Jonathan is leading the growth of Sentient’s Ascend product line outside of the Americas. Prior to assuming his current role, Jonathan was Chief Marketing Officer for Sentient.
A serial entrepreneur who has successfully launched and sold multiple companies at the intersection of technology, media and marketing, and gaming, Jonathan has more than 25 years of leadership experience. His career has included stints as founder and CEO of GameSpot, one of the top digital media brands for young adult males, as EVP and GM of Media for IGN Entertainment, another top media brand, and as president of Omek Interactive, the gesture technology company whose products are at the heart of Intel’s RealSense technology. He has also served as CEO of Double Fusion, an in‑game advertising company, as president of GameSpy, a media and middleware company, and as CEO of Hawkes Remotes, a remotely‑operated underwater vehicle company.
Jonathan is a frequent speaker at conferences in marketing technology, gaming, gesture technology, and marine technology, and published many articles in top marketing and technology publications. He has authored issued patents in fields as diverse as advertising audience measurement and fiber‑optic spooling technology for ROVs, and has a pending patent in use cases for 3D gesture recognition. Jonathan holds a degree in physical sciences from Harvard College.