John Mihalik

The Chief Technology Officer at Skyword, John has over 20 years of experience in the software engineering industry. He has extensive experience building large-scale enterprise and consumer-facing technology products. As CTO, John oversees all of the company’s technology resources.

John’s Internet career began at Be Free, Inc. as the Director of Engineering. There, he led the rapid development of mission-critical technologies most notably the tracking and warehousing of billions of Internet bad impressions across multiple data centers. Be Free helped pioneer the pay-for-performance (CPC and CPA) online advertising industry and launched a successful IPO in 2000. John later served at ValueClick as Director of Engineering, before joining the social networking site as VP of Development and was later named the company’s CTO.

John received a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Pittsburgh. His favorite pastimes include rock climbing, drums, jogging, and music.