About Us

About Us

Spot-On takes cutting edge Silicon Valley technology and applies it to the political, advocacy and nonprofit arenas.

Chris Nolan, Founder

Chris Nolan is the founder of Spot-On.

Before starting Spot-On, Nolan was a daily news reporter in Washington, D.C., where she covered the passage of the 1996 Telecommunications Act, and in Silicon Valley when she chronicled “Bubble 1.0” from 1996-2001.

As a reporter, she consistently led her peers with insightful commentary breaking news. She lives in San Francisco, CA and holds a B.A. degree from Barnard College, Columbia University.

When she’s not thinking about politics, Chris cooks, tends to a very small urban garden and swims.

Owen McCumber, COO

Owen McCumber is the COO for Spot-On.

Before joining Spot-On, McCumber spent his entire career at various Silicon Valley ad tech companies starting out at J. Walter Thompson Technology where he was the youngest media buyer hired by the agency, managing a portfolio of Business exceeding $20MM annually comprised of Digital Web 1.0 Companies. Owen oversaw annual media budgets and spending of over $75MM at NexTag, Adap.tv (AOL) and NamoMedia (Twitter) as well as developing New Advertising Placements for Yahoo! Finance.

Owen holds a B.S. degree from San Jose State University with a focus in Advertising. When he’s not thinking about ad tech, he’s watching the Kansas City Chiefs or the San Francisco Giants with his family.

Jim Barton, CTO

Jim Barton is the CTO for Spot-On.

Barton has been writing code since he was a student at the University of Colorado in Boulder. His extensive Silicon Valley career includes stints at Hewlett-Packard, Silicon Graphics and TiVo where his invention, the DVR, changed the way we watch television.

Jim has a stack of patents related to the development of TiVo and other technologies along with two Emmy Awards. When he’s not writing code, you’ll find him moseying around vineyards in the Santa Cruz mountains.

Board of Advisors

Spot-On’s Board of Advisors comprises leaders across the business, publishing, advertising technology and public policy domains.

Kimberley Fritts, Founder and CEO, Cogent Strategies

Kimberley Fritts, Founder and CEO, oversees the day-to-day affairs of Cogent Strategies – a bipartisan government relations and strategic communications firm.  Named to The Hill’s “Hired Guns” list of top Washington lobbyists in 2016, 2017 and 2018, Kimberley is known for her intuitive approaches and has a sixth sense for policy, politics and personalities, and has been recognized by Washington Business Journal, which named her to their Women Who Mean Business list.

Kimberley has long been a fixture in Republican politics. Her campaign experience includes having served in senior positions for former Governor Jeb Bush (R-FL) and Senator Connie Mack (R-FL). She is also the former Southern Political Director for the Republican National Committee and the firm’s point person on politics in the Southeastern US. A true southerner at heart, with those to-die-for cooking skills to boot, Kimberley hails from Mississippi and maintains close ties to her home-state delegation.  Kimberley attended The George Washington University, where she received her bachelor’s degree, and she has been a Washingtonian ever since. She has served as a gubernatorial appointee of the Board of Trustees for Florida House and as a Board member for St. Patrick’s Episcopal Day School and Prevent Cancer Foundation. She currently serves on the board of the Ole Miss Women’s Council for Philanthropy, a groundbreaking program at the University of Mississippi that provides scholarships and counsel for students destined to be leaders.

David Krone

David Krone was most recently Chief of Staff to then Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid.

Before joining Senator Reid, Mr. Krone served as Senior Vice President of the Comcast Corporation from January 2008 through October 2008. Previously, Mr. Krone served as the Executive Vice President of the National Cable & Telecommunications Association (NCTA), the principal trade association of the cable industry in the United States.  Before joining the NCTA in July 2002, Mr. Krone was Executive Vice President of Marketing with the YES (Yankees Entertainment and Sports) Network.  In this capacity, Mr. Krone was responsible for the initial branding campaign developed to launch the network in March 2002, and ongoing affiliate marketing projects.

From January 2000 until mid-January 2001, Mr. Krone was Executive Vice President of Communications and Marketing of GlobalCenter, Inc. which was merged into Exodus Communications, Inc. Earlier in his career, Mr. Krone served as Executive Vice President of Government Relations at AT&T Broadband, which was formed out of the March 1999 merger of Tele-Communications, Inc. (TCI) into AT&T.  AT&T Broadband encompassed all of AT&T’s domestic video, local telephony and data services operations.  Mr. Krone worked for TCI from 1992 through 1999.

Mr. Krone began his career with Southern Strategies, Inc., a political consulting firm based in Raleigh, NC, where he was responsible for campaign management and consulting.  Mr. Krone is a 1989 graduate of the Pennsylvania State University where he received his degree in political science.

Privacy Policy and Confidentiality

Spot-On respects the privacy of its clients and understand the need to keep information about campaigns confidential. We will not share information about our business relationship with other parties without seeking your consent but we do reserve the right to use aggregated data we collect in the course of doing business with you and others for planning and marketing purposes.

We will not sell information about you, your business or your clients to any third party. For more information, see our Terms and Conditions.

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415-771-7133
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