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Mr. Tabano

Brett Tabano

Senior Vice President of Marketing test, MediaAlpha

Brett Tabano is the senior vice president of marketing and communications for MediaAlpha, a leader in programmatic platforms for native search and metasearch media. In this role, he is responsible for leading and executing all of the company's marketing and communications efforts, including: building and executing strategies that elevate the brand, provide visibility for sales and convert brand equity into revenue.

An advertising and marketing expert, Mr. Tabano brings a strong track record of strategic marketing leadership for technology-focused brands. Prior to joining the MediaAlpha team, he was the global vice president of marketing for OpenX, an independent ad exchange network for publishers and demand partners. At OpenX, he was responsible for driving the global product as well as brand and event marketing strategies.

Prior to this position, Mr. Tabano was the global vice president of product marketing and sales strategy for Videology, an advertising software company based in New York City, where he was responsible for linking business stakeholders and product teams together to craft compelling value propositions, identify competitive differentiators and successfully position existing and new products.

Additionally, Mr. Tabano has held both senior account executive and account executive positions at a variety of well-known brands including Priceline, Tribal DDB and Turner Broadcasting. He received his B.S. from New Jersey's Fairleigh Dickinson University in marketing with a concentration in advertising.

Mr. Tabano can be contacted at 310-777-7546 or brett@mediaalpha.com

Coming up in December 2019...

Hotel Law: A Labor Crisis and Cyber Security

According to a recent study, the hospitality industry accounted for 2.9 trillion dollars in sales and in the U.S. alone, was responsible for 1 in 9 jobs. In an industry of that scope and dimension, legal issues touch every aspect of a hotel's operation, and legal services are required in order to conform to all prevailing laws and regulations. Though not all hotels face the same issues, there are some industry-wide subjects that are of concern more broadly. One of those matters is the issue of immigration and how it affects the ability of hotels to recruit qualified employees. The hotel industry is currently facing a labor crisis; the U.S. Labor Department estimates that there are 600,000 unfilled jobs in the industry. Part of the problem contributing to this labor shortage is the lack of H2B visas for low-skilled workers, combined with the difficulty in obtaining J-1 visas for temporary workers. Because comprehensive immigration reform is not being addressed politically, hotel managers expect things are going to get worse before they get better. Corporate cyber security is another major legal issue the industry must address. Hotels are under enormous pressure in this area given the large volume of customer financial transactions they handle daily. Recently, a federal court ruled that the Federal Trade Commission had the power to regulate corporate cyber security, so it is incumbent on hotels to establish data security programs in order to prevent data breaches. The lack of such programs could cause hotels to face legal threats from government agencies, class action lawsuits, and damage to their brand image if a data breach should occur. These are just two of the critical issues that the December issue of Hotel Business Review will examine in the area of hotel law.