Social media moves at breakneck speed. Brands need a way to adapt rapidly. ListenFirst monitors all of your social signals in one place to give you the data you need to crush your social media marketing goals.
Move as fast as you can.
You wouldn’t make investment decisions with incomplete information, so why would you create social media content without the right technology?
Just like our clients, we’ve been in the trenches too. We know the pain of having to stitch data together to have insights you can actually do something with. That’s why we built ListenFirst. We distill complex social media data into metrics that matter for your business so you can shape your social strategy and spend time where you can have the biggest impact.
It’s a challenge to make sense of the vast amount of data at your disposal. That’s why we started ListenFirst. Unifying all of your social signals in a single solution saves you time and gives your small team the capacity of an army. We identify the metrics that matter most, allowing you to fully optimize your social media to deliver positive ROI.
ListenFirst was founded to drive a future where data, not just instinct, helps guide the way brands make decisions. Founded in 2012, we have a dedicated focus on consolidating all of your social data into a single analytics solution so you can make the right decisions quickly. And, we arm you with an expert team of social media strategists who put you in a position to win.
ListenFirst Executive Team
Berry Sethi is the Chief Financial Officer of ListenFirst, overseeing finance, accounting, human resources, legal, and operations. He has had a 25-year career successfully positioning Venture Capital and Private Equity backed companies; previously working as CFO at Predictive Systems, netForensics, Partsearch Technologies, Southern Diversified Products, Truist, FrontStream, and Quovant before joining ListenFirst.
Christian is a successful entrepreneur and founder who has been at the forefront of technology and digital media for over two decades. He co-founded ListenFirst with Jason Klein in 2011, identifying the need to place social data at the center of marketing decision-making.
Christian earned his AB in classics from Brown University. He is an active Advisor and Board member, currently serving on the Board of Directors for Venture For America and Civics Unplugged, as well as an Advisor with Brown University President’s Leadership Council, the President’s Advisory Council on Entrepreneurship and The Advisory Council on the College. He is a longtime member of the Young Presidents’ Organization (YPO) Metro New York Chapter.
Devin Carroll is the Vice President of Sales at ListenFirst, where she is responsible for Enterprise, Expansion & Mid-Market growth. With over 7 years in the social analytics space, Devin knows the impact that social data can have in businesses bottom line. She holds a B.A. in Applied Psychology and Human Development from Boston College, with a focus on organizational studies.
Jason, along with Christian, Co-Founded ListenFirst in 2011, seeing a huge unmet need for technology to unlock the value of social data for leading global brands…way before “social analytics” was actually a category. Coming from starting, scaling, and selling one of the first digital agencies, ListenFirst was the next step in a journey partnering with some of the world’s largest brands in their digital transformations. Jason studied Philosophy and Medical Ethics at Brown University followed by a brief stint in medical school at Columbia University.
Jonathan is infatuated with creating products in and around the global marketing and media distribution ecosystem. As Chief Product Officer at ListenFirst, he is responsible for the strategy, design and development of ListenFirst’s entire portfolio of products and solutions. Prior to ListenFirst, he was at Canoe Ventures, Anystream and Sapient developing and managing products to simplify the challenges of digital content creation, distribution, ad optimization and reporting in an increasingly complex multi-platform, multi-device world. He holds a BS in Computer Science from Syracuse University.
Mike has been passionate about computers since he learned to program an Apple II at the age of 10. He is a forward-thinking technologist, experienced engineering manager, data science and large-scale web architect. Prior to ListenFirst, Mike held R&D leadership roles at ZipList, Grab Networks, Anystream, and MITRE. He holds a BS in Computer Engineering from Syracuse University, with minors in Computer Science and Business Management.
Miranda is an experienced Client Success leader who sets the strategic direction for all client touch points with ListenFirst. She promotes a client-centric mindset across the organization and mentors an award-winning team. She holds a B.S. in Communication Studies & Public Relations from The State University of New York College at Oneonta.
Mr. Fountain serves as Executive Chairman for ListenFirst and a lead operating partner for Frontier Growth, a growth-stage PE firm. In this capacity he provides support to Frontier portfolio companies, including strategic insight and operating best practices. Prior to Frontier, he led PE-backed, growth stage B2B software companies across a variety of industry verticals. Mr. Fountain’s experience includes raising capital to accelerate revenue growth, taking a company public, and completing successful mergers and acquisitions. Mr. Fountain has run global operations for companies headquartered in the United States and the United Kingdom where he lived in the mid-2000s.