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Our Origin Story

In 2009, ConnectAd founder Simon Choy found a summer job in the digital marketing industry where he learned about managing Google AdWords. His work with for-profit companies gave him an appreciation for how complicated campaigns could get.

Later that summer, he discovered the Google Grants program, but was surprised to find out that nobody was out there helping nonprofits. Agencies serving for-profit companies were everywhere, but why wasn’t anyone assisting nonprofits in taking advantage of $10,000 per month in free ads?

Always having had a passion for social enterprise, he decided to be that person and opened ConnectAd in 2010 with the mission of helping nonprofits. Since then, ConnectAd has remain committed to only working with nonprofits, managing their Google Grants. We proud to say we’ve helped almost 200 nonprofits get their Google Ad Grant. Using the grant, we’ve generated over 50 million dollars in ads and 1.8 billion ad impressions!

Our Team

Meet our friendly and passionate team of nonprofit digital marketing experts!

Simon_Choy

Simon Choy

Founder & CEO

David_Ries

David Ries

Growth Manager

Steph_Vesely

Steph Vesely

Director of Paid Media

Cindy_Lee

Cindy Lee

Senior Account Manager

Emily_Brown

Emily Brown

Senior Account Manager

Stella_Tran

Stella Tran

Senior Account Manager

Ilia_Khairetdinov

Ilia Khairetdinov

Growth Specialist

Annie_Hinan

Annie Hinan

Account Manager

Claire_Frizelle

Claire Frizelle

Account Manager

Meryl Gosch

Meryl Gosch

Account Manager

Emily_Bowers

Emily Bowers

Account Manager

Nathaniel_Roizen

Nathaniel Roizen

Digital Marketing Analyst

Amparo_Wu

Amparo Wu

Digital Marketing Analyst

Jenna_Bucholtz

Jenna Bucholtz

Account Manager

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