Management

Management

  • Don Patrick

    Interim Chief Executive Officer
    Mr. Patrick was appointed Interim Chief Executive Officer of the Company effective July 1, 2021. Mr. Patrick joined wholly owned subsidiary Fluent, LLC as its Chief Operating Officer in January 2018. 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 graduated with an MBA from the University of Chicago and a B.A. from St. Lawrence University.
    • Ryan Schulke

      Chief Strategic Officer
      Ryan Schulke was appointed Chief Strategy Officer of the Company effective July 1, 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 Conlin

        Chief Customer Officer
        Matthew Conlin was appointed Chief Customer Officer of the Company effective July 1, 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.
        • Alex Mandel

          Chief Financial Officer
          Mr. Mandel joined Fluent, Inc. as its Chief Financial Officer in February 2018. Prior to his appointment, Mr. Mandel had been serving as an independent financial consultant to the Company since July 2018. From February 2016 to June 2018, Mr. Mandel served as the Chief Financial Officer of IAC Applications, Inc., a division of IAC/InterActiveCorp. From 2010 to 2015, Mr. Mandel was employed by LendingTree, Inc., including as its Chief Financial Officer from 2012 to 2015. He was a Managing Director at Centerview Partners LLC, an investment banking advisory firm in New York City, from 2008 to 2010. Prior to that, Mr. Mandel held various positions at investment banking firm Bear, Stearns & Co. Inc. from 1996 to 2008, including Managing Director beginning in 2003. He received his Bachelor of Arts in economics from Tufts University and his Masters of Business Administration from Columbia Business School.