Effective leadership powers our programs.
Our leadership team has vast experience in performance and affiliate digital marketing, search, advertising, compliance, and everything else Pepperjam needs to make the network run.
As Chief Executive Officer of Pepperjam since 2015, Michael Jones is responsible for overseeing the day-to-day operations of Pepperjam as well as driving product innovation. With over 15 years of experience in both digital and performance marketing, Michael, along with Pepperjam's COO, Aaron Baker, were founding leaders within the original ecommerce company in 1999. It was then that Michael launched one of the first and fastest-growing affiliate networks in the country before being acquired by GSI in 2009. Once again, Michael's laser-focus on the power of performance marketing was rewarded when eBay Inc. acquired the network in 2011.
Aaron Baker has over 10 years of advertising experience and is an expert affiliate marketer. Previously, he served as Executive Vice President of Atrinsic Interactive, an Advertising Age Top 25 Search Agency. Prior to joining Atrinsic Interactive, Aaron served as the Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Pepperjam. In this role, he was responsible for managing the sales organization and service delivery across search engine optimization, search engine marketing, affiliate marketing, social media and display media buying solutions. Early on in his career, he also served as the Director of Interactive Services for Entercom Communications.
As Chief Strategy Officer, Greg Shepard charts the company's trajectory for future product and service offerings. Greg originally founded the global affiliate marketing agency, Affiliate Traction, in 1999, which was acquired by eBay Enterprise Marketing Solutions in January, 2016, and named Pepperjam the following April. Greg also founded the brand compliance agency AdAssured, which was officially acquired by Pepperjam in July of 2016. Greg has been a prominent speaker, author, and contributor at international industry events and media publications for more than a decade.