Fantag taps former Apple exec John Stone as COO

Fantag, a company that specializes in mobile video technology, has hired John Stone as its chief operating officer (COO). Among his many posts in the tech world, he served as a vice president at Apple, reporting directly to CEO Tim Cook, after the company acquired PowerSchool, a startup Stone co-founded in 1999 and which today serves 100 million users in 70 countries. 

At Fantag, John will help operationalize the company's business development activity and position Fantag for future strategic partnerships, according to Brian Dombrowski, founder and CEO at Fantag. 

Fantag's mobile video platform -- currently in beta and going live later this year -- enables spectators at live events to capture and share moments with a tap on their phone, and without having to actually record the video themselves. The company, which formally launched in Sacramento in early 2017.

While at Bain & Company, Stone consulted Nike and the NFL regarding their Internet strategies. More recently, he advised the NBA's Sacramento Kings on their opportunity to redesign the live sports and entertainment experience in the team's new home at Golden 1 Center, a state-of-the-art sports and entertainment facility. Stone also serves as the board chair of the Sacramento chapter of the Positive Coaching Alliance, a national non-profit organization serving youth and high school sports.