James Citron



James is CEO of Pledgeling, the world’s first SaaS platform to power purpose and impact for brands. He builds world class mobile products, teams and companies, identifies new markets where mobility can transform industries and mentors entrepreneurs and high growth companies. He has spent the last twelve years as both an entrepreneur and an intraprenuer with a key guiding principle: mobility will improve how we live, communicate, and connect with the people, brands and the products that we love.



Previously, he founded and/or led the growth of three of the largest mobile messaging and engagement companies in the United States, serving as CRO of mGage (a portfolio company of Blackstone), President of Outspoken (a portfolio company of Silver Lake Sumeru) and Co-Founder and CEO of Mogreet. James has worked with top broadcasters (i.e. ABC, Fox, CBS), retailers (i.e. Bloomingdale’s, Kohl’s, Charlotte Russe) and advertising agencies (i.e. JWT, Omincom, Horizon).

He is actively involved with leadership at the wireless carriers, industry trade organizations (CTIA, MMA), a frequent speaker at digital conferences and lecturer at universities on entrepreneurship and mobility.


Princeton University, AB, Politics


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