Jon Vein is an entrepreneur, civic leader and philanthropist. Jon co-founded and served as the CEO of MarketShare, a leading cloud-based, big data marketing analytics and software company. With eight offices around the world, MarketShare had a significant impact on allocating over $200 billion in marketing investments for more than half of the Fortune 50 companies, as well as many other businesses around the globe. In one of the largest transactions involving a Los Angeles-based technology company, MarketShare was acquired in December of 2015 by Neustar for $450m. In December of 2016, after the successful integration of MarketShare into Neustar, Mr. Vein moved on from the company to pursue other endeavors in the public and private sectors. Jon has recognized as one of the 500 Most Influential People in Los Angeles by The Los Angeles Business Journal every year that it has published the LA 500 issue, and he was a winner of the 2016 Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award in Los Angeles.
Prior to MarketShare, Jon served as Chief Operating Officer of Michael Ovitz’s AMG (Artists Management Group) and APG (Artists Production Group), overseeing all divisions, including talent, literary, animation, sports, music, publishing, and feature film production. Jon engineered AMG’s sale to The Firm, which he joined as co-head of the M&A/Strategic Advisory Services Division.
Before joining AMG/APG, Jon was Chief Operating Officer of Film Roman,, where they produced shows such as The Simpsons, King of the Hill, Family Guy, and other award-winning shows. An Emmy Award winner, Jon produced many film and television productions, including King of the Hill, The Simpsons, and Swimming with Sharks. Jon started his entertainment career as a founding partner of entertainment law firm Dern & Vein, representing a wide range of client on deals ranging from talent and corporate level agreements to intellectual property and employment agreements.
Before attending law school, Jon utilized his engineering and computer science background as a practicing engineer on the space program at Hughes Electronics and Teledyne Relays.
Jon currently advises several companies in a variety of fields, ranging from nanotechnology and marketing analytics, to refrigerants and medical diagnostics.
Jon is Chapter Chair of the Young Presidents’ Organization Gold Los Angeles Chapter, as well as a former Chairman of the Golden West Chapter of the Young Presidents’ Organization. Jon serves as the Ambassador for the City of Los Angeles to secure hotel and motel rooms for the most vulnerable members of the homeless community, as well as survivors of domestic violence, during the COVID-19 pandemic. Jon serves as president of the board of the Los Angeles Convention Center and Tourism Development Department and the US Fund for UNICEF’s Southern California Region, as well as serving on the Board of Trustees for the California Science Center, and as a board member of the Los Angeles Philharmonic, California Cultural and Historic Endowment, the Los Angeles Police Foundation, the Center for American Progress, the University of Haifa, Big Sunday, Step Up On Second, the Hancock Park Homeowners’ Association and Los Angeles Television Channel 36. Jon is also a member of Business Executives for National Security (BENS). He served on the University of California’s Regents Selection Advisory Committee to the Governor of the State of California, and sits on the Advisory Board for the Los Angeles Sports & Entertainment Commission. Jon also leads the Los Angeles Mayor’s Fund’s efforts to brand the City of Los Angeles and is a member of the Pacific Council on International Policy. Jon served on the National Finance Committee for the candidacy of Hillary Clinton for President in 2016, and he served as an early member of then-Senator Barack Obama’s finance committee for the 2008 election and the President’s National Finance Committee for his re-election. Jon served as a member of Eric Garcetti’s finance committee in support of his candidacy for Mayor of the City of Los Angeles. Jon holds a US Patent in the field of tissue engineering, as well as several other patents in marketing analytics. Jon graduated from the University of California at Berkeley with a B.S. Double-majoring in Material Sciences & Engineering and Electrical Engineering-Computer Science with high honors, and received his J.D. cum laude from Harvard Law School. Jon is married to entertainment executive Ellen Goldsmith-Vein and has two children, Caroline and Jack.