Mediafly has brought together a team of exceptional leaders, each with broad business experience and expertise in the critical areas of technology implementation, business development, enterprise sales, finance and operations. The management team brings years of domain experience from leading companies such as: Ariba, Bain & Company, General Electric, General Motors, Morgan Stanley, OnStar, Oracle, Robert W. Baird & Co. and Sun Microsystems.
Carson V. Conant
Carson Conant founded Mediafly Inc. in 2006 with the vision of fundamentally changing the way media is accessed and consumed. Since that time he has focused on the delivery of world-class solutions and the hiring of top talent to propel the company and customers forward with digital media distribution. Formerly an executive with Nightingale-Conant, Carson provided that publishing company with dynamic business unit leadership and became a catalyst for turning unprofitable business units into drivers for growth. Carson is the holder of four patents including the founding Mediafly patent Methods and Apparatus for Sending Content to a Media Player (USPTO pending application). Graduating with honors from Lafayette College, Carson earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering.
Matthew P. Suggs
Matt Suggs joined Mediafly in March 2010 and is responsible for leading the sales and marketing efforts of Mediafly and driving revenue growth. Matt brings nearly 15 years of experience in sales and leadership roles from Oracle, Ariba, and GE. Prior his business career he served as combat engineer officer in the U.S. Army reaching the rank of captain, and was a gold medalist in the 1994 World Military Shooting Championships. Matt holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering from the University of South Florida.
Johnathan S. Evarts
John Evarts provides leadership and guidance in the areas of operational strategy, financial management and general administration. Joining Mediafly in March 2010, John brings ten years of C-suite experience having scaled small organizations (as CFO, AIDSCare) and transformed large organizations (as CFO, Lifelink Corporation). Prior to his executive experience, John provided project leadership for domestic expansion initiatives as AVP, Investment Banking at Robert W. Baird & Co. Receiving a Bachelor of Science degree in Business from Miami University, John holds an MBA from The University of Chicago and regularly contributes to Miami as Alumni Leadership Mentor and Chicago Booth as Executive-in-Residence.
Jason Shah joined Mediafly in May 2010 and is responsible for product development and engineering. His duties include all elements of product development, platform and integration engineering, customer delivery, and product marketing. Jason brings a strong background in client engagement and software product management, having experience from Neuros Technology, Bain & Company, and Trilogy Software. He received his Master of Science and Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and his MBA from The University of Chicago.
Lou Jacob Joined Mediafly in April 2011 and leads the services organization. His responsibilities include all areas of customer support including pre-sales engagements, implementation planning, professional services, technical account management and customer service. Lou has over 20 years of industry experience which includes a strong background in product management, enterprise computing, and consumer electronics. He has worked at such companies as Cray Research, Legent, SGI, and Sun Microsystems. Lou received his Bachelor of Science in Computer and Systems Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, NY.
Keith Waxelman is responsible for business development and partnerships. He joined Mediafly in September 2007 and has initiated and grown successful business relationships with Mediafly’s global consumer electronics partner network in addition to Mediafly enterprise clients. Keith has over 12 years of experience in both technology and sales, working in both startup and Fortune 100 companies, including OnStar, Morgan Stanley, and USF&G. Keith graduated Cum Laude from the University of Pennsylvania and has an MBA from MIT’s Sloan School of Management.
Melissa joined Mediafly in 2013 as the Director of Marketing. Her focus is on driving B2B marketing efforts while rolling out a full scale marketing automation strategy. Through niche and macro marketing strategies her goals are to enhance awareness of the Mediafly brand, grow our online presence through website enhancements and identify new relationships with target audiences and partners while strengthening existing ones.
Her career spans a variety of industries including technology, hospitality and professional services. She has over twelve years of experience in results oriented marketing, customer relationship management, customer communications strategy and B2B sales operations support. She joins Mediafly from Ariba (an SAP company), the leading provider of enterprise spend management solutions to the most successful corporations. In her 8 years at Ariba she led several major customer marketing initiatives including a program for embracing and nurturing Ariba's most strategic customers.
Melissa graduated Cum Laude from Rollins College with a B.A. in Organizational Communications and International Relations, and holds a Master’s Certificate in Project Management.