Josh Guttman

Josh Guttman is CEO of Surphace (fka Sphere). He was an early member of the business team, joining Sphere in November 2007 as Director of Business Development and assumed responsibility for advertising, design and products before assuming the role of COO in March 2009. He was named CEO eight months later in November of the same year. He has successively negotiated and managed numerous partnerships with publishers such as Tribune, TMZ/Telepictures, USTA, Dow Jones, Glam, Interactive One, Name Media and vendors such as The Rubicon Project and Pulse360, among others.

Guttman has worked in and around digital media since 1998. Immediately before Surphace, he served in a business development and product management capacity at Answers Corp, helping to integrate and relaunch WikiAnswers following its acquisition, among other responsibilities. From 1998-2002, he worked in San Francisco, initially at Robertson Stephens & Co and later at both E*Offering and SG Cowen doing technology investment banking, specifically advising private technology companies on business strategy and venture financing. He advised more than 15 venture-backed companies, including: Sportsline, Wayport, Stamps.com, SaveSmart/Prio, Oasis, 3rd Age Media and MaMaMedia.