An innovative founder and technologist at the forefront of Internet discovery and emerging technologies and applications, John Pettitt has created and led successful technology companies for 30 years. He is the Founder and CEO of Repost, a company that is redefining the way online content is shared, protected and monetized.
John has had three successful founder exits including one sale (Specialix) and two successful IPOs (CyberSource and Beyond.com). CyberSource was subsequently purchased by VISA for $2 billion and Beyond.com went on to achieve $100 million in revenues.
A pioneer in content protection and e-commerce, he is the inventor of multiple U.S. technology patents in cryptography, online fraud detection and content distribution. John established the first commercial, non-academic, internet connection in the UK for Specialix PLC and went on to create some of the first e-commerce software for software.net (Beyond.com) and pioneering internet fraud detection software for CyberSource.
John is a nationally published photographer, a past winner of the British Design Award, a volunteer community mediator at Burning Man, and sits on the Fundraising Advisory Board of the Electronic Frontier Foundation.