Leadership at Red Ventures

Leaders who
get to work.

We’re not really a suit and tie kind of company. We’re more a “roll up your sleeves and get to work” kind of company. Our senior leaders work with, and next to, their direct reports. Meet our team below and check out some of their truly impressive backgrounds, which include franchise business owners, tech-startup entrepreneurs, international finance and marketing consultants, even a NASA engineer. Really.

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Ric Elias
Co-Founder & CEO

A native to Puerto Rico, Ric attended Boston College and Harvard Business School before beginning his career as part of GE's Financial Management program. Ric co-founded Red Ventures in 2000, just days before the dot-com bubble burst. The company weathered the storm and by 2007 it was ranked 4th on the Inc. 500 list.

In 2009, Elias was a survivor of Flight 1549, an event which drastically changed his life and led to his widely viewed TED Talk “3 things I learned while my plane crashed.” Elias is cited as aspiring to create the “Google of the East Coast” within his company’s culture and facilities.

Ric's leadership style earned him noteworthy recognition in 2011, when he was named an Ernst & Young National Entrepreneur of the Year. His inspirational views on both business and family have been featured on CNN, TED Talks and MSNBC.

Beyond Red Ventures, Ric focuses on creating equal educational opportunities for the more than two million undocumented youth in the U.S. In August 2012, he founded Golden Door Scholars (GDS), a non-profit that creates educational and career opportunities for high-performing undocumented students. To date, GDS has sent 45 students - valedictorians, award-winning artists, athletes and community leaders - to the colleges of their choice

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Dan Feldstein
Co-Founder & CMO

Dan Feldstein is the Chief Marketing Officer and co-founder of Red Ventures. Dan focuses on new marketing, new business incubation and launch, and marketing innovation.

Dan co-founded Red Ventures in 2000, just days before the dot-com bubble burst. The company weathered the storm and by 2007 it was ranked 4th on the Inc. 500 list. That same year, the Charlotte Business Journal honored Dan as a Top 40 Under 40 Award Winner.

Prior to founding Red Ventures, Dan held a variety of general management and senior marketing positions within CUC International (later Cendant). His roles have included general manager of Sidewalk.com, a joint venture between Microsoft and Cendant, SVP, Marketing, for Cendant's membership group; and general manager of Shoppers Advantage, a $300MM online and catalog retailer.

Dan began his career with the global consulting firm Bain & Company. He received his undergraduate degree from Duke University and is also a graduate of the Wharton School of Business, University of Pennsylvania.

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Mark Brodsky
CFO

Mark Brodsky joined the Red Ventures management team in 2003, bringing a wealth of financial and general management experience.

He began his career at General Electric Co. in 1986 and in that capacity met Ric Elias, founder of Red Ventures. After GE, Mark held several executive positions at Merrill International, where he was involved in large-scale industrial project development. From 1999 to 2000, he worked at Arthur D. Little as EVP, Finance & Development, and in 2001 became CEO of ADL spin-off Nuvera Fuel Cells, based in Boston and Milan, Italy.

Mark received his undergraduate degree in accounting from Drexel University and is also a graduate of the Wharton School of Business, University of Pennsylvania.

In 2009, Mark was named a finalist at the Charlotte Business Journal’s CFO of the Year Awards.

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Shannon McFayden
Leadership & Human Capital Advisor

Shannon has been with Red Ventures since 2010 as a trusted advisor on leadership effectiveness, talent management and company culture.

Shannon has invested more than 30 years in helping leaders and organizations drive results. Prior to joining Red Ventures, Shannon served as Vice President and Head of Human Resources & Corporate Relations for Wachovia Corporation, the nation’s fourth largest financial institution in 2008 with $764 billion in assets and 120,000 employees globally. She was named one of the “25 Most Powerful Women in Banking” by US Banker.

Shannon graduated cum laude from Davidson College with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology.

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AJ Ratani
President, RV Technology

Abhishek (AJ) Ratani joined Red Ventures in 2005 as a web developer before catapulting to a position in senior leadership. He led company-wide sales operations and oversaw some of the largest and most mature businesses in the company before helping to launch and grow the company’s Insurance division.

Before his career at Red Ventures, AJ served as a web application and systems developer at the Center for Advanced Engineering Environments, which worked on specific projects for the NASA Langley Research Center in Hampton, VA.

AJ graduated from the University of Arkansas with a bachelor’s degree in computer engineering and earned his master’s degree in computer science from the University of Florida.

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Jason Carlock
Chief Executive Officer, RED

Jason is CEO of RED, our full funnel customer acquisition and retention platform that has partnerships across Home Services, Financial Services, Power, and Home Products. He was named CEO on January 1, 2016. Jason joined Red Ventures in 2009, bringing a wealth of marketing and management experience. At Red Ventures, he has held many roles including growing our Telecom partnership group from start–up to more than 1,500 employees, as President of RV Partnerships, and as President of our Home Services Category.

Prior to joining RV, Jason held a number of senior level marketing positions with The Procter & Gamble Company and Newell Rubbermaid. Before he entered the corporate world, he spent three years playing professional golf on several national tours.

Jason received his bachelor’s degree from Davidson College and his MBA from Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business. Outside of Red Ventures he is on the Board of Directors for The Ronald McDonald House of Charlotte, a senior advisor at Davidson College’s Entrepreneurship Initiative, and an annual Little League coach to his four children.

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Felix Churchill
Executive Vice President

Felix Churchill joined Red Ventures in 2011 to launch Red Ventures’ joint venture into the deregulated energy space. In a 5-year period, Felix acquired and launched SaveOnEnergy, Red Ventures’ first online marketplace, and grew the energy vertical to become Red Ventures’ third largest business. Felix currently leads our AT&T partnership which focuses on acquiring customers for AT&T’s internet, video, and wireless products and services.

Before joining Red Ventures, Felix worked as an operations and marketing executive for Just Energy, an international energy retailer headquartered in Ontario, Canada. He received a Bachelor of Applied Science and Engineering from the University of Waterloo.

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Hallie Cornetta
Vice President of Human Capital

Hallie joined Red Ventures as a marketing coordinator in 2009 and has catapulted to senior leadership after rising through the ranks on the marketing and business side. In 2014, she stepped into the role of CMO for our largest Telco business before becoming Head of Human Capital. In her current role, Hallie leads company-wide talent acquisition initiatives and has been a key driver of Red Ventures’ exponential growth and international expansion.

Hallie graduated from Elon University with a degree in Corporate Communications, Business and Leadership Studies.

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John Sutton
President & Chief Digital Officer

John Sutton joined Red Ventures in 2009 and has overseen the development of some of our most cutting-edge proprietary technologies and digital marketing strategies. In 2015 he led the development of our internal accelerator DISRUPT and most recently moved to leading the overall digital strategy and future digital capability investments across Red Ventures portfolio of companies.

Prior to joining Red Ventures, John owned and operated his own Internet marketing consulting firm where he provided marketing strategy, agency contract negotiation and hands-on management of paid search marketing initiatives for several large for-profit organizations.

John attended Indiana University's Kelley School of Business in Bloomington, Indiana and majored in computer information systems with a minor in psychology. John went on to pursue his MBA at IUPUI: Indiana University - Purdue University Indianapolis. In 2015, he was named a winner of Charlotte Business Journal’s prestigious 40 under 40 award.

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Melinda Narciso
Executive Vice President - Human Resources

Melinda has led the Human Resources team at Red Ventures since 2004. She is responsible for developing an effective human resources infrastructure to successfully support Red Ventures' business operations. Her responsibilities encompass all facets of human resources, including employee relations, compensation and benefits, payroll, compliance and HR technologies.

Prior to Red Ventures, Melinda established and led the human resources team at Synapse Technology (now Conclusive Marketing). She also held various HR management roles at Info Systems of NC and Sykes, Inc., where she was responsible for launching the Charlotte customer interaction center to support a strategic relationship with Microsoft.

A native of North Carolina, Melinda graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

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Rodney Sims
Executive Vice President - Development

Rodney Sims leads corporate development for Red Ventures. Before joining Red Ventures in 2005, Rodney served as Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Nylstar, a Milan, Italy-based fiber company. His expertise lies in sales, marketing and overall business management, and he specializes in growing companies through effective business development and partnership management. Rodney graduated from the North Carolina State University School of Engineering.

Why did you join Red Ventures?

After 15 years in the textile industry, it became very evident that the Titanic (also known as the textile industry) was slowly going down. I had known Ric for several years, and had several serious conversations about joining Red Ventures. I saw it as a great opportunity to leave a very tough industry and start over with an exciting company with so much potential for growth.

Why do you like working at Red Ventures?

The people and the atmosphere. We work hard and we play hard, and to be around such an energetic and growing company has been phenomenal. The philosophy is to carefully hire the best people at what they do, and turn them loose. Ideas can become businesses in a matter of weeks without the politics of corporate America. We accomplish in days what takes most companies months to do. It is rare that after working at a company for over seven years, you still wake up each morning and can't wait to get back at it and observe your personal impact on the business every day.

What is the most interesting project you have worked on to date at Red Ventures?

Being at Red Ventures since early 2005 has allowed me to be a part of so much of the growth here. The strategic direction of the company has morphed significantly to get to the company we are now. As with many others, I have worn many hats and been involved with so many parts of the company that it is really hard to pick one. Watching new business partnerships as well as new demand generation opportunities go from zero to major businesses has been very rewarding.

What is the most interesting project you have worked on to date at Red Ventures?

Getting a great education and gaining experience in the analytical approach to direct marketing. I had a h2 sales and business management background prior to joining, but much of Direct Marketing was new to me. Working around people so brilliant in online marketing, and others so h2 in analytics and operations has been a great education. Having spent years in a manufacturing industry, it has been amazing to understand how much business revolves around manufacturing nothing at all!

When is the last time you laughed out loud - really laughed - here at the office?

Oh man, this is a loaded question, and as much stuff as I instigate here in the office, the laughs are everywhere. Laughing is so much a part of our culture. You really need thick skin to survive around here!

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Steve Sibley
President, RV Movers

Steve Sibley joined Red Ventures in 2009 and has managed some of the company’s largest and oldest businesses. He currently heads up the RV Movers industry group.

Earlier in his career, Steve held leadership positions in the Home Improvement Finance, Healthcare Finance and Strategy Services divisions at Capital One Financial Services in Boston, MA, and London, UK. He also held research and consulting positions at StubHub (now owned by eBay) and Corporate Decisions, Inc./Mercer Management Consulting.

Steve received his undergraduate degree in mathematical economics from Brown University and his MBA from Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business.

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Tim Kullick
Chief Operating Officer - RED

Tim Kullick has been a senior leader at RV since 2008 and has led everything from its financial services and insurance lines of business to the company’s entire digital marketing platform. He currently serves as chief operating officer of RED, RV’s core line of business that encompasses partnerships with more than 10 major consumer and small business brands.

Prior to joining Red Ventures, Tim owned and operated a chain of home improvement franchises specializing in bathroom remodeling. While taking the business from startup to four locations in five years, he also provided strategy and operations consulting services to several retailers, retail industry vendors and private equity firms with retail industry holdings.

Tim also has held leadership roles in strategic planning, e-commerce and home services at The Home Depot, the world’s largest home improvement retailer. He spent 6 years advising senior leadership of Fortune 500 companies as a strategy consultant with McKinsey & Company.

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Carlos Angrisano
President - RV Brazil

Carlos joined Red Ventures in 2015 and is charged with launching our first-ever international expansion in Brazil, paving the way for continued global growth.

Originally from Sao Paulo - Brazil, Carlos was previously a Partner at McKinsey & Company, working mostly with marketing and sales in consumer-facing and industrial businesses. He holds a BA in Industrial Engineering from University of Sao Paulo and a MBA from Harvard Business School.

Carlos lives in Sao Paulo with his wife and his two daughters.

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John Comly
President, RV Insurance

John joined Red Ventures in 2011 as Vice President of our Security Services division. In his current role as President of the Red Ventures Insurance vertical, John oversees one of the fastest growing businesses at Red Ventures.

Previously, John spent nearly a decade working in private equity, where he managed all facets of investing in middle-market companies across a range of industries, from independent breweries to aerospace manufacturers. In that capacity, John also served on numerous corporate boards.

John studied economics at Washington and Lee University where he also played Lacrosse and served as Student Body president.

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Courtney Jeffus
Executive Vice President

As the Executive Vice President of Marketing and Technology for our RED business, Courtney develops and maintains some of our largest and most complicated partner relationships.

Courtney joined Red Ventures in 2009 and spent time on the business and operations side before moving into marketing, where she was a key driver of the company’s overall digital strategy. Prior to her current position, she worked as the Chief Marketing Officer of RV Home, guiding marketing strategy for a variety of partner relationships.

Before Red Ventures, Courtney gained experience in the banking world as a Finance Enterprise Associate. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Business from Wake Forest University

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Jeff Hallock
President - RV Home

Jeff joined Red Ventures in 2015 as Executive Vice President and currently oversees the largest and most mature business at RV.

Previously, Jeff was Chief Marketing Officer at Sprint where he led advertising, media, brand, promotions, customer acquisition & retention, sponsorships, digital & mobile marketing, product management and sprint.com.

Jeff holds an MBA from the Kenan-Flagler Business School at the University of North Carolina, and a Bachelor’s Degree in Business from Wake Forest University.

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Heather Cheney
Vice President, Talent Aquisition

Heather Cheney joined Red Ventures in 2004 as a marketing analyst and helped launch and grow many of RV's early partnerships. In 2013, she moved into the CMO role for RV Power and later moved into a General Manager role for one of our Telco businesses. Currently, Heather leads talent acquisition company-wide.

Prior to joining Red Ventures, Heather held marketing positions at a high-end consumer electronics company, as well as an international marketing agency. She received her bachelor’s in Marketing from Bentley University near Boston, MA.

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