The Adpay Story
For over fifteen years, Adpay has been the leading provider of patented digital, print, and mobile solutions for media companies. Since our acquisition in 2016 by Ancestry.com, one of the premier consumer marketing companies in the world, our expanded resources have led to rapid growth and development. Through its comprehensive product suite, Adpay provides the competitive edge that our partners need to attract and retain advertisers in the fields of obituaries and classifieds. Top tier media companies partner with Adpay because we produce results tailored to their market needs. Success is based upon listening to your goals and designing a strategy to meet them. Adpay continues to be the leader in innovation, technology, and driving results. We deliver the highest standards of service, combined with the most effective products in the industry. Contact us today to discuss your goals and to schedule a demo.CONTACT US
Meet the Team
Founder and GM
Founder of Adpay, Mike is a serial entrepreneur with over 25 years of business and technical experience and is a recognized expert of online strategies for media organizations. Before Adpay, Mike founded Exceed Systems, a software company focusing on real estate servicing over 1000 brokerages. Prior to that, he founded Iguana Logic, a highly regarded Denver area consultant of data warehousing, data modeling and relational database design. Mike holds a BS in computer science from Salisbury University and several technology patents.
Sr. Manager Customer Operations
Melissa oversees Adpay’s customer operations teams and brings over 20 years of technical support and client operations experience. She began her career here as an Implementations Manager and continues to directly lead many new client facing projects across the product portfolio. Melissa is a graduate of the University of Denver with a BA in Anthropology. On the weekends she enjoys trying new food, drinks and regional cuisines.
Director of Business Development
Deborah Dreyfuss-Tuchman brings 30 years of media industry experience to Adpay, and has specialized in driving the success of new solutions for the media industry. Prior to joining Adpay, Ms. Dreyfuss-Tuchman was VP of Business Development at Travidia. Her background also includes VP of Business Development at Thomson Newspapers and seventeen years at The Chicago Tribune and Tribune Media Services. Dreyfuss-Tuchman has a BA in Journalism from the University of Michigan. She is passionate about time spent traveling with her husband and two daughters and unsuccessfully attempting to lower her golf handicap.
Sr. Product Manager
Shannah is responsible for directing overall product marketing efforts for Memoriams, Click-N-Buy Classifieds and evolving platforms. Her excellent technical knowledge and strong digital media background are key assets to her role. On the weekends she is enjoying beautiful Colorado by being out skiing or hiking.
Sr. Software Development Manager
Brannan has been with Adpay since 2005 as a software developer and manager of the development team. He has a passion for leading teams to create software solutions and products that make complex tasks easier. When he’s not working, he’s spending time with his wife and three kids (and two dogs), playing keyboards in his band, Old Man Rock, reading Russian literature or spending time outdoors.
Sr. System Development Manager
Mike has been an IT guy for 20 plus years. He enjoys music, theater, and motorcycles. Mike also has a compulsion to build and repair things and is a restorer of vintage electronics.
Associate Product Manager
Spencer helps drive engagement with Memoriams for funeral directors nationwide. After graduating from Arizona State University with a BS in Marketing, Spencer has had various roles with different technology companies. Outside of the office, Spencer enjoys traveling the world, sports, skiing, and spending time with family and friends.
Support Team Lead
Zach enjoys puzzles, rubik’s cubes, trivia, strategy games, chess, and reading. Zach has always had an interest in computers, and has spent many hours online researching and learning.
Network Partner Specialist
Julie has been with Adpay since 2015 and works in the Implementations department as a Network Partner Specialist. She has a BS in Communications from the University of Colorado. Julie likes to spend time with her family and friends. You may find her cruising down a mountain trail on her Yamaha TT-R230 dirt bike. She also enjoys traveling, gardening, reading and wine tasting.
Sr. Software Developer
Mike has a career in the IT field that has been going for 20+ years. Mike enjoys working in a collaborative environment. In his spare time Mike is an avid outdoorsmen with many 14er ski descents, he also has completed numerous marathons, triathlons, 1 ironman and a 50 miler trail run. He shares the Colorado wilderness with his wife and 2 children.
Kelly has been with Adpay since 2013 and prepares product performance reviews for AdPay’s partner papers. She has a Bachelor of Science in Marketing from Florida State University. Kelly is an avid traveler, enjoys reading, gardening, DIY home projects and spending time with family and friends.
Software Quality Business Analyst
Shelly has been in the Software industry for 20 years, with 10 plus of those years at Adpay. She began her journey in Support where she developed a deep understanding of the importance in the user experience. With her analytical eye to boot, she has grown with the company and has spent the last 8 years testing all of Adpay’s software products. In her free time, she likes to spend time in nature with her Beagle, Konoko and loves sailing.
Customer Support Operations Manager
Devin has worked for Ancestry since November of 2013 and joined the Adpay team (family) in October of 2018. He has over 15 years of Call Center and Customer Service experience. He really enjoys working with his team and peers on engineering the best customer experience possible. Devin is also determined to always improve engagement in the workplace. Outside of work, Devin loves sports! Originally hailing from Seattle, he loves the Seahawks. Having spent most of his life in Utah, he acquired a taste for the Utah Jazz. However, when he’s not working, Devin spends time with his wife and 5 kids!
Justice is passionate about contributing as much of her day as is possible to genealogy research and family history preservation. To that end, she volunteers with the Search Angels helping adoptees find their birth families; using a combination of genetic and traditional genealogy. She also conducts private genealogy research and provides reports and presentations in her free time. Now she has joined the Memoriams team to assist in preserving the lives of loved ones through obituary and memorial placements. She couldn’t be happier to be part of the Ancestry family.