Julius began in talent procurement with the 2012 founding of Thuzio, then a B2C e-commerce marketplace for athletes. With a focus on unique and comprehensive talent data, this was the beginning of our appreciation of the power of influence and the data that informed it. Building on this humble start, we’ve grown to become the Influencer Marketing industry's most comprehensive data-driven platform.

Today, we empower companies of all sizes to harness influence by forming relationships with influencers across every industry and social community, using data-driven insights and an intuitive end-to-end influencer marketing solution.

Meet the Team

Mark Gerson


Mark Gerson is a co-founder and co-Chairman of Thuzio, a co-founder and Chairman of GLG, and Chairman of Axial Markets. In addition, he is also the Chairman of United Hatzalah, a network of first responders that provides the fastest and free emergency medical first response throughout Israel, and the co-founder and Chairman of the African Mission Healthcare Foundation, which supports the work of medical missionaries performing clinical care throughout Africa. Mark graduated summa cum laude from Williams College and received his JD from Yale Law School.

Jared Augustine


Jared is co-founder and CEO of Thuzio, and a co-founder of Julius. A veteran of NYC startups, Jared led market expansion efforts as an early executive at SeamlessWeb, which was acquired by Aramark, and later merged with GrubHub. He also led sales and operations for Group Commerce, a daily-deal software provider to digital publishers, which later merged with Nimble Commerce. Jared graduated from the University of Delaware with a BA in Business Administration.

Brian Douglas


Brian joined Julius in 2016 as Chief Financial Officer. Brian has held three CFO positions in the startup and technology space and loves the challenge of building high-potential businesses. Prior to the tech world Brian spent six years at Goldman Sachs serving financial institutions seeking to sell securities, engage in M&A, or enact complex transactions. Brian’s background in finance also includes roles at an annuity company as well as an MBA and the CFA designation.

Sasha Eysymontt


Sasha joined Julius in 2016 from CBS Interactive, where he was VP of Engineering for TV Guide, TV.com and Metacritic managing development and operations for their properties including the launch of TV Guide's award-winning iOS app, as well as the stewardship of the 3 web properties representing 35M+ unique users per month. Prior to CBSi, he held systems engineering and engineering management roles at Medianet, Alloy Media + Marketing and MTV Networks, working on creation and management of a streaming music library and white-label client representing 30M+ tracks, plus web development projects for Conde Nast, Hachette Filipacchi & Unilever.

Jess Scott

VP, People

Jess joined Julius from Zeta Global where she was the SVP of Talent. Jess has also held People leadership roles at Learnvest, Group Commerce, Dave Partners and TheLadders, where she was an essential recruitment and human resources leader across multiple business units in high growth, start-up environments. Jess graduated with an MA in Social Organizational Psychology from Columbia University's Teachers College and received her BA in Sociology and Elementary Education from Drew University. Random fun fact; prior to her "professional" career, Jess pursued an acting career. Her most proud accomplishment is the starring role in a WWF TV ad.

Bryn Caruso

VP, Sales & Customer Success

Bryn is a digital marketing specialist with 12+ years experience helping brands achieve their goals. Her experience spans from display to paid social and influencer marketing, serving in strategy positions at AOL, Xaxis, Amazon Media Group, and Adaptly.

Jason Shuman

Chief of Staff

Jason joined Julius from Corigin Ventures where he was an associate at the seed stage venture capital firm. Prior to his time in venture capital, Jason was the Founder of Category Five, a direct-to-consumer eCommerce men's footwear company. Jason graduated from the University of Miami with a BBA in entrepreneurship and marketing, where he now serves as the Vice President for the Young Alumni Leadership Committee.