Jonathan Sposato

Jonathan Sposato (born March 17, 1967)[1] is an American businessman. He is chairman and co-founder of Geekwire, an American technology news website, the CEO of the PicMonkey, and investor in companies including Pokitdok, EveryMove and Vizify.[2] He founded, grew and sold two companies (Picnik and Phatbits) to Google.[3][4][5]

Jonathan Sposato - Lunch 2.0 at Picnik.jpg

Early life and educationEdit

Sposato graduated from Whitman College in 1989 and serves on the Whitman College Board of Trustees.[6][7]

CareerEdit

Sposato is also the author of Better Together: 8 Ways Working with Women Leads to Extraordinary Products and Profit.[8][9]

Personal lifeEdit

The University of Washington recognized Sposato's efforts around gender equality in 2017 with its "Man of Integrity Award."[10] And Seattle Business Magazine profiled him as one of Seattle's most influential people of 2015.[11]

Sposato is the co-chair of United Way of King County's fundraising campaign to address homelessness in Seattle.[12][13]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Sposato, Jonathan, 1967- information sourced from Library of Congress Authorities data, via corresponding WorldCat Identities linked authority file (LAF).
  2. ^ "About Jonathan Sposato". Entrepreneur.com. Entrepreneur Media, Inc. Retrieved November 12, 2019.
  3. ^ "GeekWire VIP Party". Northwest Asian Weekly. Assunta Ng. Retrieved November 12, 2019.
  4. ^ Cook, John. "Jonathan Sposato leaves Google as Picnik winds down". GeekWire. GeekWire. Retrieved November 12, 2019.
  5. ^ "Seattle online hitmaker Jonathan Sposato shares his next big thing". MyNorthwest. Bonneville International. Retrieved November 12, 2019.
  6. ^ Foster, Michelle. "Tech icon Jonathan Sposato '89 urges inclusive workplace". Whitman College. Whtiman College. Retrieved November 12, 2019.
  7. ^ Soper, Taylor. "Whitman College raises $8M from Microsoft, other donors to launch computer science program". GeekWire. GeekWire. Retrieved November 12, 2019.
  8. ^ Sposato, Jonathan (December 11, 2017). Better Together: 8 Ways Working with Women Leads to Extraordinary Products and Profit (1st ed.). Hoboken, New Jersey: John Wiley & Sons Inc. p. 208. ISBN 9781119452188.
  9. ^ Pak, Samantha. "Book Review: Better Together - 8 Ways Working with Women Lead to Extraordinary Products and Profits". Assunta Ng. Retrieved November 12, 2019.
  10. ^ Foster, Michelle. "Tech icon Jonathan Sposato '89 urges inclusive workplace". Whitman College. Whitman College.
  11. ^ Wogan, Lisa. "Seattle's Most Influential People of 2015". Seattle Magazine. Tiger Oak. Retrieved November 12, 2019.
  12. ^ Sposato, Jonathan. "The tents will not go away until the state helps fund services". The Seattle Times. Frank A. Blethan. Retrieved November 12, 2019.
  13. ^ Matthews, Todd. "How Some Visionary Seattleites are Helping the Homeless". Seattle Magazine. Tiger Oaks Media. Retrieved November 12, 2019.