John Kosner is best known as the longtime digital leader of ESPN. He built ESPN into the world’s leading digital sports destination over the past 15 years – increasing traffic ten-fold and turning an unprofitable business into ESPN’s fastest growing one.
During his 21-year career at ESPN, Kosner established ESPN.com as the world’s number one sports destination – first on the desktop, and then on mobile with 12 global editions; and built the ESPN App and the ESPN Fantasy App into the two top two native applications globally. In Nov., 2016, ESPN reached a record 141mm global unique users, making it #1 for the first time both in the U.S. and outside the U.S. That month, the ESPN App generated the most users in the world among sports apps and the ESPN Fantasy App, the most usage. And ESPN ranked as the #5 daily U.S. digital property for millennial males, 18-34 using their smartphones.