About Us: Leadership Team
A wide range of talent;
and experienced executives.
Chief Executive Officer
Jon Ellenthal is the Chief Executive Officer of Walker Digital, responsible for all business operations, research and development, and IP portfolio licensing. He also oversees finance, legal and administration. Jon serves as a Director for many of Walker Digital’s subsidiaries and collaborates with Jay Walker on all new business designs as well as the strategic direction of the firm.
Jon has 25 years’ experience building and leading early-stage companies with transformational business concepts to positions of industry leadership and large-scale customer bases. He understands the game-changing potential of innovation but also knows how fragile innovation can be without a high quality execution to create value.
Prior to joining Walker Digital, Jon was the CEO of Synapse Group, Inc., a direct marketing subsidiary of Time Warner responsible for more than 30 million customers and 2 billion pieces of consumer promotion each year. In 10 years, Synapse grew from an idea with seed capital to an industry leader with an exit valuation of $700 million. Jon served in a variety of senior leadership roles at Synapse before becoming CEO.
Earlier in his career, Jon spent 5 years as the Executive Vice President of Cooperative Marketing Concepts (CMC), a sales and marketing firm responsible for bringing FedEx into the direct-to-consumer residential package delivery market.
Jon is also President of TEDMED, LLC and a partner in the company, which runs an annual innovation summit for healthcare. TEDMED brings together leading thinkers from the many fields of technology, medicine and business to exchange ideas and work on difficult medical problems.