JumpTime Names Skip Sperling as VP of Engineering

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Industry Veteran with 25 years of Experience Building Real-time Trading Systems and Software

JumpTime, Inc. today announced that Skip Sperling has joined the firm as Vice President of Engineering. An industry veteran with more than 25 years of experience in software development and leadership, Sperling comes to JumpTime after senior roles in the financial services industry, building complex trading systems and leading global technology teams.

Founded in 2007, JumpTime (http://www.jumptime.com) offers business optimization solutions based on its unique content valuation science. JumpTime’s real-time traffic optimization platform supports decision-making across many departments in a digital publishing organization, from editorial to business development to marketing and general management. Sperling will be leading the delivery of JumpTime’s technology, reporting to co-founder and CTO Andres Rodriguez.

“We are thrilled that Skip is joining the team," said JumpTime co-founder and CEO Michele DiLorenzo. “His deep expertise in building scalable trading platforms that deliver real-time pricing and analytics will be invaluable as we roll out our first product, the JumpTime Traffic Valuator, with new customers this fall.”

Earlier, Sperling held senior management roles with Investment Technology Group (ITG), a pioneer in electronic trade execution and analysis. As Chief Technology Officer, Asia Pacific region, he oversaw product management, software development, support and operations across Australia, Hong Kong, Japan and Singapore. Sperling also served as ITG’s Managing Director for core technology and analytical products, and Chief Development Officer. Previously, Sperling held software development roles with Merrill Lynch and AT&T Bell Laboratories.

“There are many parallels between the growth of electronic trading platforms in the early ‘90s and the recent emergence of content optimization platforms – both enable users to find inefficiencies, make business decisions based on optimizing across multiple constraints, and advance to the next level of market analysis and revenue generation,” said Sperling.

Sperling has a master’s degree in computer science from New York University and a bachelor’s degree in computer science from the State University of New York, Albany.

JumpTime’s founders and management team represent extensive expertise across media, analytics, gaming, asset pricing, data mining and machine learning, with previous experience at MTV, Nickelodeon, SRI International, Virgin Interactive, Vulcan Ventures, Unilever and Yahoo!

About JumpTime, Inc.
JumpTime is an early-stage startup that is revolutionizing the concept of traffic optimization on the Internet. JumpTime’s game-changing focus on content valuation delivers actionable metrics that can transform decision-making and automated programming throughout an organization – from hoping an action will improve monetization to knowing it will. JumpTime’s applications, including the Traffic Valuator™, represent the next wave of business intelligence software.

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