John Bracken is a business development executive and product visionary who has a passion for building voice and web communication products. John has played key roles in several of our generation’s most-influential web products, including Evite, AIM, and Patch.com.
Prior to serving as CEO of Speek, John worked as a business development executive at AOL where he supported the expansion of the AIM Network to hundreds of 3rd party products and the growth of Patch.com, one of the largest local media web property in the US. As an entrepreneur, John was a co-founder, COO, and business development executive of Evite.com, a website that remains the leader in its category.
In his early career, John worked as a technology and telecommunications consultant for Booz Allen and the San Francisco Consulting Group.
John has an MBA from UC Berkeley's Haas School of Business and a BS in Systems Engineering from the University of Virginia.
Co-Founder & CEO
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