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James Smith

Verve Mobile

AS CRO, James leads sales and marketing for Verve, the leading technology, data and advertising platform for location-powered advertising.


Previous to Verve James was CRO at Flixster, Inc. - - the leading mobile movies app and Rotten Tomatoes website - - and continued that role with Warner Bros Entertainment who acquired Flixster during James’s tenure.


Before that James was for three years the CRO of The Huffington Post where he built and led the sales and business development teams for this transformational media brand.


For five years previous, James held various executive level sales and business development roles at AOL and AOL’s Advertising.com brand.  And before that James was SVP, GM of the digital advertising network at Sony Entertainment.


James is a failed rock drummer; cooks only breakfast and knows no foreign languages. He is a graduate of Columbia University and lives in New York City.