John brings over 30 years of experience growing successful businesses in the digital marketing space. He lives by the philosophy that growing your people leads to business growth. Develop tomorrow’s leaders today.
John is the Executive Chair of Epsilon, a Publicis Groupe company, and a member of the Groupe’s Management Committee. Previously, as CEO of Conversant (formerly ValueClick), he led the company’s business transformation, growth and subsequent sale to Epsilon. Prior to Conversant, as CEO of Dotomi, he led and built one of the fastest growing online display media companies in the United States resulting in an acquisition by ValueClick.
Before Dotomi, John founded Rainmaker Consulting Group. He also served as President of North America for Catalina Marketing, achieving record revenues and profits. He began his career in sales and marketing at Actmedia, Frito-Lay and GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare.
In addition to John’s Board Chair role at Yieldify, he is currently a Board Director at Opendorse, Venture Partner at Serra Ventures and Special Advisor to DataPoint Capital. He previously served on the boards of Affinnova (acquired by Nielsen Holdings), Bluestem Brands (acquired by Capmark Financial Group), Claria, Conversant/ValueClick (acquired by Epsilon), Dotomi (acquired by ValuClick), El Dorado Marketing, Imagitas (acquired by Pitney Bowes), Q Interactive (acquired by IDI), SuperMarkets Online and WEB.com (acquired by Siris Capital Group).
John holds an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University and a BS in Marketing from the University of Illinois.