About JW Player
We pioneered video on the web over a decade ago and continue to innovate as the world’s largest network-independent platform for video delivery and intelligence. JW Player’s massive global footprint of over 1 billion unique users creates a powerful data graph of consumer insights and generates billions of incremental video views. Today, JW Player provides media professionals with powerful and flexible technology to deliver video, grow their audience, and monetize with ads. Headquartered in New York, with offices in London and Eindhoven, we were proud to be named to Deloitte’s Technology Fast 500™ in 2017.
A History of Innovation
For more than ten years, JW Player has been first to market with key video innovations. Whether it’s new platforms and devices, or streaming and advertising standards, the video industry is always evolving and JW Player is your partner to keep you ahead of the curve.
Meet Our Leading Players
Co-Founder & CEO
Dave brings JW Player nearly two decades of executive-level experience in Internet technology. As Vice President of Affiliate Distribution at AzoogleAds, he managed a network of 6,000 affiliates. In his role as vice president of Corporate Development at Nielsen/NetRatings, Dave led strategic investments and mergers and acquisitions. He also served as Vice President of Revenue Operations at About.com. He earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Finance from Georgetown University and an MBA from Harvard Business School.
Co-Founder & Chief Innovation Officer
JW Player’s creator, co-founder, and chief product evangelist is a recognized expert in online video and standards who drives innovation and market awareness. He is active in the IAB and W3C standards committees and frequently presents at conferences such as IBC and Streaming Media. He graduated with honors from the Design Academy Eindhoven with a degree in management and communication.
COO / CFO
Bill Day is an Internet pioneer with a proven track record of identifying emerging technologies to serve the needs of consumers, the media community, and investors. Prior to joining JW Player, Bill was the CEO of Tremor Video, where he grew revenue from $2 million to over $300 million and guided the company to a public offering in 2013. In 1996, Bill co-founded About.com. He served as the company’s president and COO during its 1998 IPO, and then as CEO from 2001-2003. He went on to build other influential companies including MeMedia and Marchex. Earlier in his career, he held a variety of senior leadership roles at Prodigy. Bill holds a B.S. in mechanical engineering from Yale University and an M.B.A. from the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania.
Co-Founder & SVP, Strategic Partnerships
At JW Player Brian is focused on driving growth through strategic partnerships and leads the JW Player Demand team, working with publishers and brands to maximize advertising revenue. He has worked in the online space since 1997, and until 2007 served as president of A Simple Internet, a media services firm he founded in 2001 specializing in performance-based marketing. Previously, he was Senior Vice President of Business Development at About.com. He holds a BS in Business Administration from the University of Pittsburgh.
Chief Technology Officer
Pablo is a skilled technical leader and industry pioneer, having guided technical teams at small and large companies including iconic enterprises like Vonage, iHeartRadio, and Apple. Fostering innovation while utilizing the latest technologies to fuel growth is a recurrent theme throughout his career. As CTO, Pablo applies his deep expertise in building products and services from concept to completion for leading technology companies. His background includes software communications, systems architecture, streaming, mobile, Internet clients and services.
Chief Marketing Officer
Miles is focused on telling the JW Player story to publishers who want to increase engagement and monetization. As CMO, Miles is responsible for global marketing including brand development, demand generation, product marketing, and communications. With over 20 years of e-Commerce and SaaS experience at startups and public companies, Miles has successfully built and scaled marketing organizations to support rapid growth and was part of the team which led Shutterstock’s IPO in 2012. Miles graduated with a BA in History and Political Science from Hampden-Sydney College.
Chief Strategy Officer
Jin leads strategic initiatives across business development, operations, financial analysis, and corporate development / M&A for JW Player. Prior to joining the Company, Jin worked as an Associate at Avista Capital Partners, a leading NYC-based private equity firm, where he focused on investments in the media and healthcare sectors, and as an investment banking analyst at Deutsche Bank. Jin is a graduate of the College of William and Mary and holds degrees in Finance and Economics.
Chief Business Officer
Welby Chen is JW Player’s Chief Business Officer, overseeing the company’s Customer Success and Sales teams. Welby brings a track record of two decades successfully driving customer acquisition, retention, and revenue expansion in ad tech and video companies. Prior to joining JW Player, Welby served as President and Chief Business Officer of Fyber, a mobile technology company. Earlier in his career, he served as Chief Business Officer at Inneractive (acquired by Fyber), SVP of Global Sales and Partnerships at Vevo, and Global Head of Pricing and Planning at Nokia. He serves on the company’s leadership team and is based in its New York City headquarters.
John’s mission is to ensure that we keep our customers on the leading edge of video technology through innovation, industry leadership and involvement in web standards. As vice president of Product Management at On2 Technologies, John oversaw the company’s VPx video compression technologies and Flix Cloud transcoding service. After Google acquired On2 in 2010, John managed HTML5 video technologies in the Google Chrome web browser and led the WebM open video project. He is most proud of his work standardizing media APIs for the open web platform (Media Source, Encrypted Media, WebVTT) because it allows the web to be accessible to everyone.
Chief Corporate Development Officer
Matt has spent the majority of his 25-year career developing and monetizing new routes to market for both VC-backed and public software companies. Matt was a part of two very successful Silicon Valley IPOs: first at BEA Systems, where he started the company’s financial services industry vertical; and second at Cloudera, where he ran global alliances and started the company’s OEM and cloud sales functions. At JW Player, he is responsible for worldwide alliances, channels, and strategic partnerships, focusing on creating new routes to market with the company’s extensive data assets. Prior to joining JW Player, Matt managed the North America SaaS business for IBM’s public sector and healthcare industries. Matt also worked at Oracle as VP of North America Indirect Sales and at Borland Software Corporation as VP of Worldwide Application Server Sales. Matt graduated from UCLA with a BA in English Literature.
VP, People & Talent
Jillian is the Vice President of People and Talent responsible for attracting, retaining and enriching the talent and culture at JW Player. She has over a decade of experience rapidly growing and evolving the Talent Acquisition, Performance and People Operations at both startup and emerging technology companies. She is passionate about spurring growth and evolving talent in creative, proactive and scalable ways. Prior to JW Player, Jillian led HR and Operations at the digital news company, Mashable, and managed administration and HR for the financial tech firm, Correlix. She holds an MFA from Naropa University and a BA in Advertising from the University of Oregon.
SVP, Customer Success
Elad Ophir is JW Player’s SVP of Customer Success where he oversees the Technical Services and Account Management teams. Elad is focused on ensuring that every client achieves and exceeds its video audience and revenue goals. With over a decade worth of experience he has built and managed solutions engineering and project management teams for leading SaaS video companies. Prior to joining JW Player, Elad served as Senior Director of Solutions Engineering for Kaltura, a video technology company, where he worked in both its New York and Israel offices. A native of Israel, Elad began his career in the Israeli Ministry of Defense. He currently resides in New York.