Tremor Video Hires Jennifer Speciale To Lead Talent Acquisition Team

Promotes Adrienne Barnard, Showing Continued Talent Development

Wednesday, September 4, 2013 2:39 pm EDT


New York

Public Company Information:

"She has successfully managed employee lifecycle events as a consummate professional and is a coach and guide to many, if not all at Tremor Video."

New York, September 4, 2013 - Tremor Video, Inc. (NYSE: TRMR), a leading provider of technology-driven video advertising solutions, made key talent announcements today on the Human Resources Team. Jennifer Speciale has joined as Director, Talent Acquisition and Adrienne Barnard has been promoted to Director, Human Resources.  Both are based in the New York office and report to Sharon Grundfast, Head of Human Resources. The appointment of Jennifer Speciale and promotion of Adrienne Barnard mark Tremor Video’s continued focus on building a global team that attracts, develops and retains top talent.

As Director of Talent Acquisition, Speciale will be responsible for leading the recruiting function and hiring A-players globally.

“The video advertising industry is an expanding market with the growing need for discovering and developing talent at a rapid pace,” said Sharon Grundfast, Head of Human Resources. “Jennifer has a great track record and is known for her ability to match career aspirations with business goals along with building long term relationships.  Both of these capabilities are critical as we engage with and recruit world-class technology candidates. We are thrilled to have Jennifer join the team and are excited to build upon our proficiency in this arena.”

Speciale most recently worked with a boutique consulting agency where she helped to build out startup organizations as well as to advise on best practices for recruiting and retaining the best talent. Prior to that, Jennifer was an early member of and served as its first full-time recruiter, building then leading Talent Acquisition throughout the U.S., as well as’s first international operations in London and Dublin. Before joining, Jennifer helped build the UX/UI/Usability functions for Google NYC and also recruited Software Engineers there.  She also recruited digital/interactive media and strategic web metrics teams for Digitas NYC. 

Speciale holds a B.A. in Neural Science from Indiana University with 4 published articles and graduated with honors, an M.A. in International Relations and an M.S. in International Business from Seton Hall University, also graduating with honors. She attended additional graduate studies at University of Beijing and in Luxembourg.

Tremor Video also announced the promotion of Adrienne Barnard to Director, Human Resources. Barnard joined Tremor Video in June 2009. Over the last four years she has overseen end to end human resource activities. She served as the point of contact during Tremor Video’s acquisition of ScanScout, and managed the relocation of Tremor Video’s New York City office in November 2010. In her expanded role, Barnard will be responsible for minimizing the amount of time new hires require before adding high value, developing leaders who are able to attract, develop, and retain top-talent, and cultivating a performance driven environment where goals, feedback and development plans are acted on.

“Adrienne is a true Business Partner as exemplified over the past four years at Tremor Video,” said Grundfast. “She has successfully managed employee lifecycle events as a consummate professional and is a coach and guide to many, if not all at Tremor Video.”

Prior to joining Tremor Video Barnard held positions at Interactive One and Blue Man Productions. She is a graduate of Clark University with a Master’s in Professional Communication for Human Resources and a Bachelor’s degree in English where she graduated cum laude.

About Tremor Video, Inc.
Tremor Video, Inc. is a leading provider of technology-driven video advertising solutions enabling brand advertisers to engage consumers across multiple internet-connected devices including computers, smartphones, tablets and connected TVs. Our clients include some of the largest brand advertisers and agencies in the world. These relationships have helped us create a robust online video ecosystem that includes more than 500 premium websites and mobile applications, over 200 of which partner with us on an exclusive basis. Our proprietary technology, VideoHub, analyzes in-stream video content, detects viewer and system attributes, and leverages our large repository of stored data to optimize video ad campaigns for brand-centric metrics. Through our VHA enterprise solution, VideoHub also provides advertisers and agencies with advanced analytics and measurement tools enabling them to understand why, when and where viewers engage with their video ads.

Tremor Video is based in New York and has offices in Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Detroit, Los Angeles, and San Francisco, with international offices in London, Singapore, and Toronto. For more information, visit and find Tremor Video on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.


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