About OptiMine

OptiMine Software is a leader in cloud-based cross-channel marketing analytics and optimization that helps marketers grow their businesses and achieve significant ROI lift from their ad spend.

Executive Team


Proven, experienced leadership.

Matt Voda

Matt Voda

Chief Executive Officer

Dr. Robert Cooley Ph. D.

Dr. Robert Cooley Ph. D.

Chief Technology Officer, Founder

Judd Eder

Judd Eder

Vice President, Client Success

Phil Numrich

Phil Numrich

VP Sales

Matt Voda brings deep experience and a proven track record of cloud-based technology and analytics success to his role at OptiMine. Matt joined OptiMine from United Health Group (Nasdaq: UNH) where he led consumer marketing within the $40B Optum division, developing and deploying sophisticated analytics-driven approaches to yield significant gains in engagement and ROI. Matt also spent 11 years at Digital River (Nasdaq: DRIV) as VP of Product Management developing the world's first cloud-based e-commerce platform, a high scale enterprise offering handling over $30B in e-commerce transactions, across 80 countries. The Digital River business grew by over 2000% during his tenure and was the first Minnesota company to go from 0 to a $1B+ market cap in the last 30 years. Matt spent his early career at Damark International and Information Advantage- joining both pre-IPO, focusing on high-scale customer and marketing analytics. Voda holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business, Marketing from the University of Minnesota's Carlson School of Management.
Robert Cooley has deep expertise and broad application experience with data mining and optimization technologies. He is known for his groundbreaking work in Web Mining and has over fifteen years of experience managing projects and analyzing data in a variety of fields, with a focus on e-commerce, CRM, and unstructured text. Prior to OptiMine Software, Cooley was the VP of Technical Operations for KXEN, a data mining software company, and before that he was the Director of Data Mining for Outride Inc., a Xerox PARC spin-off specializing in personalized search technologies that was sold to Google in 2001. In addition to a PhD in computer science from the University of Minnesota, he holds degrees in civil and nuclear engineering.
Judd is an analytics and marketing expert, passionate about turning data into meaningful results. As leader of the Client Success team at OptiMine, he leads our team in their collaboration with our customers to ensure OptiMine is translating analytic insights into meaningful marketing performance improvements. He has deep, practitioner experience in digital marketing guiding leading, global brands to demonstrable ROI and sales improvement. Prior to joining OptiMine, Judd launched and led an online marketplace startup and has extensive engineering experience in the sustainable energy market.
Phil Numrich joined OptiMine in September 2019, supporting our next phase of growth and expansion. Phil comes to OptiMine with 25+ years of sales experience in advertising, marketing and media spanning TV, digital media and software solutions. Most recently Phil led a high-growth regional office for TubeMogul, the market leader in programmatic video and advanced TV. TubeMogul's IPO in 2014 was followed by an acquisition by Adobe in 2016. During his time at Adobe Phil led major CPG accounts in the Advertising Cloud business, before joining the Experience Cloud team driving new business across manufacturing, retail and healthcare verticals. Phil is highly regarded and respected by his clients for his unswerving attention to detail, strong sense of service & support and solution-oriented sales approach.

Board of Directors


In our corner.

OptiMine is proud to have the strong backing and leadership of some of the industry's finest.

Ann Winblad

Ann Winblad

Tom Donnelly

Tom Donnelly

Executive Chair

Judy Owen

Judy Owen

Ann Winblad is the co-founder and a Managing Director of Hummer Winblad Venture Partners. Hummer Winblad Venture Partners (www.hwvp.com) is a leading venture capital firm focused exclusively on software investing and manages over $1 billion in cumulative capital. Since Hummer Winblad Venture Partners’ inception in 1989 the firm has launched over 160 new software companies. Ann has over 30 years of experience in the software industry as a successful software entrepreneur, strategy advisor, technical author and venture capitalist. Her background and experience have been chronicled in many international business and trade publications. Ann has a B.A. in Mathematics and in Business Administration from St. Catherine University. She has an M.A. in Education with a focus in International Economics from the University of St. Thomas, St. Paul, Minnesota. Ann also has an honorary Doctorate of Law degree from the University of St. Thomas. Ann has served as a Director of numerous start-up and public companies including Hyperion, Mulesoft, The Knot, Net Perceptions and Liquid Audio. She currently serves as a director of Ace Metrix, OptiMine, and Sonatype. She is a member of the Board of Trustees of the University of St. Thomas and a Board member of the Richard Schulze Family Foundation. Ann is also a member of CNBC’s Platinum Group.
Tom Donnelly brings significant digital marketing, analytics and SaaS (Software as a Service) experience to his role at OptiMine. He previously was President and Chief Operating Officer at Digital River, Inc., a leading global provider of Commerce-as-a-Service solutions, with 2013 revenue of $390M. At Digital River, Donnelly led the global e-marketing, sales, client delivery, and infrastructure organizations for the company’s core enterprise e-commerce businesses. Prior to joining Digital River, Donnelly served as President and COO of Net Perceptions, Inc. He has more than 25 years of Internet and technology experience.
Judy Owen is a founder and General Partner with Calumet Venture Fund, investing in technology companies in the Midwest. Prior to founding Calumet Venture Fund, Judy has was a Silicon Valley entrepreneur for over 30 years. She started her career as a “chip” designer at Intel Corporation. Owen has held a variety of executive management roles in notable Silicon Valley leadership companies, including: Silicon Graphics, Chips and Technologies, Teknekron Communication Systems. She was also the CEO and co-founder of Wireless Access Inc. a mobile communication device company, which was acquired by Glenayre. After the acquisition, Owen started investing in early stage technology companies: Picazo Communication (acquired by Intel) and SigmaQuest (acquired by Camstar/Siemens). Ms. Owen has a BS in Electrical Engineering from University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Careers

OptiMine Software is a growing, profitable market leader that works with many of the world's largest brands. If you are excited about using your skills, experience and knowledge to help solve some of the most complex marketing challenges in the market today, OptiMine is the right place for you. Based in Minneapolis’ North Loop neighborhood, OptiMine offers compelling career opportunities and growth. This is your opportunity to be a critical contributor in a Silicon Valley VC-backed software company with big impact and big plans. For other career inquiries, send your resume to: contact@optimine.com.

Latest News


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How Should the Travel Industry Handle Vaccine Talk?

Nov 12, 2020

With a COVID-19 vaccine starting to become a near reality, many industries, such as travel, are forced to consider...

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Nov 05, 2020

  Proposition 24 was just approved yesterday in California, a huge win for consumers and their data privacy. This n...

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Oct 20, 2020

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The Great Cookie Con

Sep 28, 2020

  Collecting consumer data via cookies was designed to allow marketers to identify audiences and improve ad targeti...

Apple Delays Ad-Tracking Changes

Sep 10, 2020

  Apple has recently confirmed that they will be delaying their IDFA changes (as part of iOS 14 which allows users...

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Sep 08, 2020

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Sep 04, 2020

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Apple’s iOS 14 Will Bring Big Changes to Facebook

Aug 27, 2020

  Facebook announced today that Apple’s IDFA changes in iOS 14 will now prevent iPhone ID tracking—thereby limiting...

Breaking GDPR News: Oracle & Salesforce Hit with Lar...

Aug 18, 2020

  Two of the major tech leaders, Oracle and Salesforce, have just been accused of violating the GDPR because of the...

Firefox Joins other Major Web Browsers in the Consum...

Aug 13, 2020

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With Retail Re-Opening, Media Planning Matters More ...

Aug 12, 2020

Welcome to OptiMine’s fourth and final installment of our ‘Retail Re-Opening’ series, where we will finish up our d...

With Retail Re-Opening, Media Planning Matters More ...

Aug 10, 2020

For the third installment of OptiMine’s ‘Retail Re-Opening’ series, we dive deeper into the best ways to allocate m...

With Retail Re-Opening, Media Planning Matters More ...

Aug 05, 2020

For the second installment of OptiMine’s ‘Retail Re-Opening’ series, we will continue to discuss the best way to al...

The Impact of CCPA Enforcement

Aug 04, 2020

Now, 7 months after the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) became law on January 1, 2020, policy makers in Cali...

With Retail Re-Opening, Media Planning Matters More ...

Aug 03, 2020

As states allow retail businesses to re-open their physical stores, retailers are faced with a new dilemma: what is...

Marketing Attribution Mistake #5: Failing to Adjust ...

Jul 27, 2020

If you’ve continued to follow along with OptiMine’s blog series about the top marketing attribution mistakes, you’l...

Marketing Attribution Mistake #4: Neglecting Non-Mar...

Jul 22, 2020

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Marketing Attribution Mistake #3: Speaking in Silos

Jul 20, 2020

If you’ve continued to follow along with OptiMine’s blog series about the top marketing attribution mistakes, you’l...

Brands Should Brace Themselves for More States to Ad...

Jul 15, 2020

The California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) is officially being enforced, and consumer data privacy regulations are...

Marketing Attribution Mistake #2: Rejecting Regulato...

Jul 15, 2020

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Especially in today’s day and age, it is crucial to understand the most efficient ways to distribute your mar...

CCPA Enforcement Begins Today

Jul 01, 2020

The California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), which provides consumers with access and control over their personal in...

Marketing Attribution Mistake #1: Concentrating on C...

Jul 01, 2020

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Media Mix Modeling (MMM): The Marketing Measurement ...

Jun 23, 2020

If you’ve been watching the ad tracking and cookie demise news over the last two years, you’ll know it is becoming...

Marketing Post-COVID Requires a Good Strategy

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What Restaurants Need to Know About Agile Marketing

Jun 11, 2020

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May 21, 2020

Have you been watching “The Last Dance” documentary about Michael Jordan? Read OptiMine CEO Matt Voda&#...

COVID-19 Isn't Delaying the Enforcement of the CCPA

May 19, 2020

Enforcement of the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA)—a law that gives California consumers the right to know w...

MTA is Dead: Why Marketers Should Adopt Agile Market...

May 18, 2020

With new privacy regulations hitting marketers and the latest versions of Chrome, Firefox, and Safari all blocking...

Three Ways Marketers Can Apply Agile Principles to A...

May 12, 2020

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Drop Multi-Touch Attribution and Adopt an Agile Mark...

May 05, 2020

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Online Retailers Shift Marketing Dollars During Coro...

Apr 29, 2020

Retailers are re-strategizing how they are spending—or cutting back—their marketing dollars during the coronavirus...

Easy Ways to Reduce Marketing Spend Without Severely...

Apr 27, 2020

Brands are grappling with marketing investment decisions during this time of such uncharted waters. OptiMine has be...

Travel Marketing in a Pandemic

Apr 16, 2020

At a time of so much uncertainty, companies around the world are scrambling to figure out how to adjust– espe...

Building a Better Way to Measure Marketing Effective...

Apr 07, 2020

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Apple is Fully Blocking Safari's Third-Party Cookies

Mar 26, 2020

Just a few days ago, Apple announced that it will fully block all third-party cookies in Safari by default. Additio...

OptiMine On-Demand Webinar: Marketing Measurement in...

Mar 19, 2020

Major forces are re-shaping marketing measurement today and disrupting traditional approaches to marketing attribut...

Why the 2020 Holiday Season Will Look Drastically Di...

Mar 16, 2020

With the CCPA live and other states with similar regulations in the works, the 2020 holiday season is bound to look...

Marketing Attribution: Is Your Hotel Taking Full Adv...

Mar 16, 2020

Is your hotel taking full advantage of marketing attribution? Read OptiMine CEO Matt Voda’s insights into how...

First Party Data Won't Solve Your Marketing Attribut...

Feb 24, 2020

  Right now, there is a major move in the marketing industry towards 1st party relationships with consumers— in fac...

CCPA Already Showing Risk for Marketers

Feb 10, 2020

  The California Consumer Privacy Act went live on January 1st, 2020, and is already making its mark on the marketi...

Data Privacy Day

Jan 28, 2020

Happy Data Privacy Day! Did you know that January 28th is observed annually as “Data Privacy Day”? Well, now you do...

OptiMine On-Demand Webinar: Closing the Digital Mark...

Jan 24, 2020

If you cannot regularly measure your digital campaigns’ impacts on your in-store sales, you are missing full credit...

Chrome Dropping Third-Party Cookies by 2022: What Yo...

Jan 15, 2020

Have you heard? Google Chrome has just recently announced that third-party cookies will cease to exist in their onl...

CCPA goes live in days- are you ready? Read OptiMine...

Dec 30, 2019

With CCPA On The Horizon, Marketers Can Expect A Very Different Holiday Season In 2020...

CCPA: Questions of Privacy, Compliance, and Enforcem...

Dec 11, 2019

CCPA Goes Live in a Few Weeks- Read OptiMine’s Article on MarketingProfs About the Implications for Marketing...

Five Key Takeaways from CCPA for Performance Markete...

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OptiMine On-Demand Webinar: MTA is Dead

Nov 18, 2019

Google Chrome killed cookies. Apple’s ITP has killed tracking. CCPA is now live. MTA is Dead.   What’s...

OptiMine Webinar

Nov 04, 2019

Join OptiMine for our live webinar on Thursday November 14th at 1:00 PM EST/ 10:00 AM PST- Marketing Measurement in...

Multi-touch Attribution is DEAD.

Sep 30, 2019

MTA is Dead.  Read OptiMine’s new eBook to learn what’s next for marketing measurement: Download eBook...

Join us for a Live Webinar: Closing the Digital Mark...

Jul 29, 2019

Join OptiMine for a live webinar where we’ll dive deep on digital campaigns’ impacts on in-store sales....

Multi-Touch Attribution is Dead

May 14, 2019

Multi-Touch Attribution is dead. For those of you who haven’t even deployed your first multi-touch attribution mode...

From Clicks to Bricks- Getting Digital Campaigns' In...

Apr 15, 2019

From Clicks to Bricks In OptiMine’s last blog post, we explored the Top 5 reasons why retailers need to measure dig...

From Clicks to Bricks: The Top 5 Reasons to Measure ...

Apr 11, 2019

From Clicks to Bricks Despite the fact that the retail landscape is undergoing a massive wave of disruption, there...

From Clicks to Bricks: Measuring Digital Campaigns' ...

Feb 14, 2019

This informative whitepaper covers the major approaches to measuring digital marketing impacts on in-store retail s...

The Rise of the Financial Marketer

Jan 21, 2019

We’re in the middle of budgeting season, with teams scrambling to solidify their annual marketing plans and budgets...

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Amazon has been in the news a lot lately because of the surging success of its advertising program. Brands are find...

Is Marketing Attribution Dead?

May 17, 2018

About a decade ago, a new breed of technology vendors crashed the MarTech scene promising the ability to track and...

OptiMine Intent: Delivering Optimized Marketing Budg...

Apr 24, 2018

If you’ve spent much time in business, you’ve likely been through an excruciatingly painful budgeting process. Fina...

Have We All Contributed to the Facebook Data Privacy...

Apr 06, 2018

In light of the recent data privacy issues at Facebook, marketers need to examine their role, response and contribu...

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Mar 20, 2018

Recently, the CEO of Restoration Hardware Gary Friedman told the crowd at the Goldman Sachs Global Retailing Confer...

Marketing Attribution- Where Confusion Reigns

Mar 20, 2018

Ask any marketer how they define “marketing attribution” and you’re likely to get as many different definitions as...

Forrester Research & OptiMine: An Insider's Guide to...

Mar 20, 2018

In this insightful webinar featuring Forrester Research analyst Tina Moffet and OptiMine CEO, Matt Voda, you’...

Forbes - Agile Marketing Should be Focus for CMOs

Feb 14, 2018

In an age of massive marketing change- an explosion of new devices and channels, and dramatic shifts in customer be...

OptiMine- How it Works

Feb 09, 2018

OptiMine’s Agile Marketing Measurement and Optimization Platform- How it Works.

OptiMine Overview

Feb 09, 2018

See how OptiMine’s incredibly powerful platform can work to improve your marketing ROI.

Determining the Incremental Value of Marketing

Feb 06, 2018

In this whitepaper, OptiMine explores the trade-offs of different measurement approaches, including multi-touch att...

Forrester Research & OptiMine: Tackle Channel Prolif...

Jan 05, 2018

Channel and device proliferation have created always-on, always-addressable consumers who have a myriad of ways to...

OptiMine Named a Forrester Breakout Vendor

Aug 07, 2017

Forrester Research today named OptiMine a “Breakout Vendor” in the Marketing Measurement and Optimizati...

Agile Attribution: B2B Conversion Lift of 14% Using ...

Aug 01, 2017

OptiMine’s work with MediaVest and Aflac revealed opportunities in digital media to drive significant convers...

Ad Exchanger Article: Marketing-Mix Modeling: Leapin...

Jul 25, 2017

“Data-Driven Thinking” is written by members of the media community and contains fresh ideas on the dig...

What Does "Attribution" Mean?

May 25, 2017

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Agile Attribution Lifts Online Sales by 23%

Nov 11, 2016

Retailer Coolibar drove sales increases of 23% using OptiMine’s agile attribution approach to measure and opt...