Jason's experience includes management positions in business development, marketing, and engineering in multiple technology sectors, providing him a diverse business perspective. His work has ranged from industry-leading technology companies to being an entrepreneur.
Jason Whitt leads partnerships and new channel development for SERVIZ, which allows customers to buy local services like plumbing and handyman work, online. Prior to SERVIZ, he led the Corporate and Business Development team at ReachLocal, where he helped to build ReachLocal's end-to-end solutions for local businesses, including the expansion into conversion and marketing automation software, SaaS business management tools, websites, retargeting, and mobile ad products. SERVIZ is a spin-out company from ReachLocal.
Previously, Jason was a member of the Information Technology Group at VantagePoint Venture Partners, focused on internet/digital media, cloud delivered software & services, mobile, and consumer investments. His investments and board seats included ReachLocal, Widevine (acquired by Google), Multiply (acquired by Naspers), Zvents (acquired by eBay), and Phreesia. He was also closely involved in VantagePoint's investments in Scribd, ChaCha, Vook, Livescribe, and Pure Digital (acquired by Cisco Systems).
Before joining VantagePoint in 2005, Jason was responsible for acquisitions, venture investing, and corporate strategy for Cisco Systems' Corporate Business Development group, where he led numerous transactions involving voice, video, wireless, consumer, and broadband communications companies. Before Cisco, Jason served in product management for Xros and Nortel Networks (which acquired Xros). He was also an R&D engineer and project leader for TransVascular (acquired by Medtronic), where he was part of the founding employee team.
Jason is named on 16 patents for his design work.
Education, Personal, and Fellowship
Jason received a BS in engineering, with Honors, from Stanford University and an MBA from Stanford's Graduate School of Business.
As a member of Fellows Class 10, Jason completed his fellowship under mentor Jim Marver at VantagePoint in San Bruno, CA.