With nearly two decades of software and monetization experience at YouTube and Google, Ikkjin Ahn co-founded Moloco in 2013. During his time with YouTube in the monetization team, Ikkjin developed a video profitability prediction system. While at Google, he was the founding Tech Lead Manager for the Android Data team achieving the Google Citizenship award in 2012.
As CEO, Ikkjin sets the strategy and vision for the company. Mr Ahn is often sought out for his opinions on machine learning, data privacy, performance advertising, and growth marketing. He leads the company’s continual investment in machine learning and R&D and has led the company through significant revenue growth, global office expansions and staffing increases while earning recognition as a Great Place to Work and as a Deloitte Fast 500 company. Ikkjin is an advocate for all employees by ensuring that Moloco continues to be an inviting employer that welcomes diversity and provides opportunities for employees to learn and advance their careers.
Ahn is a 2004 graduate of Seoul National University, holds a Master’s Degree from the University of Pennsylvania, and studied Computer Science as a graduate student at the University of California, San Diego.
As CFO at Moloco, Brandon oversees all financial functions including strategic finances, mergers & acquisitions, investment, and accounting. Brandon believes that sharing financial knowledge with employees provides better outcomes as employees have an opportunity to participate in creating value.
Brandon joined Moloco in 2019 after ten years of advising software and Internet companies on capital markets. He spent eight years with RBC Capital Markets where he held vice president, director and managing director roles. He worked on mergers and acquisitions, value creation and capital markets transactions across many sectors including e-commerce marketplace, social media, advertising technology, digital health, direct-to-consumer brands and on-demand mobility.
Brandon’s early interests were in the legal sector and he obtained his Doctor of Law (J.D.) from New York University of Law and his J.D./MBA in Finance, Accounting, Entertainment, Media & Technology from NYU Stern School of Business.
Sunil brings more than 25 years of business experience in building commercial and product operations to Moloco where his duties include overseeing all commercial functions across Moloco’s products and platforms.
Prior to Moloco, he served as President and head of Disney+ Hotstar, where he grew the streaming business 8X to 50M+ subscribers, scaled 20+ markets internationally for Disney+ and Disney+ Hotstar across India, Southeast Asia, Middle East and Africa, and led the launch of the next generation Hotstar streaming platform. Before joining Disney+, Rayan held leadership roles at Google for more than seven years where he headed the company’s Global Mobile App ads business and helped build Google Cloud solutions for Games. Prior to that, he was an Associate Partner at McKinsey serving technology clients across a variety of functions.
DJ and Ikkjin Ahn (CEO) met as college classmates in 1997. They both attended the same grad school (UC San Diego) under the same advisor (Prof. Michael Taylor). While Ikkjin left grad school to join Google in 2008, DJ continued to earn his degree and then joined Google’s Cloud Storage team in 2012. He joined Moloco in 2015 and was promoted to CTO in 2016.
DJ manages a global team of site reliability, software and cloud engineers collectively known as Moloco’s infrastructure team. The infrastructure team is instrumental in providing a reliable, scalable, and efficient cloud service for Moloco’s suite of cloud-based services. Recognized by Google as a Customer Award Winner in the cross-industry category, Moloco’s infrastructure demonstrates business excellence and the team’s ability to overcome challenges with innovative thinking and leadership.
DJ earned a Doctor of Philosophy, Computer Science and Engineering from UC San Diego and his BS in Computer Science and Engineering from Seoul National University. He published several technical papers in premier CS conferences like PLDI, OOPSLA, and CGO.
Chang brings to Moloco nearly two decades of technical architecture experience from his previous work at Microsoft, Intel and Barefoot Networks. While at Microsoft, he worked on the design and management of Azure infrastructure and its network-virtualization architecture in particular. At Intel, he led the technical aspects of the Intel’s End-to-End Networking & Applications initiative that enabled programmability and performance across various Intel networking targets.
With this background in building large, distributed systems, Chang heads several global engineering teams at Moloco. Firstly, Chang and his infrastructure team developed Moloco’s cloud service platform to reliably and cost-effectively deliver our machine learning services in a manner that is scalable for Moloco’s growth and the needs of our customers. This effort was recognized in 2021 with the Google Cloud Customer award.
Chang also manages Moloco’s machine learning and data science teams whose work contributes to Moloco’s reputation for achieving high performance advertising results for customers. In addition to machine learning engineers and data scientists, the team has expertise in mathematics and other disciplines including economics and science.
Chang is an Adjunct Professor at Stanford where he works with students on networking and distributed computing projects. He earned his PhD in computer science at Princeton University, and his MS and BS in computer engineering from Seoul National University.
Prior to joining Moloco, Anurag spent 10 years in Product Management at Google, focussing on Search and mobile Ads. At Wish, Anurag worked in product management, rising to head of product management, and leading the product org responsible for all consumer facing features of the flagship eCommerce platform with over 500M downloads. Anurag began his career as a software engineer at Qualcomm. Anurag holds 18 patents, mostly related to Ads.
At Moloco, Anurag leads the global product and UX team. In his role, Anurag is responsible for Moloco’s existing products and services and assists the strategic growth team with early stage product development.
Anurag obtained his MBA in High Tech and Entrepreneurship from Cornell University and his MS in Computer Science from Oregon State University. His early education included a BE in Computer Engineering from Delhi University.
Brian began his career in the financial industry as a product strategist and quantitative analyst at Capital One before moving to Google as a quantitative analyst working for Google’s finance team. Before joining Moloco in 2016, Brian held product and operations leadership positions at various startups.
As Chief Operating Officer at Moloco, Brian oversees a broad range of functions including business operations and strategy, marketing, people operations, global workplace operations, legal, and information technology. Brian is also serving as the executive sponsor for Moloco Love, Moloco’s corporate social responsibility initiative. Brian achieved his BS and Masters in Operations Research and Industrial Engineering from Cornell University.
Sehyuk co-founded Moloco in 2013 after nearly seven years with Oracle. At Oracle he worked on the Cloud Computing, Nimbula and Virtualization teams. During his service with Oracle, he was involved in many machine learning and cloud computing projects.
At Moloco, Sehyuk oversees the largest, global team consisting of machine learning engineers, data scientists, and data engineers.
Sehyuk obtained his BS from Seoul National University and went on to study computer science and machine learning at Stanford. He is distinguished by being a world finalist in ACM ICPC World Finals 2004, where each year an elite group of the brightest collegiate problem solvers on the planet comes together to compete in the top tier of the International Collegiate Programming Contest. Additionally, Sehyuk was a Gold medalist at the International Olympiad in Informatics in 1998, a silver medalist in 1996 and a medalist in the National Mathematical Olympiad in 1998 and 1999.
David is Chief Legal Officer of Moloco and serves as Corporate Secretary to the Board of Directors. He leads the global legal function and brings to his role nearly two decades of legal, corporate governance, regulatory and compliance experiences. He has worked with high growth private and public companies helping them launch enterprise software, SaaS, data and cloud enabled products and services. Prior to joining Moloco, David was Chief Counsel and Chief Privacy Officer of Varian, a Fortune 1000 MedTech and Software company since acquired by Siemens. He also served as General Counsel at Aptean, an enterprise software and SaaS company. David began his legal career in private practice, focusing on Corporate, Securities and M&A matters with DLA Piper and Mayer Brown.
David serves on the board of Visual Communications, a Los Angeles based nonprofit and host of the L.A. Asian Pacific Film Festival. He is also a member of the Silicon Valley Association of General Counsel and the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association (NAPABA). He received his J.D. from the Vanderbilt University Law School where he was a member of the Vanderbilt Law Review. He also received his BA in Politics with honors from Occidental College.
With more than 25 years of experience building and transforming rapidly growing companies’ finance operations, Dharti brings a unique skill set and expertise in leading finance through milestone changes, including mergers and acquisitions and public company readiness. She previously served as CAO at Momentive (formerly SurveyMonkey), where she played an instrumental role in SurveyMonkey’s successful IPO in 2018. Dharti also held multiple finance roles during her 12-year tenure at Yahoo!, ultimately serving as the media giant’s Senior Director of Financial Planning and Analysis for the Americas.
As the company’s Chief Accounting Officer, Dharti will oversee Moloco’s global accounting function, financial reporting and tax function and help drive the revenue strategy and overall financial health.
Dharti earned her BA in Accounting and Finance from Georgia State University and is a licensed Certified Public Accountant in the state of Georgia.
Yina brings nearly two decades of experience in financial strategy and operations to Moloco. Her experience in building and scaling fast growing companies has been instrumental to Moloco’s favorable financial position today and future growth. Yina established Moloco’s Finance functions and currently leads the company’s global FP&A, sourcing and core finance operations, reporting to the CFO.
Prior to joining Moloco, Yina served in senior finance leadership positions at Visa, Credit Karma and Nitro, where she led multiple transformation initiatives and made significant contributions to the companies’ success.
Yina holds an MBA in Finance, Global Business and Investment from Duke University, Fuqua School of Business, and a BSc in Computer Science.