JOHN SPINALE MANAGING PARTNER

John Spinale, Partner
John brings a deep understanding of creating innovative consumer experiences, building brands and leveraging new and emerging platforms to JAZZ. He is a proven leader in consumer technology and digital media with a career spanning nearly 20 years of building, scaling and running high-growth companies of all sizes, from initial seed through to late stage operation.

He currently is an investor and active advisor to many early-stage companies, in areas ranging from virtual reality (VR) platforms and content publishers to digital health apps for diagnosing and treating cognitive conditions like ADHD.

John was most recently the General Manager of Disney’s (DIS) mobile and social games division, where he launched many chart topping titles while handling the full P&L for this multi-hundred million dollar business.

He has built and scaled several platforms including the first cloud-based streaming games and media company, OnLive, backed by AT&T and British Telecom, where he built the award-winning product side of the business as well as the entire content ecosystem, forging strong relationships with hundreds of media and entertainment companies.  He founded and ran the leading company in the mobile application development and messaging space, Bitmo, which he sold in 2002.

He has also been involved in several restructurings and turnarounds, playing a key role in the re-launching of Activision (ATVI) from bankruptcy through to huge commercial success, as well as the restructuring and sale of the leading European game publisher Eidos (EIDSY).

The products that he and his teams have built have touched hundreds of millions of consumers across the globe.  He holds a degree in Engineering from Yale.