Business 100 - 2009

John Gilmore/Sling Media

Johnny Gilmore is COO of Sling Media, the electronics company renowned for the Sling Box, and is responsible for Sling Media’s day-to-day global operations.  Gilmore is well versed in global operations, bringing over 15 years of senior management positions in countries ranging from England and Ireland to Australia and the Netherlands.

Gilmore has worked for such prestigious companies as Arthur Andersen and Andersen Consulting and Iomega who manufactured the Zip and Jazz drives.  He spent five years with Handspring, and before Sling Media was Vice President of Operations for Virgin Electronics.

An Irish native, Gilmore was born in County Down and went on to attend the University of Manchester, England where he received his B.A. in Economics.  He is a member of the Irish Technology Leadership Group and is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales.  He and  his wife currently reside in California with their four children.