The Trade Desk

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  • The Trade Desk update
    24 days ago

    Congratulations to Brian Stempeck, our new CCO!

    The Trade Desk, Inc. Names Brian Stempeck Chief Client Officer

    LOS ANGELES, CA-(Marketwired - Feb 6, 2015) - The Trade Desk, Inc., a leading global demand-side platform in the $20B programmatic advertising space, announced today that Brian Stempeck has been named its Chief Client Officer. Stempeck is a veteran of the company, having most recently led the Sales and Integrations teams as its Senior Vice President of Strategic Business Development.

  • The Trade Desk update
    30+ days ago

    The Trade Desk debuts at #9 on Forbes list of 100 top companies in America!

    The Trade Desk on the Forbes America's Most Promising Companies List

    The Trade Desk #9 on the Forbes America's Most Promising Companies List

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The Trade Desk – Why Work For Us?

The Company

undefinedThe Trade Desk powers the most sophisticated buyers in advertising technology. Founded by the pioneers of real-time bidding, The Trade Desk has become the fastest growing demand-side platform in the industry by offering agencies, aggregators, and their advertisers best-in-class technology to manage display, social, and video advertising campaigns.

The Trade Desk empowers buyers at the campaign level with the most expressive bid capabilities in market, full-funnel attribution, and detailed reporting that illustrates the consumer journey from initial impression to conversion. By maintaining a pure buy-side focus, The Trade Desk delivers on branding and performance for clients worldwide.

Our clients

Our clients run the gamut from ad networks offering new services in RTB, data owners looking to leverage their information, agency trading desks, to the most sophisticated buyers in RTB. How did, and do we, continue to gather our clients? By offering a full breadth of resources and support, shipping new product features each week, and, among other core innovations, building bidding tools that target a consumer one minute after they visit a website. We’re proud to be setting the stage for the future of online advertising.

Offices

The Trade Desk has offices throughout the Unites States, as well as in Europe, Asia and Australia:

Ventura, CA: Our flagship office is four blocks from the beach and in the hills overlooking the Pacific Ocean. We’re ninety minutes north of Los Angeles and within walking distance of world-class surfing spots. What does our office have? Free snacks and coffee, ping pong tables, and surfboards. Team members here enjoy surfing, biking, yoga at lunch, and the occasional Iron Chef contest.

New York City, NY: Our East Coast headquarters are based in Manhattan’s Flatiron District, a growing hub for ad tech. Our office has free happy hours, billards, darts along with free snacks and soda. What does the team here do away from their desks? Rock climbing and karaoke, among other activities, while taking advantage of the best restaurants in NYC.

Boulder, CO: Our Colorado office is in the heart of a small but growing tech hub, nestled within the city’s Pearl Street mall. We’re near many other local start-ups and tons of great restaurants and breweries. We’re minutes from the best running and biking trails in the world, world-class rock climbing, and an ample number of ski resorts, where we regularly celebrate powder days. We offer an Eco pass and a downtown parking pass to employees.

Chicago, IL: Our office in the loop is the fastest growing team in the country. The Chicago office is steps away from all public transportation, shopping and the best restaurants in Chi-town. The team is pretty unique and perhaps the happiest group of people in this city. When they’re away from their desk, they are busy doing yoga, stand up comedy, meditation and traveling.

San Francisco, CA: Our Bay Area office is located in one of the most significant tech spots in the country. Our Accounts team has easy access to numerous clients and partners, but also knows how to make time for San Francisco’s various offerings, including world-class restaurants and the occasional music festival.

Los Angeles, CA: Our third California office adds to our Southern California presence. When not meeting with our clients, you can find us beachside, exploring Hollywood, or battling L.A.’s infamous traffic to head to a Dodger game.

Sydney, Australia: Our Sydney HQ is hidden amongst the uber-trendy cafés, bars and boutiques of Paddington near Surry Hills in an old converted warehouse building on a leafy tree-lined laneway. We love our open windows and patio doors letting the airflow and natural light do it’s thing! In keeping with Sydney’s fitness-ey beach culture, we provide fresh fruit to our staff every week.

Singapore: Our Singapore office is located on the 19th floor in one of the city’s liveliest areas and has great views over the Singapore river and Fort Canning Park. Being so central means it is only a quick stroll to most of our clients’ offices. Why do we love it here? We have hundreds of restaurants on our doorstep that sell everything from Hainanese chicken rice to Chili’s burgers, great bars along the river and green spaces that offer tranquilty in the middle of the busy city.



Timeline

October 2004: Jeff Green co-founds AdECN, the first exchange for online advertising.

October 2006: Green launches AdECN commercially in U.K.

March 2007: Green launches AdECN commercially in the U.S., signing up over 30 networks and ad agencies over 30 days.

August 2007: Microsoft acquires AdECN.

October 2009: Green founds The Trade Desk, a new demand-side platform, with the goal of being the most cost-effective and reliable RTB platform on the market, with corporate headquarters in Ventura.

March 2010: The Trade Desk takes an initial round of funding from IA ventures and Founder Collective, as well as many industry insiders and experts.

March 2010: The Trade Desk partners with the City of Ventura, CA to accelerate the progress of its incubator and become a flagship partner.

July 2010: The Trade Desk open its New York City office. It serves as the company’s sales and service center.

November 2010: The Trade Desk launches in Europe.

January 2011: The Trade Desk changes from a twice-a-month development cycle to a weekly development cycle, continually shipping new products and features. This continues into today and for the foreseeable future.

July 2011: The Trade Desk opens its Boulder office, an additional engineering office.

September 2012: The Trade Desk goes live in Australia and Asia Pacific, extending its reach to its third and fourth continents.

September 2012: The Trade Desk furthers its relationship with the Facebook Exchange, being named an alpha partner and gaining exclusive access to Facebook’s biddable inventory. Having been chosen to work with Facebook as an industry expert, The Trade Desk works closely with Facebook to shape the product that is now FBX.

November 2012: The Trade Desk opens its San Francisco office, an additional accounts center.

February 2013: The Trade Desk is named to AlwaysOn OnMedia’s 100 “35 to Watch” Private Companies List

March 2013: The Trade Desk opens its Los Angeles office, an additional sales/business development center.

May 2013: The Trade Desk launches full RTB video advertising capabilities.

June 2013: CEO Jeff Green is named a finalist for the 2013 Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Greater Los Angeles.

July 2013: The Trade Desk is named an AlwaysOn Global 250 “Company to Watch.”

August 2013: The Trade Desk launches a second-generation data management platform (DMP), bridging buying and measurement worldwide.

September 2013: The Pacific Coast Business Times names Trade Desk CEO Jeff Green to its “40 Under 40″ in 2013


The Trade Desk is the fastest-growing RTB platform for a reason – its people. In each of our offices, our team works with a relaxed intensity. We’re bringing a level of sophistication to online advertising that has only been seen previously in the financial markets.

We have a rock-solid background in the RTB industry; our CEO, Jeff Green, founded AdECN, the first online ad exchange, which sold to Microsoft in 2007. Our media traders have degrees in economics and statistics from universities such as the University of Chicago, Columbia, Cornell, Harvard and the University of Virginia. Our sales and accounts teams have managed clients, marketing strategy, and advertising campaigns at companies such as JWT, WebMD, DoubleVerify, Bain & Company, and Microsoft.

Our technology team is extremely agile and fast-moving. Our talented team of engineers ships product weekly.

We are looking for people who get excited about building something that’s literally never existed before. We want employees who aren’t afraid to get their hands dirty and savor the challenge of being involved with a company early enough that they get to influence decisions and strategy.

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    Hands down, the best company I have ever worked for.

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    Current Employee - User Experience/UI Design Director in Boulder, CO
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    Pros

    Although the company is growing quickly, there is a strong family feel here. The people are truly the nicest I have ever worked with. There is true life/work balance: everyone works hard but plays hard too, taking spontaneous days off to surf or ski. The company motto is "Take your job seriously but not yourself," which translates into working with innumerable talented, dedicated, intelligent but humble people. I could seriously go on and on... I am a professional with 25 years of experience in everything from start-ups to Fortune 500 companies, and the experience here is truly unique. This is a special place and I consider it a privilege to be a part of it.

    Cons

    Downtown Boulder location has it's commuting and parking challenges. The frenetic pace of growth means some business and product processes are ill-defined or in their infancy.

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    Continue being present in the day-to-day; your "in-the-trenches" leadership is motivating and inspiring.

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    I applied through an employee referral – interviewed at The Trade Desk in January 2014.

    Interview Details

    Got a call from a former co-worker about an opening at this company, semi interview over the phone, then came in to meet one on one. We had worked at the same company prior to this one, so they knew my work habits and my personality and knew that I would fit in with the team already in place. Nothing difficult about it, as long as you know your stuff and you answer any question given.

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The Trade Desk Awards & Accolades

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Best Places to Work, Outside Magazine, 2014
America's Most Promising Companies, Forbes, 2015
Best Places to Work in NYC, Crain's New York, 2014
Top 100 Private Companies, AlwaysOn, 2014
Global 250 Top Private Companies, AlwaysOn, 2014
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Additional Info

Website www.thetradedesk.com
Headquarters Ventura, CA
Size 150 to 499 Employees
Founded 2009
Type Company - Private
Industry Information Technology

The Company

The Trade Desk powers the most sophisticated buyers in advertising technology. Founded by the pioneers of real-time bidding, The Trade Desk has become the fastest growing demand-side platform in the industry by offering agencies, aggregators, and their advertisers best-in-class technology to manage display, social, and video advertising campaigns.

The Trade Desk empowers buyers at the campaign level with the most expressive bid capabilities in market, full-funnel attribution, and detailed reporting that illustrates the consumer journey from initial... More

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