John Kim, Senior Vice President of Global Products
John Kim is currently Senior Vice President of Global Products at Expedia. John Kim is a seasoned and accomplished product and marketing executive with over 17 years experience as a digital media executive. Mr. Kim has a deep domain expertise in online and mobile search, local, advertising, analytics, gaming, and social media.
Most recently, John was Vice President of Product and Marketing at Pelago where he oversaw the company’s product, monetization, and community efforts. He helped lead the company to a successful acquisition by Groupon in April 2011. Pelago was founded to revolutionize the way people explore and experience the physical world. Whrrl, the company's flagship product, was a location-based, social application for the iPhone, Android and Blackberry designed to help people discover highly relevant new experiences in the real world. Whrrl was widely considered one of the top three location based social applications in the industry.
Prior to joining Pelago, John Kim was Vice President of Product Management and Marketing for Medio, where he held responsibility for product, advertising, consumer experience, and marketing. Medio is a leading cloud-based software, search, and analytics platform designed to deliver the most relevant experience to mobile end users and devices.
Previous to Medio, Mr. Kim was Senior Director of Strategic and Product Marketing at Yahoo!, leading efforts to conceptualize and build market leading advertising products and features. There, he played a key role developing the marketing requirements and leading the go-to-market phase for Yahoo’s modern search marketing platform. Kim originally joined Yahoo! when the company acquired Overture Services, where he was Director of Marketing. At Overture, he helped grow revenues from their small business channel by five-fold to $600M in annual revenues.
Prior to Overture, Kim worked as a strategy consultant at Accenture, where he advised executives at leading high-tech, wireless and Internet companies on new product development processes, potential new ventures and growth strategies. Kim also served as a White House appointee, advising the President on increasing the level of Asian American and Pacific Islander small-business contribution to the national economy.
Kim earned his MBA from the University of Chicago and a BA in economics from University of California Santa Barbara.