Introducing Intermedia’s new CTO, Jonathan Levine
The New Year marks a time of change and new beginnings. As we usher in 2015, we’re thrilled to welcome Jonathan Levine as our new Chief Technology Officer.
Jonathan joins us with over 25 years of corporate IT leadership experience, most recently serving as Vice Chief Technology Officer of Rakuten, a Japanese ecommerce and Internet company.
For the past fourteen years, Jonathan has served in a number of senior leadership roles at Rakuten. Most recently serving as Vice CTO (and the Vice Managing Director of Rakuten Group’s Development Unit), where he was responsible for global technology and corporate infrastructure. Jonathan also served as a board member of Fusion Communications, Rakuten’s telecommunications carrier, ISP and public cloud subsidiary. During his tenure, he helped expand Rakuten’s team from fewer than fifty employees to more than 10,000.
Prior to starting his long career with Rakuten, Jonathan was co-founder and VP of Engineering at ePhysician. He also held management positions at Internet pioneer PointCast, IBM and Lotus Development.
Adding to his extensive IT background, Jonathan holds five patents on his innovations in online marketing and database technology. In addition, he’s co-authored two books on ecommerce and Java technology, and is a popular speaker in Japan on cloud, virtualization and database consolidation topics.
As Chief Technology Officer, Jonathan will help create a holistic strategy that will enable operational efficiency while maintaining the security and availability our customers and partners know and depend on.
Here’s what our CEO Phil Koen had to say about Jonathan’s recent appointment:
“I am thrilled that Jonathan has decided to join us as CTO. Jonathan’s broad background will be critical in helping us determine the right set of technology capabilities as we evolve as a company. To successfully scale a company as broadly as Jonathan has with Rakuten is an incredible achievement. We’re deeply excited to supplement our leadership team with Jonathan, who has tremendous experience with ensuring that the benefits of continuous product and technology development are fully shared with our customers and partners.”