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Jared Christopherson CIO / Partner, Yellowhammer

As YellowHammer’s CIO, Christopherson heads up all Information Technology and application development, utilizing his deep expertise in statistical modeling, data optimization and scalability to ensure that YellowHammer remains lean and on-track with it's technology strategy. His focus is efficiency and ROI while helping bring Yellowhammer's technological advantages to market as full products for advertisers and other agencies. A 12-year ‘veteran’ of successful start-ups, Christopherson was so young when he began his online career that his parents had to drive him to work to his job as a web developer at Daxko, one of the first companies to adopt the now popular software-as-a-service (SAAS) model. Daxko grew from a small start-up of 20 employees to become a top-rated enterprise of over 300 employees. Christopherson received a BS in Computer Science & Engineering at the University of Connecticut, with minors in math, business, and entrepreneurship. He remains active in the NYC tech start-up community, working with the major DreamIt and TechStars incubators, and he is an angel investor in several local start-ups. He is also is the recipient of a government grant to present a paper on large-scale data optimization for worldwide medical research data.

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