Our Story

Founded in 2008, Pierry was built with one goal in mind—helping organizations large and small make the most out of their online presence. This goal continues to drive us forward and over time has helped us evolve into a full service digital marketing company partnering with big names such as Salesforce Marketing Cloud, Ticketmaster, and Movable Ink. In 2017 we became a part of the Wunderman Group of companies.

We are a Salesforce Gold partner and currently one of the largest global implementers of Marketing Cloud Technology. We are also proud to have been recently ranked #424 in the Inc. 500 List.

 

Learn more about our leadership below.

Leadership Team

Josh Pierry, CEO & Founder

As CEO and Founder, Josh Pierry has watched what is now Pierry evolve from a humble consulting firm to a full-scale international digital marketing company specializing in MaaS (Marketing as a Service), a term he coined and feels best describes what Pierry provides.

An alumni of American University, Josh holds a BA in International Relations, has studied at Ritsumeikan Daigaku and Moskovskij Gosudarstvennyj Lingvisticeskij Universitet, and is fluent in both Japanese and Russian.

Josh is an avid traveler, but what he loves most is being a husband and loving father of two children. He also sits on the board of the Redwood City Chamber of Commerce. In his free time, he enjoys grilling, beer, and a good bottle of wine.

Ben Lee, CMO/COO

Ben serves as both our Chief Marketing Officer and Chief Operations Officer. He holds a B.S. in Marketing from Louisiana Tech University and has over 15 years of experience in strategy, program management and creative direction. His extensive background also spans across operational management and executive leadership, which he uses to head leadership and business training events. Ben has worked for a variety of industries—with an emphasis on those in the financial sector—providing services for organizations valued anywhere from $50 million to nearly a $1 billion in assets. In May of 2017, Ben was adorned the “Outstanding Marketer Award” from the Academy of Marketing Science—a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting excellence in marketing practices and knowledge.

A committed family man, Ben loves spending time with his wife and two sons, hiking, playing guitar, watching movies and being a die-hard New Orleans’ Saints fan. When time allows, Ben enjoys traveling to Romania and Vietnam to do service work, as well as Kampala, Uganda to visit a local boy that his family supports through their church. His most recent service trip led him to Romania to help renovate a hospital and serve at an elderly orphanage.

J. Brooke Hern, Chief Legal Officer

Brooke leads Pierry’s legal, compliance, risk management, and information security practices and initiatives, and serves as Treasurer and Corporate Secretary of Pierry, Inc.  Brooke’s roots with Pierry date back to its origins in 2008, when he began serving as outside general counsel for Pierry Interactive, LLC.  With 20 years of experience in both corporate law and litigation, Brooke is a member of Pierry’s executive leadership committee.

Brooke earned a B.A. in Political Science from American University, and a Juris Doctorate, cum laude, Order of the Coif, from Dedman School of Law at Southern Methodist University.  In his private practice, Brooke’s past clients include Coca-Cola Enterprises, Coca-Cola Bottling Company of New York, Rent-A-Center, and Foot Locker.

In his free time, Brooke enjoys travel, golf, tennis, skiing, billiards, and guitar.

Bob Bell, Chief HR Officer

Bob joined Pierry in March of 2016 as the Chief Human Resources Officer. Bob came to Pierry with over 25 years of Human Resources and management experience in both the private and public sectors. He has designed organizational and workforce development programs as well as lead strategic planning processes. He has experience in all facets of human resources. He also designed a training consortium for local employers. Bob has been an executive coach to CEO’s of both private and public sector organizations. Bob worked for McKesson Corporation in San Francisco as well as several cities in California.
Bob earned a Doctorate in Organizational Leadership from the University of San Francisco and holds degrees in labor relations and organizational behavior. He is a designated Senior Professional in Human Resources from the Society of Human Resource Managers and is a certified executive coach.

Jeff Green, VP of Sales

Jeff has over 20 years of diverse sales, leadership and business experience. He has led several sales organizations and companies, including two successful start-ups; one which went to acquisition and the other which matured to a thriving business in the service space.

Jeff is also well versed in channel sales and business development, leveraging his past experience which included overseeing multiple key partnerships for Return Path, including their most strategic partner, Salesforce Marketing Cloud. He was responsible for helping build out the Channel Sales Manager role at scale, while overseeing all sales efforts through the partnership in the West and Canadian regions. He was recognized with several awards and developed a strong understanding of email marketing and deliverability best practices.

A veteran of the armed forces, Jeff served in the United States Army, specializing in aviation electronics.