Jason founded Mango Health with a vision of building fun and elegant mobile apps that inspire consumers to better manage and improve their health.
Jason has lectured at Stanford University and has been a frequent speaker at industry events including Harvard Business School’s Cyberposium, South by Southwest, the Silicon Valley Microfinance 2.0 Summit, Inside Social Apps, GamesBeat, Ignite Mobile, SNAP Summit, TieCon, OMMA Global, Engage Expo and AdWeek DC. He has appeared in a variety of publications including The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Wall St Journal, BusinessWeek, TechCrunch, Mashable, PaidContent, Variety and CNET.
From 2009-2012 Jason was VP, Social Applications at ngmoco where he oversaw product management and engineering for the plus+ and Mobage West social networks. During ngmoco’s period of hyper growth Jason also ran technical operations for the company- leading the design and implementation of new network architecture and migration to a new data center.
Prior to ngmoco Jason served as SVP of Business Development at MySpace and GM of the MySpace Developer Platform. In this role he worked with partners including Zynga, Playdom, Playfish, Slide, RockYou, Flixster and others to grow the MySpace Open Platform to over 30 million monthly active users within 9 months of the platform’s launch.
Prior to MySpace Jason served as Managing Director of Business Development and Product Management for Los Angeles Times Interactive where he structured deals with leading startups and launched a redesign of latimes.com, ultimately generating enough online ad revenue to cover the Times’s entire editorial payroll, print and online: http://www.guardian.co.uk/media/2009/jan/12/la-times-online-advertising.
From 1999-2005 Jason served as VP of Strategy at Blast Radius, an interactive agency (http://www.apple.com/pro/profiles/blastradius). Jason joined Blast as the 31st employee—while there he founded the strategy division of the company, served as a member of the senior management team and helped grow the company to 300 employees on a bootstrapped operating model with no outside funding. In this role Jason also led the design and development of content and commerce websites for Nintendo, Sony, Viacom, Atlantic Records, A&E Television and others. Between 2002 and 2005 Jason worked with AOL developing AOL Shopping, AOL Search, AOL.com, and other products. Blast Radius was acquired by the WPP Group in 2007.