We Believe in the Value of Brand Experiences
We built the Zmags platform because we don’t think brand experiences should be compromised by channel limitations.
We believe that with the right technology, every channel can deliver the sort of brand experience and return on investment you expect from the in-store experiences you work so hard to perfect.
We love great stories, beautiful photography, and whatever communicates most effectively. We saw these things being eroded by cheap, weak channel solutions, so we built a platform that enables brands to make significantly more sales using their richest and most engaging content.
We love premium brands, where quality matters and is worth paying for. So we built a platform of exceptional quality where premium shines and wins.
With his sharp eye for new revenue opportunities, Scott Bleczinski handles ongoing operations and all aspects of revenue growth at Zmags. He brings with him a wealth of sales experience, including his tenure as Executive Vice President of Sales at ExactTarget in Indianapolis, where for seven years he supercharged the company’s revenue from $3M to a remarkable $114M during 28 consecutive quarters of sales growth. Scott has also been EVP of Sales at Compendium, VP of Sales & Marketing with Inforonics, and has held key sales and client relationship roles with Sapient Corporation and Abbott Laboratories. In addition to mentoring his sales team and relentlessly pursuing promising new business opportunities for Zmags, Scott serves as an advisor to both Tinderbox and Buyjacker. He holds a bachelor’s degree in political science from Colgate University.
Chief Financial Officer
Hugh Merryweather’s financial acumen and foresight have been essential to the ambitious pursuit of growth at Zmags. Hugh currently manages finance, accounting, and all matters of risk at Zmags. Before joining the company, Hugh was both COO and CFO at inStream Media, a provider of cross-channel targeted marketing services. Hugh also served as Global CFO at Circles, where he oversaw several areas of the business including finance, accounting, operations and business development, in addition to opening the Circles London office following its acquisition by Sodexo. Hugh holds a joint MBA/MA in Accounting from Northeastern University and a BA in History from Amherst College. He also currently serves on several non-profit boards.
Co-Founder, Chief Innovation Officer & Chief Technology Officer
When Jens Karstoft created his first Flash-based e-magazine in 2005, he never expected the droves of requests from fellow publishers that followed. “Make our magazine look like yours,” they insisted. Jens obliged, wasting little time co-founding the deeply interactive digital commerce and engagement platform now known as Zmags. Today, with experience leading several successful entrepreneurial ventures in his native Denmark under his belt, Jens continues to develop Zmags into an industry-leading platform for premium brands seeking to deliver remarkable brand experiences. He holds a BS in Mechanical Engineering and a MS in Production Optimization and Management from the Technical University of Denmark.
Vice President, Engineering – Copenhagen
Jonas Zimling is in constant pursuit of the next great innovation for the Zmags platform, exploring new ways to deliver better brand experiences for customers in the digital space. He currently leads R&D company-wide, while also overseeing Zmags’ Copenhagen office. Jonas has experience as Business Development Director for a private equity company, Managing Director of a software development company, and has held leadership positions with several technology companies.
Vice President of North American Sales
With his energetic sales approach and unwavering confidence in the market advantages and future of the Zmags platform, Daren Tomey has been integral to the company’s rapid growth. He brings more than 20 years of leadership experience in strategic partnerships and sales optimization to Zmags, including an impeccable record of success in Internet marketing at Slingshot SEO and ExactTarget, in health care at HealthPlace America, and in financial services at AG Financial Services.
Vice President of EMEA Sales
As the VP of EMEA Sales, Grant oversees sales operations and account management in Zmags’ London and Copenhagen offices. His proficiency in collaborating with some of the largest global brands, along with his ability to generate and maintain lasting and impactful relationships with his clients and sales team, has enabled Grant to be a key contributor to Zmags' success. Grant was named one of the “Top 50 UK Media and Sales Experts” by LoveMediaSales.com, which highlights only the most influential people in his field in the UK. He studied business at Kingston University where he received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Business/Managerial Economics.
Senior Director, Marketing and Demand Generation
With more than 20 years of broad and deep B2B and B2C marketing and lead generation experience working for major brands such as Liberty Mutual Insurance and The Hartford as well as Infogroup, Lisa is well positioned to help drive Zmags plans for growth. Lisa is responsible for leading Marketing and Demand Generation at Zmags. She believes marketing is the “business playmaker” and has had much success aligning with sales to create many winning plays. She holds a BA in Economics from The University of Connecticut and a MBA from The University of Hartford.
Director of Human Resources
Suzie Anthony has her finger on the pulse of all employee matters in and around the Zmags’ offices. In addition to her role as a revered confidant for current and incoming associates, Suzie also handles recruiting and retention, employee onboarding, and benefits and compensation strategy. Before joining Zmags, she served as Human Resources Manager at accounting software company, IGEFI-Multifonds, and as Office Manager at O’Neill and Associates, a public and government relations firm lead by former Lieutenant Governor, Thomas P. O’Neill III. Suzie holds a bachelor’s degree in Public Relations and Marketing Communications from Simmons College in Boston.