At Contently, we believe in the power of great storytelling. Founded in 2011 by Joe Coleman, Dave Goldberg, and Shane Snow, our mission is to build a better media world by helping brands connect with people through great stories, and by helping freelance creatives grow their careers.
Contently powers the content marketing programs of the world’s most valuable brands, including Google, Walmart, Marriott, Dell, and hundreds of others. Our methodology and solution has three key pillars: expert content strategy, an enterprise content marketing platform that saves you time, and a global talent network with over 140,000 freelance creatives.
Headquartered in New York City, Contently is the recipient of numerous awards, including Digiday’s Best Content Marketing Platform, and has been recognized by AdAge, Crain’s, Fortune, and Inc. as a Best Place to Work.
Joe is a lifelong entrepreneur and founded two successful internet companies before Contently. In 2012, Joe and his co-founders were named to Inc.’s 30 Under 30 list.
Shane is the bestselling author of Smartcuts: The Breakthrough Power of Lateral Thinking. His writing has appeared in Wired and The New Yorker.
Dave created the interfaces and algorithms that power much of Contently’s platform. He has over 10 years of experience solving tech problems in a range of industries.
Pearl is a strategic operator who has led marquee brands like Time, Dotdash, and Xaxis. She has extensive experience achieving accelerated growth through customer service and execution excellence.
Thu is a global sales and strategy executive who has led complex company transformations and go-to-market initiatives. She supercharged new revenue streams at Time, Everyday Health and Xaxis by building relationships with Fortune 500 brands, with a focus in Finserv, Tech, Healthcare, Travel, and CPG.
Peter is a seasoned financial leader with FP&A, accounting, saas, technology expertise, leading teams at high-performing companies like Cheetahmail, Experian, and Velocity Technology Solutions. In his career, Peter has taken companies to the next level, implementing strategic financial planning, budgeting, and team building to create business predictability and support accelerated growth with great exit results.
Joe is the bestselling co-author of The Storytelling Edge. His research and reporting on the art and science of storytelling frequently appears in publications like Fast Company, AdWeek, and Gen. He leads Contently's content-driven marketing efforts.
Alli has spent over a decade running editorial teams for international brands and publishing houses. At Contently, she's responsible for 100,000+ freelancers and the editors, strategists, and customer success people who support them.
Jessica has experience in marketing and technology ecosystems, recruitment world, and career development. She is passionate about creating a diverse and welcoming space for talents. Jessica leads all People Operations efforts including real-time solutions for today’s talent.
Cyrus is a creative thinker who loves working with our customers and creative network. He leads all of Contently’s Product efforts, crafts our product strategy, and is an avid fan of hot sauce.
James is a thoughtful and pragmatic leader and engineer. He guides the strategic direction of Contently’s technology while contributing to the code on a daily basis. His priority is to help our team deliver a powerful and sustainable tech platform and consistently generate value for our customers.
Grace joined in 2015 as an entry-level dog, reporting into the greats like Lighthouse, Henri, and Ollie. After significant growth, Grace now proudly oversees a pack of six. A stickler for efficiency, Grace employs an “ABC” (Always Be Closing) methodology at lunch to ensure no food goes to waste.