Jim Louderback

Venture Partner, Social Starts, ex-CEO Revision3, editorial director, Vidcon Industry

Jim Louderback was recruited to Revision3 as the CEO in July 2007, and has guided the company to a seven-fold increase in viewers, a quadrupling of revenue, 39 new distribution partners and 9 prestigious company and show awards.

Prior to that, Jim spent 16 years in increasingly senior media and technology management roles, developing expertise in 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. Prior to jumping into the media world, Jim built computer systems for Fortune 500 companies, analyzed financial products at Chase Manhattan, and managed the ticketing and ground operations for regional airlines.