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John Van Wagner

Advisor San Francisco Bay Area, US

20+ year sales leader with success in building profitable teams, resulting in positive outcome for start-ups (M&A, IPO, funding).

20+ year sales leader with success in building profitable teams, resulting in positive outcome for start-ups (M&A, IPO, funding).

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Primary Skillsets

  • Ad Sales
  • Business Development
  • Enterprise Sales
  • Growth
  • Marketing

Primary Cofounder Skillsets

  • • Ad Sales
  • • Business Development
  • • Enterprise Sales
  • • Growth
  • • Marketing

Involved In

Advisor

Piqora

Positions

Vice President of Sales and Revenue Piqora - Visual Marketing & Visual Commerce January 2015 - November 2015
Head of Sales and Revenue SnappyTV (Acquired by Twitter) January 2013 - July 2014
Senior Director of Sales Velti January 2012 - December 2012
Director of Sales Velti March 2008 - December 2011
Vice President, National Sales & Strategic Accounts Winstar Interactive a division of Mission Media Services, Inc November 2006 - February 2008
National Account Manager Winstar Interactive a division of Mission Media Services, Inc May 2005 - November 2006
National Account Manager Lycos Europe March 2003 - May 2005
Sales Manager, Western Region TechTV January 2001 - February 2003
Account Manager, Western Region ZDTV October 1999 - December 2001
Strategic Sales Manager, National Sales Comcast December 1995 - September 1999
Syndication Sales Executive Bohbot Communications October 1993 - November 1995

Education

St. Lawrence University English 1985 - 1989

Interested In

Joining an Early Team
Markets of Interest
  • • Advertising
  • • Cloud Services
  • • Commerce
  • • Enterprise Software
  • • Media
  • • Mobile
  • • Social Impact
  • • Sports
  • • Video
  • • Content
  • • News
  • • TV

You Should Know About Me

Key Strengths

Mobile • Digital marketing • Mobile advertising • Mobile marketing

Key Accomplishments

Not completed yet

How I like to work with people
As an Advisor

Focused on "turnkey management" opportunities, helping build or transform pre- or post- A round start-ups within 12-24 months into successful, revenue-generating businesses, resulting in a positive outcome (M&A, B-round or IPO). Successful track record for building, leading and directing profitable sales teams in digital, mobile, social and emerging media markets. Keen focus on strategic sales planning and account development, team building, product development and go-to-market deployment. Demonstrated ability to recruit strong leaders and build top-performing teams by managing to each person's skill-set and strength.

Specialties include: Sales leadership, strategy and process, new business development, revenue modeling and generation, team-building.

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Rafi Mamalian
We worked together  •  Chief Revenue Officer, theAmplify and Advisor, Portal A. Boston grad.
John Durham
CEO/Managing General Partner, Catalyst SF and Co-Founder, Republic Project.
Pascal Wattiaux
Consultant, P W Sport Limited. Previously Director, Disruptive Play.
Great experience with SnappyTV :-)
Jonathan Taylor
We worked together  •  Head of Strategic Accounts, Piqora - Visual Marketing & Visual Commerce.
Very good understanding of developing and executing a sales strategy to meet the needs of customers to take advantage of the market opportun ... ity.
Joe Macaulay
We worked together  •  Account Executive, DataXu. Previously Account Executive, Velti.
Passionate, loyal, high energy, team leader that will bring in or teach a team/organization how to bring in the biggest whales out there.

Jonathan Taylor
We worked together  •  Head of Strategic Accounts, Piqora - Visual Marketing & Visual Commerce.
Jonathan is a savvy and strategic networker who stays on top of the latest trends in marketing and technology across all media channels. He ... is incredibly personable and gains trust with others quickly by demonstrating his understanding and creativity when it comes to connecting marketing and ROI.

Rafi Mamalian
Chief Revenue Officer, theAmplify and Advisor, Portal A. Boston grad.
Rafi is always ahead of the curve when it comes to all things marketing & media and he knows how to get things done when it comes to sales a ... nd business development.

John Durham
CEO/Managing General Partner, Catalyst SF and Co-Founder, Republic Project.
There is arguably no better-connected person in the media/marketing/advertising business, nor anyone more versed in all facets of the indust ... ry than John Durham. Yet, he never ceases his pursuit of learning more and always freely shares his discoveries.

Grant Cohen
We worked together  •  VP, The Collective, Kochava and Co-Founder, Project FANchise. University of Miami grad.
Grant is a creative thinker and a fast mover, and he goes after things with a great deal of passion.