Active is led by an experienced team of industry leaders whose direction, marketplace expertise and strong understanding of customer needs have resulted in exceptional growth and success.
Jon Belmonte, Interim CEO
Jon Belmonte rejoined ACTIVE Network as Interim CEO after serving as Principal of Cedar Ridge Ventures, a private investment firm, since January 2012. He previously served as ACTIVE's Chief Media Officer from February 2011 until December 2011 and as the Company’s Chief Operating Officer from April 2000 to February 2011.
From April 1999 until April 2000, Belmonte was a co-founder and vice president of strategy and business development of LeagueLink, a web-based service for administering recreational sports leagues. ACTIVE acquired LeagueLink in April 2000. Prior to joining LeagueLink, Belmonte worked as a strategy consultant for Boston Consulting Group, a global management consulting company.
Belmonte serves on the board of directors of two private companies. He earned a B.S.E. from University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Business and an M.B.A. from Northwestern University, Kellogg School of Management.
Darko Dejanovic, President
Darko Dejanovic, chief technology, product and innovation officer at ACTIVE, has been promoted to President , and will lead the Company’s business units, operations, product, technology and marketing organizations. Having joined ACTIVE a year ago, Dejanovic has been instrumental in leading the Company’s large technology organization and robust portfolio of products and services. Dejanovic’s prior CTO and product responsibilities will be incorporated into his new role as president.
Prior to joining Active Network, Dejanovic served for four years as the EVP, global CIO and head of product at Monster Worldwide, where he was responsible for global IT strategy, operations and development, product innovation and design, as well as consumer advertising businesses. Previously he held CTO roles for more than a decade at the Tribune Company and its subsidiary, Tribune Publishing Company. Earlier in his career, Dejanovic held various senior technology roles in the U.S. and Europe. He holds an MBA from Northwestern University and a B.S. in Computer Science from Florida Metropolitan University.
Scott Mendel, Chief Financial Officer
Mendel is responsible for Active Network’s corporate finance, accounting and investor relations functions.
Prior to joining Active Network, Mendel worked for General Electric (GE) for over 20 years in senior roles that drove financial results. In his most recent position, chief financial officer for GE’s Healthcare IT division, he led a 150-person global finance function and headed-up the financial due diligence and integration of a $1.2 billion acquisition in 2006.
Mendel received his undergraduate degree in finance from Indiana University and his Master of Business Administration degree from Northwestern University, Kellogg School of Management.
Kourosh Vossoughi, Chief Legal Officer, General Counsel and Senior Vice President of Business Development
Vossoughi is responsible for the company’s legal affairs, providing legal counsel for the company’s acquisitions, financings, commercial contracts, securities law compliance, intellectual property, employment and litigation matters, and general legal and business advice to the company’s board and executive management team.
Prior to joining Active Network, Vossoughi practiced corporate/securities law for two years at Brobeck, Phleger & Harrison, one of the nation’s leading technology law firms. From 1996 to 1998, Vossoughi practiced corporate/securities law at Luce, Forward, Hamilton & Scripps, San Diego’s oldest and largest law firm.
Vossoughi graduated second in his class from University of San Diego, School of Law, and is a member of the California Bar Association. He also holds a bachelor’s degree, magna cum laude, in neurobiology with a minor in business administration from University of California at Berkeley.