July 31, 2017

Young, Talented, and Shining Brightly—Meet Three Rising Star Award Winners From Sizmek


Each year, the Cynopsis Rising Star Awards honor “stand-out performers, innovators, and emerging leaders” who are young but through their passion, talent and creativity, are paving the way to the future. This is certainly true of Sizmek’s Lena Kravitz, Anja Adžić, and Jelena Manevska, who have all been selected as Cynopsis Media Rising Stars for 2017 (see the complete list here).

Lena Kravitz
Director of Marketing/Head of Corporate Marketing
New York, NY

Lena Kravitz excels as our Director of Marketing/Head of Corporate by redefining Sizmek’s marketing, including PR, social, content marketing, and branding, making Sizmek a true go-to commentator in the digital industry. She also promotes community through corporate citizenship programs, including personally organizing a Sizmek team to raise money and support for the annual Leukemia & Lymphoma Light the Night walk and the NYC chapter of the Pajama Program (an organization that holds reading parties for children who are underserved in our communities). Amazingly, in her off-time, Lena has organized several bone marrow drives for the Gift of Life that have resulted in several donor matches.

“Lena has been indispensable in implementing a bold, new vision for Sizmek since I joined in January. Her wisdom and intuition go far beyond her years, and Sizmek’s senior executives all recognize it. She is a natural leader who maintains an approachability, thoroughness, and follow-through seldom seen. Sizmek’s mantra is to ‘create impressions that inspire,’ and Lena has truly created an inspiring environment for her team—one where they strive together and push each other to new heights. It is with pleasure that I recommend Lena as a Rising Star.”—Mark Grether, Executive Chairman, Sizmek

Anja Adžić
Global Accounts Manager
Belgrade, Serbia

Anja Adžić keeps shining throughout her career at Sizmek, prompting her promotion from Client Service Coordinator to Global Accounts Manager in just two years. Her positive can-do attitude and impressive project management skills make her the go-to account manager for both internal Sizmek employees and external global clients. Customizing and localizing digital media solutions from Belgrade, Serbia, Anja ensures her clients always shine. She also inspires with her commitment to helping others. Anja has taught English to Roma students who are often kept on the margins of Serbian society and participates in support sessions for individuals who are HIV-positive or living with AIDS through the Jazas Association.

“Anja never turns down a challenge. I’ve never experienced a time where she didn’t immediately respond with a positive attitude, figuring out what needed to be done. She has transitioned from client services to global accounts with ease. Anja effortlessly picks up any assigned tasks, runs with them, and completes them quickly. Incredibly resourceful, Anja has an innate ability to multitask and prioritize all projects ensuring nothing is dropped or forgotten. Add to that her passion for learning—everything from Sizmek systems to industry best practices to finalizing her master’s degree—and you see why Anja is a Rising Star.”—Jenny Mitchell, AVP, Professional Services

Jelena Manevska
Team Lead, Trading Ops
Belgrade, Serbia

Jelena Manevska trains and mentors the Sizmek global trading team that serves offices and accounts across the world—it’s a a team that’s doubled in size over the past 12 months. Her popular industry blog in Serbia, educating and informing regional media planners and advertisers about programmatic media buying, will soon be published by a regional advertising-focused website. Jelena always puts the spotlight on her team, and shines brightly as their leader.

“Jelena is one of the most selfless people I have every managed. She always puts her team first, protects them, fights for their promotions, supports them whenever needed, and creates a feeling of family. Simply put, Jelena has made her team indispensable to Sizmek. They are the heart of the business, delivering exceptional work at all times. She’s a star.”—Paul Vassallo, Head of Commercial Operations, Programmatic

Sizmek Rising Stars, We Salute You!

Lena, Anja, and Jelena will be formerly recognized at a reception for all the honorees at the elegant Midtown Lofts on Friday, September 15th in New York City. Sizmek is thrilled to see their achievements and all they contribute officially recognized. Three cheers to our Rising Stars, Lena, Anja, and Jelena!

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