WorldNow names John Missale its chief technology officer

John Missale
John Missale

WorldNow, an integrated intelligence platform for digital experiences, announced on October 14 that John Missale has joined WorldNow as Chief Technology Officer.

Misssale comes to WorldNow with more than 30 years of advanced technology consulting and management experience.

“I am excited to be with a best in class product and service company comprised of an elite group of professionals,” said Missale. “WorldNow’s unique, scalable technology and new platform offerings focused on addressing industry-wide problems make it an exciting time to be brought on board.”

Gary Gannaway, CEO of WorldNow said, “John has been at the forefront of the industry since founding Rant Tech. He brings more than thirty years of technology leadership with a solid track record of consistent execution. As WorldNow continues to grow, John is the perfect fit to continue to execute the WorldNow vision.”

One of the foremost innovators in the development of television, communications, web and mobile based advanced technology, products, and services, Missale previously lead Mobile and New Platform Development for DrFirst, a healthcare technology company. He recently provided technology advice and product commercialization for SyPartner’s, Unstuck mobile application and social media analytics platform for which his team won both a Webby and Appy award.

Prior to this Missale was Senior Director at Alvarez and Marsal providing strategic oversight of activities in the areas of Advanced Advertising Platforms, CDN’s, digital video processing and QC for Verizon’s Content in the Cloud.

Missale was president and founder of Rant Technology, Inc., which provided consulting and software development for Interactive Television, end-to-end digital CDN’s, media asset management and web software development for cinema, television and web content providers. Rant designed and implemented Cyberstar for Loral Space and Communications, the first satellite store-and-forward asset and digital movie delivery system for North America, Europe and Middle East. Rant also provided services for Liberate Technology’s web TV middleware and helped develop the 31 David Sarnoff patents for MPEG 4 and H.264 for the eVue Corporation.