The Brains Behind the Data
Meet our team and say hello to our sister companies.
What began as a good idea in St. Louis has now grown into a global enterprise.
Complementics has its roots in a company called Growth Systems. Founded in 2010 Growth Systems was launched to focus on digital advertising and big data.
Growth Systems founder, Walter Harrison, met with eContext in 2013.
Soon, the two companies realized that mobile data and taxonomy could, well, “complement” each other, so eContext acquired the company and relaunched it in 2015 as Complementics.
Complementics now manages data from more than 500M devices.
The Info.com Family
How We Came to Be
Info.com (Info.com Ltd.) launched in 1999 as a metasearch engine. Co-founder Stephen Scarr quickly realized the value of understanding the deep meaning of words in delivering better search, so he hired a staff which spent 1M hours building the world’s largest semantic taxonomy.
The results were so positive for Info.com, Scarr decided to launch eContext.
As CEO of eContext, which is owned by Info.com, Stephen has overseen the creation of a vast taxonomy of positive and negative vocabularies which categorize social, sites, and search in real time to its 450,000 categories across all verticals.
Info.com is an independent search platform. From a single search query, Info.com provides results from the leading search engines. Info.com also collaborates with eight vertical search providers and operates Info.co.uk and Info.com.au. The company has Chicago and London offices.
As one of its first employees, Ian was integral in the development and launch of eContext, and is continually curious about new, novel technologies and data to improve results for eContext customers.
Prior to joining eContext, Ian worked for firms specializing in transforming advertiser’s offline campaigns into digital advertising, as well as in the visual art, education, and publishing industries.
Ian graduated summa cum laude from the University of Colorado, and holds Master’s degrees in Writing & Critical Studies from the California Institute of the Arts. Ian, his wife, and young son live in Chicago and are, right now, likely planning their next National Park vacation.
Walter has extensive experience with online and mobile advertising exchanges, real-time bidding, sell and demand-side platforms, data management platforms and retargeting technology.
During his free time, Walter and his family are likely hiking in some remote area, nowhere to be found.
Tom has worked in the digital media business since 2000 and brings to Complementics a deep understanding of its complex ecosystem. He has worked in sales and business development capacities for publicly traded companies such as Switchboard and Infospace as well as start-ups such as Datonics and SigSentinel. He has a strong track record of creating high value partnerships that generate long term mutual success.
An outdoorsman during his free time and father of three sons, Tom is also a member of the board of directors for the Bainbridge Island Little League and at the Kitsap Public Facilities District.
In the past, Miriam has worked with companies such as Motorola, Kenshoo, and HowStuffWorks on large re-branding, social media, and web projects, and has served in a consultative role with technology firms to help them develop brand voice, content strategy, and long-term message planning.
An active volunteer, Miriam has served on boards in the publishing and not-for-profit industries, and is a member of Chicago’s vibrant live storytelling community.
Chris previously worked at AdGooroo where he served as a strategic account manager. He’s an avid Cubs fan and a graduate of Miami of Ohio University.