Jason Rosenthal is the Chief Executive Officer at Ning. He worked as the COO at Ning from November 2009 until March 2010, and as the Senior Vice President of Business Operations until the beginning of November, 2009.
Previously, Rosenthal was Vice President of HP Software’s Business Service Automation product line which encompasses the former Opsware product portfolio (acquired by HP for $1.6B) and leading solutions in the storage management, desktop management, and mobile device management space.
Prior to Opsware’s acquisition by HP, Rosenthal held multiple executive positions at the company including Senior Vice President and General Manager of Server Automation Products at Opsware, Inc. In this capacity, he was responsible for product strategy and development of the company’s flagship product line. Rosenthal was the first employee of Loudcloud, Inc., Opsware’s predecessor company where he served as Vice President and General Manager of Operations.
Rosenthal joined Loudcloud from AOL where he served as director of product management for the company’s E-Commerce Platform Division. At AOL, Rosenthal’s team delivered key applications such as product search, comparison shopping, Quick Checkout, and gift certificates that helped AOL generate over $1.3 billion in ecommerce revenue in 1999.
Prior to AOL’s acquisition of Netscape, Rosenthal ran product management and marketing for Netscape’s Customer Relationship Application division. He has also held marketing and business development positions at Warner Bros., Silicon Graphics, Iwerks Entertainment.
Rosenthal began his career working for Rebuild LA, the inner city economic development organization founded in the wake of the 1992 Los Angeles riots by Peter Ueberroth.
Rosenthal holds a B.A. in history from Pomona College where he also serves on the board of trustees and he received his M.B.A. from the Stanford Graduate School of Business.