George P. Bell
George Bell is the President and CEO of Jumptap, the leading audience targeting company in mobile advertising. George has been involved in the creation and growth of consumer businesses for 25 years. Before Jumptap, he was a Managing Director of General Catalyst, a venture capital and growth equity firm that manages over $1.7B of assets. Prior to that, he was CEO of Upromise, the country's largest college savings service, sold in 2006 to Sallie Mae.
Previously, George was Chairman and CEO of Excite@Home, bringing together the Excite portal with the @Home cable broadband platform in a $7 billion merger. George was CEO of Excite prior to the merger, led the company's IPO, oversaw the acquisition of more than 20 companies and expanded Excite into a worldwide media property. Earlier George founded The Outdoor Life Network (now Versus Network), a specialty cable channel reaching 60+MM homes; and served as SVP, Times Mirror Magazines, where he oversaw eight special interest magazines, such as SKI and Field & Stream.
He won the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award both in California and New England and four national Emmy Awards as a producer and writer of adventure, wildlife and vanishing culture documentaries. George has also been featured in TIME, Fortune, Forbes and Business Week, has appeared regularly on CNBC as both as a guest and co-host, and he's spoken extensively on new media, convergence, and leadership. George is a graduate of Harvard College, earning a B.A. in English.