Jim Louderback is currently a venture partner at seed investment firm Social Starts, running west coast strategic partnerships for online video creation platform Wochit, consulting with tech and media companies and curating the Industry track of Vidcon as editorial director.
In 2007 Jim became CEO of Revision3, and led the startup to a 20-fold increase in viewers, a 12x increase in revenue, 39 new distribution partners and 9 prestigious company and show awards. In 2012 he sold the company to Discovery Communications and led the integration of the company into Discovery. During his two and a half years at Discovery he launched and acquired 6 new networks, and transformed the group into Discovery Digital Networks, which he ran as General Manager.
Prior to that, Jim spent 16 years in increasingly senior media and technology management roles – leading startups, growth businesses and turnarounds. He most recently served as senior vice president and chief content officer for Ziff Davis Media’s Consumer group, along with being Editor in Chief of PC Magazine.
Before that he was a senior member of the launch team at cable network ZDTV, and guided its transformation into TechTV. He also ran editorial operations at special-interest newspapers and magazines.