J.B. Holston is Dean of the Ritchie School of Engineering and Computer Science at University of Denver. He has run a wide range of technology and media enterprises over the last two decades. J.B. served as founding CEO for NewsGator (now Sitrion) from 2004 through 2012. In that role, Holston was named the Colorado Technology Association’s Technology Executive of the Year in 2010. Prior to Sitrion, Holston started and led a broad range of for-profit and not-for-profit enterprises at the locus of technology and media. Past positions include President of Ziff Davis International, where he was a member of the executive team that completed the successful LBO of the company with Forstmann, Little and subsequent sale to Softbank. In that capacity, Holston launched Yahoo! Europe as a joint venture between ZD and Yahoo!. Holston held senior executive positions at NBC and GE after starting his career in Boston with the Boston Consulting Group. JB has a BA and MBA from Stanford University. Holston currently serves as Chairman of the Board of Sitrion, and is on the Board of the Colorado Innovation Network, AIIM, and other organizations. He lives with his family in Denver, Colorado.
Dean, Ritchie School of Engineering & Computer Science, University of Denver