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James LaPlaine

Technology Advisor

I am the former CTO of Red Ventures and former CIO of AOL/Oath/Verizon Media.

I am a member of the Hewlett-Packard Enterprise America's Board of Advisors. I have previously served on the Executive Technical Advisory Board for Intel Corporation and the Amazon Web Services CIO Advisory Council. I am also a member of the Emeritus Board of the Technology Business Management Council.

I am an upstate New York native and hold a computer science degree from the State University of New York at Oswego. I blog about leadership, technology, tapping into a global workforce, and changing culture at  Paradox Pairs.

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Work Experience

Date Position
2021 - Present Board of Directors, HireRight
2021 - Present Technical Advisor, Red Ventures
2021 - Present Senior Advisor, Brighton Park Capital
2014 - Present Advisor, America's Board of Advisors, Helett Packard Enterprise
2018 - 2021 Chief Technology Officer, Red Ventures
2014 - 2019 Executive Director, Technology Business Management Council
2013 - 2017 Advisor, Executive Technical Advisory Board, Intel Corporation
2011 - 2017 Chief Information Officer, AOL/Oath/Verizon Media
2010 - 2011 Technical Director, PERFECT SENSE digital
2000 - 2010 Sr. Technical Director, AOL
1996 - 2000 Systems Engineer, Strategic Technologies
1995 - 1996 System Administrator, Coherent Research


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