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Ian White

Advisor Greater New York City Area, US

CTO and Co-Founder, Sailthru and Technical Advisor, The Business Insider. Brown grad. Brown grad.

CTO and Co-Founder, Sailthru and Technical Advisor, The Business Insider. Brown grad. Brown grad.

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Business Insider
Business Insider


CTO and Co-Founder Sailthru July 2010 - present
Technical Advisor Business Insider July 2010 - present
Lead Developer Business Insider October 2008 - July 2010
Lead Developer Music Nation January 2007 - October 2009
Developer Money-Media June 2005 - August 2006


Brown University Theatre 2002 - 2005

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Markets of Interest
  • • Data & Analytics
  • • Cloud Services
  • • Media
  • • Commerce
  • • Sports
  • • Mobile
  • • Wearable Tech
  • • Video
  • • Enterprise Software
  • • Recruiting
  • • Productivity Tools
  • • Content
  • • Movies/Film
  • • News
  • • TV

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Charlie Kroll
Currently co-founding an online wealth mgmt startup. EIR @ Bionic, board @ Venture for America. Formerly Founder/CEO of Andera. Brown grad.
Anyone who has the chance to learn from Ian or work with him should jump at it - he's strategic, entrepreneurial, technical, co-founder of o ... ne of the top tech companies in NYC, and an all-around good guy.
Julie Hansen
We worked together  •  President & COO, Business Insider. Previously SVP, Interactive & GM,, CBS Collegiate Sports Properties.
Ian is the rare tech exec with a great head for business and a wealth of product ideas. He's engaging, easy to talk to, and insightful. His ... expertise in a range of digital businesses (media, ecommerce, email, personalization, big data, MongoDB, and web development) would be invaluable to a relevant company.
Benjamin Sesser
We worked together  •  Director, Corporate Strategy and Development, Sailthru. Previously Consultant, Product & Corporate Development, CEB. Cornell grad.
Ian is an incredibly passionate, exceptionally smart, and experienced technology executive and entrepreneur. He has an uncanny ability to as ... k the right questions, and is relentless in trying to get to the right answer. Not to mention his technical acumen, which is off the charts.
Michael Hershfield
We worked together  •  General Manager and Head of Operations, Kitchensurfing. Previously GM Monetization, Sailthru. The University of British Columbia grad.
great cto, hard worker, startup hustler, backbone of sailthru's success.
Justin Basilico
They're my friends  •  Research/Engineering Manager, Netflix. Previously Senior Researcher/Engineer, Netflix. Brown grad.
I have known Ian a long time and he remains one of the smartest people I know. He is a brilliant engineer and amazing thinker in a multitude ... of areas. He also has initiative and the perspective of what it takes to grow a company from just a couple people's side project to over a hundred people. He is also very creative and innovative in his ideas and how he approaches problems.