James Clark is President & Co-founder of Supplemental Oxygen, co-founding it with Christina Rice in 2015 after the two worked together for 4 years heading the Digital team at Barrington Broadcasting.
James was raised in the Silicon Valley, is the son of engineers, and first learned to write software at the age of 11. He has an undergraduate degree from the University of California, Davis and an Executive MBA from the Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.
James worked at AOL from 1997-2010, initially focused on pioneering cloud-based Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) platforms for Content Management, Order Management, Workflow, Enterprise Resource Planning and other complex “back end” systems. James’ work at AOL ultimately led him to become the VP & General Manager of AOL’s Homepage business (www.aol.com), a $250MM enterprise spanning 7 countries and supported by staff in 12 locations across the US, Canada, Europe and India. Running AOL’s Homepage business placed James in the middle of enterprise-level business development, distribution and traffic acquisition deals with industry giants including Google, Microsoft, Hewlett-Packard, Compaq, Sony and others, honing his digital business and partnership skills.
James applied his AOL experience building large online audiences and revenue streams utilizing cross-functional, remote, teams across multiple locations to building out the digital platforms at Barrington Broadcasting from 2010 until 2014, when he and Christina decided to co-found Supplemental Oxygen. In 4 years at Barrington, James and Christina built extensive experience creating and managing Digital Advertising Agencies within local TV stations, utilizing remote teams of technical staff to supplement the local sales force in each market.
Taken together, James brings deep experience and rare passion for complex “back-end”, cloud-based SaaS systems, building world-class remote organizations that successfully drive complex workflow, and building revenue through disciplined business management and partnership-focused enterprise business development.