Jonathan Lister

COO at Vidyard

Jonathan Lister has a diverse work experience spanning various industries and roles. Jonathan currently serves as the Chief Operating Officer at Vidyard, a position they have held since 2023. Prior to this, they were a Board Member at Service Inspired Restaurants (SIR Corp.) and Panasas, both in 2020.

From 2010 to 2022, Lister was associated with LinkedIn in various leadership positions, including VP, Global Sales Solutions and VP, North America, Sales Solutions. Jonathan also served as VP, North America, Marketing Solutions and Managing Director, Canada and Latin America during their tenure at LinkedIn.

Before LinkedIn, Lister worked at Hubba as a Board Member and Investor from 2019 to 2021, and at FlashStock in a similar capacity from 2014 to 2017. Prior to that, they worked at Google as the Country Manager & Managing Director for Canada from 2009 to 2010.

Lister also had a significant tenure at AOL, where they held multiple leadership roles, including Senior Vice President, Operations for Pan-European P&L, General Manager & Senior Vice President for Canada, Vice President, Audience Group for Canada, and Director/Senior Director of Interactive Marketing.

Jonathan'searly career includes a role as Director of Sales at Bird on a Wire, a start-up Managed Internet Infrastructure company, where they helped build the sales function and operations.

Lister has also been active as an angel investor and has served as a board member and investor at various companies throughout their career.

Jonathan Lister has an educational background that includes a Master's in Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Toronto - Rotman School of Management, which they obtained from 1998 to 2000. Prior to that, they completed their Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Literature from the University of Toronto, which they pursued from 1990 to 1993.

In addition to their formal education, Jonathan Lister has obtained several certifications from LinkedIn. These certifications include "How to Give Negative Feedback to Senior Colleagues," "Leading in Uncertain Times," "Bystander Training: From Bystander to Upstander," "Communicating Across Cultures," "Communicating about Culturally Sensitive Issues," "Confronting Bias: Thriving Across Our Differences," "Confronting Racism, with Robin DiAngelo," "Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging," "Skills for Inclusive Conversations," "Unconscious Bias," "Building Resilience as a Leader," "Executive Presence on Video Conference Calls," "Leading at a Distance," "Learn LinkedIn Sales Navigator," "Working Remotely," "Leading with Emotional Intelligence (2013)," "Creating the Conditions for Others to Thrive," "Customer Experience: Journey Mapping," "Customer Service: Creating Customer Value," and "Leading Productive One-on-One Meetings."

The obtained months and years for these certifications range from October 2019 to December 2020, showcasing Jonathan Lister's commitment to continuous learning and professional development.


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  • COO

    January, 2023 - present