Adzerk is Awesome

What we do

We empower developers to build revenue generating products. Adzerk is a suite of tools and APIs that enable web publishers to capture the most revenue from their web properties and mobile applications by building innovative ad solutions. We are extensible, highly scalable, and platform agnostic.

Our Story

Adzerk was founded in 2009 by James Avery, who previously co-founded developer training hub TekPub (acquired by Pluralsight) and has written books for O'Reilly, Wrox, and Microsoft Press. When James couldn't find the technology to manage the advertising he wanted on his websites, he created his own.

Adzerk has grown to serve dozens of billions of impressions per month and is trusted by publishers like reddit, StackOverflow, and Newsmax. We are based in Durham, North Carolina in a renovated municipal garage.

Our Values

  • Advertising should be effective for marketers, lucrative for publishers, and acceptable to users.
  • Users have a right to privacy when using the internet.
  • Content creators deserve to be compensated for their hard work.
  • We are against toolbars or other tools that defraud publishers of their ad inventory.
  • We are against iframes and other techniques that deceive advertisers about the inventory they’re purchasing.
  • Employees have rights. We have a Bill of Rights, in fact.
  • We put our money where our convictions are.

The Adzerk Team

James AveryCEO & Founder

Ron NelsonDirector of Sales

Sean ChaneySoftware Engineer

Niki KohariVP of Operations

Vikki ChwalowskiSoftware Engineer

Alex CarlMarketing and Communications

Our Investors

Great Oaks Venture Capital

Nat TurnerFlatiron Health, Invite Media

Zach WeinbergInvite Media

Brian HandlyStepLeader Digital

Jobs at Adzerk

Adzerk is a Durham, NC startup that’s helping content publishers make more money from their ad inventory by building a revolutionary ad serving platform. We are looking for individuals who love working in a fast paced environment that focuses on continuous learning and personal responsibility.


Some reasons why you want to work here —

  • Adzerk believes employees have rights. We have a Bill of Rights, in fact.
  • We put our money where our convictions are.
  • We have a great location in fast-growing Durham NC.
  • You’ll get your own Macbook Pro and Thunderbolt display, with all the peripherals.
  • Excellent benefits for you and your family.
  • Unlimited paid vacation. Because we’re all grownups here.
  • Flexible work hours, and work from home 2 days a week. (Seriously, half our code gets written after midnight.)
  • Free coffee, snacks, and beer. And we get the good stuff. Not to mention our legendary scotch collection.
  • Foosball and Mario Kart 8.