About Us

The Founders of Partnership Discovery

The Founders of Partnership Discovery have a combined 35+ years in the Affiliate/Performance Marketing space, consulting and advising hundreds of companies, and generating tens of millions of dollars in revenue along the way. In that time, the most common problem they hear about from business owners, affiliate managers, marketing directors, etc is “How do I find good affiliates to recruit for my program?

The solutions in the past have included networking at trade shows, cold outreach, paying a TON of money to middle-man networks, buying expensive software that doesn’t provide the results desired, and perhaps even begging your friends for referrals!

But we've figured out a better solution. We have developed a proprietary, effective system for finding high-performing affiliates in a number of categories. We used to keep these affiliates to ourselves, but we realized we needed to help our fellow marketers out. So we developed Partnership Discovery to give you access to tens of thousands of affiliates in our system. We've Discovered these Partners, now you have access to them!

Rick Magennis

Rick Magennis is an 11-year affiliate marketing veteran. In his decade-plus experience, he has been on both sides as an affiliate and affiliate manager. Since 2011 he has managed over 100 affiliate programs and onboarded hundreds of thousands of affiliate partners.

Through his extensive experience in working with affiliates, he has collected a database of over 60,000 affiliate partners. Knowing how difficult and time-consuming it is to find high-quality affiliates he knew the market needed a solution. The solution is Partnership Discovery. Helping affiliate managers and brands recruit new affiliates is the main purpose of Partnership Discovery by providing curated, vetted lists of proven affiliate partners with all their contact information. All the hard work has been done and Rick is just providing a much-needed solution.

A few other highlights...

  • Affiliate management agency owner
  • Judge for the 2022 Global Performance Marketing Awards
  • Podcast host of The Rick Magennis Show - an affiliate management focused podcast

Marty M. Fahncke

Marty has been in the Affiliate Marketing space since 1999, when he started one of the earliest affiliate marketing programs in existence, which he eventually grew to 28,000 affiliates generating millions of dollars in revenue. Since that time Marty has continued to build affiliate programs, train and teach others about Affiliate marketing, and established a long and undeniable reputation for quality and excellence in the world of affiliate and performance marketing.

A few other highlights...

  • Long time Board Member of Affiliate Summit, the largest Affiliate Marketing conference in the world
  • Emcee of Affiliate Summit in 2014
  • Top-rated speaker/educator in the Affiliate Marketing space https://www.newspapergrl.com/case-study-radio-ads-combined-affiliates-drive-profitable-campaign
  • Marty is continually featured on digital marketing and affiliate marketing podcasts, growing audience and influence in the Affiliate Marketing space https://thisisaffiliatemarketing.com/marty-fahncke-on-cycling-with-greg-lemond-boycotting-steak-n-shake-and-abraham-lincoln

and my latest interview in the Affiliate Marketing category: “JV Marketing Crash Course” here: https://anchor.fm/rick-magennis/episodes/JV-Marketing-Crash-Course-evbhoo which helps generate the top quality affiliate Partners that are shared with you through Partnership Discovery.