Marketing & Communications Maestro
John is a seasoned communications professional with an extensive background in digital media, entertainment, publishing and technology.
He has more than 15 years of expertise with corporate, consumer and events PR and marketing, messaging, media relations and internal communications.
John was a senior leader of the Los Angeles Times communications team for nearly 9 years. He oversaw PR campaigns for digital initiatives and product launches, entertainment industry and consumer events including the annual Hero Complex Film Festival, Festival of Books, and Envelope Screening Series, and day-to-day media relations.
As the award-winning Director of Music & Digital Entertainment for Rogers & Cowan he represented clients such as Napster and Microsoft. His extensive red carpet talent and media relations experience was further leveraged for events such as the Grammy Awards and the annual Elton John Academy Awards Viewing Party.
John has also written for marketing publications, video games and television and is well versed in film, audio, and video production, photography and design, and music supervision. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Commerce from the University of Virginia.
During his free time he can be found on a stage making people laugh, in a DJ booth making people dance, or in a park with his dog. Don't call him during any World Cup match.
“Every day news comes out of Hollywood that underscores why what DSB does is relevant. There’s an extreme awareness of security and liability, and the industry is reevaluating how it manages the Cloud. DSB is the leading firm addressing these concerns; we live and breathe the Cloud, and understand what companies need to do to properly manage – and protect – their assets.”