The Adiant management team is comprised of true industry veterans and successful entrepreneurs. From the early days of the Internet through today, our team members were instrumental in launching some of the Web’s most successful and groundbreaking ventures.
Ash Nashed, Founder and CEO
Dr. Ash Nashed, MD is the Founder of Adiant and serves as its Chief Executive Officer. He is a recognized pioneer in the online health information industry, having launched one of the Web’s first medical websites in 1994. Dr. Nashed Co-Founded TheHealthCentralNetwork in 1999, which grew into the second largest online health information network in the US and sold the company in 2005 to a group of blue chip investment firms. He also founded DealOn/Offerex, a daily deal exchange, which he sold to ReachLocal in 2011. Dr. Nashed is Board Certified in Emergency Medicine and he is on the Board of Directors of Emergency Medical Associates, one of the nation’s largest medical groups.
Jon Carmen, SVP of Operations
Jon Carmen has been building online companies since the early days of the Internet. He’s an experienced online marketing and advertising professional with over 15 years of hands on knowledge. Prior to becoming SVP of Operations at Adiant, Mr. Carmen was Head of Agency Relations at Pulse360. Additionally, he had instrumental roles at Furniture.com, VideoShare and StringThis.com.
Rafael Cosentino, SVP Business Development
Rafael Cosentino has worked within the online media and advertising space for over 15 years. He has helped build several highly successful businesses by creating large distribution and syndication networks in collaboration with the Web’s largest publishers. Companies Rafael has had a role in building include Healthology, Advanstar, RealMatch, DealOn and Adblade.
Rick Ramos, VP Marketing
Mr. Rick Ramos is a seasoned veteran in online marketing with over 15 years experience developing global brands for major industry players. Prior to becoming VP of Marketing of Adiant, Mr. Ramos was Vice President of Marketing at Adknowledge, Team Launcher, Date.com, and Virtumundo. Mr. Ramos earned his M.B.A. from the University of Miami.
Owen Weed, VP of Strategic Alliances
Owen Weed is Adiant’s Vice President of Strategic Alliances and is focused on partnering with agencies. Prior to working with Adiant, Owen was Head of Global Sales and Business Development at social media technology firm BLiNQ Media (presently owned by Gannett). While there, Weed launched offices in the US and UK / EMEA whilst signing multiple global deals with agency holding companies. Previously, Weed held management roles at AT&T Interactive, NBC Universal, Yahoo!, and Quote.com.
Jude O’Connor,VP of Sales
Jude O’Connor has over 13 years of sales leadership experience. He brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the Adiant team having worked at Yahoo!, WebMediaBrands, and AOL where he led an Inside Sales Division of over 75 representatives to record-breaking revenue numbers. His team specializes in providing world-class results to the country’s top brand advertisers and their agencies.