Board of Directors

Board of Directors

  • Ryan Schulke

    Director
    Mr. Schulke was a co-founder of Fluent, Inc. in 2010 and has served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Fluent since its inception, and a director since 2015. Before founding Fluent, Mr. Schulke served as Media Director of Clash Media, a global digital advertising network.
    • Matthew Conlin

      Director
      Mr. Conlin was a co-founder of Fluent, Inc. in 2010 has served as its President since inception. Prior to founding Fluent, Mr. Conlin served as Director of U.S. Sales for Clash Media, a global digital advertising network.
      • Andrew Frawley

        Independent Director
        Mr. Frawley has served as a Director of Curo Group Holdings Corp (NYSE: CURO) since its initial public offering in December 2017. Mr. Frawley currently serves as the Chief Executive Officer of AJ Frawley & Associates LLC.  From December 2014 to September 2016 Mr. Frawley served as Chief Executive Officer of Epsilon, a segment of Alliance Data Systems Corporation. Prior to that, he served as Epsilon’s President from January 2012 to December 2014 and as its President of Marketing Technology from January 2009 to December 2011.  Mr. Frawley also currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Data & Marketing Association, and has been the Chairman of the Board of Directors of Cybba Inc., a privately held company, since September 2017. Mr. Frawley earned a Master of Business Administration from Babson College and a Bachelor of Science in Finance from The University of Maine.
        Independent Director
      • Peter Benz

        Independent Director
        Mr. Peter Benz has served on our Board of Directors since June 2015. Mr. Benz is the Chief Executive Officer of Viking Asset Management, LLC, an asset and investment management company which he founded in 2001. Since January 2012, Mr. Benz has served as a director of Starboard Resources, Inc., an onshore oil and natural gas exploration and production company. Mr. Benz has also served as a director of Usell.com, a technology based online market place, since October 2014 and as a director and Chairman of the Board of Optex Systems, Inc., a manufacturer of optical systems for the defense industry since November 2014.
        Financial Expert
      • Donald Mathis

        Independent Director
        Mr. Donald Mathis is currently the GM of Growth at Comcast NBCUniversal, where he is responsible for establishing new ventures and initiatives that broaden the company’s offerings, penetrate new markets, and facilitate enterprise transformation. He joined Comcast NBCUniversal in July 2017. Mr. Mathis is also Chairman of Echelon AI (“Echelon”), a NY-based privately held Artificial Intelligence start-up focused on business process automation, predictive data analytics and nextgen digital and cyber security. Mr. Mathis joined Echelon in April 2017. He is also an Operating Partner with Periscope Equity, a Chicago-based growth private equity fund, which he joined in January 2017. In addition, from April 2016 through June 2017, Mr. Mathis served as a Senior Adviser and Director of the initiative for Digital Counterterrorism (iDCT), a public-private consortium and non-governmental organization focused on countering violent extremism and terrorist recruitment in the digital domain. Mr. Mathis has served since 2013 on the Board of Advisers of Omniangle Technologies, a privately held company involved in business intelligence and information security. Previously, Mr. Mathis served as the Chief Executive Officer of privately held Kinetic Social from October 2011 through April 2016. Mr. Mathis was a co-founder of Kinetic Social, a SaaS and managed service social data and technology company acquired by Blue Chip Venture Company. From 2007 to 2011, Mr. Mathis served as Executive Chairman and Director of Online Intelligence, a privately held digital security firm specializing in brand protection and traffic integrity services. Mr. Mathis was on the audit and compensation committees of Online Intelligence until its acquisition by FAS Labs, Inc. in May 2010, and remained Executive Chairman until November 2011. Mr. Mathis has an MBA from the Harvard Business School and is a Commander in the U.S. Navy (currently inactive reserve).