Special Advisor – Video and Rich Media Ad Platforms
John is a Partner at Revel Partners whose investment and operating experience is deeply ingrained in digital advertising infrastructure. John focuses on investing in and building companies in several sectors, including software, digital media and technology-enabled businesses.
Prior to joining Revel Partners, John was CEO and Co-Founder of EyeWonder, one of the original pioneers in video and rich media advertising that launched in August of 1999. Under John’s leadership, EyeWonder grew to become the leading interactive digital advertising provider of many of the world’s top agencies, publishers and advertisers. His vision helped drive EyeWonder’s success and eventual sale to Limelight Networks (NASD: LLNW).
Before launching EyeWonder, John worked extensively in the field of media and advertising, with a focus on coordinating media strategies and communications. His career includes key executive and leadership positions with Leap Online, an online marketing company that merged with EyeWonder in 1999, as well as Magellan TSA, Inc., Place Space Media and Captive Concepts, Inc.
Active in setting direction for the future of online rich media, John sits on the board of the Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB) and is a member of the Rich Media Task Force for IAB standards, the Interactive Broadcasting Committee and a Presidential Advisory Board member of Jumpstart Automotive.
He was recently named one of the Digital Media 100, a special recognition in the field of leaders, influencers and innovators in the digital media industry.
John was a Director on the Board of Limelight Networks and is currently a Board Director of MediaBrix, Tracx, and Wawa Networks.
John holds a BA in Psychology from Vanderbilt University and his passion in life is doing just about anything full bore. That runs the gambit from open ocean sailboat racing to driving a friend’s sports cars on the autobahn at breakneck speeds. When John is not traveling, he can be found in Miami where he recently moved and can focus on his love for sailing. There, he spends time on a nonprofit sailing school for under-privileged and physically disabled children. In addition, John tries to find time to play golf, ski, and fly-fish.