Interim CEO at Quantum Storey
Jon has over 25 years of experience as an entrepreneur in software and consumer digital media. He is currently Interim CEO at Quantum Storey, the world’s first VR Book company. Before that, Jon founded and built LiftOff, a Los Angeles-based start-up studio and accelerator, which had its first portfolio company IPO in 2017 (NASDAQ: VERI). He currently acts as a mentor and advisor to several early stage companies, including MUMO, a real-time music sharing company, where he also acts as interim CEO. Jon previously served as Co-founder and CEO of Pandora Media, the largest online radio product in the world with over 150M registered users in the U.S. (NYSE: P). He is also a co-founder at Thrively, a strength-based online platform to help children discover their passion in life. Thrively is currently being used in over 50,000 schools nationwide. He is the former Chief Operating Officer and a member of the founding team at UberMedia, Idealab’s prominent Internet start-up, which he led through eight M&A transactions and helped build into the world’s leading independent developer of mobile social apps. Before that, he was Co-founder and Chief Operating Officer for Big Stage Entertainment, Inc., an advanced avatar platform company recognized by Forbes in 2009 as one of America’s 20 Most Promising Companies, and sold to Image Metrix (IMGX:OTC) in 2010. Jon’s first entrepreneurial venture was as a Co-founder of Stanford Technology Group in 1993, an innovator in the relational OLAP market, funded by Sequoia and Hummer Winblad, and acquired by Informix Corporation in 1995. Jon went on to run product marketing and business development for Informix’s Data Warehouse business for two years. Jon served four years as Chairman of the Technology Council of Southern California. Jon holds a B.A. from Stanford University.