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Jonathan Weinstock

Advisor San Francisco Bay Area, US

Previously SVP Business Operations, Dictionary.com. Previously SVP Performance Marketing, Ask.com. University of Pennsylvania grad.

Previously SVP Business Operations, Dictionary.com. Previously SVP Performance Marketing, Ask.com. University of Pennsylvania grad.

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Primary Skillsets

  • Back End Engineering
  • Full Stack Engineering
  • Marketing
  • Product

Primary Cofounder Skillsets

  • • Back End Engineering
  • • Full Stack Engineering
  • • Marketing
  • • Product

Involved In

Positions

CTO [Stealth Startup] August 2015 - present
SVP Business Operations Dictionary.com September 2014 - April 2015
SVP Performance Marketing Ask.com February 2014 - September 2014
GM Shopping Ask.com January 2013 - December 2013
Vice President SEM Ask.com November 2009 - January 2013
Director of Enterprise Business Systems Pronto April 2005 - July 2009
Java Developer Bluefly.com 2003 - 2005

Education

University of Pennsylvania Computer Science 1996 - 2000

Interested In

Joining an Early Team
Markets of Interest
  • • Advertising
  • • Cloud Services
  • • Commerce
  • • Data & Analytics
  • • Dating
  • • Enterprise Software
  • • Fashion
  • • Local
  • • Payments
  • • Photos
  • • Productivity Tools
  • • Recruiting
  • • Transportation
  • • Travel
  • • Video

You Should Know About Me

Key Strengths

Web Development • Information Architecture • Mysql • SEO/SEM • Java Development

Key Accomplishments

I am a senior technologist and entrepreneurial executive skilled in driving business and technology strategies for top ranking global websites such as Ask.com, About.com, Pronto.com and Dictionary.com. A hands-on technology leader, I have grown engineering teams and built software platforms that leverage big data, statistics and natural language processing to enable more than $300M in annual revenue and over $60M in incremental profit.

My areas of expertise include: developing business/technology strategy, engineering team management, architecting software platforms, ecommerce, bidding platforms & algorithms, comparison shopping platforms, big data/data analytics, natural language processing, site/page yield optimization, and P&L management. Additional skills include: Java, MySQL, Redis, Spring, Struts, JQuery, performance marketing, content marketing, rapid prototyping, agile development, web applications, and databases.

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Susan Humphries Salop
We worked together  •  Vice President, Asia, TubeMogul, Inc.. Previously Vice President, International Operations, Ask.com. McGill grad.
Jon is one of the strongest people I have ever worked with. He has a rare combination of technical skills, business acumen, leadership skill ... s and strong drive.
Susan Morrow
We worked together  •  Co-Founder/SVP Product, One University Network. Reading Rainbow, Pearson, LeapFrog, Blurb, Adobe. Stanford GSB grad.
When Jon and I worked together, we often would discuss business opportunities in new markets - adjacent and remote. He's a rare technologist ... with a passion for business, and he'd be a great asset to any founding team. I'd gladly work with him again without reservation.
Shane McGilloway
We worked together  •  SVP Strategic Growth and Development, CBS Interactive. Previously Chief Operating Officer, Ask.com. University of California, Davis grad.
Jonathan has a track record of creating teams from scratch, and using his knowledge of the consumer internet space and traffic acquisition t ... o grow and scale new revenue channels. He has the market knowledge to help shape company strategy and direction, as well as the technical expertise to take a hands-on approach to building a team. Jonathan played a critical role in creating and growing Ask.com's in house performance marketing team, starting with minimal resources, and scaling it to become the most critical team within the business. He is able to bridge communication lines with junior level engineers and analysts and with senior level executives. That "roll up your sleeves" mentality and track record of revenue growth is what makes Jonathan an excellent entrepreneur, and is why I highly recommend him for any senior executive level role or entrepreneurial opportunity.
Katie Van Den Bos
We worked together  •  Vice President, Digital Marketing, Ebates. Previously Vice President, SEM, Ask.com. Yale grad.
Jon and I worked together at Ask.com. He is one of the smartest people I've worked with. He is highly analytical, thinks creatively, and ta ... kes calculated risks.

Susan Morrow
We worked together  •  Co-Founder/SVP Product, One University Network. Reading Rainbow, Pearson, LeapFrog, Blurb, Adobe. Stanford GSB grad.
Susan has tremendous passion and energy which when combined with her keen product sense and strategic insights it makes her a critical part ... of any startup. I would not hesitate to work with her in the future.