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Joseph Gillespie

Joseph Gillespie is president and CEO of Zoove. He has more than 20 years of experience in operations, sales and marketing, spanning online, television, events and print media. Joe’s role at Zoove charges him with driving strategic vision and all operations for the unique mobile marketing platform company.

Most recently, Joe served as executive vice president of CBS Interactive Technology & News, which includes,, CNET and As head of CBS Interactive Technology & News, Joe was responsible for vision and execution, ensuring that continued to complement CBS News broadcasts in an innovative manner, and CNET continued to lead the market in developing engaging, authentic brand experiences.

Joe joined CNET Networks in mid-2004 as chief marketing officer. During his tenure at CNET, Joe led the company’s Web 2.0 strategy, including several brand extensions, which attracted new audiences and advertisers. These extensions included CNET TV,,, Car Tech, and the CNET Blog Network.

Prior to joining CNET Networks, Joe served as executive vice president, chief operating officer, and acting chief executive officer of Vulcan Ventures’ TechTV. Before working at TechTV, he was an executive vice president of corporate sales and marketing for Ziff-Davis, Inc. Joe spent his early career in sports media with companies including CBS Sports, National Broadcasting Company and Sports Information Database, Inc. He earned his bachelor’s degree in journalism/communications from Rutgers College and is a current member of its advisory board.

Joe lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with his wife and his pet black Lab. In his free time, he enjoys music, cars, golf, and hiking in the Marin Headlands with his dog.

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