Our mission is to help retailers and their shoppers thrive in the digital age
YouTech is the largest digital offer network in North America. We provide a suite of tailored solutions that help retailers plug into innovation and turn shoppers into superfans. Our platform powers meaningful, retailer branded experiences with omni-channel reach, seamlessly integrating into existing strategies to deliver measurable results and industry leading redemption rates.
YouTech has a long history of innovation. We spearheaded the digitization of coupons with in 2007. In 2009, YouTech debuted the first POS-integrated, white-labeled digital coupon program built just for retailers. Today, YouTech powers the largest digital offer network in North America with more than 9 billion digital offers downloaded to date.
Based in the beautiful San Francisco Bay Area, we are a close-knit team of smart, creative and passionate people committed to catalyzing the digital transformation of retail.
First digital coupon program to integrate load-to-card/unique ID technology (P&G Coupons & GM Box Tops)
2009 POS Integration
First digital coupon program to integrate directly with POS (Kroger, Safeway, Giant Eagle, Shoprite & more)
2014 White-Label Solutions
Kroger acquisition, retained independence to become the industry’s retailer-centric digital offer solution
Cutting-edge offer types, loyalty programs, merchandising events, contextual content, media and more
2017 Innovation to Scale
Volume-driving success with more than 6.5 billion offers downloaded, 66% (638 MM) of all digital coupons distributed
2019 Trailblazing Success
Largest digital coupon and offer network in North America with more than 10+ billion digital offers downloaded to date
Kroger and Inmar Finalize Strategic Relationship
Companies Complete Sale of YouTech to Inmar & Establish Long-Term Service Agreement
Cincinnati and Winston-Salem, NC – March 13, 2019 – Inmar and The Kroger Co. (NYSE: KR) today announced the completion of Inmar’s acquisition of You Technology, LLC, a digital coupon and digital rebate publishing platform, from Kroger and the finalization of Inmar’s long-term service agreement to provide digital coupon services to the Kroger family of stores.
Cheryl leads the talented team at YouTech as CEO. She joined the company as Chief Operating Officer in 2007 to run engineering, product management, and customer-facing capabilities. Within a few short months, Cheryl saw an opportunity to pioneer digital offers as a scalable line of business, evolving the company into what it is today – the industry leader.
Cheryl’s early career as a professional ballet dancer helped shape her sense of discipline and prepared her for the uncertainty of a career in tech. After ballet, Cheryl launched her tech career in the 1980s as a software engineer at Cullinet, a leading database provider. Cheryl has also held leadership positions in a number of technology organizations, including Digital Equipment Corporation and Capgemini. Cheryl caught the startup bug in 1999 when she moved to San Francisco and cofounded a company in a rented house with 55 employees. She later joined Cariocas, an early competitor to YouTech, as VP of Product and Services in 2001.
Cheryl studied computer systems at Northern Alberta Institute of Technology and earned an MBA degree from Daniels College of Business at the University of Denver.
CTO & SVP Engineering
Hemanga sets the company’s strategic technology direction and leads the engineering organization, including product development, partner integration, and DevOps. His team ensures our technology is robust, efficient, and responsive to emerging customer needs.
Hemanga joined YouTech in 2011, and has led development of the product and technology that supports our exponential growth. With more than 20 years of product development and operations experience in small and large Silicon Valley firms, Hemanga previously led a global team for seven years at Apple, delivering several highly visible projects for new markets in Asia Pacific, Europe, and North America. Prior to Apple, Hemanga joined startup Niku at a very early stage, and experienced its IPO and its acquisition by Computer Associates. Hemanga was also a founding member of two online companies: SplashAds in advertising and HireConnection in staffing.
Hemanga holds a Bachelor of Engineering degree in Computer Science from Dibrugarh University and an MBA in General Management from California State University, East Bay.
VP of Finance & Operations
Corinne manages finance, human resources, and legal for our company.
Before joining YouTech in 2017, Corinne was Vice President of Financial Planning & Analysis at Informatica. During her six years there, she took on various roles overseeing financial planning and analysis, operational accounting, technical accounting, and financial reporting. In her early career, Corinne was a consultant at Huron Consulting Group in Chicago and an auditor at Ernst & Young in San Francisco.
Corinne was born and raised in San Francisco, and now calls the Peninsula home. She is a Certified Public Accountant and holds a BA in Business Economics from the University of California, Los Angeles.
VP of Product
Julia manages the digital products that supply billions of digital offers to YouTech clients. She has diverse experience across product, technology, strategic partnerships, and finance.
Prior to joining You Tech in 2016, Julia served as VP of Product at Pillow Homes, a vacation rental service where she was responsible for design and development of all applications and services. Earlier, Julia was part of a small team at Evernote that launched Evernote Market globally to $12 million in first-year revenue, creating a new revenue stream for the business. During her tenure, Evernote grew tenfold to 100 million users.
Originally from Chicago, Julia holds an international MBA from Moscow School of Management SKOLKOVO, an executive education degree from MIT Sloan School of Management, and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from Lewis & Clark College.
VP Client Services
Sandi leads Client Services and ensures that our customers’ needs and opportunities are successfully addressed.
Along with expertise in business analysis and promotional law, she brings particular experience in partnering and loyalty programs. Sandi was one of the earliest employees at the company and has shaped and grown our client services ever since, expertly managing changes in our clients’ businesses.
Sandi earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics from University of California, Davis.
VP of Brand & Strategic Services
Cassie oversees YouTech’s brand and positioning along with strategic initiatives for customer success.
In addition to strategy and marketing, Cassie has an extensive background in both design and development, previously overseeing the design direction, UX and front-end development of YouTech’s platform, solutions and services. Prior to YouTech, Cassie served as the Creative Director at SoftCoin and at Cariocas, one of its early competitors. Cassie has worked for numerous businesses and institutions in the bay area and beyond, providing consultative design and development services.
Cassie holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the University of Arizona and a Master of Fine Arts degree in Intermedia Arts from Mills College.
VP of Independent Retail
Emily Mallahan is responsible for growing the YouTech network by helping independent retailers and third-party organizations deploy innovative shopper engagements.
Emily has more than 25 years of retail experience, with a focus on independent grocery. Prior to joining YouTech, she was Vice President of Marketing at Accelitec, where she fostered retailer partnerships and developed loyalty platforms for small grocers. Before that, Emily spent more than a decade working in marketing, business development, merchandising and executive leadership within Haggen Inc. She started her career in CPG sales at Gerber Products Company.
Emily attended Western Washington University, where she received her MA and MBA in Marketing – all while working at her local grocery store.
Michael oversees the overall architecture and production operations at YouTech, making sure that millions of web requests and transactions are processed efficiently and effectively every single day since he joined us in 2010.
Michael has worked with several early stage startups, as well as high-profile technology companies like Yahoo, WebMD, Informix, and BMC. His career began in a four-person company where he developed a first-of-its-kind system for real-time sports analysis. Michael’s contributions helped enable its adoption by major television networks and by Major League Baseball teams during training programs.
Michael grew up in Singapore and graduated from the University of California, Irvine.
VP of Platform Engineering
Jesse leads the YouTech platform’s technical vision and development. He and his team ensure that more than one million downloads are processed each day with virtually no downtime.
Jesse joined us in 2012 with more than 20 years experience in software engineering. For more than seven years at Hewlett Packard, he held engineering management and architect positions including Chief Architect for U.S. E-Commerce. Earlier, he was Lead Engineer for customer support at Broadvision.
Originally from Connecticut, Jesse holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute.
Sr Director of Product Design & UX
Ric is responsible for the overall product design and user experience vision for YouTech’s enterprise application suite. He is also responsible for data visualization and marketing outreach.
Ric has worked with over 50 companies in the product, technology, marketing and e-commerce spaces for over 20 years. He has held roles as CTO, front end developer, Google Analytics & Adwords partner, and specialized e-commerce consultant.
He grew up in New Jersey, has lived on four continents and studied Industrial Design at University of Kansas.