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Council of Advisors

John Matheny

John Matheny serves as SVP and Head of Platform Engineering at Oath, a Verizon subsidiary of media and tech brands including Yahoo, AOL, Tumblr, HuffPost, and TechCrunch. He brings expertise in software, product, and business leadership to his role at Oath, leaning on extensive experience in full-stack engineering, platforms and cloud services, and mobile and consumer device software. Matheny’s career, spanning four decades across major technology companies and high-growth startups, has consistently married his propensity for driving product and engineering innovation with a knack for cultivating and motivating high-functioning, talent-rich teams.

A versatile technology executive, Matheny built diverse, high-performance teams in his role leading global talent acquisition at Yahoo. Also at Yahoo, he served as head of engineering for both the publishing and search product divisions.

For search, Matheny optimized the products and business through experimentation and integration of content and ads from Google, Microsoft, and Yahoo. Additionally, he drove the transition from legacy products and platforms to a consolidated frontend tech stack, next-generation platform technologies, and a fresh user experience across devices, markets, and partners.

While responsible for Yahoo’s publishing products, Matheny led a consolidation effort that improved speed of execution and product quality, enabled streaming content, launched native ads, and introduced new desktop and mobile experiences.

Prior to his tenure at Yahoo, Matheny served in senior leadership roles at Microsoft and WebTV Networks; he co-founded Streetlight Software, the first company to specialize in location-based services for mobile devices; and, he also worked for companies including Apple and Sun Microsystems. Matheny holds a BS in Computer Science from the University of Minnesota.

Matheny is equally at home in the startup environment and running $1B businesses inside Fortune 100 companies. He is committed to helping people and businesses grow, develop, and reach their full potential.