John Fanning

Founding Chairman and CEO Napster



John Fanning, Founding Chairman and CEO of Napster, has been a pioneer in internet technologies for over 25 years. In addition to his work with Napster on the distributed aggregation of content, he has introduced such net-related innovations as client-server gameplay, voice over IP, and auto-upgrading/authentication. Since 1994, he has founded numerous successful Internet ventures, including Napster, NetGames, and NetMovies. John attended Boston College and has a background in finance from his work at Fidelity Investments in Boston, MA.