FreeWheel’s Co-Founder and Co-CEO, Doug Knopper drives the Company’s global business initiatives and guides its mission, values, and strategy. Under Doug’s leadership, FreeWheel has provided technological infrastructure addressing the rising needs of the largest entertainment companies in the world, including ESPN, VEVO, NBC Universal, DirecTV, Turner, AOL and others.
Prior to co-founding FreeWheel in 2007, Doug spent six years as SVP/General Manager at DoubleClick in New York and London, responsible for the global ad serving technology group. Before joining DoubleClick, Doug served as CEO of Bitpass, a leading company in micropayments technology. Prior to that, Doug was a leader at advertising agencies and broadcasting companies, including Lowe and Partners, TBWA/Chiat Day, J. Walter Thompson, and Bonneville Broadcasting. Doug has been named one of “50 Online People to Know” by Media Magazine, and is a sought-after speaker for industry events.
Doug holds an MBA from Georgetown University and a BA with honors from the University of Michigan, and is a member of the Board of Directors for the IAB Digital Video Center of Excellence.