LongTail Video is now JW Player - New Name, Same Passion For VideoClose
We’re the New York-based startup that pioneered video on the web. Now, we’re busy innovating for the future. Our flagship product, JW Player, is live on more than 2 million sites and streams billions of videos each month, across all devices — phones, tablets, and desktops. JW Player powers online publishing, with clients ranging in size from Fortune 500 companies to individual bloggers. In addition to the player, our services such as video hosting and streaming, advertising, and analytics, help companies optimize their video workflows, and monetize smartly. Together, we’re imagining what comes next, while serving millions of businesses, users, and viewers throughout the world.
Dave has spent his entire career working online. Prior to co-founding JW Player, he served as V.P. of Affiliate Distribution at AzoogleAds where he managed a network of 6,000 affiliates. Previously, Dave was V.P. of Corporate Development at Nielsen/NetRatings and V.P. of Revenue Operations at About.com. He holds a B.S. in Business Administration from Georgetown University and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School.
Jeroen is the creator of the incredibly successful JW Media Players, which have generated several million downloads since their launch in 2005. In addition, Jeroen has developed several other projects including Sync.nl, an online magazine for entrepreneurs and professionals, as well as a media-hosting service called Bits on the Run. Jeroen graduated from the Design Academy Eindhoven, with honors.
Brian has worked online since 1997. Until 2007 he served as president of A Simple Internet, a media services firm he founded in 2001 specializing in performance-based marketing. Before that, Brian was S.V.P. of Business Development at About.com. He holds a B.S. in Business Administration from the University of Pittsburgh.
Donna is a technology business executive who has founded and co-founded multiple start-up software companies in the image, video, and ad tech markets – PictureQuest, eMotion Inc, and Yieldbot to name a few. Throughout her career she has built innovative products, operated profitable growth businesses, and led teams with energy and insight. Donna continues to be a technology creator and holds several patents in imaging, video, digital cameras, and machine vision.
Chris has spent over twenty years driving strategy, sales and marketing at top firms, defining their space and then capturing leading market share. His career spans market-changing companies such as Oracle, Informatica, Salesforce.com, RightMedia and LevelUp. Chris has brought to market technological innovations such as enterprise-wide analytics infrastructure, SAAS-based CRM, Exchange-based advertising models, Gamified marketing solutions and innovative mobile payments solutions. As an early stakeholder and revenue leader in key innovative companies. During Chris’ tenure, Informatica and Salesforce.com completed IPOs on the NASDAQ and NYSE respectively. RightMedia was acquired by Yahoo for $860M.
Mak comes to us from Vibrant Media where he led product development across the entire range of advertising products and built large scale distributed systems for online advertising. Starting as a software engineer, Mak has developed technology in a wide variety of industries ranging from off-shore fire and safety systems, through dial-up credit card terminals and document management. He specializes in building teams and is an innovator in the agile development process.
Prior to JW Player, Andrew was CFO of Medialets, the most widely deployed rich media advertising platform for mobile, tablets and connected devices. Before that, he was COO/CFO of TargetSpot, the largest digital audio advertising network. Andrew has also held senior positions at Associated Content, About.com, TIME Inc. and Citicorp, and is the founder of Dial-A-Box. He holds an M.B.A. in Finance/International Business from New York University and a B.S. in Management from Binghamton University.