Meet the CA Team

Our team consists of passionate and experienced people, who love what they do and always look forward to new challenges.

Alexandra Forsch

President

Alexandra Forsch is a seasoned online marketing professional with nearly 20 years of experience and a proven record of outperforming corporate goals through strategic planning, account acquisition and management, innovation, staff development and project executions. Alex has a strong background in performance marketing, media planning and buying, online marketing solutions, strategic and financial planning, team building and client relations. She started her journey with us in 2011 as Head of Account Management for buy.at and quickly progressed to lead the full North America operation, developing a high performing team and successful partner network as well as overseeing the US migration of buy.at to Affiliate Window, and later the rebrand to Awin in 2016. In 2019, Alex was appointed President of all US operations when unifying leadership of Awin and ShareASale, with goals to expand upon our strategic solutions offered to clients across both platforms in North America.

Nick Cartwright

New Business Director

With 15 years’ new business experience in the affiliate channel – 10 of which spent with the Awin US Group (Awin and ShareASale) - Nick Cartwright successfully drives client acquisition efforts for the company on a regional and global scale, providing a consultative and strategic approach for prospective e-commerce partners to ensure they benefit from the full Awin US Group proposition. As New Business Director, Nick’s comprehensive knowledge of the affiliate industry and expertise managing profitable relationships for leading global brands across all verticals is evident, with some of his larger procurements to the client portfolio including StubHub, Etsy, Hyatt and Quora.

Grant MacLeod

Vice President Technology

Grant began his career in the late 90's, working with the oil and asset management companies as an engineer before moving onto advertising.com in 2008 to head up their Business Intelligence group. After advertising.com's merger with AOL, he moved into a technical director role, taking on the management of software and data engineering, Salesforce and Service delivery functions. In 2013 Grant joined Affiliate Window to head up the London-based development team and then took on the broader responsibility of leading our engineering group across all Awin global territories. In 2020 Grant moved into a new role within the Awin Group, leading the technology function at ShareASale. With his new role, he covers all aspects of technology within ShareASale while continuing to contribute to the central Awin technology strategy.

Larry Herbert

Technical Integrations and Services Lead, Americas

As Awin's Technical Integrations and Services Lead, Larry is responsible for integrating all new US programs on to the Awin network, including custom integrations, addressing our clients' technical concerns and managing the US and Brazil technical teams. As Larry likes to describe his role, he views every challenge "not only as an opportunity to serve my clients, but also as a solemn responsibility to help their organizations grow."

Joris Cretien

Head of Publisher Management, US

Joris Cretien has been a staple of the performance marketing industry for the past decade. Beginning his career in New York City as an affiliate marketing coordinator for We-Care.com, Joris joined Awin legacy brand zanox in 2012. Working his way up the ranks in zanox’s global account management team in London to Global Account Director, Joris moved from global advertiser management to US publisher management for Awin legacy brand Affiliate Window’s Baltimore operation in 2015, before ultimately assuming his current role as Head of Publisher Management for Awin US in 2017. As Head of Publisher Management for Awin’s North American operations, Joris has strategic oversight over all publisher success and development activity across the Awin and ShareASale networks. Furthermore, Joris is responsible for representation of the publisher management team to internal stakeholders, interacting with central functions to improve how publisher development and publisher success are executed.

Rachel Tyrer

Head of Account Management, US

Rachel Tyrer joined Awin as an Account Develop Executive for legacy brand Affiliate Window in 2013. Responsible for day-to-day management of program support for accounts operating on our US network, Rachel flourished within the team, rising to her current role of Head of Account Management, US, for Awin in 2019. As Head of Account Management, Rachel and her team develop and deliver program strategies for clients, devising innovative and new account management ideas to produce competitive and successful affiliate programs for brands operating on Awin in the US and Canada. Furthermore, in 2017, Rachel secured the ‘Best Managed Affiliate Program (US)’ award at the International Performance Marketing Awards for her work and strategic oversight of Superdry’s US affiliate program with Awin.

Jesse Ashkin

Head of Key Account Management, US

Jesse Ashkin is the Head of Key Account Management, US, at Awin. Having been with Awin for the past seven years - joining the company in 2012 - Jesse began her career as an Account Development Executive, growing within the US account management function to her role as Head of Key Account Management in 2019. Jesse and her team are responsible for managing all key accounts across Awin’s North American operation, providing expertly tailored strategy, management and guidance to clients in support of meeting program objectives. Additionally in 2018, Jesse and her team were recognized for their best-in-class account management, winning ‘Best Managed Affiliate Program (US)’ at the International Performance Marketing Awards for their work on the HP affiliate program.

Santiago Saenz Rozas

Head of Client Success, ShareASale

Santiago joined ShareASale in 2018 as senior manager of client development, bringing with him experience in performance marketing from previous roles with large corporations. Following one year with ShareASale, Santiago transitioned to ShareASale’s head of client success - overseeing the client services team, merchant development team and agency development team. As head of client success, Santiago is responsible for the overall management of ShareASale client success operations and portfolio success, as well as providing strategic support to ShareASale clients’ affiliate marketing development to meet program performance goals and marketing channel objectives via our platform and technology.