EVP Business and Corporate Development, Tongal
Jack Kloster is an entrepreneur and media executive with domain expertise that crosses content development, media, marketing and advertising technologies. In 2005, Jack co-founded Yardbarker, a sports and celebrity media company that was funded by Draper Fisher Jurvetson and Hall of Fame NFL players. Yardbarker was named a Top 50 Web property by Time Magazine, resided in the ComScore 100 and was acquired by Fox Sports in 2010. Post-acquisition, Jack led Media Business Development for Twitter responsible for Twitter’s News, Sports, TV and Politics verticals as well as for Twitter’s Media Technology Ecosystem. Jack is currently EVP of Business and Corporate Development for Tongal, a creative company and leader in the gig economy that has built a global network of 150,000+ writers, directors and animators to design content strategies and execute TV, Digital and Film production for Fortune 500 brands. In 2017, Tongal was named to the prestigious Ad Age A-List. Jack earned his MBA from the Haas School of Business, UC Berkeley and his Bachelor of Science at Rutgers College. He currently serves as a mentor to entrepreneurial ventures incubated at Haas and is also a member of the Big Data Advisory Board at the Rutgers Center for Innovation Education.