Our Story

Adzerk is growing fast, with over two billion ad requests per day, and is trusted by innovative brands like Edmunds, Ticketmaster, Salesforce, Imgur, Wattpad, and EllieMae.

Adzerk began in 2009 when software engineer James Avery wanted better tech for managing his network’s ads. While initially being JavaScript-based, Adzerk quickly focused on server-side API ads as the future of the internet.

Soon, Adzerk offered not just an API ad server, but infrastructure tools for companies to build their own ad products. Now, Adzerk's product is a suite of APIs aimed at powering the back-end of your fully customized ad server.

Industry Recognition & Certifications


stevies winner2019 - Silver - Most Innovative Tech Company of the Year
adzerk award2019 - Inc.com Best Place to Work
adzerk award2019 - G2Crowd Top Rated Ad Server Software
amazon partner networkAWS Select-Tier Tech Partner
google partnerApproved Google Ad Technology Provider
ncta member2018 - Best Company to Work For
iabOfficial IAB Member
soc 2 type 1Soc 1 Type II Certified
tag certificationCertified TAG Partner
inc 5000#262 in the Inc 5000

Proud Sponsors Of


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Leadership Team

James Avery

CEO & Founder

Larry Karnowski

VP of Product

Ron Nelson

VP of Sales

Alejandro Sanchez

VP of Customer Success

Tim Ewald

VP of Engineering

Chris Shuptrine

VP of Marketing

Jobs at Adzerk

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Our Values

Adzerk is an inclusive workplace. We are mothers, fathers, veterans, students, LGBTQ, immigrants with one goal in common— we want to make the internet a better place.

  • Make the internet a better place. We work with innovative sites and apps that do good things.
  • Be open. We are dedicated to open source and sharing our knowledge.
  • We are all adults. We reject micromanagement and trust our employees.
  • We encourage transparency. We hide nothing from employees or clients.
  • Go above and beyond. We solve problems for our clients, no matter what it takes.
  • Embrace diversity. We fight to empower underrepresented groups.
  • Always be crushing. We act fast but get it done right.
  • Be a hacker. We maintain a culture of engineering and creative problem solving.