Progress Partners

Investment Banking

Progress Partners is a boutique investment firm based in Boston and New York City providing financial advisory services to companies in media, marketing, advertising, and software.

Chris Karl

Chris brings over twenty years of commercial and leadership experience in digital media sales, strategy, ad technology, data, and marketing to Progress Partners. Throughout his career, he has driven change and innovation into the marketplace in a wide variety of areas that have been sources for significant growth and maturation of the digital advertising ecosystem.  

He has been a vocal advocate for enabling publisher technology independence and transparency of markets, creating optimal pathways for data driven marketers.  In 2014, Chris introduced the ad tech marketplace to Display Header Bidding via a supply side technology company as company’s Chief Strategy Officer, and joined MediaMath as SVP of Enterprise Sales in 2012, a global DSP enabling self-directed marketers and agencies to leverage buyside technology for driving superior performance and ROI.  

Chris also held business development roles at Yahoo!, MTV Networks, and Alloy Media, where he developed marketing solutions and custom products across all media types while working with marketers like Procter and Gamble, Kraft, Pepsi, IBM, Ford, GM, and Verizon.

Chris is a graduate of The University of New Hampshire and majored in Business Administration and Marketing.

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