Founder and CEO @ Responsible for leading the startup, VenueNext on a mission to set a new and much higher standard for live event experiences for both fans and venue operators. VenueNext is the company behind the Levi’s® Stadium app, a context-aware app that for the first time connects fans with everything the venue has to offer.
Founder and CEO @ Responsible for leading the startup, VenueNext on a mission to set a new and much higher standard for live event experiences for both fans and venue operators. VenueNext is the company behind the Levi’s® Stadium app, a context-aware app that for the first time connects fans with everything the venue has to offer. VenueNext’s platform unifies the venue infrastructure ecosystem giving venue owners access to an entirely new suite of sophisticated software tools and services that enhance business. From May 2014 to Present (1 year 7 months) Vice President, Stadium Technology @ Responsible for bringing the best game day experience to fans as they attend events at the new Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara. Through partnerships with local, national, and international technology providers, the stadium will be a showcase for innovation in Silicon Valley. Featuring stadium-wide WiFi capability, mobile connectivity, IPTV, and colossal HD video boards measuring over 13,000 square feet. From October 2013 to September 2014 (1 year) Senior Vice President @ Responsible for Product and Engineering, creating a internet based next generation video distribution service. DISHWorld.com brings international programing in more than 15 languages with more than 170 live channels to subscribers in the United States. Blockbusternow.com brings new release movies to audiences in the United States. From 2010 to September 2013 (3 years) Executive Vice President @ Responsible for Product and Engineering. Created the first award winning integrations of the Slingbox with DISH Network receivers. Created the first Dish Anywhere services. From 2007 to 2010 (3 years) CEO @ Helped Anthony Wood determine strategy and direction of Roku audio and video businesses. Created RadioRoku using installed base of Roku devices and crowdsourcing to create the worlds best internet radio service. From 2006 to 2007 (1 year) Executive Vice President @ Merged my company with Simple Star, Inc. Integrated products of the two companies and helped integrate the employees of OurPictures with those of Simple Star. From 2005 to 2006 (1 year) Founder and CEO @ Founded OurPictures, Inc., a peer to peer photo sharing service. Distributed the products with retail partner Ritz Camera. Built subscriber base and then merged with Simplestar, Inc to improve both companies prospects in a crowded photo sharing marketplace. From 2002 to 2005 (3 years) Executive Vice President @ Joined AOL with the merger of Netscape. The server division, of which I was General Manager was sold to SUN Microsystems for $1B. I remained at AOL, created a new AOL Products group using many of the best and brightest from Netscape. Continued to build the group acquiring various start-ups in Silicon Valley. With these teams we built many of the online services for AOL, and CompuServe. From 1999 to 2002 (3 years) Senior VP and General Manager, Server Division @ Grew the server business with both organic growth and acquisition of leading silicon valley startups. Acquired startups in the calendar, email, music, application server, and wallet categories. Maintained a high retention rate of top talent from these acquisitions with an innovative organizational structure. Led the organization until the AOL merger and subsequent purchase of the division by Sun Microsystems. From 1996 to 1999 (3 years) Senior Vice President @ Responsible for Product, Engineering, Customer Service and Business Development. Furthered the adoption of the award winning Banyan Vines network operating system to large enterprises. Created award winning Switchboard.com, the first people and business directory online. Sold a minority interest in Switchboard to AOL. From 1994 to 1996 (2 years) Vice President Software, Server Division @ Responsible for Compaq server integration with industry standard operating systems including, Unix, Windows NT, Novell Netware, and Banyan Vines. Created and launched Smart Start, distributing industry standard operating systems with Compaq servers. Bringing a simpler way to install a properly configured server and insure that reliable, tested, third party devices added to the open system operated properly. Business quickly grew to $100M software distribution business and helped Compaq grow it server marketshare to more than 45%. From 1991 to 1994 (3 years) Executive VP and GM, Research and Development @ Responsible for Research and Development with multiple locations in the United States. Came to Siemens through the merger with Nixdorf Computer where I was President of Nixdorf Computer Engineering Corp. During my time at Nixdorf I was loaned to the Open Software Foundation where I ran development during the first year of the Foundation's existence. From 1988 to 1991 (3 years) Founder and CEO @ Created a business selling CCA Emacs, a version of the popular Emacs text editor for programmers. Expanded the business by porting the application to various Unix platforms of the day. From 1984 to 1988 (4 years) Director of Engineering @ Responsible for Engineering at one of the first CASE based software engineering product companies. Created Unix and VMS based versions of USE.IT which used static and dynamic analysis of specifications and generated source code that was more reliable than hand written software. From 1983 to 1984 (1 year) Principle Technical Marketing Specialist, LDP Product Line @ From 1979 to 1983 (4 years) Manager Computer Services @ From 1976 to 1979 (3 years) Urbana-Champaign, Illinois Area
BSEE, Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Magna Cum Laude @ University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign From 1972 to 1976 John Paul is skilled in: Strategic Planning, Leadership, New Business Development, Team Building, Sales Management, Product Management, Business Development, Strategy, Integration, Start-ups, Outsourcing, Networking, Mergers & Acquisitions
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