Meet Our Blog Contributors

Sydney Banks

Sales Development Representative | Jana

Sydney Banks is a Sales Development Representative at Jana, where she helps identify new clients who want to connect with their next billion users. In her free time she can be found cooking, wandering around Target, meditating, and watching other people’s dogs.

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Philip Braunstein

Software Engineer | Jana

As a Software Engineer at Jana, Phil helps design and engineer the products that are making the Internet free to the next billion. He holds master's degrees in biochemistry and computer science. In his free time, he enjoys playing classical piano, running, and cooking.

Nathan Eagle

Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder | Jana

Nathan Eagle is Jana's Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder. Born out of his time as a Fulbright professor in Kenya, Nathan began Jana from the insight that smartphones can be used not only for global communication but also data sponsorship. Nathan graduated from Stanford University with a B.S. in mechanical engineering and master’s degrees in management science and engineering and electrical engineering. His Ph.D. from the MIT Media Laboratory on Reality Mining was declared one of the “10 technologies most likely to change the way we live” by the MIT Technology Review. He was also named a Technology Pioneer by the World Economic Forum in 2014.

Christian Galvin

Vice President of Sales | Jana

As Vice President of Sales, Christian is responsible for the vision and execution of the global revenue strategy.  In addition to his work at Jana, Christian serves as an advisor to mobile app engagement platform MoodMe, as well as tech accelerators Smarter in the City and Momentum Venture Partners.
 
In his spare time, you'll find him at Fenway Park in Loge Box 119, perambulating along the Charles River, on the golf course, playing poker, making lists, and grooming his nephews to one day suit up for the Sox.

Damian Gray

Director of Customer Success | Jana

Damian is the Director of the Customer Success team at Jana. He attended Babson College and has 4 years of mobile ad tech experience providing custom solutions to hundreds of performance UA, brand and agency clients. When he is not making the Internet free for the next billion people, he is Sailing, playing the guitar or hockey, and hiking.

Glynnis Kearney

Product Manager | Jana

Glynnis is a Product Manager at Jana, driving the vision and execution of Jana’s B2B products and services. She is a former management consultant, and is passionate about scuba diving, finding the best calendar app, and painting.

Justin Liu

Sales Intern | Jana

Originally from Boston, Justin Liu is a sophomore at Cornell University double majoring in Psychology and Government, with a Business minor. As a part of the Cornell Speech and Debate team and a member of Model UN team, he is extremely interested about all different types of issues (i.e. energy, foreign and domestic policy, technological change) around the world and how they relate to one another.

In his free time, Justin is an avid fan of eSports, loves to cook, free write, and travel. One of his life goals is to visit every continent—including the freezing, typically-forgotten Antarctica. After graduation, he plans to attend either graduate school or business school and pursue a career in sales or finance.

Bridget Malicki

Account Manager | Jana

As an Account Manager at Jana, Bridget is responsible for maintaining solid client relationships and putting client's apps in front of mCent users worldwide. In her free time, you can find Bridget seeking excitement and action—whether it's through her favorite activities of skiing or lacrosse, or trying something completely new. When she can't access a mountain or field, Bridget will be with friends enjoying a nice meal and beverage, or reading/watching historical fiction.

Sophie Min

User Experience Researcher | Jana

Sophie Min is the User Experience Researcher at Jana. She holds an EdM in Human Development and Psychology from Harvard University.

Saad Munir

Senior Sales Manager | Jana

Saad is a Senior Sales Manager at Jana. He has been in sales for his whole career and has been in mobile since 2011. He has worked with, and at, ad networks, data providers, and app developers. His hobbies include traveling, investing, cars, and Boston sports.

Sarah Pekala

Content Marketing Manager | Jana

Sarah Pekala is the Content Marketing Manager at Jana, where she owns all written content and social media initiatives on the Business Marketing team. Before her time at Jana, Sarah spent 6 years in digital publishing as a writer and editor. As an amateur marathoner, you can find Sarah running the streets of Boston in an effort to beat the elusive PR. She also enjoys taking selfies with her French Bulldog, Koji.

Katie Sedat

Consumer Marketing Manager | Jana

As Consumer Marketing Manager, Katie drives user acquisition and engagement for mCent. A Jana employee since 2012, she's been involved in mCent's growth since the beginning, managing digital and out-of-home advertising in Asia, Latin America, and Africa. Before Jana, Katie did event marketing for biotechs, digital marketing for collectible toy magazines, and was supervisor of a call center that took personal ads for newspapers. She thinks her BA in theatre from Emerson College—just down the street from Jana's Boston office—was the perfect foundation for a career in marketing. Her favorite season is winter so she can snowboard and watch hockey. 

Caroline Suttlehan

Account Manager | Jana

Caroline is an Account Manager at Jana where she works alongside Jana’s growing list of clients to grow their user base in emerging markets. She took a 40-day road trip around the U.S., enjoys making art, and has an ongoing list of potential band names—but no band (inquire within.)

Christina Zhou

Data Insights Manager | Jana

Christina Zhou leads Data & Insights at Jana, analyzing what's going on and what's to come in mobile and advertising in emerging markets. A former management consultant and Jana Iron Chef, she also enjoys culinary endeavors, mouse-less Excel navigation, IKEA trips, and boundless travel.