We Want to Make Marketing Valuable for Businesses and Consumers
Bad marketing sounds like an order shouted over a megaphone; great marketing feels like a conversation with your most entertaining friend. We built Boomtrain to help brands create more of the latter and deliver experiences consumers love to receive.
Nick Edwards & Chris Monberg
We work with industry giants and rising stars in the marketing technology space.
We’re passionate about our work, our goals, and our mission. Everything about our office is alive, and between the dogs, the Slack channels, and the assortment of musical beats, it’s never really quiet at Boomtrain.
We believe that if you’re going to do something, you should do it right, and we’re always looking for like-minded people.
CEO & Co founder
As an undergraduate, Nick founded the Internationalist, an Eddie award-winning magazine about international politics and economics. The experience sparked a lifelong love for the business of content.
After graduating from Harvard Business School, Nick worked at Ooyala, a video technology company. Ooyala fed his obsession with making marketing relevant, ultimately leading him to co-found boomtrain.
CTO & Co founder
In his current role as President and CTO, Chris is hyper-focused on building the team that is building the most advanced predictive personalization technology in the market.
Previously, Chris was the VP of Interactive at Hornall Anderson, a global design firm. In addition to leading a team of designers, engineers, and strategists, Chris launched a R&D lab focused on redefining the relationships between brands, consumers, and technology.
Senior Vice President of Business Operations
Neej’s passion for technology began early: while he was completing his engineering degree at Cornell University, he co-founded a higher-education web portal solution. He successfully sold the solution in 2000.
In the many years since, Neej has been deeply involved in the marketing technology space, founding two widely used platforms and helping enterprise companies surpass their growth goals. An entrepreneur through and through, Neej also has a love for local business: he has founded multiple bars, along with a popular coffee roastery.
Vice President of Sales
Tim is passionate about creating communities founded on trust and self-improvement. With a background in both sales and recruiting, he has a long track record of building and scaling teams representing marketing, machine learning, collaboration and social solutions to enterprises. Tim also founded a national event series that grew to more than 50,000 members.
For Tim, family is first: he has two brilliant daughters, a loving wife, and the best-looking Golden Retriever in San Francisco (although Nick, our CEO, might challenge him on that point).
Vice President of Marketing
Janel is a marketing leader with a track record in building international marketing organizations and achieving top-line growth. Previously, Janel was the marketing executive at Meltwater, where she built a demand engine from the ground up while taking a new product category and company re-brand to market. Before that, she held marketing leadership roles at EVault and Maxim Integrated.
Janel has a B.A. in Business Economics and Communication from UC Santa Barbara and an M.B.A. from Santa Clara University. In her spare time, she enjoys traveling (her bags are always packed), adventuring with her dog Murphy, and exploring beautiful San Francisco.
Vice President of Finance
Kris’ expertise is in working with early-stage venture-backed businesses. Most recently, Kris was the Corporate Controller at Jibe, where he built the company’s finance team and shepherded the company through two debt financings and a Series C equity round. Prior to that, he held key financial roles at Bonobos and Verisk Analytics, which completed its IPO in 2009.
Kris holds a B.S. in Accounting from Butler University and has Big 4 auditor experience with Ernst & Young. He is a four-time participant in the AIDS/LifeCycle and an avid traveler. Kris lives in San Francisco with his partner and two cats.
Senior Vice President of Engineering
Helping Boomtrain grow and meet increasing business opportunities.
Managing a distributed team of team of development engineers, DevOps, Data Science and QA teams.