J.B. Kropp, of ShareThis, is recognized as a leader in interactive marketing and consumer generated media. Prior to joining ShareThis, Kropp was a co-founder of one of the first online video sharing communities, Sharkle.com, which was acquired by Vitrue.
In addition, Kropp was a founding member of a start-up company that was a pioneer in Internet advertising, Flycast Network, which completed a successful Initial Public Offering. Flycast was later acquired by CMGi.
After the completion of the acquisition, Kropp helped launch Web Visible (formally SME Global Solutions), and most recently, co-founded an online video sports recruiting company, Go Big Recruiting, and one of the first consumer generated recipe sites, Cucina.com.
A native Cincinnatian, Kropp spends much of his free time helping to promote and assist local start-up businesses. Kropp started Queen City Ventures, which aims at helping entrepreneurs incubate their ideas.
Kropp holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Denison University and serves as a member of the Board of Trustees for Starfire Council, Starfire U, UGIVE, the Friendly Sons of St. Patrick Foundation and Xavier University Williams College of Business Advisory Board.