John V. Balen

John V. Balen is the Chairman of the Cardlytics Board and has served as a member of the Cardlytics board of directors since August 2008, as chairman of the Cardlytics board of directors from April 2017 – May 2020 and is currently the Lead Independent Director. Since 1995, John has been a Partner at Canaan Partners, a venture capital firm, where he focuses on the digital media, enterprise and financial technology sectors. Before joining Canaan Partners, John held a variety of operational and financial roles, including Managing Director of Horsley Bridge Partners. Earlier in his career, John was an engineer at both Codenoll Technology and Digital Equipment Corp. John serves as a director for several privately-held companies. John holds a B.S. in Electrical Engineering and an M.B.A. from Cornell University.
Chairman of the Board