Let's Crush It Together

What we do

We make the Internet a better place, one native ad at a time.
Adzerk provides a suite of APIs for building your own native ad server.

Our Story

Adzerk began in 2009 when software engineer James Avery wanted better tech for managing his network’s ads. While initially enabling all ad units, Adzerk quickly focused on native as the future of the internet.

Soon, Adzerk started offering not just ad serving tech, but tools to build your own native ad server. Now, Adzerk's product is a suite of APIs aimed at powering the back-end of your native ad product.

Adzerk is growing fast, with over a billion ad requests per day, and is trusted by innovative brands like Reddit, Imgur, and StackExchange.

Our Values

  • 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 transparancy. 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.

The Adzerk Team

James AveryCEO & Founder

Larry KarnowskiVP of Product

Ron NelsonVP of Sales

Alejandro SanchezVP of Customer Success

Sean ChaneySoftware Engineer

Alan DipertSoftware Engineer

Dylan HulserBusiness Development Manager

Joanna MarionOperations Manager

Micha NiskinSoftware Engineer

Jarrod SwartSoftware Engineer

Dave YarwoodSoftware Engineer

Our Investors

Nat TurnerFlatiron Health

Zach WeinbergFlatiron Health

Brian HandlyStepLeader Digital

Great Oaks Venture Capital

Peter HoranBlog Sparks Network

Joshua SchachterAngel Investor

Bob SenoffNew Millenium Partners

Tim HuntleyAngel Investor

Jobs at Adzerk

Adzerk is a Durham, NC startup that enables innovative companies to build their ad infrastructure. We’re looking for individuals who love crushing it as much as we do.


Some reasons why you want to work here —

  • Adzerk believes employees have rights. We have a Bill of Rights, in fact.
  • We have a great location in fast-growing Durham, NC.
  • You’ll get your own Macbook and Thunderbolt display, with all the peripherals.
  • Excellent benefits, including great health/dental insurance and 100% paid maternity and paternity leave.
  • Unlimited paid vacation and flexible working hours. Because we’re all grownups and a work/life balance is important.
  • Free coffee, snacks, and refreshments. We gots the food.
  • Ping pong, Mario Kart 8, and like 784 different board games.
  • Wednesday chair massages. Come for the job, stay for the back rubs.