Meet the Team

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Team
Chris Back

CHRIS BACK

EVP | Technology

Chris, a founding team member, of ownerIQ oversees engineering, technology, and analytics for all real-time and automated systems at the Q. He studied software engineering at UMass Boston and has been working in internet technology for over 16 years.


What is your favorite part about working at ownerIQ?

I have been working with the same core team for the last 16 years. Wouldn't have it any other way.

What's a fun fact that we can't learn about you from looking at your LinkedIn profile?

I have recently taken up restoring old 70s and 80s motorcycles.

Michael Chass

MICHAEL CHASS

EVP | Media Solutions

Michael manages a team of senior executives accountable for creating and maintaining strategic partnerships with retailers at ownerIQ. He holds a BS in Marketing from the University of Missouri. He has over 20 years of experience in digital media and the consumer electronics industry. Michael has served as a Board Member for the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) since June 2010.


What is your favorite part about working at ownerIQ?

Fast pace & continued growth.

What's a fun fact that we can't learn about you from looking at your LinkedIn profile?

If you can’t reach me, it’s because I’m in Maui!

Robert Daniel

ROBERT DANIEL

EVP | Sales

As EVP of Sales, Robert heads up the sales force that sells to agencies, retailers, brands, and trading desks. Robert holds a BS in Mathematics/Economics from Duke University. He has been working in the sales industry for 15 years.


What is your favorite part about working at ownerIQ?

Developing the talent of my employees and seeing them grow in their careers.

What's a fun fact that we can't learn about you from looking at your LinkedIn profile?

I love to read and finished 36 books last year.

CHRIS GREIG

SVP | Strategic Relations

As SVP of Publisher and Strategic relations at the Q, Chris works on building strategic relationships with ad tech partners to increase the adoption and overall relevance of the Q’s platform. Chris holds a BS in Advertising/Marketing from Boston University and has over 15 years of the experience in the ad tech industry.


What is your favorite part about working at ownerIQ?

​Many others claim to be premier players in the space, but we really are. The combination of our unique datasets with our truly world-class tech platform, makes it exciting to wake up every day and be a part of it.

What's a fun fact that we can't learn about you from looking at your LinkedIn profile?

Early after college, I spent three years endeavoring to become a professional baseball umpire, and came pretty close. I was a top alternate. Should any umpires have quit or got hurt back then, I might be on a baseball field, and not on Wormwood St.

Jay Habegger

JAY HABEGGER

CEO | Co-Founder

Jay Habegger is the co-founder and CEO of ownerIQ. Jay is a pioneer in digital media and advertising having over 20 years experience. He has built The Q from it’s humble beginnings to leading the industry in second party data and as the leading programmatic solution for digital advertisers, retailers and brands. Previously, Jay was the CEO and president of Bitpipe, leading the company through to its sale to TechTarget in 2004 in a $40 million transaction.

Check out Jay's Speaker Page


What is your favorite part about working at ownerIQ?

Finding business solutions everyday and seeing "the Q" grow into a successful digital marketing company that provides advertising solutions for some of the best retailers and brands in the world.

What's a fun fact that we can't learn about you from looking at your LinkedIn profile?

Between Christmas and New Years each year, I take extra time to sit down and review the year past and write professional goals for myself and the company for the upcoming year to document progress on all levels, and learn from successes and failures alike.

Connie Johnson

CONNIE JOHNSON

EVP | Manufacturer Business Development

Connie, a founding team member of ownerIQ, oversees the Manufacturer Business Development team, which is responsible for on-boarding leading manufacturers to the Vendor Targeted Marketing platform. She has a degree from the State University of New York at Fredonia and has been working in the industry for 15 years. Connie currently serves as an Advisory Board Member of The Women’s Network of the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce.


What is your favorite part about working at ownerIQ?

The people, of course! ...ownerIQ brings together so many talented, intelligent and dedicated people. Having been here since the beginning, and seeing the growth, I am consistently impressed by the talent that we recruit. Our executive team has been working together for almost 15 years and we have a lot of ownerIQ-ers that have been here for many of our 8 years. I think we all really like working together!

What's a fun fact that we can't learn about you from looking at your LinkedIn profile?

I am not a “runner” but I do run and have completed 3 marathons, raising funds for multiple charities!

Michael Keohane

MICHAEL KEOHANE

SVP | Software Engineering

As SVP of Software Engineering, Mike has 26 years experience and leads the Data Warehouse Engineering and Ad Platform Web Application teams, drives the Big Data technical vision, and works closely with the Product Management team to align ownerIQ data and web platforms with client-focused initiatives. He received a BS in Electrical Engineering from UMass-Amherst and a MS in Software Engineering from Boston University.


What is your favorite part about working at ownerIQ?

Each day finding out that we did better than the previous day. That, and the pleasantly raucous office atmosphere.

What's a fun fact that we can't learn about you from looking at your LinkedIn profile?

I've run 5 Boston Marathons.

Eric Mabley

ERIC MABLEY

EVP | Ad Platform

Eric, a founding team member of ownerIQ, heads up Client Services, Delivery, and Product/Platform Management teams as the EVP of Ad Platform. He received a BA in Economics and Computer Science from Bates College and has worked for over 20 years in the Internet marketing industry.


What is your favorite part about working at ownerIQ?

It sounds cliche, but it’s true..."the people" is what it's all about.

What's a fun fact that we can't learn about you from looking at your LinkedIn profile?

Each winter weekend, I like to live by the motto "Ski the East." Also, I like to "turn" (make) commemorative baseball bats.

Bob Scaglione

BOB SCAGLIONE

SVP | Strategic Channel Development

As the SVP of Strategic Channel Development, Bob is responsible for driving adoption of ownerIQ’s advertising solutions among key industry leaders at leading brands, retailers and buying groups. Bob was ranked #14 in the ExecRank list of top U.S. marketing executives. Prior to joining the Q in 2013, Bob served as the CMO at Sharp Electronics Marketing Company of America. He holds a B.S. in Marketing from the University of Scranton.

Check out Bob's Speaker Page


What is your favorite part about working at ownerIQ?

I really want to say, ‘Spending quality time with Jay Habegger,’ but I better say ‘Spending time with creative, forward thinking problem solvers.’

What's a fun fact that we can't learn about you from looking at your LinkedIn profile?

I can juggle, I have a cat, but I can’t juggle cats.

Doug Shattuck

DOUG SHATTUCK

CFO

Doug, a founding team member of ownerIQ, is responsible for accounting, finance, cash management, yield/margin, information technology, facilities, investor relations, and human resources at the Q. He is a co-founder of the company and been working in the industry for 15 years. He is a graduate of Georgetown University and an active member of the Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB) CFO Council.


What is your favorite part about working at ownerIQ?

Witnessing The Q’s success first-hand … it makes the days fly by.

What's a fun fact that we can't learn about you from looking at your LinkedIn profile?

I’m an avid triathlete, and live a long way from the office. So, my days start very early (typically around 4:30 a.m.) so I can beat traffic on the Pike and get my workout in before the day starts.

Steve Tschosik

STEVE TSCHOSIK

SVP | Agency Sales

Steve is responsible for running the national agency sales team as the Q’s SVP of Agency Sales. He is an experienced digital media executive who has been in the industry for 16 years. Steve holds a BS in Marketing from Southern Illinois University.


What is your favorite part about working at ownerIQ?

The people. We are all driven to provide the best solutions for our clients while building a sound collaborative environment.

What's a fun fact that we can't learn about you from looking at your LinkedIn profile?

I play as much golf as my wife and job allows me to.

Steve Ustaris

STEVE USTARIS

CMO

Steve drives the strategy behind the Q’s corporate, creative and product marketing teams, as well as the client strategy team, and sales planning team. He holds a BA in Marketing from Fairfield University and has been working in the digital advertising industry for over 15 years.


What is your favorite part about working at ownerIQ?

It seems like every week, every day, I am met with a new opportunity to better the company, the product, and myself as a professional.

What's a fun fact that we can't learn about you from looking at your LinkedIn profile?

If I was stuck on a desert island and could only eat three kinds of food for the rest of my life it would be eggs, rice, and pork rinds.

Poppy

POPPY

EVP | Morale Development & Company Mascot

Poppy, a miniature schnauzer, is always on the look out for a crumb of food or a good nap on the numerous seating options at the Q. Her responsibilities consist of monitoring desk areas and boosting company morale with a wag of the tail and her diverse color selection of bows.


What is your favorite part about working at ownerIQ?

The couches.

What's a fun fact that we can't learn about you from looking at your LinkedIn profile?

My dad won the Westminster Dog Show.

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