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 Player, the video player that powers millions of websites worldwide. He is also a co-founder of JW Player the company, where he drives innovation and roadmap. He frequently presents at conferences like IBC and Streaming Media and contributes to publications like UX Magazine and Mozilla Hacks. Jeroen has roots in both engineering and design. He graduated in 2006 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.
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. As an early stakeholder and revenue leader in key innovative companies, 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. During Chris’ tenure, Informatica and Salesforce.com completed IPOs on the NASDAQ and NYSE respectively. RightMedia was acquired by Yahoo for $860M.
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.
Eric Hoffert has more than twenty five years of experience leading digital media product development at Apple Inc., Spotify, AT&T Bell Labs, and new ventures. At Spotify, he was a Software Architect. At Apple he co-founded the QuickTime software project and led development of the first real-time software video compression algorithm. While at Apple, Eric received the CEO Technical Award for the development of QuickTime software, which has been downloaded more than a billion times. He also worked as a digital video consultant for Disney, SONY, Hulu, and Stanford.
Eric has published multiple papers, lectured around the world and holds 23 US patents. He holds a BS in computer science from New York University, a BS in mechanical engineering from Cooper Union, and an MS degree in computer science from the Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences at New York University.
Michael is an innovative and transformational leader who consistently increases results by building high performance marketing teams. Whether launching a new product or service, creating a new brand, driving field marketing to enable sales teams or taking a company public, Michael’s execution has successfully resulted in profitable growth in revenue at companies including Iomega, SAGA Software, Mercator Software, Gevity HR, JPMorgan and CSC. He has a proven formula for incorporating customer-led insights into product and service direction, awareness creation and lead generation programs. He holds a BA in Communications from Rowan University.
Adam has more than 10 years of technology and product development experience in digital media. Most recently, Adam served on the Akamai media product management team, where he was responsible for the products and strategies around TV Everywhere & authentication, video players, and video advertising. Prior to Akamai, Adam was Senior Director of Solutions Architecture & Sales Engineering at Move Networks (the industry pioneer in HTTP adaptive video streaming) and Product Manager for online video products at NBC Universal. Adam holds an M.S. in Information Systems Management and a B.S. in Information Systems from Carnegie Mellon University.
Pablo is a software engineer and technology leader with over a decade of experience building scalable front- and back-end web technologies. For the past 5 years, Pablo has guided the development of the JW Player through times of fast-paced technological change, incorporating support for HTML5 and standards-based video advertising. Pablo holds a B.S. in Computer Science and Engineering from the University of Pennsylvania, and a M.S.E in Technology Management from the Wharton School.
Skyler has been building digital media products for his entire career. He has delivered technical products for independent music labels and online music services at IODA, launched the world’s largest digital audio ad network at TargetSpot, and helped start Windowfarms, a Kickstarter-backed indoor gardening startup. In addition to his expertise in leading agile technology teams, Skyler enjoys building wooden boats – most recently he worked on a restoration of a 1965 5.5m Olympic class sailboat.
Cameron has over 10 years years experience building successful commercial software products from design through commercial market launch. Since graduating with a CS degree from the University of Waterloo he has been developing both front and back end applications including scalable APIs, reporting systems that leverage large scale data sets and has both designed and developed powerful end user dashboards.
For the past 5 years Cameron has been building both video player and platform solutions that are instrumental in driving adoption of the JW Player. Before joining us he built user experience management products at Knoa Software, where he was responsible for the development of their reporting dashboard and user workflow visualizations.