John Pretto is an accomplished, innovative and entrepreneurial technologist with over 20 years of senior management experience in information technology, marketing and operations. Past positions include serving as Chief Technology Officer for R66T (enterprise Wi-Fi), Chief Operating Officer for ComF5 (formerly DigitalFX – digital media marketing platform), CTO and Co-founder of HelloNetwork (streaming media technology), and VP of Technology for SmartConnect (video surveillance for gaming). John is currently the Managing Director of the NetLeaders companies. He is a graduate of DeVry University and a resident of Las Vegas, United States.
Survivor of the Internet revolution of the late 90’s and technology luminary both professionally and privately, John Pretto has contributed to many applications and technologies in the decades he’s worked in the information technology world.
John co-founded HelloNetwork.com, Inc., a Wall Street Financed Internet Startup with over $70 million funding that produced easy-to-use streaming media applications. As Chief Technology Officer of HelloNetwork.com, John was responsible for delivering world-class software and producing hundreds of streaming events including: PGA, LPG, DNC conventions, Kelsey Grammer, Joe Walsh, Kenny Loggins, the US Marines, and many others.
HelloNetwork.com was the first company to provide streaming applications via mobile phone in the late 90’s with partners Sun Microsystems and Bloomberg TV. HelloNetwork.com’s products were centered on the use of streaming media in email, live Webinars and permission-based email campaigns. HelloNetwork.com produced streaming media campaigns for Coca Cola, Prudential, BMW and several other Fortune 100 entities.
Following John’s time at HelloNetwork he served as the Chief Operating Officer of comF5, Inc., a publicly traded company that provides an Internet-based, integrated communications and online marketing platform. The comF5 eMarketEngine™ simplifies online communication and marketing efforts, and provides small to medium sized businesses the tools and the know how
John was the Chief Technology Officer of R66T Digital Media. R66T (pronounced “Route 66”) is the largest multi-published, digital content distributor for the hospitality industry in the United States. R66T provides a superior user experience to people on public Internet.
In June of 2016, John Pretto co-founded NetLeaders, based on one of the fastest growing cryptocurrency, the DasCoin. Today, NetLeaders has over one hundred employees in Europe, Asia, and North America with thousands of customers throughout the world.
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