Jonathan Spalter is the CEO of Snocap, Inc.. Spalter has held senior management roles at the media and entertainment group Vivendi Universal, based in its global headquarters in Paris, France. He was Executive VP in charge of business development and strategy at Vivendi Universal Net, the group’s internet subsidiary, where he focused on digital distribution of the group’s music, publishing, and film assets, and on mobile internet services in the US and European markets. He also was appointed CEO of Atmedica Worldwide, SA and led the division to market leadership in Asia and Europe. He was promoted to serve as group Senior Vice President coordinating the company’s regulatory and corporate affairs teams worldwide, and developing anti-piracy initiatives in key markets globally. Spalter previously was confirmed by the US Senate to serve as CIO and Associate Director at the US Information Agency, responsible for global technology at the Agency’s 180 office in 140 countries worldwide. USIA managed the US government’s global broadcast, internet, communications, and publishing operations, including Voice of America and Radio Free Europe. Spalter started his career with the international investment and trade advisory firm Multinational Strategies, Inc, in New York. He has also held various production and editorial roles in broadcast and cable, including a position as foreign affairs reporter at PBS’s MacNeil/Lehrer NewsHour and as a producer of cable’s The Monitor Channel.
Spalter took a leave of absence from the private sector to serve at the White House during the Clinton/Gore Administration, where he was a Director on the National Security Council staff, a senior appointee at the Pentagon, and international affairs spokesman and chief speechwriter for Vice President Al Gore. Spalter, 41 years old, was awarded the White House Hammer Award for innovation and excellence in management, and has been named as a Kellogg Foundation National Fellow, a member and Fellow of the Council on Foreign Relations, and has lectured and published widely on technology and the internet, economics, and international affairs. He co-founded and serves on the Board of Liberty Mobile LLC, and has held Board seats at Active Europe Network, LLC, and Marketo SA, and has also been a member of the Executive Committees of Havas Medimedia, SA., and Vivendi Universal Net, SA. Spalter graduated from Harvard College with high honors, and received the Masters of Philosophy in International Relations at Cambridge University. He and his wife Carrie Goux live in San Francisco, CA and Edgartown, MA with their two daughters.