Our Leadership Team

CEO & Founder

Tim Furey is the Founder and CEO of MarketBridge. Under his leadership, MarketBridge has become the leading provider of technology-enabled B2B marketing and sales performance improvement products and solutions. Mr. Furey led the transformative expansion of MarketBridge from thought-leading, multi-channel consulting firm to a leading provider of end-to-end digital marketing and sales enablement solutions. MarketBridge clients include leading firms in industries such as software (Microsoft, SAP, salesforce.com), hardware (HP, Dell, NetApp), communications (British Telecom, Verizon, Avaya), financial services (Mastercard, HSBC, American Express), and health care (GE, Merck, Humana).

Tim is the author of The Channel Advantage, the definitive guide examining channel strategy and management, a business book best-seller in 2000. Prior to founding MarketBridge, Tim worked with Boston Consulting Group, Mercer Management Consulting, Kaiser Associates and the Marketing Science Institute. Currently, Tim serves on the Board of Directors of Skyworks Solutions (Nasdaq:SWKS), a leading semiconductor manufacturer of wireless telephony applications. Tim earned a Bachelor of Arts in economics, cum laude, from Harvard University and a Masters of Business Administration from Harvard Business School.

Chief Operating Officer

Bashar Mardam-Bey leads global operations for MarketBridge. With 17 years of experience at MarketBridge, Bashar has a proven track record of client work and operational excellence.

His past project work with MarketBridge includes companies in high-tech, telecommunications, financial services, and pharmaceuticals. Bashar has led various engagements including the re-engineering and execution of global digital demand generation programs; digital go-to-market strategies, and enterprise channel planning.

Bashar runs the firm Operations including Human Resources, Recruiting, Finance, Staffing, Administration and Information Technology functions of MarketBridge globally. He carries European and U.S. citizenship and speaks three languages fluently. He has a passion for growing MarketBridge.

Bashar started his career at CNN America prior to joining MarketBridge. He earned his BSFS at Georgetown University’s Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service.

Senior Vice President

Mike leads the firm’s Sales Solutions group where he delivers innovative sales productivity solutions to Fortune 1000 Sales executives and teams using MarketBridge’s technology platforms and services. He delivers practical solutions to direct and indirect sales teams to leverage data analytics and personalized content to arm sales reps to manage the digital customer journey.

Mike brings 24 years of Sales & Marketing strategy, process, and implementation experience to each client challenge. His focus is on innovative solutions that combine traditional sales channels with emerging technologies. His unique point of view is rooted in his work with Fortune 500 executives at global firms including Akamai, American Express, Citigroup, DuPont, Fidelity Investments, General Electric, Goldman Sachs, Hewlett-Packard, Humana, IBM, Marriott, Merck, Microsoft, Xerox and more.

Mike holds a Bachelors of Science in Commerce, cum laude from The McIntire School of Commerce at The University of Virginia.

 

Vice President

Marketing Solutions

Lane is a VP on the Marketing Solutions team where he leads in innovative digital marketing strategies and content platform creation. Lane’s current focus is in leading the development, marketing and evolution of MarketBridge’s StringerTM for Content platform. Prior to this, he lead the development of Marketbridge’s StringerTM for Business Intelligence Social product, a patented social scoring analytics platform that now drives strategic insights for various top-tier financial services clients. With over 15 years of digital marketing experience, Lane’s experience centers around helping clients realize stronger acquisition and engagement pathways through strategic social data intelligence and then leveraging that insight through smarter content marketing initiatives.

While at MarketBridge, Lane’s clients have included Citibank, Wells Fargo, BrightHouse Networks, Office Depot, BMC and Flowserve, Inc. Prior to MarketBridge Lane served as the Chief Marketing Officer for Vantage Strategy where his clients included PriceWaterHouseCoopers, The World Bank, until a shift in focus on travel where he led digital strategies for the Mexico Tourism Board as well as the tourism boards for Las Vegas, Orlando, New York and Washington D.C.

Lane holds dual BS degrees from Salisbury University and the University of Maryland ES, as well as his Master of Divinity from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary.

Senior Vice President

Sales Solutions

Bill Sheldon is a Senior Vice President in our Sales Solutions Group. Bill has more than 25 years experience working with clients on designing and delivering unique, data-driven approaches to sales and marketing effectiveness. He is responsible for delivering innovative sales productivity solutions to Fortune 1000 Sales executives and teams in the technology and financial services industries using MarketBridge’s Stringer™ platforms, and has oversight for our Stringer™ for Business Intelligence solution.

Prior to rejoining MarketBridge, Bill spent 4 ½ years as the Chief Solutions Officer at Angoss Software, where he had overall responsibility for the design, development and deployment of predictive analytic solutions. Before that, Bill held the positions of Vice President of Marketing Solutions for Paradyz Analytics, a multi-channel marketing services agency, and Chief Operating Officer for CFM Partners, a leading provider of SaaS compliance risk management solutions to the financial services industry.

While at MarketBridge previously, Bill led our Technology Sector and our Decision Sciences practices for nearly 14 years, working with leading technology clients such as Microsoft and IBM. Bill began his career at Accenture in the Washington, DC office.

Bill holds a BS from the University of Virginia, and a Masters of Business Administration from the American University in Washington, DC.

Vice President

Marketing Services

Melanie brings over 15 years of direct response experience to our Marketing Solutions team and is a tireless advocate for helping our clients improve their B2B and B2C marketing and sales initiatives.

She has a record of improving results such as increased lead generation, higher conversion rates, lowered cost-per-lead as well as elevated customer engagement through targeted content. Her experience spans the Retail, Financial, and Technology and Healthcare industries.

Prior to MarketBridge, Melanie held SVP and VP of Marketing roles within competitive sales and digital publishing industries where she garnered multi-channel experience in digital marketing, email, direct mail, and television. In those roles she was accountable for lead gen, subscription conversions, sales pipeline and customer retention. Melanie also spent years managing several subscription publications, working with editors and copywriters to curate paid as well as free content for consumers.

Melanie is a Vice President within MarketBridge’s Marketing Solutions team located in our Bethesda, Maryland office.

As a Managing Director of Sales, Ryan is focused on leading MarketBridge’s business development into the technology sector. With over twenty years of experience implementing strategic solutions, he brings relationships and insights in many of the largest global high tech companies in addition to a strong competency in sales acceleration, channel strategy, customer loyalty, retention and digital engagement for sales and marketers.

Prior to MarketBridge, Ryan spent twelve years at BI Worldwide, a global performance marketing services agency as a Director of Business Development. While there, he built a client base that included Microsoft, HP, Google, Yahoo!, Hitachi Data Systems and Xerox focusing on solutions for the sales/channel, employee and consumer segments. Ryan also spent seven years in business development for Xerox in both the San Francisco and Washington D.C. markets.

Ryan holds an BA in Marketing from West Virginia University.

Leslie Wilson is a Vice President with MarketBridge’s Analytics Team, based out of San Francisco, CA. During her time with MarketBridge, Leslie has worked with a variety of Fortune 500 clients in the U.S., Europe, and South America in the Retail, High-Tech, Telecom, and Pharmaceutical industries.

Leslie’s areas of focus include:

  • Integrated marketing strategy, planning, execution, measurement and reporting
  • Customer relationship management data analytics
  • Sales and marketing pipeline performance measurement, reporting, and optimization
  • Partner channel capacity planning

Prior to joining MarketBridge, Leslie earned a BSBA, with honors, from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and most recently, Leslie completed her MBA from INSEAD in Fontainebleau, France.

Jasmine Cook is a Vice President within MarketBridge’s Marketing Solutions team. She is primarily responsible for leading the development and execution of lead nurture, sales enablement and marketing acceleration programs.

Jasmine’s areas of focus include:

  • Building comprehensive marketing demand generation and nurture programs to support direct and channel sales pipeline
  • Accelerating sales conversations and building customer loyalty through comprehensive sales enablement programs and trainings

Prior to joining MarketBridge, Jasmine worked to provide marketing and channel partner program support in the network security sector, where she was responsible for the development and execution of product launches, lead generation campaigns and the management of the global partner program.

Our team is passionate about developing technology and delivering solutions that power marketing and sales performance with predictive analytics and personalized content.

Tim Furey

CEO & Founder

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Bashar Mardam-Bey

Chief Operating Officer

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Mike Kelleher

Senior Vice President

Sales Solutions

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Lane Douglas

Vice President

Marketing Solutions

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Bill Sheldon

Senior Vice President

Sales Solutions

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Melanie Russo

Vice President

Marketing Solutions

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Ryan McCool

Vice President of Sales - Technology Sector

Sales

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Leslie Wilson

Vice President

Business Analytics

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Jasmine Cook

Vice President

Marketing Solutions

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