Manish is the founder and Executive Chairman of the Silvermine group of companies. He has spent over two decades in the media business, as general manager of business units in large companies like the NFL and ESPN and as CEO and President of smaller companies like Vantrix, SkyWeaver and Tremor Video. Most recently, Mr. Jha was President of Publisher Platforms at Tremor Video, where he oversaw the publisher business, successfully launching and rapidly growing the company's programmatic SSP platform. Prior to Tremor, he served as the General Manager of Mobile at the National Football League where his team developed industry leading freemium applications for smartphones and tablets. Previously, Manish served as the President and CEO of SkyWeaver, Inc, a social and interest graph based targeting company, and as CEO of Vantrix, a video technology company.
Manish started his career at ESPN, where he served in various capacities including as Senior Vice President and General Manager of Mobile, and as SVP/GM of Emerging Media, launching
innovative services like ESPN3. He has received numerous industry accolades for his leadership, including: one of the “50 most influential people in streaming and technology” by Streaming Magazine, one of “CableFax 100” by CableFax magazine, “Who’s Who in Mobile” by The Hollywood Reporter, one of the most influential sports technology executives of the decade by The Sports Business Journal, and one of the 25 most influential South Asian Executives in media in the US by Korn Ferry and IFFLA. Manish is also active as an angel investor, advisor and board member with a number of startups.
Mr. Jha is a graduate of Colgate University, from where he received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Philosophy and Religion. He has also participated in a variety of executive education programs at Harvard, MIT, UCLA and other leading institutions.