Meet Our Global Leadership
Our leadership team is the backbone of our strong, award-winning company culture. Comprised of smart, savvy entrepreneurs and industry experts, Acceleration Partners’ leadership is committed to building a global company culture that helps our 300+ employees develop their full potential inside and outside of work, and offer the greatest value possible to our clients and partners.
Robert GlazerFounder, Board Chairman
Robert Glazer is the founder of Acceleration Partners, a global partner marketing agency and the recipient of numerous industry and company culture awards, including Glassdoor’s Employees’ Choice Awards two years in a row. He is the author of the inspirational newsletter Friday Forward and the author of the international bestselling book, Performance Partnerships. He is a sought-after speaker by companies and organizations around the world.
You can learn more about Bob at https://www.robertglazer.com.
As CEO of Acceleration Partners, Matt Wool oversees day-to-day operations of the business and has helped drive the company’s growth from five employees when he joined as VP, Client Services in 2012 to over 175 employees on four continents today. Prior to Acceleration Partners, Matt managed the rollout of an innovative software as a service for a leading technology transfer consultancy and was a key account manager for a top healthcare technology professional services firm, handling large hospitals and insurers. Matt started his career in the film industry with production and creative roles at Fox Searchlight, DreamWorks Animation, and Disney. He holds a BA from Middlebury College and an MBA from Boston University.
Sarah Johnson DayesChief Client Officer
Sarah Johnson Dayes is Chief Client Officer at Acceleration Partners (AP), the world’s leading global partnership marketing agency. Here she is responsible for the success of AP’s 250+ member Client Services team and the health and happiness and global client relationships. Sarah has 20 years of services leadership experience and has served on AP’s leadership team for over ten years. Sarah has been instrumental in shaping the AP client experience and supporting industry-leading brands including Target, Uber, and Allbirds in developing partnership programs to create what’s next.
Jon ClaydonChief Development Officer
As Chief Development Officer, Jon leads strategic growth and corporate development initiatives for the agency. He joined Acceleration Partners through the acquisition of Streamline Marketing, which he founded and grew rapidly to one of the leading firms in the affiliate industry over seven years . Jon is a veteran of the partnership space where he has spent his entire career. Prior to founding Streamline he held positions at CJ Affiliate where he oversaw new client development and management strategic accounts, and was responsible for building the partnerships business at RealNetworks where he managed a large team responsible for relationships with Google, Microsoft, and Amazon. He is a thought leader and has spoken at numerous industry events and was the Chair of the Advertiser Council for the PMA. Outside of work Jon’s passion is travel and he has been to 57 countries, many of them during his time running Streamline.
Helen SouthgateChief Global Officer
Helen has nearly 20 years’ experience in the digital marketing sector across high-growth companies, working affiliate network, client and agency side. Helen is currently the Chief Global Officer at Acceleration Partners, responsible for Global Strategy across the business. She has been at AP for nearly five years, initially launching the EMEA part of the business in 2017 and took on the APAC region in 2019. Helen previously served as Managing Director at affilinet, one of the largest European affiliate marketing networks and on the digital marketing team at Sky PLC.
Kevin OsborneChief Revenue Officer
As Chief Revenue Officer, Kevin is responsible for working with clients to understand their performance marketing objectives as well as overseeing the business development process. Kevin is a proven leader who has brought sales and operational expertise to start-ups and Fortune 500 companies alike. Prior to Acceleration Partners, Kevin managed both the sales and customer experience teams at the Cambridge based start-up, Openbay. He was also a Team Leader for AOL’s advance advertising group helping to scale digital marketing programs for such partners as Groupon, LogMeIn, and Blue Apron. Kevin holds a BS from Bentley University and an MBA from Babson College.
Sarah EsteverenaChief Marketing Officer
In her role as Chief Marketing Officer, Sarah is responsible for driving Acceleration Partners’ global marketing strategy, demand generation and brand growth. Over her 15+ years in marketing, Sarah has held senior marketing roles at Cognizant Technology Solutions, Absorb Software, and at dentsu International (iProspect), overseeing global enterprise client accounts. Sarah is a true revenue marketer, and thrives on building scalable, measurable growth marketing strategies.
Cyrus ClemensenChief Technology Officer
Cyrus has over 25 years of experience in the digital advertising, marketing and technology sectors across high-growth companies, fortune 500’s and agency side. Cyrus is currently the Chief Technology Officer at Acceleration Partners, responsible for the company’s technology and reporting strategies, as well as heading up product for Acceleration Partner’s proprietary technology suite, AP Vision. Cyrus held previous CTO and product leadership roles at multiple agencies, innovating and building digital platforms for clients such as Marriott, Chevron, Martha Stewart, JPMorgan, and Verizon.