LinkConnector is powered by a team of dedicated, high-integrity people. We believe in pushing past industry standards to provide better solutions for our customers, like our patented Naked Link Technology and Coupon Compliance technologies. Meet the team driving results for our customers.
Co-Founder and CEO
Choots is uniquely suited to thrive in a digital world, bringing a superior record of leadership, entrepreneurship and Internet marketing experience to LC. Prior to envisioning a superior performance marketing network and co-founding LC, Choots co-founded and sold DotCom Corp. He speaks at leading industry conferences, such as Affiliate Summit and AM Days, and is a council chair for the PMA. Choots is passionate about disrupting industry norms and pushing the Performance Marketing space forward. Offline, Choots enjoys family time and Tar Heel basketball.
Vice President of Sales and Marketing
Tara is a powerhouse of sales and operational experience. She provides company-wide leadership and operations management. Her diverse background across multiple industries, B2B and B2C, uniquely positions her to intimately understand LC’s customer base. Tara is a speaker at industry conferences including Affiliate Summit and AM Days, and was recognized as one of the Top 50 Industry Players in 2020 by PerformanceIN. Tara served as a Board of Directors Committee Chair with the Performance Marketing Association. Tara enjoys time with her husband and daughter.
Director of Affiliate Relations
David Troop began his affiliate marketing career in 2006 with LinkConnector where his personable focus on building and growing strategic relationships with affiliates ignited innovative and profitable partnerships for merchants. David was quickly promoted to Affiliate Relations Manager and became instrumental in his collaborative and data-driven efforts to champion affiliates’ needs and create thriving merchant partnerships for affiliates. In his current role as Director of Affiliate Relations, David leads a high-performance team, driving profitable business growth for affiliates across all affiliate marketing segments – from content creators to mass media publishers, technology partners and everyone in between to monetize quality traffic. David holds a BS in Marketing from North Carolina State University’s Poole College of Management.
Director of Merchant Relations
Jennifer brings over ten years of management and customer service experience, from a variety of markets, to LC. Jennifer joined LC in 2006, two years after the company’s launch. During her time with LC, Jennifer has successfully managed and grown many of LC’s Premier and Co-Managed merchant accounts, including Intuit, Getty Images and iStock. Prior to joining LC, Jennifer worked for Manpower Professional where she was responsible for accounts such as Progress Energy, Lenovo, Tekelec, and Cisco. At home, Jennifer enjoys time with her husband and two children.
Director of Engineering
Drew Bowman is an innovative technology enthusiast with a passion for collaborative team building. Drew joined LinkConnector’s IT Department in 2004, becoming one of the company’s very first employees. From the start, he has played a vital role in LinkConnector’s continued success and has been instrumental in developing many of LinkConnector’s groundbreaking and industry-leading technological advancements. As a forward-thinking and highly experienced Director of Engineering, Drew continues to push the boundaries of what is possible on the technical side of the affiliate marketing industry. Drew holds a BS in Electrical Engineering and a Minor in Computer Science from the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs.