J.J. Colao knows the media from the inside out. 

As a young staffer at Forbes, he wrote more than 35 magazine stories, 200 web articles, four features, and one cover story. He’s conducted more than 40 video interviews with celebrities ranging from Sean “Diddy” Combs to AOL founder Steve Case, managed 12-page editorial packages, and moderated on-stage panels in front of thousands.

Before joining Forbes, J.J. spent a year running his own (ultimately failed) web startup. That combination of experiences gives Haymaker a unique ability to bridge the worlds of media and technology.

J.J. founded and leads the Tech Press Meetup, a 900-member organization devoted to exploring issues at the intersection of technology and media.