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Founding Advisors

Paran Johar

Technology, Advertising

Paran Johar leads the teams responsible for Jumptap’s global marketing activities. He is the driving force behind evangelizing the adoption of mobile advertising and supports the advertiser, publisher and carrier solution brands that serve thousands of partners. Before joining Jumptap, Mr. Johar was EVP of Digital Marketing for North America and Managing Director of MRM's Los Angeles office. Mr. Johar’s responsibilities included overseeing all operations of the LA office and all digital marketing in North America including online media, search marketing, and mobile marketing. Prior to MRM, Mr. Johar was GM of the Los Angeles office for Tribal DDB where he was responsible for all online media, SEM, and SEO activities in North America. Under his leadership, the Los Angeles office grew from $0 to over $80MM in annual billings, winning numerous awards such as Adweek's Interactive Agency of the Year in 2005. A seasoned and accomplished marketer and entrepreneur, Mr. Johar brings to JumpTap a diverse background in online branding and marketing communication work from other leading agencies such as Saatchi and Saatchi, BBDO Worldwide iXL, Poppe Tyson, Bates USA,. His client roster has spanned a broad range of work with media and brands including General Motors, Microsoft, Avery Dennison, Paramount Pictures, Wells Fargo Bank, Abbott Labs, Toyota, and many others.

Paran is a prominent figure on the global industry conference circuit and has spoken at many shows including, iMedia, ad:tech, DMA, DPAC, Digiday, Digital Hollywood, Giga Om’s Mobilize, Internet2Go, IAB Mobile, OMMA Mobile, Advertising Week: Mobile Ad Summit, NAB, Mobile Marketing Forum NY, GSMA Barcelona, Asia & Atlanta, MEF Cannes, Always On Digital Summit, CTIA Las Vegas, Emote Stockholm, VisionGain, and MoTV Las Vegas. He is the founder of Advertising week’s Mobile Ad Summit, the Mobile Upfront and advises to iMedia Mobile Bootcamp, ad:tech’s Mobile Mix and other mobile events.

Highlights: Chief Marketing Officer at Jumptap; Former EVP of Digital Marketing North America and Managing Director at MRM Los Angeles; Former Managing Director at Tribal DDB Los Angeles

Board Experience: Jumptap

Location: Los Angeles Area