Industry Recognition & Certifications

2019 - Most Innovative Tech Company of the Year
2019 - Best Workplaces
2019 - TBJ's Best Places to Work
2019 - Cloud Company of the Year
2019 - Company of the Year
2019 Summer - G2Crowd Top Ad Serving Tech
2019 Spring - G2Crowd Top Ad Serving Tech
2019 - #1 Ad Serving Tech on Capterra
2018 - Business of Apps - Top Ad Server
2018 - Best Company to Work For
2015 - Inc 5000 Fast Growing Company
AWS Select-Tier Tech Partner
Approved Google Ad Technology Provider
Official IAB Member
Soc 1 Type II Certified

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James Avery

James Avery

James Avery is the founder of Adzerk and serves as its CEO. He was the co-founder of TekPub, which helped developers learn from high-quality screencasts. He has been writing code and starting companies for the past 20 years, while also writing books for O'Reilly, Wrox, and Microsoft Press. Additionally, he serves as an advisor to startups including Blockthrough, Lazarus, and more through TechStars MetLife Accelerator.

Our Story

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.

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 help innovative brands build user-friendly, privacy-focused ad platforms.
  • 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.

Jobs at Adzerk

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Adzerk - Durham


505 S Duke Street, Suite 500

Durham, NC 27701

Adzerk - San Francisco

San Francisco

156 2nd Street

San Francisco, CA 94105

Adzerk - London


Aldwych House, 71-91 Aldwych

Holborn, London WC2B 4HN