In 2004 I went to visit my god daughter in San Francisco. At the same time, Rich Goss, the founder of American Singles, was having a singles event. Evan Katz (Advice from a Single Dating Expert), Meir (Date), Mark Brooks (Online Personals Watch) and Mike Jones (Userplane) were all there, along with a bunch of other people I’m forgetting.
Reading Tech Crunch this morning, I see that Mike Jones has been tapped to be the next COO of MySpace. Anyone who has worked with Mike knows what an amazing person, entrepreneur and businessman he is and how lucky MySpace is to have him.
After selling Userplane to AOL in 2006 for around $40 million, Mike went on to found Tsavo, which is tasked with tailoring content to individuals based on their online actions and also acquiring a number of online properties. The company is off to a strong start.
More will be written about Mike’s new role in coming days, for now, read Confirmed: Former AOL Exec Mike Jones To Take COO Role At MySpace for the most up-to-date details.
Congratulations and best of luck to Mike. You can keep up with him at his Myspace page.