The best interdisciplinary team in mobile advertising
Jumptap’s team hails from interactive advertising luminaries, search industry pioneers, recognized innovative global mobile operators, and leading mobile solution providers, to help create the most advanced targeting intelligence in the business. The team has deployed ads on hundreds of billions of pages, delivered solutions to 900 million handsets, supporting 600 phone platforms.
President and CEO
George Bell has been involved in the creation and growth of consumer businesses for 25 years. Before Jumptap, he was a Managing Director of General Catalyst, a venture capital and growth equity firm that manages over $1.7B of assets. Prior to that, he was CEO of Upromise, the country’s largest college savings service, sold in 2006 to Sallie Mae. Previously, Bell was Chairman and CEO of Excite@Home, bringing together the Excite portal with the @Home cable broadband platform in a $7 billion merger. Bell was CEO of Excite prior to the merger, led the company’s IPO, oversaw the acquisition of more than 20 companies and expanded Excite into a worldwide media property. Earlier Bell founded The Outdoor Life Network (now Versus Network), a specialty cable channel reaching 60+MM homes; and served as SVP, Times Mirror Magazines, where he oversaw eight special interest magazines, such as SKI and Field & Stream.
He won the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award both in California and New England and four national Emmy Awards as a producer and writer of adventure, wildlife and vanishing culture documentaries. Bell has also been featured in TIME, Fortune, Forbes and Business Week, has appeared regularly on CNBC as both as a guest and co-host, and he’s spoken extensively on new media, convergence, and leadership.
Bell is a graduate of Harvard College, earning a B.A. in English
Chief Operating Officer
Frank Weishaupt brings more than 15 years of digital media experience and comes to Jumptap from Criteo, where he was SVP of Sales and Publisher Marketplace. Prior to Criteo, Weishaupt spent 10 years at Yahoo! across a number of key operating roles, including Vice President of Advertising Marketplaces. In this role, Weishaupt was in charge of the monetization strategy for North America’s Search, Display, and Platform businesses. Weishaupts’ organization included Right Media, The Yahoo! Ad Network, pricing and yield management for display advertising, sales development, training, and sales operations. Weishaupt was also the lead on several advertising technology acquisitions, including Yahoo!’s acquisition of Dapper.
Chief Product Officer
Before Jumptap, Adam Soroca served as General Manager of Search Services for Lycos, Inc., which included overseeing Lycos Search and HotBot, the award-winning, leading search engines in the Lycos Network of sites. Prior to his GM role, Soroca served as the Group Product Manager for Lycos InSite, a comprehensive suite of search marketing tools providing advertisers with a single dashboard to manage campaigns from customer acquisition through ROI analysis. Soroca grew the business line to include three major products and established billing relationships with over 100,000 advertisers and site owners. Before Lycos, Soroca ran three business units for Internet retailer MotherNature.com. Soroca graduated with Cum Laude honors from Middlebury College.
Chief Financial Officer
Brian Cohen is Jumptap’s Chief Financial Officer. Cohen brings more than 20 years of financial leadership, including Chief Financial Officer roles in both public and private companies, as well as experience preparing companies for public offerings. Most recently, he served as Chief Financial Officer of DynamicOps, which was acquired by VMware. Cohen previously served as Chief Financial Officer at Q1 Labs, which was acquired by IBM, and Webline Communications and Telebit Corporation, which were both acquired by Cisco. He has also held leadership positions at other rapidly growing technology companies. Cohen began his career with PriceWaterhouseCoopers, where he became a Certified Public Accountant.
Chief Technology Officer
Bob Hammond is the Chief Technology Officer at Jumptap overseeing the development, research, QA, and architecture teams. A 24-year industry veteran, Hammond joined Jumptap from Vibrant Media, a NY-based online ad network, where he served as SVP of Technology. Prior to Vibrant Media, Hammond was VP of Engineering at Yahoo! following the company’s acquisition of Maven Networks, a video ad network where Hammond was SVP of Engineering for three years. In his role at Yahoo!, Hammond managed and oversaw engineering for the company’s Video Platform and Syndication Group, including management of core development teams, product QA, product UI design, and technical documentation. Before Maven, Hammond spent more than six years at Mirror Image, serving as Chief Technology Officer for the final three. Hammond received a BS in Biology from the University of Connecticut and studied Computer Engineering at the University of New Hampshire.
Neal Winneg is Jumptap’s General Counsel. Prior to Jumptap, Winneg served as Executive Vice President, Secretary and General Counsel at the Princeton Review, after his time as Senior Vice President, Secretary, and General Counsel of Upromise, Inc. from its formation in early 2000 through 2007. Before that, Winneg served as Senior Vice President, Secretary, and General Counsel of The Learning Company, Inc. Winneg began his career with the law firm of Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom, where he concentrated on corporate and securities law, mergers and acquisitions, and venture and other financing. Winneg received a B.A. from Yale University and a J.D. from Boston University School of Law.
Senior Vice President of Operations
Jonas Hellgren is Senior Vice President of Operations at Jumptap. A seasoned IT and security industry veteran, Hellgren brings over 17 years of relevant experience to his role. He joined Jumptap from VeriSign, where he was Vice President of Client Services and Operations, overseeing the delivery of highly secure, highly scalable, and highly available Managed Security Services to a blue chip, international customer base. Prior to VeriSign, he was at Guardent, Inc., where he was Vice President of Operations, responsible for building and operating Guardent’s Managed Security Services. At various times he was also responsible for product strategy and research, and for defining, developing, and positioning Guardent’s market-leading products. Prior to Guardent, Hellgren held technical leadership positions at Razorfish, Claremont Technology Group, and Andersen Consulting. Hellgren earned a Master of Science degree in Computer Science from Chalmers University of Technology in Sweden. He has extensive international experience, having previously worked on projects in Sweden, Australia, New Zealand, Korea, and Singapore.
Senior Vice President of Sales
Adam Chandler is Senior Vice President of Sales at Jumptap. Chandler is a media sales and management veteran and has spent the last 14 years working in digital advertising. Most recently, Chandler worked at Thrillist as CRO & President of Sales to help them launch all aspects of the Thrillist Media Group. Prior to Thrillist, he built the sales team at Martini Media as their Chief Revenue Officer. Previously Chandler spent eight years at Yahoo! across a number of sales management roles. He lead sales for Yahoo’s US Hispanic advertising division while overseeing the joint venture with NBC/Telemundo. In his last position he served as the company’s Executive Director of US sales for Yahoo’s display partnerships, managing a national team that monetized Yahoo’s off-network display assets. Chandler is active in the advertising community and has taught digital media courses for the New School University and the Advertising Club of New York. He is also a writer on behalf of the digital media biz featured on the American Express OPEN Forum, AdExchanger, MediaBizBloggers, MediaPost, and of course his Twitter account.
Vice President of Human Resources
Scott Chase brings more than 15 years of HR experience and knowledge to Jumptap, and joins from BTI Systems, where he oversaw the HR department. Prior to BTI Systems, Chase served as VP of HR at Q1 Labs. He has also held HR leadership roles at LogMeIn and BladeLogic. Chase is a graduate of the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.
Senior Vice President of Research and Development
Dennis Doughty is the Senior Vice President of Research and Development at Jumptap and is focusing his attention on ad selection and optimization technologies. Prior to Jumptap, Doughty was the Vice President of Engineering for Terra Lycos, responsible for the full set of Search and Directory products delivered under the Lycos and Hotbot names. During this time he unified the technology suite across the Lycos Network and was responsible for introducing an advertising infrastructure into the content management platform. Doughty was a Senior Director at Interleaf, responsible for the Document Management platform. Most recently, he was the Vice President of Engineering for Pantero, an enterprise data integration startup which was acquired by Progress Software in 2005. Doughty holds a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Senior Vice President of Legal Affairs and Chief Privacy Officer
David Kahan is Jumptap’s SVP of Legal Affairs. Prior to joining Jumptap, Kahan had more than ten years experience as a senior executive, primarily with marketing oriented start-ups. Immediately before Jumptap, Kahan served in a variety of roles — including General Counsel, VP of Business Development, and VP of Partner Relations — at DirectoryM, a company that works with publishers to develop local advertising. Earlier, he was VP of Business Development for Zooba.com, a direct marketing company that was acquired by Bertelsmann. Previously, Kahan was chief Operating Officer at Athena Design, Inc., an object-oriented software start-up. Kahan also was Director of Strategic Planning and Projects at Malden Mills, the makers of Polartec®. Prior to assuming business leadership roles, Kahan spent 5 years practicing law with the Boston firm of Foley, Hoag & Eliot, and spent 4 years working on Capitol Hill focusing on tax and budget policy. Kahan holds a J.D. from Yale Law School, where he was awarded the Potter Stewart Prize for best overall Moot Court performance. His B.A. is from Columbia College where he majored in Political Science, concentrated in Computer Science, and was elected to Phi Beta Kappa.
Founder and Senior Vice President of Emerging Business
Jorey Ramer is the Founder and Senior Vice President of Emerging Business at Jumptap. Previously, Ramer was co-founder of two business units of Trilogy Software, one of the world’s largest privately-held software companies, based in Austin, Texas. He was instrumental in co-founding Trilogy’s financial services division, the largest unit by revenue within two years, designing the group’s first product and implementing its associated marketing strategy. Leveraging this technology, Ramer and a dedicated team spun off a company that was acquired by Fortune 500 member Marsh & McLennan. Following Trilogy, Ramer created financial services business solutions at Isovia Software, an enterprise wireless applications company acquired by JP Mobile (now part of Motorola). Most recently, Ramer managed New England sales for TIBCO Software, rebuilding the dormant region and doubling the company’s average revenues from new customers. Ramer holds a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science & Engineering degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Senior Vice President of Network Development and Publisher Acquisition
Lewis Rothkopf is Jumptap’s Senior Vice President of Partnerships, Network Development and Publisher Acquisition. Prior to Jumptap, Rothkopf oversaw AMP, a sell-side data and media management platform, for multi-screen company Collective. Previously, Rothkopf served as Senior Vice President of Network and Exchange at BrightRoll, where he built, scaled and managed the company’s industry leading video ad network, video ad exchange and mobile inventory businesses. Rothkopf also held senior roles at NBCUniversal, DoubleClick, which was acquired by Google, and LightningCast, which was acquired by AOL. Rothkopf is a Boston University alum.
Senior Vice President of Business Development and Corporate Development
Yishay Waxman is the Senior Vice President of Business Development and Corporate Development. Before Jumptap, Waxman was Director of Sales for the Americas at Comverse, where he was responsible for direct sales of the company’s content delivery platform to wireless and wireline carriers. Waxman was also the Director of Marketing from 2000 – 2003, with responsibility for marketing of next-generation multimedia messaging, mobile Internet, text messaging, prepaid and voice messaging services. For five years prior to Comverse, Waxman ran a firm that specialized in bringing foreign companies into the Israeli market. Waxman’s sales experience also includes tenure at Interkom, ranked as one of Canada’s leading advertising agencies. Waxman holds an Honors Bachelor of Arts degree from McMaster University and received an M.B.A. from the University of Tel-Aviv.
Vice President of Marketing
Matt Duffy is Jumptap’s Vice President of Marketing. Duffy has more than a decade of experience in top marketing roles in the advertising and communications industries. Prior to Jumptap, Duffy was VP of Marketing at Schwartz Communications, where he helped build the company’s marketing and sales operations prior to an acquisition by Publicis Groupe. Before Schwartz, Duffy spent 11 years at IDG in various top-level market research, advertising sales, and marketing roles, eventually serving as Group VP/Marketing. Duffy has a BA in English Literature from Trinity College, and an MBA from Babson College.
Vice President of Business Development
Adam Towvim is Jumptap’s Vice President of Business Development. With 17 years’ executive experience at the intersection of mobile, media and data, Towvim is responsible for the development of Jumptap’s network and data strategy. Prior to Jumptap, Towvim led business development and product teams at Radialpoint and Lightbridge. At Radialpoint, Towvim led Radialpoint’s entry into the US market working with Verizon to create a $25mm line of business. Prior to Lightbridge, as a consultant with Diamond Management & Technology Consultants (now PwC Diamond Advisory), Towvim served on the interim executive launch team of Switzerland’s first true 3G operator and Europe’s first app marketplace. Before Diamond, he led launch teams for American Management Systems’ US & European Mobile Telecom practice. Towvim holds a BA from Columbia University and an MBA from Carnegie Mellon’s Tepper School.