Who We Are

Desire. That’s what it’s about. We want people who are hungry to succeed. That means they want to succeed for you. When you work with ConstellationCK, you work with some of the smartest and most driven online marketers in the industry. We don’t hire for a sparkly resume or a lot of marketing doublespeak. A resume or pedigree does not matter to us any more than it might be an indicator of possibility. We go beyond that and look for desire. We hire hungry, dedicated people who drive for success day in and out.

When you love what you do, your passion is in every piece of work. We find no greater satisfaction than harboring our relentless curiosity to ensure we’re constantly learning about the skills and technologies that make you stand out from the crowd.

Meet the Team

Carlos Cashman, Founding Managing Partner

Carlos Cashman is CEO and Managing Partner of internet marketing sister companies ConstellationCK and OrionCKB. Over the past twenty years, Carlos has worked with numerous successful startups as an executive, founder, investor, and advisor in the US and abroad. Carlos is an active angel investor and is involved with several charities related to the promotion of global peace and education.

He serves on the Board of Directors of SecretBuilders.com, an immersive online educational world for children, as well as Asset Performance Technologies, an advanced data and analytics provider for heavy industrial equipment he co-founded in 2003.

In 2005, he co-founded CourseAdvisor, a leading search engine marketing firm in the post-secondary education industry, which was sold two years later to the Washington Post. CourseAdvisor was designated one of the fastest growing companies in New England and voted one of Boston’s Best Places to Work in 2007. The first company Carlos founded, Opus360, went public on the NASDAQ in 2000 and was sold in 2001 to Artemis International.

Carlos graduated from MIT, which he attended with a full scholarship from AT&T. And yes, he did play professional blackjack on a team from MIT for a while, though not THAT team (though he knows them well).

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Zafar Khan, Founding Managing Partner

International man of Mystery. Founding Partner of CCK. Brilliant technician. Zafar was one of the first people at Gemstar where he worked on hard core technology for interactive television, earning several patents and traveling and living throughout the US and Asia.

Prior to forming ConstellationCK with Carlos Cashman, Zafar built Sofizar into a leading SEO and ticket sales company online, winning one of the first business competitions with Open and MIT Sloan School of Management.

We wish he would send us his bio so we could put more here, but we’re doing the best we can. We know he graduated from CalTech with a super-braniac degree in something hardcore like electrical engineering.

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Scott Briggs, Founding Managing Partner

Founder and Managing Partner of OrionCKB. Inveterate Friday night hockey star. Scott is one of the most knowledgeable people in online marketing today, particularly in the area of Facebook advertising. He was intimately involved in the early formation and growth of Nanigans, one of Facebook’s top Preferred Marketing Developers, and has been running ads on Facebook since the API was introduced. Scott started OrionCKB with more than 15 years experience in product management and marketing online.

As Chief Product Officer at ConstellationCK as well, Scott Briggs is responsible for all product conception, marketing and strategic relationships and works across other paid channels and SEO in addition to Facebook.

Prior to joining ConstellationCK, Scott led the product team at CourseAdvisor, an online education lead generation company.  Prior to that he was General Manager of Domain Monetization at NameMedia, overseeing product management, partner services, marketing, and reporting for a business that generated 40 million in revenue.

In 2006, he co-founded a search engine marketing business that was able to generated millions in revenue utilizing the power of domain names, search engine optimization and pay per click marketing.  Scott holds a bachelor’s degree in Economics from the University of Massachusetts-Amherst.

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Shadab Hashmi, General Manager of Content Quality

Shadab Zeest Hashmi is general manager of content quality for ConstellationCK, where she oversees our editing process, interacts with writers and editors to ensure compliance with our clients’ editorial requirements, and identifies opportunities for new content strategies.

In addition to directing content quality for CCK, Shadab is an accomplished writer and poet, with her work appearing in Poetry International, Vallum, Nimrod, Atlanta Review, Prairie Schooner, The Cortland Review, and others. Shadab’s Baker of Tarifa, a book based on the history of interfaith tolerance in Al Andalus, won the 2011 San Diego Book Award for poetry. Her poetry was also awarded the Nazim Hikmet Poetry Prize in 2014, and other writings have been nominated for the Pushcart Prize multiple times.

Shadab has taught in the MFA program at San Diego State University as a writer-in-residence, and is a guest columnist for 3 Quarks Daily. Her most recent book of poetry, Kohl and Chalk, was published in 2013 by Poetic Matrix Press.

Shadab graduated from Reed College in 1995 and received her MFA from Warren Wilson in North Carolina.

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