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Adjust makes three senior hires as it doubles down on investments in the Americas and in R&D

We’re very excited to announce the appointments of three senior leaders to the Adjust team: Melissa Dickman, Regional VP of Sales, US East and LATAM; Doug Grounds, VP of Global Solutions Consulting; and Guy Sheffer, VP R&D - Unbotify. The hires follow strong H1 performance for Adjust as the mobile app economy has remained largely resilient amid a surge in usage during the global pandemic.

Accelerating growth in the United States and Latin America

A seasoned leader in mobile advertising sales, Melissa Dickman will focus on accelerating Adjust’s growth in the Americas. She has more than 20 years of experience within brand and performance marketing across traditional, digital, mobile, social and connectedTV platforms. Most recently, Melissa served as SVP of Sales for advertising platform Taptica, overseeing the East Coast expansion and US growth. Before that, she held sales leadership roles at both early-stage and large tech companies, including Viacom, AOL and mobile video ad network RhythmOne.

Strengthening solutions services

As Adjust continues to invest in its multi-product platform, Grounds has joined to help level-up its solutions offerings globally. He brings 25+ years of experience leading global teams in media, web and business intelligence at big SaaS companies such as Coremetrics (now IBM Web Analytics), Omniture, Adobe, Aggregate Knowledge and Domo. Doug will lead the global Solutions Consulting team focused on ensuring Adjust’s customers are receiving maximum value from our products and services.

Innovating cybersecurity with increased R&D for Unbotify

To help protect apps from the ongoing threat of bots, Adjust continues to beef up its cybersecurity product, Unbotify, which eliminates bot-based fraud in real-time using machine learning. Guy Sheffer, who has nearly 25 years of experience in R&D, is responsible for managing Unbotify’s product development, with the objective of making Adjust the market leader for in-app bot fraud detection. Prior to Adjust, Guy held VP-level roles at several mobile and SaaS companies, including Somatix, StartApp, SundaySky and Jacada (acquired by Software AG).

“Having just celebrated our 500th employee milestone, we’re very pleased to count these three hires among the ranks,” said Christian Henschel, co-founder and CEO of Adjust. “With such diverse and experienced leadership, coupled with a financially sustainable business model, we are in a strong position to build on the exponential growth we’ve seen in mobile-first markets like the US and LATAM. We’ll continue to expand our teams and strengthen R&D so that we offer the best possible solutions to empower the business success of our clients around the world.”

Melissa, Doug and Guy are the latest in a string of hires to our senior team. Earlier this year, we announced the appointments of Bill Kiriakis as SVP Global Sales, Silvia Buermann as VP Global Sales Operations, and Industry vets Kelly Mullins and Bill Gerber to lead Adjust’s Agency Partnerships and Enterprise Sales, respectively. The company now counts more than 500 employees across its 16 locations.

Want to join the dream team? We’re always on the lookout for fresh talent, and are currently hiring across departments and office locations. The interview process is 100% remote.

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