JOHN SPINALEĀ MANAGING PARTNER

John Spinale, Partner

John is a proven leader in consumer technology and digital media with a career focused on building, scaling and running high-growth companies of all sizes, from initial seed through to late-stage operation. He possesses a deep understanding of creating innovative experiences, building brands and leveraging new and emerging platforms, and is an active investor, advisor and board member to many early-stage private companies.

Prior to JAZZ, John held senior operating roles in a wide array of technology companies in both consumer and enterprise. Most recently he was the general manager of Disney Interactive, mobile and social games division, launching many chart-topping titles while overseeing operations for this high-growth business.

Over the course of his career, John has built and launched several technology platforms including OnLive, the first cloud-based streaming games and media company, which was acquired by Sony. And earlier in his career, he founded and ran Bitmo, a cloud-based platform for mobile messaging and application development, which he sold in 2002.

Additionally, John has been involved in several restructurings and turnarounds, including a key role in the re-launching of Activision, which went public in 1995 (ATVI), as well as the turnaround and sale of the leading European game publisher, Eidos in 2005 (now part of Square Enix).

John earned a degree in Engineering from Yale University.