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About Us
It all began with a bear and a trash can in New Jersey…

It sounds like the opening line to a good book, right? Instead it is the opening line to an innovative business breakthrough. But first we have to give a bit of context to our story because before ViralHog was a thriving video powerhouse, it was just a group of people coming together to establish something spectacular.

Entrepreneur Ryan Bartholomew began his journey in viral videos long before online videos became popular. As the very first customer of Google Adwords, Ryan learned the benefits and drawbacks of earning a living online and pioneered a new avenue for generating income using Google tools. Before long, Ryan and a partner were creating their own innovative video tools and navigating in a pre-YouTube viral arena. The need to protect video content and the revenue that could be generated by that content made licensing an absolute imperative in order to prevent theft and protect growth in the industry. It was in this environment that the owners and investors of VH came together to form a company which would meet the needs of ameteur videographers all over the world.

So back to the bear…
As the pieces of ViralHog were coming together in theory and in practice, the partners acquired the video rights of a home video depicting a bear walking upright hunting for trash in New Jersey. They immediately went to work to sell the video, working literally 24 hours a day to make it happen. This commitment paid off and set the tone for the company’s mission from that day forward. Huge video submissions kept coming and media outlets from all over the world started requesting VH services. Maybe you’ve seen the bear video which made ViralHog’s mark on the world, or maybe you’ve seen kangaroo punch, duck army, yodel boy, or any one of the exceptional videos VH has represented over the years. If so, it was because of the unrelenting work by VH staff on the behalf of videographers the world over. VH has grown from a two-employee company in 2014 to an agile media powerhouse with dozens of global team members today, all without sacrificing its focus on superb customer service, independence, and consistent profitability. As ViralHog becomes the leading resource for video monetization, we will continue to value customer satisfaction as much as the revenue we generate for our clients, so please keep the content coming!
Our Mission
To give everyday people the ability to promote, protect, and profit from videos

Our Values
Personalized Service

We do everything in our power to make sure all parties are satisfied with their ViralHog experience


We stay light on our feet in order to meet the changing demands (and whims) of our industry

We work closely with each other and with our media partners to maximize video exposure

We don’t try to be anything other than what we, creative people who work diligently in the viral video world
Meet Our Team

Brent M.

Boss Hog
Ryan Bartholomew

Boss Hog
Carmen Richardson

Director of Operations
Justin Martin

Head of Rights Management
William Lowden

Rights Management Specialist
Steven Tringali

Rights Management Specialist
Liezl Barribeau

Rights Management Specialist
Kaitlin Nortum

Head of Sales and Licensing
Hannah Bynum

Licensing Account Specialist
Jordyn Arehart

Licensing Account Specialist
Katy Workman

Licensing Account Specialist
Taylor Stanley

Licensing Account Specialist
Ari Beighley

Licensing Account Specialist
Cody Rich

Head of Content
Jessica Hilgendorf

Content Editor
Chris Deir

Manager of Acquisitions
Caleb Wolfe

Research and Acquisitions Specialist
Jonathan Bradbury

Research and Acquisitions Specialist
Lexi Taylor

Research and Acquisitions Specialist
Mitch Gregory

Research and Acquisitions Specialist
Dominique Houston

Marketing Manager
Christina Head

Head of Accounting
Austin Tice

Accounts Receivable
Leah Figon

Accounting Specialist
Madison Acuff

Accounts Payable
Abbey Hustis

Jr. Software Engineer
Cole Phares

Jr. Software Engineer
Josh Moller

Head of Engineering
Danielle Siddoway

Human Resources
Todd Hayes

IT Technician
Max Diamond

Head of Submissions & Service
Courtney Hayes

Submissions & Service Specialist
McKayla Landreth

Submissions & Service Specialist

Toy Durability Analyst

Accounts Retrievable

Crumb Patrol Officer

Chief Morale Officer

Pets Receivable Coordinator
Meet Our International Research Team
Alex Chita

Alex Ladygin

Ivan Russu

Johnny da Cunha

Lua Rodrigues Vieira Simao

Rodolfo Buaiz

Thien Hoang

Vlad Garkavenko

Snezhana Shultz

Alan Oshita

Eugene Boyko

Tainara Schnaider

Cristina Bobe

Jacob Dawn

Costel Oprea

Federico Cornetto

Ramon Schnaider

Vieriu Iulian

Alex Soler

Archiely Beldera

Laura Popescu

Betty Jovanovska

Sabrina Baransk

Monica Arevalo

Aida Lloga

Charlotte Stevens

Eleonora Mazzarella