WHAT WE DO
Kontexto is a technology company that provides software and services that acquire, analyze and visualize streaming real time data. We deliver these services as either a final software-as-a-service solution or embedded in third party applications.
Who we are
Kontexto was founded in 2009 by Tom St. John and Rick VanWell. Tom and Rick are a veteran team of Internet, search and analytics experts with two prior successful venture exits in the media space. After spending over two years optimizing and perfecting the Kontexto platform for the coming online big data boom, we turned our attention to launching two new branded web services for digital media and data intelligence teams called publishflow and monitr.
The Kontexto Team
Tom St John, FounderPrior to Kontexto, Tom held various senior level management roles with a variety of ecommerce, data analytics and search engine businesses including makeup.com, perfume.com and automobile.com. He is a graduate of the McGill University School of Business Management in Montreal, Canada.
Rick VanWell, FounderBefore co-founding Kontexto, Rick held various programming, design and management roles over the past 20 years with a number of leading network security, telecommunication and internet companies. Rick co-founded Rocketinfo, one of the early pioneers of real time news search and aggregation.
Jamie Thompson, Vice President SalesWith a background in business marketing and computer programming, Jamie founded GreenButton Studio in 2001 - an early leader in web-based content management systems. His understanding of web strategies and proficiency in managing large-scale projects has served hundreds of clients across North America, as well as Canadian Government offices worldwide. Jamie brings over 17 years of web sales and marketing experience to the Kontexto team.