Management

Management

  • Don Patrick

    Interim Chief Executive Officer
    Mr. Patrick was appointed Interim Chief Executive Officer of the Company effective July 1, 2021. Mr. Patrick joined wholly owned subsidiary Fluent, LLC as its Chief Operating Officer in January 2018. Previously, Mr. Patrick served as Chief Executive Officer of Seneca One Finance, Inc., a specialty consumer finance company, from 2014 to 2017. From 2011 to 2013, he served as President of Infogroup Marketing Services, a business unit of InfoGROUP, Inc. Before that, Mr. Patrick served as Chief Operating Officer of Merkle from 1997 to 2010. He graduated with an MBA from the University of Chicago and a B.A. from St. Lawrence University.
    • Ryan Schulke

      Chief Strategic Officer
      Ryan Schulke was appointed Chief Strategy Officer of the Company effective July 1, 2021. Mr. Schulke co-founded Fluent, LLC in 2010 and served as Chief Executive Officer of Fluent, LLC from its inception through June 2021. Before merging with the Company in December 2015, Fluent, LLC was privately held. Mr. Schulke served as Chief Executive Officer of the Company from March 2018 through June 2021. Prior to founding Fluent, LLC, Mr. Schulke served as Media Director of Clash Media, a global digital advertising network. Mr. Schulke earned a Bachelor of Communications Arts from Marymount Manhattan College.
      • Matthew Conlin

        Chief Customer Officer
        Matthew Conlin was appointed Chief Customer Officer of the Company effective July 1, 2021. Together with Mr. Schulke, Mr. Conlin co-founded Fluent, LLC in 2010 and has served as President of Fluent, LLC from its inception through June 2021. Mr. Conlin also served as President of the Company from March 2018 through June 2021. Before founding Fluent, LLC, Mr. Conlin served as Sales Director, U.S. of Clash Media, a global digital advertising network. Mr. Conlin earned a Bachelor of Science in Marketing from St. John’s University.
        • Sugandha Khandelwal

          Chief Financial Officer
          With a background as diverse as Fluent’s advertiser offering, Sugandha is responsible for financial planning & analysis, strategic planning, accounting & controls, audit, tax, treasury, risk, investor relations, and more. An executive with 15+ years of experience across healthcare, retail, and consumer goods, Sugandha served as CFO of the Consumables and Health & Wellness businesses at Sam’s Club, a division of Walmart before joining the team. Previously she was Head of Financial Planning, Strategy and Business Development at Walmart U.S., focused on new business ventures at CVS Health, and started her career as a consultant for Accenture and Nielsen. A wife and proud mother of three, she enjoys spending time with her family, swimming or traveling the world. Sugandha is a published author of several articles for Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University and publications including The Wall Street Journal. She holds a B.A. Honors in Economics from the University of Delhi and an M.B.A. from University of Mumbai.