Mode Media Names John C. Small as COO
Brisbane, CA – 3 May 2016 – Mode Media, a top 10 US media property*, today announced that John C. Small has been promoted to COO. Small’s appointment comes seven months after he joined the company as SVP of corporate development and one year after the Mode Media launched its consumer social platform, Mode.com, which has grown in size to 137 million monthly unique users and 2.3B video views since launch.
In his new role, Small, who has more than 20 years of experience on Wall Street helping technology, media and telecom companies, will focus on accelerating the company’s growth strategy.
“John will bring tremendous value to the COO role at Mode given his track record in the digital media space,” said Mode Media CEO Jack Rotolo. “John’s experience in corporate development, finance and operations will elevate Mode Media’s operational rigor as we work to exceed advertiser requirements.”
Small brings outstanding leadership credentials to the COO role, having worked as CFO at Viggle, Inc., prior to Mode Media. Small was the senior asset manager and president at GLG partners, specializing in telecom, media and technology and renewable energy from 2000 to 2011. Small began his career at the investment bank Morgan Stanley and also worked for Ulysses Management and Odyssey Investment Partners.
“With the growth in Mode Media’s native advertising and video businesses and the shift in consumer media consumption preferences, I am excited about the opportunity to work with Jack and his team to steer the largest and only private company in the Top 10 media properties forward.” said Small.
About Mode Media
Mode.com is an owned & operated social networking platform where creators can upload videos and build content stories. Content on Mode is curated by professional editors and distributed in user feeds—personalized by the Mode content algorithm technology. In less than one year, Mode.com has grown from zero to 32 million unique monthly users, and crossed over 2.3 billion streamed video views.
Mode Media, a top 10 U.S. media property with 137 million US monthly ** unique users, was founded in Silicon Valley in 2004. Mode Media is building the largest independent premium video and content platform for creators powered by distribution and streaming technology that delivers targeted native videos, content and branded entertainment at scale in real-time.
*ComScore Multi-Platform, February 2016
**ComScore Desktop only, February 2016
For additional information regarding Mode Media, visit http://corp.mode.com/