Our Team

Our team of top technologists, direct-response marketers and consumer experts is purposefully assembled to satisfy the sales and acquisition objectives of advertisers by creating ideal shopping experiences for your customers.

Kelly Perdue Target Close

KELLY PERDEW Co-founder LinkedIn

Prior to co-founding TargetClose, Kelly was CEO of Fastpoint Games, a venture-backed software development company that created live data-driven games for Fortune 500 brands including the NBA, NASCAR, Fox Television and Sony Online Entertainment. Kelly was previously President of ProElite.com, an online social network for combat sports enthusiasts. As President, Kelly helped raise over $40M, and signed Showtime and CBS to televise their mixed martial arts fights. He was also a manager at Deloitte Consulting in the Braxton Strategy Practice.

Kelly acts as a board member or advisor for TroopSwap.com, Ustream, Scopely, GatherGreen, and was previously an advisor or board member for LinkedIn (LNKD), Pandora (P) and eteamz (ACTV).

Kelly is a nationally recognized speaker on leadership, technology, career development and entrepreneurship.

He earned a BS from the US Military Academy at West Point, a JD from the UCLA School of Law and an MBA from the Anderson School at UCLA. He served in the US Army as a Military Intelligence Officer and Airborne Ranger.

 

Oded Noy Target Close

ODED NOY Co-founder LinkedIn

Oded Noy is an accomplished technology entrepreneur and founder of technology companies including Zag / TrueCar, Social Approach and Path Reliability. Oded has a deep background in machine learning technologies that are used to best serve a web-based audience to convert them to customers.

Oded is known as a technology innovator, and holds five technology patents (with one more pending). He is Chairman for the CTO Forum, LA chapter, and winner of 2006 InfoWorld Most Innovative IT Project Zag SOA initiative. Oded co-founded Amplify.la, a Los Angeles start-up accelerator and entrepreneurial campus.

Oded also served as a fighter pilot in the Israeli air force.

 

JOCELYN UHLS General Manager LinkedIn

Jocelyn started her career as a marketing associate at FastPoint Games but her superior understanding of technology and strong management skills lead her to the position of Product Manager. As Product Manager Jocelyn managed timelines, specifications and development of products for clients including ABC, Major League Soccer and Sports Illustrated.

Joining CEO Kelly Perdew at TargetClose, as Senior Product Manager, Jocelyn is responsible for scope and timing of new products and upgrades to the TargetClose platform. She manages TargetClose’s offshore team, driving timelines and development cycles as well as interfacing with new clients during the on boarding process.

A former college athlete and avid sports fan, Jocelyn is the only woman in the office wide fantasy football league. Jocelyn proudly holds a B.S in Business Administration from the University of Southern California.”

YOSHI OKAYAMA Director Engineering LinkedIn

Yoshi is an avid technologist/entrepreneur with over 15 years of successful experience helping Internet startups build their technology infrastructure, platforms and teams.

Yoshi worked as the VP of Technology for Zag, WebUltra and 5Square. Yoshi provides technology architecture expertise for cutting-edge, intelligent data matching and delivery companies. He is responsible for building out the technology infrastructure, codebase and teams to make the technology vision become a reality.

Yoshi holds a B.S. in Computer Science from California State Polytechnic University with a minor in Mathematics.

 

Michael Mathias Target Close

MICHAEL MATHIAS Technical Project Manager LinkedIn

Michael brings a wide range of knowledge and expertise in technology products to his role as a Technical Project Manager for the TargetClose team. With the earlier portion of his career spent in real estate as a commercial broker and web developer, his focus now is primarily placed on managing teams to develop and maintain client-facing SaaS & optimization products. His familiarity and use of front end frameworks and experience running teams of engineers & coders has allowed him to hand-code as well as manage large scale projects for world-renowned companies – the likes of which include AARP, FX Networks, and LinkedIn.

Michael graduated from California Polytechnic State University San Luis Obispo in 2009 with a degree Business Administration & Marketing and still holds his professional license as a California real estate broker.

 

Jacqueline Mayuga Target Close

JACQUELINE MAYUGA Junior Project Manager LinkedIn

Before becoming the Jr. Project Manager at TargetClose, Jacqueline worked in a number of industries including fitness, FinTech, logistics, content creation, and venture capital. As the Jr. PM, Jackie works alongside the Technical Project Manager and Development Center Head to maintain client relationships, advance project timelines, and support internal and external teams.

Jackie holds a B.A. in Applied Mathematics (2017), and is currently working on her M.S. in Integrated Business, Design, and Technology (2020), both from the University of Southern California. When she’s not working, you can find Jackie journaling in a coffee shop, playing with her dog, and converting people to use reusable straws.

 

Suchitra Joshi Target Close

SUCHITRA JOSHI Development Center Head LinkedIn

Suchitra Joshi started her career as Java application developer. She has worked with small, mid size and large organization InfoSys. She has grown as technical leader in the all these organizations. Her passion is training and mentoring technical guys into technology professional and line management people as leaders.

She has done many corporate training on Programming skills, Java, J2EE, Object Orientated Analysis and Design, Database management, framework like JSF etc. in LnT, Cognizant Technology Solutions etc.

Currently Suchitra heads the Development Center in India, TargetClose India Pvt. Ltd. She is responsible for deliveries and building, mentoring, guiding and managing development team and Quality Assurance team in India and other operations of development center.

Her hobbies are singing Devotional songs, painting, teaching Sanskrit.

 

ADVISORS

 

COLETTE DILL-LERNER Advisor

As a digital marketing and ad tech leader, Colette specializes in new user acquisition across historical and emerging digital media channels.  Previously  as the  Executive Vice President of Performance Marketing, Colette Dill-Lerner was responsible for the development of POPSUGAR’s marketing infrastructure and platforms for new audience discovery and engagement. Prior to joining POPSUGAR, Colette served as Vice President of Internet Marketing at Guthy-Renker where she was responsible for all domestic internet demand creation and internet media buying. Before Guthy-Renker, Colette was Managing Partner at The Tomato Farm Marketing and also held a prior role at Guthy-Renker’s Home division as VP of Marketing. As a digital marketing and ad tech leader, Colette specializes in new user acquisition across historical and emerging digital media channels. She received a BA in Political Science from Rutgers University.

 

DAWN DUMONT-PERDEW Advisor LinkedIn

Dawn began her media career in the burgeoning DRTV world in the 1990s, working with some of the most successful traditional direct marketing companies like Bose, Nordic Track, Readers Digest and Time, Inc., among many others. She has helped launch the most successful branded direct response campaigns for CPG and healthcare Rx/OTC clients. She also served as the VP of Client Services for ID Media (the largest direct media service company in the US as part of The Interpublic Group of Companies, Inc.)

Currently Dawn serves on the executive board of the Emmys and focuses on the evolution of digital assets for the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences archives. Additionally, she served on the Google Agency Council providing thought leadership and architecting many of Google’s new products.

 

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DERIN OYEKAN Advisor LinkedIn

Derin built and formerly managed the Performance Marketing practice within TargetClose and has more than 10 years of experience in digital direct to consumer marketing.

Prior to helping launch TargetClose, Derin was the Senior Director of Online Media at Vantage Media where he led the company’s affiliate, media buying and email marketing practices. He successfully doubled his department’s annual revenue within his first 12 months. Prior to Vantage Media, he stewarded the digital marketing initiatives for brands including Fujji Film USA, Schwartz Pharmaceuticals, ICON Fitness, Phoenix Kaplan University, JG Wentworth and Tempur-Pedic, consistently delivering favorable ROI.

Derin holds a BS in Electrical Engineering from San Jose State University.

 

DAN WILLIAMS Advisor LinkedIn

Dan currently serves as the Chief Revenue Officer at 3 Day Blinds, Inc. Prior to that, he  was Managing Director, Acquisition & Monetization at The Dumont Project. Dan also served as President of DermStore.com, one of the largest skincare ecommerce companies on the Internet where he guided the business to profitability within his first year.

Prior to joining DermStore.com, Dan built Alena, the marketing arm of Intermix Media, the parent company of MySpace.com, which was sold to News Corp. for $580 million in 2005. Dan then founded eForce Media, an Internet technology company, where he was involved in raising seed capital, hiring the executive management team and co-authoring the software patent. Shortly after starting eForce Media, Dan launched Three People Concepts, an online marketing agency that designs, builds and executes clients’ interactive strategies.

Dan currently serves as the Chair of the Internet and Emerging Media Council for the Electronic Retailing Association and on the advisory board for Coloma Ventures.

Dan has a Bachelor of Arts degree from UCLA.