, real-time options valuation and trading platform. Dylan began his career at Microsoft where he worked in the Developer Tools Division on multiple releases of Visual Studio and built an internal IDE prototype written in IronPython.
He received his BS from Washington University in St. Louis with a double major in Computer Science and PNP (Philosophy/Neuroscience/Psychology) and a minor in Linguistics.
He lives in Chicago with his wife and daughter.
Senior Software Developer
Gordon brings to Earshot his passion for solving real-world analytical problems, which has served him well in diverse domains throughout his career as a backend software developer. Most recently he developed analytics and business systems for TrainingPeaks, a web platform to help endurance athletes manage their training. Gordon earned both his Bachelors and Master’s degrees in Computer Science from Boston University, where he focused on applying cutting-edge computer vision algorithms to automate data collection for research in ecology. When not in front of a computer, Gordon is a passionate cyclist and can typically be found on the road training and racing his bike.
Nishita is an interactive designer with over 8 years experience in multi-platform design, spanning applications in print, web and mobile. She graduated from the Srishti School of Art, Design and Technology in India and has since worked with cross-disciplinary teams in building digital products and services across industry — technology, food, telecom and retail. Before Earshot, Nishita was lead designer at Redrawn Labs, NYC where she designed Emotish. She loves travel, nature, stories and old buildings.
Ryan brings to Earshot diverse experience in many different industries, including IT hardware, real estate, CPG, and environmental science. At Earshot he has developed a significant portion of our proprietary machine learning models. Prior to Earshot, he was determining true fair market value for used IT gear at MarkITx. Before that, he spent time in a variety of data focused roles, including consulting for the FHWA on highway noise mitigation. Ryan studied the science and mathematical underpinnings of sound at Columbia College Chicago where he received a BS in Acoustics. During his studies he developed an automated testing system for measuring sound propagation through building materials. Ryan loves using data to ask and answer questions and better understand the world around us. Outside of work, you can find him cooking, attempting to find the perfect guitar tone or exploring Chicago.
Nathaniel brings a passion for building easy-to-use front-end experiences. He loves that software development provides so many opportunities for creating and exploring new things. Since building web sites in his bedroom and making games on graphic calculators as a kid, he knew programming was what he wanted to do. Chasing his passion for problem-solving, he earned a BA in Physics and Computer Science from St. Olaf College in Minnesota. Prior to Earshot, he worked on medical software, building physician tools to review patient information across desktop, mobile, and web platforms. In his free time, he co-founded Phone2Action with the goal of engaging individuals to contact their legislators and get involved around the issues that matter to them. When he’s not coding, Nathaniel enjoys reading, listening to music, gaming, and most of all, disconnecting to explore the outdoors.
VP of Sales – East
Andrew loves eliminating inefficiencies in people’s lives through innovative technologies. Andrew’s diverse experience before Earshot includes over 5 years prior working for exciting technology startups including Federated Sample (now called Lucid), 33Across, and, most recently, Shareablee (where he joined as the 12th employee and helped to exponentially grow the client base as Senior Director of Enterprise Sales). Before working in the startup world, Andrew worked in finance, spending over 3 years at Genworth Financial. Andrew is a double graduate of Brandeis University with a Bachelors degree in Economics and a Masters degree in International Economics and Finance (and experience calling NCAA basketball and baseball games for the Brandeis Judges). Andrew is an avid sports fan, TV watcher, and social media user. He lives in New York with his wife, Sarah, his daughter, Olivia, and his dog, Jack (who is named after Jack Bauer).
Join the Team!
We’re always looking for talented, hard-working people to join our growing team. If you think you have what it takes to be a part of a fast-paced startup that’s changing the way brands and consumers connect, we’d love to hear from you!