Michael Akkerman

As Head of the Marketing Developer Program at Pinterest, Michael is responsible for growing and managing the program of partners using the Ads API to run scaleable promoted programs on Pinterest for some of the largest advertisers in the world.

Before joining Pinterest, Michael was a Global Vice President at Kenshoo, an enterprise digital marketing software company. He joined the company in 2009 as one of the founding member of the New York team where he led the global presales organization, managing teams across the Americas, EMEA, and APAC.

Previously he led Client Services at Mumba Cloud, an integrated social networking platform for employee collaboration. Originally from Sydney, Australia, Michael is always up for a laugh and is constantly exploring new insights in the intersection of advertising and technology. When he’s not traveling, he spends time with his family dreaming of the beach.

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