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.
We are a Salesforce Platinum partner and currently one of the largest global implementers of Marketing Cloud Technology. We are also proud to have been recently ranked #21 in the San Francisco Business Times’ 2015 Fast 100 list
Learn more about our leadership below.
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 our Chief Operations Officer. He has a B.S. in Marketing from Louisiana Tech University and has nearly 15 years of experience in strategy, program management, and creative direction. In addition, he has extensive experience in executive leadership and operational management. Ben has worked in a variety of industries, but most specifically in the financial industry, where he has worked for organizations ranging from $50 million to nearly a $1 billion in assets.
A very committed family man, Ben loves spending time with his wife and two sons, as well as hiking, playing guitar, watching movies, and being a die-hard New Orleans Saints fan. When time allows, Ben enjoys traveling to Kampala, Uganda to visit a little boy that his family supports through their church.
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.
Deborah Molsberry, SVP of Professional Services Delivery
Deb joined Pierry in January 2017 to lead Pierry’s Services Delivery practice, where she manages a team of professional consultants, developers and specialists in the fields of software development for Salesforce Marketing Cloud, creative digital technologies, marketing strategy, backend development services, CRM, and technology project management.
With over 25 years of experience working with companies such as Dell, Adobe, Orbitz Worldwide and Digitas/Publicis, Deb has a proven track record of utilizing digital technologies and services to transform business units and entrepreneurial ventures into successful, stable producers. Some of her past clients include household brand names Whirlpool, P&G, MillerCoors, Intuit, Ford, American Express, Walgreens, and Disney.
Deb holds a Bachelors Degree in Business from The University of Texas at Austin and a Masters from George Washington University.
Ozzie Thoreson, VP of Creative
After receiving his BFA in Visual Communication Design from Kent State University, Ozzie moved to San Francisco in the mid-nineties—when web was still in its infancy—to begin his web design career. He worked with two agencies in San Francisco, including CKS Partners, a company that specialized in creative for tech companies, including Apple.
In 1999, Ozzie founded Ozzo Design where he created brands for a diverse set of clients in many verticals, including technology, finance, healthcare, the arts, and non-profits.
Ozzie runs Pierry’s creative office in Boulder, Colorado. When he’s not immersed in design work, Ozzie enjoys spending time with his wife and three kids and exploring Colorado’s epic outdoors.
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.
Reo Kodera, VP of Pierry ‘s Japanese Division
Reo Kodera has a proven record for helping companies grow. In 2007, he worked as a Sales Rep. for a manufacturer of fish and tackle equipment, increasing sales growth in his region by 150%. He was then promoted to Export Manager where he gained experience working with a higher level of clientele and worked to help the company grow by 200% in the course of three years.
In 2012, Reo became the International Sales Director of a trading company where he consulted in Europe, Southeast Asia, South America, and the United States and implemented a successful import program. His efforts helped the company reach 150% growth in just two years. Today, Reo’s top responsibility is to tap into what he’s learned from his many past successes in order to grow Pierry ’s Japanese Division.