Meet Our Team
We are a group of serial entrepreneurs with a passion for starting and scaling innovative companies.
Verb Ventures Founder & CEOJonathan is the Founder and CEO of Verb Ventures, and for the last 17 years has been a serial entrepreneur who is passionate about starting and scaling new companies.
Many of the companies Jonathan has started have been the first to introduce new business models in their industries. Aspatore Books (acquired by Thomson Reuters) was the first business book publisher to focus exclusively on active C-Level executives as authors, publishing over 4,000 top executives and becoming one of the five largest business book publishers in the world in a nine year period. ExecSense (acquired by the Financial Times, a division of Pearson), brought e-learning to executives in a webinar format, and set the precedent for professionals paying for webinars as a highly targeted and time efficient e-learning tool.
Jonathan’s primary role at Verb Ventures is to conceive new company ideas, create an initial business model, then hand off the “game plan” to an entrepreneur that he mentors to test the viability of the business and scale it in the marketplace. Jonathan also then guides the entrepreneurs and management teams of existing Verb Ventures companies throughout the life cycles of the businesses while they run the day-to-day operations of the companies.
Jonathan advises and sits on the boards of several companies, ranging from startups to Fortune 500 companies. He has authored seven books on entrepreneurship and various financial topics. He is also an avid tennis player and an Assistant Tennis Coach for St. Mary’s College. Jonathan is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania.
John E. Green
Chief Financial OfficerJohn is the CFO of Verb Ventures, and plays a key financial and operational role with all of the Verb Ventures companies. He combine a compelling blend of accounting and finance management experience with highly developed performance and sales optimization capabilities. John is extremely adaptable with proven success in intense and demanding environments experiencing rapid change, business expansion, internal growth and acquisition and divestiture. Drive impressive cost savings in logistics, cycle-time, inventory, and resources. John has his MS from Northeastern University, his BS from Pepperdine University, and his MBA from University of Southern California.
VP, WonderDadsKeri Ribardiere is the team lead for WonderDads, the #1 resource for (funner) Dads. Since joining Verb Ventures in 2012, she has led numerous new beta companies, played pivotal roles with existing portfolio companies, and helped shape strategic as well as operational play books. Keri has previously worked with numerous business to consumer companies, including The Orange County Register and The Walt Disney Company. Keri attended Cal State Long Beach and has her Bachelor’s in Business Administration.
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