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Our Team

Brent Zahradnik

Founder

Brent started AMZ Pathfinder in the summer of 2015 – the early days of Amazon advertising when you could quickly see incredible ROI advertising just about anything. 

Brent realized that he had the power to help so many businesses selling on Amazon harness this growing PPC platform to grow their revenue and exposure.

Since then, he’s witnessed firsthand each and every update that Amazon has implemented and throughout the years, updated the tactics and processes AMZ Pathfinder uses to adapt to the ever-evolving ecosystem.

If you’re looking to schedule a 1-on-1 consultation with Brent, then request a call on Clarity.

Laura

Chief operations officer

Laura, from Manchester, England, is our COO and client relationship manager. She works with our clients to understand their needs and to ensure that they are met or exceeded. 

She works directly with our team to turn client requests into action. 

She has a BSc in Cell and Molecular Biology and a PhD in Molecular Biology and is hyper-detailed, always on the hunt for new knowledge. 

She loves meeting new people and providing top-notch service.

Martin

Chief Advertising Strategist

Martin honed his PPC skills at one of the biggest advertising agencies in Macedonia before joining Pathfinder in 2016, and has seen the industry evolve since then. 

He has worked with accounts that spend up to $100,000 a month and have thousands of SKUs so his thinking is scale-focussed.

Martin sets the direction on advertising strategy and tactics, evaluation of new software tools and testing new features as soon as Amazon releases them.

Matt

Chief Marketing Officer

Matt has 10+ years of diverse digital marketing experience. 

From direct response for e-commerce, managing $10,000/day on Facebook advertising, to course creation for consultants and YouTubers, he’s managed to become a seasoned full-stack digital marketer in the last decade.

Now working remotely, he sees the future in distributed teams and runs The Remotise Podcast, a podcast dedicated to helping others find work online, working anywhere in the world, and news about remote work culture.

Marko

Senior DE Account Manager​

Marko is our lead native German speaker and brings years of Amazon advertising experience to the team. 

He is constantly testing cutting-edge tactics and is focussed on continuous improvement and skill acquisition as it relates to all things Amazon. 

In his free time, he can be found taking photos and doing all sorts of adventures – motorcycle trips, hiking up volcanos and swimming with Hammerhead sharks – the usual stuff.

Marco

Senior IT Account Manager

Hailing from southern Italy, Marco has a Masters’s degree in European Linguistics and Literature and has a work history of SEO copywriting, translation and Amazon marketing. 

Versatile but rigorous in his work, he brings a more academic approach to AMZ Pathfinder. He is fluent in 5 languages, two of which – Italian and Spanish – are those he uses in his work on Amazon. 

He plays multiple instruments and makes tomato sauce and wine in his free time.

Zeljko

Senior Account Manager

Zeljko has worked in the digital marketing space for almost a decade with ample experience in PPC on multiple platforms, Native advertising, Programmatic advertising, and DSPs. 

He’s also passionate about SEO. With a Masters’s degree in marketing and an assistant professorship at the same University, he’s well-qualified to take charge of accounts to the benefit of our clients.

Before joining AMZ Pathfinder he worked with an Amazon account with ~$500,000 in annual ad spend for 2 years.

Besides his native Serbian and fluent English he speaks Russian and Dutch, loves to travel and takes every opportunity to explore exotic new locales including North Korea.

Samy

Senior FR Account Manager

Self-taught in the art of PPC before going legit and getting certified (Google and now Amazon), Samy honed his skills at a leading Growth Marketing agency and acquired a bird’s-eye view of online marketing opportunities.

Possessing an analytical mind with a creative twist he is at home diving into spreadsheets, but just as comfortable writing incisive ad copy.

Despite being raised in Marseille, he doesn’t follow football.

Reymond

Head of Reporting & Account Manager

Reymond has a bachelor’s degree in computer science and 4 years of experience working with a manufacturing company in a System Application Products role in the Philippines before getting into online work thanks to the influence of his wife.

An expert in Excel, VBA scripting, and Macros his creations power much of the reporting, data visualization and internal Excel tools we use at Pathfinder. 

In late 2019 he expanded his role to managing client accounts directly.

Regine

Head of Finances & Account Manager

Regine has been in the accounting industry for more than seven years and uses her expertise to handle all things numbers and finance for the AMZ Pathfinder team. 

Since joining Pathfinder she’s taken those same analytical skills and put them to good use in the world of advertising data and now delivers consistent results for client accounts. 

Regine lives in the Philippines, where she enjoys reading books, watching baseball and traveling.

Sofia

Senior Account Manager

Sofia has a bachelor’s degree in business administration and after years working in FMCG companies such as Nestle and Colgate in Mexico, she moved to Switzerland and got involved in remote work in different projects in Web and Social Management, Facebook Ads and Linguistics. 

She speaks Spanish, German and English, all languages she currently uses at Pathfinder. She lives and travels between USA and Mexico, and enjoys every chance to visit new places.

Armando

Account Manager

Born in Panama, Armando has a B.A. in International Affairs. 

Bilingual in both Spanish and English, he’s managed to work in diverse fields such as humanitarian work, retail and online freelancing. 

He’s more recently taken on the challenge of managing all Spanish-language Amazon advertising accounts. 

When he’s not working you can find him running or riding his bike.

Valentina

Account Manager

I have been working as a Receptionist and commercial employee in different international agencies in my native city (Milan) and for the Best Western Hotels chain. I can currently speak five languages, as English, Spanish, German, French and Italian (Mothertongue).

I have had important professional experiences, both of personal and professional kind, abroad. The places I have lived the longest: 

UK, USA, Canada, Sweden, Ireland, Mexico and France. In UK and in France I have worked as Hotel Receptionist (25 years old) and Girl au pair (20 years old). 

I am an independent person and I can say I am open-minded and a creative spirit, as well. I am disciplined and reliable in doing my job duties and in assisting/serving my Customers/Clients.

Miguel

Account Manager

Miguel has been working in the digital marketing space for over 4 years now and has experience in almost every aspect of it. 

His love for PPC and Marketplaces made him join AMZ Pathfinder to combine the two. He owns a Masters degree in marketing and has managed an advertising account with a monthly spend of $65,000 before in The Netherlands.

Unlike his name might suggest Miguel doesn’t speak Spanish fluently. 

He grew up in The Netherlands so he is fluent in Dutch, English and can speak German and Spanish on a conversational level.

Melody

Account Manager

After obtaining her bachelor’s degree in Business Management, Melody worked for 3 years with a B2B SaaS scale-up in a Marketing role.

Having had the chance to experience the various branches of Marketing, she decided to pursue a career in PPC and joined our team.

She grew up in the UAE and Lebanon  and speaks Arabic, French and English.During her free time, she likes to hike in nature and watch Ted Talk shows.

João

Account Manager

Born in Portugal, João moved recently to the Netherlands right after graduating from college where he got his bachelor degree in Management. 

João took the opportunity and joined a Portuguese Startup where he learned and started doing online paid marketing. He has experience managing $1MM+ in Google Ads, Facebook Ads and other platforms. 

In his free time, João likes gaming and watching his football club Sporting Clube de Portugal that keeps him very busy.

Patricia

Finance and Reporting Associate

Patricia has a degree in Financial and Management Accounting and has been in the manufacturing and business-process outsourcing industry doing administrative and financial analysis tasks.

Being exposed to various metric-driven industries, she can relay her experience to support the finance and reporting team in AMZ Pathfinder.

She is born and raised in the Philippines. And during her free time, she likes to be with nature or playing with her dogs.

Michelle

Marketing and Sales Associate / Executive Assistant

Michelle holds a bachelor’s degree in Management Accounting. She has 3 years experience in general accounting and half a year in sales.

Due to her organizational skills and flexibility, she was promoted to assist the executives and senior members of the team for 6 years.

Then, she decided to take it to another level and move to a fast-paced working environment to apply her diverse knowledge and skills.

Michelle has the passion for arts and designs. She also loves to watch Netflix, read fiction e-books and traveling.

Martha

Account Manager

Born and raised in Colombia, Martha is an Industrial Engineer with experience in Project Management, HR, and Logistics.

Martha has worked remotely with teams from different backgrounds for Ecommerce and digital marketing agencies over the past 3 years leading diverse projects.

Early in her career, Martha had the opportunity to work in HR’s Learning & Development department for multinational companies, such as DIAGEO and Genpact in Colombia. 

It is where she was able to find her purpose not only as a professional but as a person, which is “to positively impact others by bringing the best out of them and the best out of herself in every single interaction.”

Martha practices yoga and CrossFit in her free time and she loves traveling to exciting places while learning from different cultures.

Alvaro

Account Manager

Born in Seville, Álvaro has a degree in general education and also has Economic studies, being a Physical Education specialist.

As an open-minded person, he has been living in different countries like Ireland or the United States, working side-by-side with some multicultural teams, always trying to educate young students and senior people, helping them achieve their goals. He speaks Spanish and English fluently and also understands Italian, French and Portuguese.

Álvaro loves to practice sports, being an experimented Extreme Ironman Triathlete. He is actually an ambassador for an NZ company that provides him some carbon material for his trainings and competitions around the world.

Elena

Account Manager

Elena was born and raised in Croatia, but moved to Italy to complete her bachelor degree in Modern Languages with Spanish and English as majors.

She continued her career growth journey in the UK and Spain, where she had the opportunity to develop her management, quality control skills and marketing experience.

Her intercultural background with her undeniable hunger to progress further in Marketing has allowed her to land the position of Account Manager in the multicultural and multilingual team of AMZ Pathfinder.

She loves to travel, watch sci-fiction movies and play chess in her free time.

Shannon

Communications Coordinator

Shannon has managed client relationships for over 10 years in the service industry. She acquired a wide range of skills from managing Client Communications, Stakeholders and Teams.

In 2016, she started her Marketing journey by joining an international Field-Marketing agency as a Project Manager and shortly after taking on the additional role of HR and Recruitment Manager.

Born in Scotland, raised in The Netherlands and having moved to Spain at an early age, Shannon is an open-minded and multicultural individual who likes to use her language skills. She speaks a native level of Dutch, English and Spanish, and is fluent in Catalan.

Shannon enjoys meeting new people, learning about other cultures and foreign foods, and practicing her cooking skills whilst listening to Audiobooks or Podcasts.

Zhenya

Account Manager

Zhenya has been in the E-Commerce industry for over four years and has extensive experience in PPC, customer support and success, with more than ten years in the customer support field, she’s great at networking and providing world-class customer support.

She has worked with multi-million dollar sellers as a jack-of-all-trades executive assistant, but her main passion and focus was always with Amazon PPC.

She was born and raised in Australia, she’s half Kiwi and half Uruguayan and has been residing in Uruguay for the past 9 years. She speaks both English and Spanish at a native level.

In her spare time she likes to get up early and go for morning runs, she has been DJ-ing for 15 years as a hobby (lover of music) and recently, she has been teaching herself how to surf. She’s an adrenaline “junkie” and loves all outdoor activities.

Robbie

Account Manager

Robbie is from the Philippines and is an Amazon PPC Manager.

He started working under an Amazon Seller on baby brand managing Facebook group and other Social. It was the beginning and of his remote experience and explored different skills like ManyChat, Lead generation, Email marketing, Website development before specializing in Amazon advertisement.

Being exposed on Amazon, he discovered Amazon PPC/Advertising and he never let go and focused to be where he is now.

Prior to remote work, he had 7 years of sales experience in the real estate and financial industry. He is a nurse by profession. He loves meeting new friends and playing Tekken for leisure time.

Barnabas

Account Manager

Barnabas (better known as Barney) was born and raised in Harare, and Triangle, which are towns in Zimbabwe. He moved to Cape Town, South Africa for his tertiary studies at the University of Cape Town, and proceeded to call Cape Town his second home to this day, after completing his Financial Accounting (CA Stream) degree. He is also at level 2 for his CFA.

He has combined work experience (8 years) in Finance and Accounting, Consulting, Project Management, and Marketing. He has a fair amount of mileage in both in-office and remote work and is now embracing Amazon PPC at AMZ Pathfinder.

Barney speaks Shona, English, French (limited working proficiency), and is re-learning Afrikaans when he can (a language he learned in preparatory school).

When Barney isn’t working, you will most likely find him playing semi-pro Cricket (he hasn’t ruled out ever playing for his country again) and Field Hockey for his alma mater. He also enjoys long-distance swimming, golfing, hiking, painting, going to trivia night events, and wine tasting (has over 3 years of Cape Town-based tasting experience). He also loves traveling and so far has visited most of the countries in Southern Africa, and hopes to explore other continents in the near future.

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We are growing rapidly, with our fully distributed team of 19 people spread across 4 continents, to say we are diverse is putting it lightly!

Here at AMZ Pathfinder, we provide our team a fun and flexible place to work as well as ample opportunity for career development into various sectors including team leadership, specialist/technical leads and more. Want in? Head to our career page below to apply: 

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