Sam Yam, Founder and CEO
Sam has had extensive experience with ad optimization and analytics. In 2009, he co-founded AdWhirl, a mobile ad platform that optimized revenues for publishers. In the course of less than a year, AdWhirl grew to over 3 billion monthly ad impressions and was acquired by AdMob, eventually powering Google's mobile mediation solutions. Prior to AdWhirl, Sam was the "Analytics Czar" at Loopt, where he helped develop their local business and iPhone initiatives. Sam has also held positions at Yahoo! and Ning.
Sam graduated from Stanford University in 2006 with a BS in Computer Science, and is currently on an extended leave from Stanford's Masters program in Computer Science. One of his fondest memories is delivering In-N-Out burgers for his student project Chompz, which also won a Google award and served as a precursor to ChompOn.
Ruven Chu, Co-Founder
Ruven is a technical whiz, having been involved with numerous Stanford research projects and a number of Valley startups. He was the first engineer at AdWhirl, focusing on iPhone development, and also has had experience at Cooliris, Mozilla, and Microsoft.
Ruven graduated from Stanford University in 2009 with a BS in Computer Science, and continued to finish his Master's in Computer Science from Stanford.
Zack Arnold, Director of Sales
Zack has experience in a wide range of businesses. Having interned at hedge fund SAC Capital, legal firm Paul Weiss Rifkind, and brokerage house Israel Englander, he is versed in financial analysis, legal governance, and sell-side relationship management. He has also worked extensively in the wholesale clothing business, negotiating sales, managing production, and overseeing design for big-name labels such as Paper Denim Jeans. Zack graduated from Stanford in 2010 with a B.A. in Modern European History and a Math minor.
Dan Klein, Director of Partner Relations
Dan is the newest member of ChompOn's executive team. He concluded his time as a student and football player at the University of Oregon to enter the sales world at a young age. With years of experience managing and consulting for sales/marketing businesses, Dan now helps ChompOn publishers optimize revenues using unique customer acquisition and merchant negotiation tactics. Immediately before joining ChompOn, he managed and sold his own highly successful daily-deal site, Crusaderdeals.com.