As Freestar continues to grow in size and strength, we’ve decided to start a monthly blog series highlighting a different member of the Freestar dream team.

This month, we would like to introduce an all-star member of our Yield team, Andrew Beehler!



Official Title?

Director, Yield Management

What Office do you work in? If remote, where are you logging in from?

Portland, Oregon

What team are you a part of?

Publisher Operations

What was your role at your last job?

Programmatic & Yield Ops at Digital Trends

How many years have you been in Ad Tech?

10 years

Time to brag! What is something you are proud of that you have accomplished in your career (or life) thus far?

Grew Programmatic revenue by 100% annually for the past 4 years at DT. I also put systems in place that more than doubled programmatic revenue YoY for 3 years in a row.

What are your hopes for our industry?

That it continues to grow, as does the Freestar hold on our portion of the market.

Where are you from?

Portland – I’m a native. Yes, Portlandia is true/funny.

When you’re not working, what are you doing? Hobbies/interests? Hidden Talents?

Chasing my spawn around the park/zoo/brewpub, finding new breweries or wine tasting in the valley (i’m a bit of a foodie & beer snob), looking for new vinyl albums and obsessing over my stereo setup.

Dream vacation?

Trip around the world?

Do you have any pets?

2 Vizslas – they’re basically giant lap dogs.

Favorite piece of advice or “life quote” you’ve heard or given?

Just try harder and want it more.

If given a chance, who would you like to be for a day and why?

Whoever built Stonehenge, just to see how they did it.

What does a typical day at Freestar look like for you?

My normal day is like a giant and never-ending scavenger hunt. I find all of these little clues to solve complex puzzles with the constant prize being increasing revenue for publishers.

Is there anything else you would like people to know? Are you a die-hard sports fan? Do you secretly hate Beyonce? The floor is yours…

I’m a huge BBQ/Grilling fanatic – From Brisket to Ribs and Pork butt, or smoked chicken and home cured bacon – I make it all. I have been known to smoke up enough food to put a small army into a food coma, then figure out who else is going to eat it besides me. Also, I hate pickles, and think ranch is overrated.