Prior to joining Purch in 2014, Phil held senior roles with 1-800 Contacts (SVP eCommerce & Mobile) and BlackBerry where he was the Senior Director for Digital Marketing for North American with global platform and digital branding responsibilities. He’s also held senior roles with the Canadian Marketing Association as both a board member and chair of the mobile marketing council.
Previous to The Times, Rebecca was Vice President of partner relations at News Corp, Vice President of marketing at The Daily, and Executive Director of marketing at The New Republic. She has also worked in strategy and development roles for the Associated Press and NPR.
She graduated with a bachelor’s degree in sociology from Tufts University and a master’s degree from Northwestern University's Kellogg School of Management. She was awarded the McCormick Fellow for Media Management at Northwestern.
She lives with her husband, daughter, and their pit bull-shepherd-lab mix in Brooklyn.
Jen is the Director of Digital Audience Development at A+E Networks. After graduating from Muhlenberg College with a BA in Theater and a Business minor, Jen joined Signature Theater Company where she developed their first social media initiatives and increased subscriber retention by 20%. She spent three years running the marketing department at the Summer Play Festival where she implemented their first online advertising initiatives and exceeded all sales records, including increasing group sales by more than 600%. She had the opportunity to move to for-profit work at Arielle Tepper Productions, a Broadway producing office, and AKA, a full service marketing and advertising agency. As a digital account manager with AKA, Jen strategized and implemented the online marketing campaigns for over 30 live entertainment, institutional, and digital-only accounts including Matilda The Musical, Billy Elliott and A Christmas Story. Almost four years ago she moved to A+E Networks where she is responsible for growing and retaining the audience across all of their digital platforms, across all network brands. During her time with A+E Networks Jen has fueled over a billion video views and over 49 million app downloads across the Digital TV Everywhere products, surpassing goals for the last three years; lead customer acquisition across all platforms for the launch of Lifetime Movie Club and History Vault, exceeding expectations; and implemented retention tactics for TV Everywhere apps, increasing return engagement by 87%.