Maurice Lévy has served as the Chairman & CEO of the Publicis Groupe since 1987 - transforming the group into the world’s 3rd largest advertising and media conglomerate (2012 revenue: $8.5B).
As one of the most influential executives in the advertising world, Maurice brings extensive expertise to Jana’s Board of Directors.
Todd Dagres is a Founder and General Partner of Spark Capital. Spark’s portfolio includes companies such as twitter, tumblr (acq Yahoo!), foursquare, AdMeld (acq Google), OMGPOP (acq Zynga), ThePlatform (acq Comcast), and 5Min (acq AOL).
Todd led Jana’s first round of funding and currently serves on Jana’s Board of Directors.
Esther Dyson is an active investor in a variety of start-ups including Facebook, LinkedIn, Square, and 23andMe. She is also chairman of EDventure Holdings. Her interests include information technology, health care, private aviation, and space travel.
Esther is Jana’s seed investor and plays an active role on the Jana Board of Advisors.
Jonathan Miller is the former CEO of AOL (2002-2006) and of Digital Media at News Corp (2009-2012).
As a Board Observer and investor, Jana greatly benefits from Jon’s operational experience.
Ben Olding co-founded Jana in 2009. Prior to his work at Jana, he served as a Research Fellow at Harvard's School of Engineering and UC Berkeley's Department of Statistics. Ben graduated from Stanford University with a B.S. in Physics and International Relations, and a Master's degree in Electrical Engineering. He completed a Ph.D. in Statistics from Harvard University.
As CEO of 1stdibs, David Rosenblatt spends his time thinking about how to create the preeminent digital platform for the luxury market. Previously David served as CEO of DoubleClick—the leading provider of online marketing technology and services—from 2004 until 2008. David sold DoubleClick to Google and stayed on as Google's President of Global Display Advertising through 2009.
Given David's contribution to the digital migration of the advertising industry, he plays an important role on our Board of Advisors.
Paul Sagan is the former CEO of Akamai Technologies (2005-2012). He joined Akamai in 1998 as COO.
Paul is a Jana investor and member of the Jana Board of Advisors. He also serves as a mentor to members of the Jana executive team.
Rishad Tobaccowala helps guide strategy and serves as a catalyst to innovation efforts across Vivaki. Prior to his current role, Tobaccowala was CEO of Denuo – a Publicis Groupe company that invents, inspires and instigates new forms of creativity to help brands meet challenges of modern marketplaces.
Rishad brings over 25 years of marketing and strategy experience to the Jana Board of Advisors.
Tim Armstrong is the CEO of AOL. He is transforming the company into a market leader in digital advertising and shifting its focus towards digital journalism. Previously Armstrong was appointed as U.S. sales chief for Google, and served as President of Google America's operation.
As one of the pioneers of digital advertising, Tim has added tremendous sales experience to Jana's Board of Advisors.
As one of the world’s foremost experts on mobile phones in emerging markets, Dr. Nathan Eagle brings many years of experience to his position leading Jana.
Dr. Eagle graduated from Stanford University with a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering, a master’s degree in Management Science and Engineering, and a master’s in Electrical Engineering. His Ph.D. from the MIT Media Laboratory on Reality Mining was declared one of the ’10 technologies most likely to change the way we live’ by the MIT Technology Review.
As Jana’s CTO, Craig is responsible for the scalability and reliability of the Jana platform. Prior to joining Jana, he was most recently the CTO of Zynga Boston, where he was responsible for the technical success of the studio’s efforts. Zynga Boston built and operated Indiana Jones Adventure World, which was named one of the top games of 2011 by Gamasutra and Kotaku, and also developed technology that is now used across Zynga’s flash games. Craig joined Zynga via the acquisition of Conduit Labs. Prior to Conduit Labs, he was Senior Software Architect at Everypoint, where he led the development of a mobile application development platform targeting Java ME feature phones. Craig became hooked on the excitement of building new companies at LendingTree.com, where he was a pre-IPO engineer.
Craig holds an AB from Harvard College.
As Vice President of Sales, Christian is responsible for the vision and execution of the global revenue strategy. Prior to joining Jana, Christian served as Vice President of Sales at Fiksu, where he worked with over 2300 app developers, grew revenue to $100M in four years, and expanded the sales organization from 3 to 30 employees. Before Fiksu, Christian served as Founder/CEO of TixList and worked in sales management roles at NetSuite (NYSE: N) and SalesNet (now Oracle).
In addition to his work at Jana, Christian serves as an advisor to mobile app engagement platform MoodMe, as well as tech accelerators Smarter in the City and Momentum Venture Partners.
Christian holds a BA in English from Suffolk University.