Our Story

We believe in the power of people: as creators, as storytellers, and as icons

At the core of every experience is a story to be told, and every story needs a person to tell it. We launched Julius to help brands find the right people to tell their stories in more meaningful and intimate ways than ever before.

Our clients come from a variety of backgrounds and industries and rely on Julius to power their influencer marketing campaigns. At the core of every campaign and every activation on Julius are the people: the influencers, marketers, and consumers.

Our Leadership

CEO/Co-Founder

Jared Augustine

Jared’s career has been devoted to building and leading startups. Jared is also the co-founder and CEO of the Julius sister-company and fellow influencer business, Thuzio. Jared was an early executive at SeamlessWeb (now GrubHub/Seamless), where he led market expansion efforts, growing the company from an early stage regional business to an international industry leader. He was also a member of the founding team at Group Commerce, a daily-deal platform provider to online publishers. Jared graduated from the University of Delaware with a BA in Business Administration.

Engineering

Kris Kniaz

Kris leads our product & engineering teams to deliver a quality solution. Kris is an experienced software engineering leader and avid technologist with 20 years of broad experience and 8 years of cloud projects. He holds a BS in Chemistry and Physics from Warsaw University of Technology and a PHD in Materials Science & Engineering from the University of Pennsylvania.

Revenue

Bryn Caruso

Bryn leads sales and marketing strategies to ensure Julius gets in the hands of marketers looking for a comprehensive influencer data solution. She has served in sales leadership positions in the ad tech industry for 14 years at companies such as Xaxis, Adaptly, and Amazon. She holds a BS in Marketing from Bentley University.

Finance

Will Yung

Will oversees finances, coordinates accounting, and works with each team to develop financial plans for success. He is an experienced FP&A professional with a focus in digital media finance, previously working for companies like Time Inc., and Toys R’ Us. Will holds a BS from Columbia University and an MBA from Georgetown University.

Strategic Partnerships

Karin Swanson

Karin engages social platforms and strategic partners to develop high-impact partnerships for Julius. Karin comes to the role after five years of on-boarding enterprise partners at Julius, where she built a deep understanding of customer needs and the industry. Karin graduated from UCLA with a BA in Political Science and minor in Film.

Work with Us

We’re looking for people to join our growing team who are ambitious, creative, and plugged-in to the social media world. We offer our employees a bunch of awesome perks, like a fully stocked kitchen, comprehensive medical benefits, and unlimited time off.

Sound like a good time?

Contact Us

Learn more in the Content Hub

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With shelter-in-place protocol now seemingly extended, influencers and the influencer marketing industry have been forced to innovate and adapt to this new and uncertain landscape. However, agencies, brands, and influencers alike have taken this global “pause” as an opportunity to get creative with their campaigns and original content. 

From a macro-trend perspective, marketers are seeing an increase in purpose-driven content as well as light-hearted quick-hit content on TikTok. In fact, TikTok has seen a global surge in downloads, activity, and content during the quarantine. Many influencers are using this time to experiment with new platforms and styles of creating content, such as TikToks, IGTV tutorials, and podcasts especially as experiential campaigns have come to screeching halt until Fall 2020 at best. The term “stronger together” is proving true for many as influencers and brands as they rely on their developed, trusted, and pre-existing relationships to press onward with sponsored content creation despite drastic drops in marketing budgets and resources.

Leo Chan (@LevitateStyle)–an established fashion, menswear, and travel influencer in New York City has actionable insights into how influencers navigate the new world of brand collaboration, especially those living in New York City, the now alleged epicenter of COVID-19. Leo’s story and rise to “Influencerdom” is a relatable one for many. Uninspired by the demanding schedule of a conventional career in the city, he invested in himself and his skills to align with his girlfriend and co-founder of Levitate Style, Alicia Mara. Together they built a website and brand to leverage his passion for style as a creative outlet. Find out how he’s making the most of the new normal living in New York City.

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Influence In the Time of COVID-19: Fireside Chat with @LevitateStyle

With shelter-in-place protocol now seemingly extended, influencers and the influencer marketing industry have been forced to innovate and adapt to this new and uncertain landscape. However, agencies, brands, and influencers alike have taken this global “pause” as an opportunity to get creative with their campaigns and original content. 

From a macro-trend perspective, marketers are seeing an increase in purpose-driven content as well as light-hearted quick-hit content on TikTok. In fact, TikTok has seen a global surge in downloads, activity, and content during the quarantine. Many influencers are using this time to experiment with new platforms and styles of creating content, such as TikToks, IGTV tutorials, and podcasts especially as experiential campaigns have come to screeching halt until Fall 2020 at best. The term “stronger together” is proving true for many as influencers and brands as they rely on their developed, trusted, and pre-existing relationships to press onward with sponsored content creation despite drastic drops in marketing budgets and resources.

Leo Chan (@LevitateStyle)–an established fashion, menswear, and travel influencer in New York City has actionable insights into how influencers navigate the new world of brand collaboration, especially those living in New York City, the now alleged epicenter of COVID-19. Leo’s story and rise to “Influencerdom” is a relatable one for many. Uninspired by the demanding schedule of a conventional career in the city, he invested in himself and his skills to align with his girlfriend and co-founder of Levitate Style, Alicia Mara. Together they built a website and brand to leverage his passion for style as a creative outlet. Find out how he’s making the most of the new normal living in New York City.

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