John Carpenter – Partner – COO

John is an Internet media and technology veteran with many years of experience developing both technology and online advertising solutions for large organizations. John currently oversees operations for Thunderbolt, ensuring smooth operations for all of our customers and the timely delivery of our services across the board.

At Thunderbolt, he has provided world-class online media solutions and consulting expertise to major companies such as Dex Media-R.H. Donnelley (NYSE: RHD), Verizon Superpages (NYSE: VZ), Media News Group Interactive, The Colorado Tourism Office (, Weaver Publications, Local Insight Media, Local Matters, and Welsh, Carson, Anderson and Stowe. Prior to joining Thunderbolt, John helped build LocalFrontPage (A leading online news content aggregator) into an Internet technology company that managed local news content delivery for several major Internet portals. John previously managed a development and operations group responsible for a mission-critical data and document delivery network that processed over eight billion dollars per year in real property transactions for the title insurance industry.

John is a licensed Colorado attorney and holds a JD, MBA, and a BSBA degree from the University of Denver.