The CPX Family Continues To Grow

We recently mentioned that CPX Interactive was included as one of the fastest hiring companies in New York this year. We are proud to announce that our growth continues with the addition of these new CPXers!

Help us welcome the newest CPXers:

DannyGoberdhanDanny Goberdhan, Analyst

I am a graduate from Long Island University/ C.W. Post Campus with a BS in Finance. I studied abroad in London and am currently pursuing my MBA.  I am a very outgoing person and I enjoy reading, exercising, attending social events, boating, and experiencing first hand diversity.  I am happy to be a part of the CPX FAMILY!



JessJessica Cortapasso, HR Generalist

I am a native New Yorker with 7+ years of strategic HR experience.  I’m currently working on a masters in Human Resources Management and Development at NYU.  When I’m not at work or school, you can find me exploring the city, cooking poorly, or playing volleyball with the Crack Divas.  Psyched to be a part of a growing CPX team!


Alex WilsonAlex Wilson, Data Analyst

I went to the University of Maryland for Mechanical Engineering for undergrad and grad. In my spare time I compete in International-style Standard Ballroom Dance at the Championship level, and I am an avid social dancer.



mledoux_bioMichael LeDoux, Front End Engineer

I’m a former “Strong Island” kid who’s been hacking away at code in Manhattan for about 6+ years now. I’m always in search of the best cup of coffee in town (not Starbucks) . When not coding and drinking coffee, I can be found cycling all over the city, sampling the finest of Belgian beers, or belting out tunes at my favorite monthly event; Punk/Metal Karaoke.


Hanna NassiriHanna Nassiri, Account Executive

I am originally from San Francisco and studied at The University of California Santa Barbara where I majored in Global Studies. I have been living in NYC for three years working as an AM and I am now extremely excited to start selling. In my free time I enjoy traveling, proving to my nephew I am his coolest aunt, and biking around the city exploring new spots.



RhoadesRhoades Hughes, Account Executive

I grew up in Alabama and studied electrical engineering at Auburn University, War Eagle!  I worked a few jobs around the country and ended up in Williamsburg.  I’m very excited to join the advertising industry, and I look forward to getting to know everyone in the CPX family.


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Introducing CPX Interactive in Santa Monica

CPX Interactive continues to expand! We are excited to announce the opening of our Santa Monica office. Mark Papia, EVP of West Coast Operations, leads this new office. When asked about the new office, Mark said, “L.A. is the second largest ad market and an emerging tech hotspot… that’s why it is so critically important for CPX Interactive to be here.” He added, “to compete effectively in the West, it is important for us to have a significant foot print that speaks to the essence of CPX’s selling prop, brand and values. Our new office does that!”

Here are a few pictures from the new office, from the very beginning stages to now:





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Check back next week to meet the Santa Monica team! For more pictures from the Santa Monica office, please visit our Flickr.


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Drupal NYCCamp 2013

Here at CPX, we LOVE Drupal. So, we were excited when we had the opportunity to be a sponsor at Drupal NYCCamp 2013. Having a booth gave us a way to hang out with fellow Drupal-lovers and share our thoughts about Drupal and its application to the advertising industry. We met some awesome people, including small publishers who we hope to help make money in the future. We met a guy who wants to share his love for spear fishing and oh, make a little money.

Didier Jean-Charles, Director of Development, led a Git Training Session that was absolutely packed! He did an awesome job and the Q&A session was top-notch. Here’s a picture of Didier during his presentation.


Lynette Lorenzo, Senior Web Developer, led a Views and Migrate Module Session where she explained large data migrations. Lynette made sure everyone walked away saying, “Dang, she knows her stuff!”

Sara Robertson, CPX’s VP of Strategic Technology, tackled some big topics, explaining the Drupal Stack, Node.js, and Big Data. She was quoted on Twitter and gained some followers giving a boost to her ego and her Klout score. After the session, the CPX booth was crowded with people, eager to discuss our platform, data problems, and drop off their resumes.


Sara took the stage again with fellow Drupallers Chris Strahl from Phase 2 and Sam Richard from NBC Universal at the Media Summit Session. Chris talked about the publisher motivation for wanting responsive ads on their site, Sam talked about the technology used to create the responsive ad demo, and Sara talked about the challenges with responsiveness from the ad-serving, accounting, and adoption perspective. Can’t you tell how much these guys love Drupal?


Sara and Lynette participated in the Responsive Ad Sprint with Phase 2 Technologies, NBC Universal, Commerce Guys, Four Kitchens, The Spry Group, and several other participants.  Check out all their hard work and view their responsive ad demo and responsive ad presentation.

In the meantime, Didier attended sessions with his family, and his kids participated in the “Next Generation Drupallers” meet-up for kids. We were in awe of how active Drupal is teaching the next generation of coders with this presentation by Dmitri Gaskin, Growing Up in the Drupal Community.

This event helped us realize how much we appreciate our marketing department here at CPX! Without them, we managed to lose our tablecloth before the event, brought a booth instead, dragged the booth all around the West Village and left it in Sara’s living room (Weeks later, it’s still there. Sorry Sara!). Here’s a picture of Sara posing with the booth before she realized she was going to be stuck with it.


In addition to sponsoring Drupal NYCCamp 2013, CPX had the opportunity to host the pre-camp and wrap-up meetings. Our space is perfect for hosting meet-ups with our awesome hang-out space and beer on tap. We’re hoping Drupallers will come back, even though we spilt some beer on Forest’s laptop and made his keyboard forever sticky! We have loved getting plugged into the New York Drupal community and Sara or Didier will be speaking at the next Drupal Sunset meeting.

To learn more about Drupal NYCCamp 2013, visit their website or follow them on Twitter. Also, be sure to follow CPX Tech, Sara Robertson, Didier Jean-Charles and Lynette Lorenzo on Twitter.

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CPX In Boston For The 11th Annual BIMA Harbor Cruise

Last week CPX Interactive sponsored and attended the 11th Annual BIMA Harbor Cruise in Boston. Our CPX Media Division was in attendance for the scenic cruise around Boston’s waterways.

Boston Interactive Media Association (BIMA) is an organization CPX Interactive has partnered with throughout the years. Jawaan Wright, Account Executive for CPX Media, said, “The advertising industry is one of constant change. This change not only relies heavily on the sharing of insight and knowledge, but also the collaboration of minds to create the most efficient end product. BIMA does a great job of corralling innovative industry thinkers within a comfortable, yet compelling atmosphere.

The Harbor Cruise had a great turnout and we were glad to be a part of another wonderful BIMA networking event! Take a look at a few of the pictures below:

Jawaan BIMA

Nina & Guest at BIMA


For more pictures from the event, please visit CPX on Facebook and Flickr.



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The CPX Interactive App

downloadDid you know that CPX Interactive has an app? And you don’t even need to go to the app store to get it!

The app provides you with direct access to all things CPX! In one easy location, view our blog, YouTube videos and Flickr photos. Check out the screenshot of the app to the right!

It’s extremely easy to install and you’ll never miss the latest news from CPX! For an easy guide to installing the app visit: Then, be sure to add the app to your home screen for easy access.

We hope you enjoy!

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Introducing CPX Interactive In New Orleans!

Exciting times here at CPX Interactive! With so much growth happening within our company it was only a matter of time before we expanded. We are thrilled to announce that we have officially opened CPX NOLA! The new office is located right in the heart of New Orleans on Canal Street; we think this is going to be a perfect fit for CPX Interactive.

Meet our NOLA team and see what they have to say about the new office:


web_dzDavid Zapletal – EVP Media Optimization

David has been a part of CPX since the very beginning in 2004. “It is a dream come true to be building the next chapter of CPX here in New Orleans. The energy of the city and the culture of CPX are a perfect match to continue our success.”  


Chris CarnaccioChris Carnaccio – VP Direct Response Optimization

Chris has been part of the CPX family for the past 7 years. He recently moved from New York to New Orleans to be a part of the new office.  “I’m excited to be a part in the next steps of growth for CPX and looking forward to growing out the New Orleans office.”


Patrick HoganPatrick Hogan – Media Buyer

“I’ve been with CPX on and off since 2007.  CPX NOLA is like being in a whole different company but with a hint of the original flavor.  It’s got a great startup feel and all of the people are really young and excited about our new positions and direction.  I personally feel like this is a great step for CPX and CPX NOLA is going to be a great teammate to everyone at the company.”


ArielAriel Copeland – Office Manager

“Hi, my name is Ariel Copeland, and I am from New Orleans, Louisiana.  I recently graduated from Louisiana State University where I obtained a degree in Mass Communications with a concentration in Public Relations, as well as, a minor in Business Administration. While attending school, I had a part-time job working at Louisiana State University in the Office of Social Services Research and Development. I often helped with administrative duties, public relations tasks and website building. I love going to the beach and hanging out with my friends on my free time.”


Irimpen-HeadshotMathew Irimpen – Media Buyer

“I attended Tulane University and studied Sociology. I have a background in Social Media and SEO. I love outdoor sports, especially playing tennis and basketball; I’m also a baritone with a wide range, active in New Orleans’ local opera and musical theatre productions.”



Patrick RoachPatrick Roach – Media Buyer

“My name is Patrick Roach. I graduated from Delta State University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Mathematics and a Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies in Music/Recording. I also graduated from the University of New Orleans with a Master’s Degree in Statistics. Previously, I was a Paid Search Account Executive at FSC Interactive from February of 2013 to July 2013. I optimized paid search advertising in Google AdWords and Bing Ads. In my free time I like to play drums, guitar and piano. I also play chess.”


Chase clevelandChase Cleveland – Jr. System & Analytics Specialist

“My name is Chase Cleveland.  I went to school at Western Washington University and received a degree in Management in Information Systems (MIS).  After graduating I moved to Seattle Washington where I was a freelance web developer for a few years.   I moved to New Orleans last summer with my girlfriend of 8 years.  She started her first year of Medical School at Tulane University last fall.  I love fishing, snowboarding, snowmobiling and most outdoor activities.  I used to commercial fish every summer in Alaska, and I also used to be an amateur snowboarder.”


Joseph HensonJoseph Henson – Media Buyer

“I am originally from Columbus, Mississippi, and I went to the University of Alabama where I studied Advertising. I come to CPX with a background in SEO and Local Search Marketing. In my spare time I enjoy going to trivia nights and searching for the perfect poboy.”



Christine JohnsonChristine Johnson – Google AdWords Media Buyer

I grew up in a small resort town on Lake Michigan and earned a BA in Economics from Michigan State University. I moved to New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina and worked at a community development corporation for three years. I bring to CPX my talents in Paid Search management and my experience managing comprehensive online solutions, including PPC, SEO, Social Media Marketing, and website development. In my spare time, I enjoy planning events and spending time outdoors running, gardening, camping, and cycling.



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CPX Interactive Included In Fastest-Hiring Companies in NYC

As you may have noticed in the past few months, the CPX family has been rapidly growing! This week our growth was noted in an article posted by PandoDaily, “NYC Tech Hiring Bounces Back in First Half of 2013”.

“In the second quarter, 357 of New York’s Internet and digital media companies added 2,200 jobs, according to a study by executive search firm Cook Associates. It’s a 7.3 percent gain over the first quarter. Cook Associates has been tracking hiring at 530 companies in tech and digital media in New York and Boston since the beginning of 2012, and this is the highest growth figure it has seen.  growth chart image

Plenty of under-the-radar startups are hiring faster than some of the city’s most buzzed-about companies. For example, whither Kickstarter, Makerbot, Twitter, Gilt, Quirky, Squarespace, or Moda Operandi? The consumer tech startups get all the glory, but in New York, the adtech startups are getting all the talent.”

CPX Interactive was included on this list of companies with “large headcount gains” last quarter. Other companies on the list included Yodle, TapAd, Alloy Digital and Undertone. We’re proud and excited to be included on the list. We look forward to continued growth of the company!

Read the full article here.

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This is CPX – part five

A couple more new faces from our ranks stepped up to the camera to introduce themselves.

Click on a photo below to visit their “hello” videos on YouTube.

Steve Finigan, Help Desk Analyst, CPX Interactive

Steve Finigan, Help Desk Analyst, CPX Interactive

Gabriel Magana, Lead Software Engineer, CPX Interactive

Gabriel Magana, Lead Software Engineer, CPX Interactive

To watch intros from more CPXers, visit the YouTube playlist here.

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Help Us Welcome Our Newest CPXers!

The CPX family continues to grow! Help us welcome our newest employees:

Laurie HartnettLaurie Hartnett – Senior Account Executive

I have lived in the Midwest most of my life and have called Chicago my home for over 20 years now.  I live with my husband and two children and spend what little free time I have sleeping, catching up on reality tv (my escape!), hanging with friends, watching sports and taking my kids to and from activities.  I have been in advertising for over 16 years and thrilled to be on board with CPX!


Aziz Photo3Aziz Aithsaine – Business Analyst

I have had a varied experience in release engineering, project management and quality assurance. In previous companies, I have started QA teams and helped build processes around the development life cycle. I have a great passion for quality and think of my self as a user advocate. Outside I get involved in coaching soccer. My hobbies are restoring old rustic furniture, travel, and creating meals based on fusion of French and Moroccan cuisine.


Brian FernandezBrian Fernandez – Jr. Account Executive for Affiture

I was born and raised in Long Island, NY. I went to St. John’s University in Queens (the best big east school). I love being active so on my spare time you can find me playing some sort of sport, even if I’m not good at it. Some other hobbies are watching sports (NY GIANTS AND KNICKS), listening to music, playing Call of Duty, collecting sneakers (unfortunately), traveling and meeting new people.


MarisolMarisol Tudela – Producer & Video Editor for Studio CPX

I am from Lima, Peru and moved to New York City about a year and a half ago. As a journalist, I look forward to learning new things every day. I consider myself very outgoing and social. I love fashion, traveling and meeting people from different cultures! I am very excited to be part of CPX team and look forward to the challenges that await.


Stephen FiniganStephen Finigan – Help Desk Analyst 

In addition to my long-term love/hate relationship with computers, I have spent time as a high school math teacher, theatrical carpenter, and cricket umpire. I grew up in New Orleans, so I am excited to be here while CPX expands from the Big Apple to the Big Easy. Don’t tell anyone, but… I love the Red Sox.


Blake WinkleyBlake Winkley – Global Assignment Manager for Video

Moving to New York has been one of the best decisions I have ever made. I moved to the city over four years ago from Texas. Since, I have worked in the entertainment and film industries. I’m a lucky guy and am excited for what tomorrow brings. 



Gabriel3BW[1]Gabriel Magana – Lead Software Engineer

I am originally from Mexico. I graduated from the University of California, Irvine with a degree in Information and Computer Science. I have over 20 years of software engineering experience working in fields varying from game programming to data analytics to creating financial systems. I live and love programming and all things related to technology. My family is very important: My wife Emilia and I have a one-year-old daughter, with a boy on the way. Finally, I enjoy and spend time on photography and travel.

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Voice of the Brand Interview with CPX CRO Jonathan Slavin

Recently, CPX Interactive CRO, Jonathan Slavin, spoke with Voice of the Brand as part of their interview series. In the interview Slavin explains the different divisions here at CPX Interactive; he also discuses sports media as a segment of our business and the importance of scalable partnerships.

Listen to the interview below:

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