Management

Jenise Uehara Henrikson

CEO, Partner

As CEO, Jenise manages Alpha Brand Media's long-term strategy while overseeing workflow performance and operations. She also manages select Alpha Brand Media ("ABM") properties and contributes content to ABM publications such as SearchEngineJournal.com.

Jenise graduated from Cal State Los Angeles (BA Sociology). In 1996 she joined Pointcast, a push technology startup where she was promoted to program manager for sponsored channels.

In 1999, Jenise joined Phone.com, a pre-IPO mobile Internet startup. After merging with Software.com in 2001, Phone.com changed its name to Openwave Systems. In 2005 she was promoted to Director, reported to the CFO and managed the Deals Desk, a sales and business ops team that manages a complex sales contracting process.

In 2007 she became CEO of Henrikson Media, a web publisher that was acquired by Alpha Brand Media in 2010.

Jenise has been quoted in ABC News Online, Investors.com, and internet marketing blog Shoemoney.com.

Brent Csutoras

Chief Social Media Strategist

Brent Csutoras is a social media marketing consultant and entrepreneur, who specializes in social media marketing, content marketing, and viral content creation.

As co-founder of Alpha Brand Media, Brent is responsible for ABM's social media efforts as well as managing a number of properties.

He has been mentioned in Forbes.com, Wired, Health, and interviewed for Entrepreneur.com. He was recognized by Invesp as one of the Top 25 Most Influential Online Marketers of 2008 and 2009. Brent was awarded a SEMMY for his article on ‘How To Create Compelling Social Media Profiles‘ and continues to write for a variety of sites such as Search Engine Journal.

After co-founding BlueGlass, an interactive digital marketing firm, Brent created Kairay Media, an independent agency focusing on content marketing, social promotion and social ads.

Brent speaks regularly at some of the largest and well-known internet marketing conferences such as SMX, Pubcon, SES, and InfoPresse.

Slobodan Manic

CTO, Partner

As CTO of Alpha Brand Media, Slobodan is responsible for all IT infrastructure across the ABM network as well as directing all technical aspects of major initiatives.

Slobodan is a web developer with a passion for all things WordPress. He is a co-founder of Themato Soup, a themes and plug-ins development company committed to WordPress best practices. He is a popular tutorial author on well-known WordPress theme sites such as WP Explorer and Wptuts+, and has worked with many clients around the world from startups to global enterprises.

Slobodan first learned to code at the age of 9 on a Commodore 64. Fast forward to his college years studying architecture at University of Nis, when he became reacquainted with programming. It was in his final year of studies that Slobodan took a leap of faith and dropped out in order to pursue his dream of becoming a technologist known for high standards and a hard-driving work ethic.

Advisors

Loren Baker

Advisor / Partner

Loren Baker has been a thought leader in online marketing since 1999 when he developed innovative organic search and advertising strategies for Fortune 500 companies and major publications.

In 2003 he created SearchEngineJournal.com, and within 2 years had established it as a thought leader in the Internet marketing community, as well as a content and consultancy business.

In 2009, Loren co-lead the merger of SearchEngineJournal.com and Search & Social into Search & Social Media.

Search & Social Media subsequently merged with three other agencies to form BlueGlass Interactive, a premier Interactive Marketing Agency.

Loren has been featured on CNN, NPR, PCWorld, BusinessWeek, ZDNet, PRWeek, TechCrunch, Mashable, and AdAge. He is a regular speaker at SMX, Pubcon, and other conference series. He was also a member of advisory panels at Yahoo and Microsoft Search.

Kevin Henrikson

Advisor / Partner

As co-founder and the original CTO of Alpha Brand Media, Kevin designed the server architecture and managed all technical resources in support of a network of hundreds of sites. Today he advises on overall strategy and technology.

He is an entrepreneur and angel investor with a background that includes business startup experience as well as building technology organizations for global, industry-leading software companies. Kevin is currently an Entrepreneur-in-Residence for Redpoint Ventures, a venture capital firm for early stage technology companies.

In 2005 he joined Zimbra, an enterprise collaboration and messaging startup. After being promoted to Director of Engineering, he managed a team developing enterprise and mobility technologies. In 2007 Zimbra was acquired by Yahoo for $350M. In 2010 he continued as a Senior Director of Engineering after Zimbra was re-acquired by VMWare.

As an angel investor, he loves working with ambitious entrepreneurs engaged in the mobile, SaaS and consumer internet spaces.