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Brent Cohen

Advisor Greater Los Angeles Area, US

Seasoned marketing and product-focused executive. 20+ years an entrepreneur. 4 years as China & APAC head for global adtech companies.

Seasoned marketing and product-focused executive. 20+ years an entrepreneur. 4 years as China & APAC head for global adtech companies.

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Involved In






Digital Marketing, China Market-Entry & Entrepreneurship Expert GLG (Gerson Lehrman Group) June 2016 - present
Managing Director ASIA MEDIA SERVICES LTD. May 2013 - present
Vice President of Software Products REACHLOCAL July 2014 - April 2015
Board of Directors TREEPEOPLE March 2010 - March 2012
Regional Managing Director, China & Asia Pacific LYCOS February 2010 - May 2013
President and Co-Founder CIRCLEBUILDER SOFTWARE, LLC January 2005 - June 2010
Interim Chief Operating Officer ACCESS|MIDDLE EAST November 2003 - June 2004
Managing Director NATIONAL JEWISH RESEARCH COUNCIL November 2001 - January 2005
Co-Founder/Chief Operating Officer February 1999 - May 2001
Executive Producer AOL's ENTERTAINMENT ASYLUM April 1997 - December 1997
Vice President, Operations & Production Move, Inc. January 1997 - January 1999
Vice President of Operations DIGITAL EVOLUTION July 1996 - April 1997
Director of Production Grey Group December 1995 - July 1996
Communications Director and Senior Producer SMITH & HARROFF, INC. April 1986 - November 1995
Intern Institute for Strategic Management 1984 - 1985


American University Political Science and International Studies 1981 - 1985
Shawnee Mission South High School 1978 - 1981

Interested In

Advisor With
  • • Global Business
  • • Global Marketing
  • • International Expansion
  • • Product Development
  • • Product Marketing
Markets of Interest
  • • Advertising
  • • Data & Analytics
  • • Financial Services
  • • Mobile
  • • Productivity Tools
  • • Social Impact

You Should Know About Me

Key Strengths

Digital Media • Online advertising • Global Business • Global Marketing • International Expansion • Marketing Strategy • Strategic Partnerships • Strategy

Key Accomplishments

Hello, I am Brent Cohen. I'm a seasoned marketing and product-focused executive with an established track record of growing promising technology companies into global leaders. You can also think of me as an operations specialist, serial entrepreneur and award-winning “failure is not an option” manager with broad experience and multi-million dollar P&L responsibility. My international background and training helped me guide a broad range of companies including B2B, B2C and nonprofit organizations. I excel at solving business problems through technology and have partnered with many of the world’s best clients including Coca-Cola, Amazon, Baidu, McDonald's, Estée Lauder, P&G and Unilever, thousands of local businesses, hundreds of US politicians, three US Presidents and one Pope.

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Richard Abronson
We worked together  •  Co-founder, Gear Collector, Inc.. University of Southern California grad.
I've seen Brent in action with other startups, and I've presented startup ideas to him. He has an intuitive understanding of certain opport ... unities and challenges that might face an early stage company, and he's able to quickly grasp the business goals, models, technical requirements, and marketing needs.
Craig Schiro
They're my friends  •  Business Development Manager, Equifax.
Brent has founded / been involved in many successful entrepreneurial endeavors in the past 20 years.
Dave Berkus
They're my advisor  •  Dave Berkus is a super angel, speaker, author, governance expert.
Jim De Vico
We worked together  •  Chief Operating Officer, WUN Systems, LLC.
Brent has a great way about him that makes others want to bring his vision to fruition.
Craig Adler
They're my friends  •  Director Broadcast Operations, QVC.
Brent is smart, globally connected, results oriented and an extremely personable and professional leader
William Moss
They're my friends  •  Senior Consultant, Baldwin Boyle Shand. San Francisco State grad. University of California, Santa Cruz grad.
In my experience, creative, energetic, willing to throw himself into unfamiliar environments and work to master them, and blessed with neces ... sary persistence and optimism.
Ian Mercer
We worked together  •  Development Team, Arkima Ltd.
Brent is a consummate entrepreneur. His global business experience, business intelligence and multi-field expertise from Operations to Sales ... to Business System, all built upon a foundation of extensive technology exposure, make him ideal for an entrepreneurial role. Brent holds a position of mentor, facilitator, creator of best practice, and provider of vision - all essential to the longevity and success of any business.
Matthew Graczyk
We worked together  •  CEO, Chairman & Founder of iCrumz. Family guy (wife & 3 kids). My ambition is to help the world through civic & philanthropic engagement.
Brent is very smart, diligent, thoughtful, patient and hard-working. He is adept as understanding all the pieces that make up an opportunity ... or threat and can see the various ways they may play out.
Dominic Elfer
We worked together  •  Director/Owner, Adopti Pty Ltd.
He is very well connected and gets things done.
Bill Scott
We worked together  •  Director, Human Resources, Travelers. Brigham Young grad.
Brent is tremendously creative, intuitive and insightful. His business acumen is only trumped by his analytical and sales abilities.
Pieter Dawson
We worked together  •  Chairman, Founder & CEO, MobileMediaOne. Previously Chairman, Founder & CEO, mm1Media Group, Inc.
Exceptional capacity and ability to position an enterprise in the marketplace. Professional, experienced, highly knowledgeable, and an asse ... t to our organization.
Peter Shiao
They're my friends  •  Chairman & Founder, US-China Film Summit and Founder/CEO, Orb Media Group.
He is experienced, committed and a doer.

They're my friends
Brent personifies entrepreneurship. Resourceful, brilliant, astute, his vast experience in a broad range of companies has prepared him for a ... lmost any new entrepreneurial challenges.

They're my friends
Brent personifies entrepreneurship. Outstanding energy, very diverse professional experience with many different types of companies, highly ... resourceful.
Carl Erickson
We worked together  •  Member, Director, Grand Angels. Michigan State grad. Purdue grad.
He's got the experience already. Great lessons learned.
Dr. Chaz Austin, Ed.D.
They're my friends  •  "101 Ways to Find Work . . . and Keep Finding Work for the Rest of Your Career!", Author.
Oh please. Look at his history of accomplishments.
Marc Danziger
We worked together  •  Project Manager/Analyst, Amgen. University of California, Berkeley grad. University of California, Santa Cruz grad.
Brent has amazing focus on Important Things, and a clear ability to pull together solutions to high-value problems. He's also a terrific tea ... m leader, and someone who stands up for what he believes _and_ plays well with others.
Eli Eisenberg
They're my friends  •  Member of Executive Committee of the Technology Industry Group [TECH], Provisors. University of California, Berkeley grad.
Brent is an experienced proven entrepreneur

Dominic Elfer
We worked together  •  Director/Owner, Adopti Pty Ltd.
Dom is one of the smartest digital advertising execs I've met... anywhere in the world. His business acumen and strategic insights are witho ... ut peer. Loved working with him and hope to do so again soon.

Pieter Dawson
Chairman, Founder & CEO, MobileMediaOne. Previously Chairman, Founder & CEO, mm1Media Group, Inc.
Pieter is a visionary and provocateur, a leader and a learner. His passion is infectious. Keep an eye on him... he's gonna go far!