Don PatrickChief Executive OfficerMr. Patrick has been the Chief Executive Officer of the Company since January 2022. Prior to that, Mr. Patrick was interim Chief Executive Officer of the Company from July 2021 to January 2022. He was the Chief Operating Officer of the Company and its wholly owned subsidiary Fluent, LLC from January 2018 to June 2021. Previously, Mr. Patrick served as Chief Executive Officer of Seneca One Finance, Inc., a specialty consumer finance company, from 2014 to 2017. From 2011 to 2013, he served as President of Infogroup Marketing Services, a business unit of InfoGROUP, Inc. Before that, Mr. Patrick served as Chief Operating Officer of Merkle from 1997 to 2010. He earned a Master of Business Administration from the University of Chicago and a Bachelor of Arts from St. Lawrence University.
Ryan SchulkeChief Strategy OfficerRyan Schulke has been the Chief Strategy Officer of the Company and its wholly owned subsidiary, Fluent, LLC since July 2021. Mr. Schulke co-founded Fluent, LLC in 2010 and served as Chief Executive Officer of Fluent, LLC from its inception through June 2021. Before merging with the Company in December 2015, Fluent, LLC was privately held. Mr. Schulke served as Chief Executive Officer of the Company from March 2018 through June 2021. Prior to founding Fluent, LLC, Mr. Schulke served as Media Director of Clash Media, a global digital advertising network. Mr. Schulke earned a Bachelor of Communications Arts from Marymount Manhattan College.
Matthew ConlinChief Customer OfficerMatthew Conlin has been the Chief Customer Officer of the Company and its wholly owned subsidiary, Fluent, LLC since July 2021. Together with Mr. Schulke, Mr. Conlin co-founded Fluent, LLC in 2010 and has served as President of Fluent, LLC from its inception through June 2021. Mr. Conlin also served as President of the Company from March 2018 through June 2021. Before founding Fluent, LLC, Mr. Conlin served as Sales Director, U.S. of Clash Media, a global digital advertising network. Mr. Conlin earned a Bachelor of Science in Marketing from St. John’s University.
Ryan PerfitInterim CFORyan is a financial professional with executive-level experience from start-ups to public companies. He has over 20 years of experience as a consultant at PricewaterhouseCoopers and FTI Consulting and leading finance teams in a wide range of industries. Ryan spent seven years as a financial executive at Fluent, Inc., overseeing the finance function and serving as Interim CFO in charge of all public company financial responsibilities including investor relations and compliance. After acting as a CFO for three start-ups in the Seed and Series A stages of funding, Ryan has returned to Fluent as Interim CFO with a specialty in annual & multi-year strategic forecasting and managing teams to align financial goals with corporate strategy.