Leadership

Ari Buchalter, CEO

Ari Buchalter

Chief Executive Officer

Ari Buchalter is a recognized innovator and thought leader in digital media, marketing technology, and data science. As CEO, Ari leads all aspects of Intersection’s business, including Intersection's expansive out of home (OOH) advertising network across the top U.S. media markets, Place Exchange, the leading programmatic OOH supply platform, and LinkNYC, the largest network of street-level digital displays, content, and public Wi-Fi in the world. Ari is passionate about the development of new technologies that transform the experience of public spaces and enable brands to reach consumers more efficiently and effectively.

Prior to Intersection, Ari served as President and Chief Operating Officer of MediaMath, a leading programmatic advertising technology platform. He helped lead the company’s growth from a startup to a global enterprise, building out the commercial, operational, and technology teams, driving the development of its proprietary media, data, and machine learning platforms. Ari was previously a Senior Partner at the marketing consultancy and agency Rosetta, where he led the Digital Media & Technology vertical. Prior to that, he was an Associate Principal in McKinsey & Company’s Media & Technology practice and a founding member of their Innovation practice.

Ari’s career spans cutting-edge PhD and postdoctoral research in theoretical astrophysics to more than a decade of leadership building successful data-driven marketing businesses. Ari holds a BS in Physics from Stanford University, a PhD in Astronomy from Columbia University, and was a postdoctoral fellow in Theoretical Astrophysics at Caltech.

Craig Abolt, Chief Financial Officer

Craig Abolt

Chief Financial Officer

Craig is Intersection’s Chief Financial Officer, responsible for the company’s financial functions, reporting across divisions, and its growing finance team. He also serves as the CFO of CityBridge, LLC, overseeing finances for the consortium behind LinkNYC.

Previously, Craig was EVP, CFO of Titan, which merged with Control Group to form Intersection. Prior to Titan, Craig was CFO of Covanta Energy Corporation, with over 3,000 employees in 8 countries, where he raised $400 million in equity and $1.6 billion in debt, and was instrumental in moving the company from NASDAQ to the NYSE. Together, these enabled a $2 billion transformational acquisition that ultimately increased the company’s market cap four-fold. Prior to that, Craig held the role of CFO at DIRECTV Latin America, and spent ten years with The Walt Disney Company in various divisional CFO roles in California, Miami and Argentina, culminating in the role of Chief Financial Officer of The Walt Disney Company Latin America.

With more than 20 years of experience, Craig is an accomplished leader with a track record of exceeding breakthrough goals in the media, technology, consumer products, environmental services, and real estate industries. His clear focus on near-term performance, coupled with a long-term strategic vision, enables sustainable shareholder value growth. Craig is a CPA and has a BA from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

David Burrick

Chief Strategy Officer

As Chief Strategy Officer, David oversees strategic dealmaking for the company. This includes expanding Intersection's products and services to new markets and public spaces, as well as partnership opportunities with telecommunications, technology, advertising, and data firms.

Prior to Intersection, David was General Manager of several of AOL’s digital media properties, including Moviefone and Autoblog, and worked on AOL's Corporate Business Development team, overseeing partnerships with media and technology companies. David has also worked at CBS Sports and College Sports Television (CSTV).

A leader in digital media and commerce, David holds an MBA from NYU’s Stern School of Business and a Bachelor of Arts in Urban Studies from the University of Pennsylvania.

Scott Goldsmith, President, Cities and Transit

Scott Goldsmith

President

As President, Scott is responsible for the continued growth and evolution of Intersection’s nationwide business development, extending to more than 30 municipal partnerships in 11 major media markets across the U.S. He also serves as Chief Operating Officer of CityBridge, LLC, the consortium behind the groundbreaking LinkNYC initiative.

Previously, Scott held a variety of senior executive positions at Titan, which merged with Control Group to form Intersection. As a veteran of municipal and transit media, he has deep expertise in helping cities transform physical assets into valuable public services and platforms for revenue generation.

A graduate of Fordham Law School, Scott has practiced real estate, zoning, and corporate law with extensive experience in land use, historic preservation, and environmental issues. Scott serves on the Board of Directors for NYC & Company, the City’s primary marketing, tourism, and partnership organization.

Chris Grosso, Chief Business Development Officer

Chris Grosso

Chief Operating Officer

As Chief Operating Officer, Chris is responsible for product development, business development, partner management, deployment, and field operations at Intersection. Chris leads our efforts to bring our team’s forward-thinking products to market and ensure they get deployed and operated at scale.

Chris has had a long career helping re-invent media products for the digital world at NBC Universal, AOL, and Hearst. At NBCU and Hearst, he launched several new digital products leveraging traditional media brands. At AOL, he repositioned AOL.com from a homepage utility to a multi-platform destination content site, dramatically increasing video usage, content consumption, and revenue yields. At all three companies, his teams launched iOS and Android apps that reached the top download lists in their respective categories.

With 20 years of digital media operating experience, Chris has deep expertise in product development, business development, and operational strategy. He holds a BS from Yale University and an MBA from the Harvard Business School. Chris lives in New York City with his wife and two daughters.

Ci Ci Holloway

Chief People & Diversity Officer

Ci Ci is the Chief People & Diversity Officer, leading Intersection’s HR and Facilities teams. She is an innovative People, Diversity, and Culture leader, bringing a unique blend of expertise in developing talent, HR transformation, and Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI).

Prior to Intersection, Ci Ci has led People and DEI efforts at some of the most visible brands in the world such as Viacom and UBS, spanning industries including digital media, entertainment, and finance.

Ci Ci has chaired strategic committees for the Executive Leadership Council and has earned numerous awards for her work in DEI, including the Diversity Journal Magazine’s Women Worth Watching Award and the Debra Award from the Anti-Defamation League. She was also named one of the 25 Most Influential Black Women in Business in Network Journal Magazine.

Esther Raphael

Chief Marketing Officer

Esther is the Chief Marketing Officer for Intersection, responsible for leading all B2B and consumer marketing initiatives, including sales marketing, product marketing, branding, and content.

Previously at Condé Nast and Hearst, she spearheaded world-class solutions for advertisers and developed large-scale programming such as SELF’s iconic Workout in the Park and Good Housekeeping’s Shine On, a theatrical event at Radio City Music Hall. She is a recipient of Condé Nast’s Marketer of the Year Award for her work at SELF.

A recognized leader in marketing and branding, Esther has created groundbreaking integrated programs that engage audiences and drive revenue for leading national advertisers.

Michael Rosen, CRO

Michael Rosen

Chief Revenue Officer

As Chief Revenue Officer, Michael leads Intersection’s sales organization and is responsible for media revenue streams across Intersection’s fast-growing range of products.

Prior to joining Intersection, Michael was SVP of Sales at Foursquare, where he led media and measurement sales. During his tenure, he drove rapid growth of new products, including their audience and attribution measurement platforms, transforming Foursquare from a purely consumer app into the leader in location intelligence for marketers. Prior to Foursquare, Rosen was Chief Revenue Officer at First Look Media, and held leadership positions at AT&T AdWorks, Bloomberg Media, WeatherBug and Showtime Networks.

Michael brings over 20 years of experience in advertising and technology, spanning mobile, online, and TV, with deep expertise in cross-channel advertising, programmatic buying, creative innovation, and the application of audience & location data. Michael received his MBA from the NYU Stern School of Business and bachelor’s degree from Syracuse University.

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Nitin Shriram

Chief Technology Officer

As Chief Technology Officer, Nitin is responsible for Intersection’s overall technology strategy, and oversees the engineering and technical operations teams. Nitin and his team are focused on building out IxNConnect— our technology platform which manages and optimizes partner content, and provides interactive experiences in public spaces. His team also supports data and monetization initiatives, operates one of the industry’s largest fleets of digital screens, and supports Intersection’s business systems. Nitin brings in-depth experience in business workflow and process engineering, large-scale systems development, data-driven products, and advertising technology.

Prior to joining Intersection, Nitin served as Mediamorph's CTO, building out a content rights management platform extensively used by most major studios and cable networks. Nitin was also part of the early engineering team behind the DoubleClick suite of platforms, and has been involved in the AdTech industry since early 2000.

Nitin has over 20 years of experience developing products and leading engineering teams. He holds a Bachelor's degree in computer science.

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Linda Bechutsky

General Counsel

Linda is Intersection's General Counsel and manages the company's legal, corporate governance, debt, and corporate transactions. Linda began her in-house career at Titan and knows the ins and outs of the OOH advertising and ad tech industries. As a lover of cities and a veteran of municipal and transit media, she is passionate about helping Intersection and our partners maximize municipal assets for public use and revenue generation. Linda approaches her work with an eye toward transparency, efficiency, and long-term business goals.

She began her career at Thacher Proffitt and Wood, LLP's Corporate and Financial Institutions practice. She holds a BA from New York University and a JD from Boston University School of Law.

Nick Colvin

SVP, Link

Nick Colvin is SVP, Link, and serves as Chief Operating Officer of CityBridge, LLC, the consortium behind the groundbreaking LinkNYC program, which provides free public Wi-Fi used by millions of residents, commuters, and visitors to New York City, as well providing free phone calls, access to government and social services, and public service messaging. Nick is responsible for external affairs, community support and engagement, product, engineering, and all operational aspects of LinkNYC.

Previously, Nick was Associate Partner at Control Group, where he worked with global brands and nonprofits to bring to life innovative projects at the intersection of digital and physical spaces.

Nick has over 20 years of experience building and supporting human-focused technology with organizations including the ACLU, Apple, AT&T, Google, and Ralph Appelbaum Associates. He holds a BM from Western Carolina University.

Jonathan Fuller

SVP, Head of SMB Sales

Jonathan is SVP, Head of SMB Sales, responsible for all small and medium business sales across all of Intersection’s markets. Jonathan has been integral in building out the company’s SMB channel, driving increasing value for the company’s success and growth.

Jonathan's experience in local sales runs deep after starting his career as a local seller at Titan and being promoted first to New York Sales Manager, then to Regional General Manager of New York and New Jersey, and now to Head of SMB Sales at Intersection.

Jonathan's track record of success at multiple levels within the organization provides Intersection with a unique perspective and an ability to think differently about revenue generation at the local level. Jonathan holds a BA in Economics and Education from the College of Wooster in Ohio.

Thomas Gambino

SVP, Deployment and Operations

Thomas is SVP, Deployment and Operations, responsible for design, engineering, deployment, field operations, and maintenance of Intersection’s products and services.

Prior to joining Intersection, Tom was Senior Director of Operations at Time Warner Cable. He led the operation and design organizations in New York's five boroughs and Bergen County, NJ, successfully supporting over two million clients with four thousand miles of fiber optic network.

Tom brings over 20 years experience in operations, technology, and innovation, leading teams at organizations such as AT&T, EDS, Last Mile Connections and Charter Communications. Thomas holds a BS in Business Management from St. John's University.

Jamie Lowe

SVP, National Media Sales

Jamie is SVP, National Media Sales, leading Intersection’s national sales team and driving media revenue from national advertising agencies and Fortune 500 companies. Together with his team, Jamie is responsible for selling across Intersection’s entire media portfolio and various markets.

Jamie joined Titan in 2004 and has held several positions over his tenure at Titan and Intersection, including Chief Sales Officer, EVP National Sales, and VP Sales. A sales leader, Jamie has built deep relationships with both agencies and brands.

Jamie brings 20 years of national advertising experience to his role, specializing in building and negotiating strategic marketing programs that achieve client KPIs. Jamie is a graduate of the University of Maryland School of Business.

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Luke Valvano

SVP, Finance

As Intersection’s SVP, Finance, Luke is responsible for all accounting, tax, and financial reporting for the Company. In addition, Luke is heavily involved in the financial planning, treasury, and cash management functions.

Previously, Luke was Director of Finance & Reporting for Great Bowery, an artist representation agency. In this position, he helped guide the company through 11 acquisitions, and the subsequent development of the multi-national FP&A, financial reporting and accounting functions. This is Luke’s second tour at Intersection, as he previously held various finance positions with Titan prior to its merger with Control Group. Luke began his career at KPMG in its audit and transaction services practices.

Luke’s tenure at Intersection provides him with a unique understanding of all financial aspects of the out of home advertising industry. Luke is a CPA and holds a Bachelor of Science in Finance from Penn State University.