Jared is the Chief Executive Officer of The Huffington Post. He also currently oversees AOL’s portfolio of internet brands, such as TechCrunch, Ryot, Moviefone, Build, Autoblog, and Style Me Pretty. He is an adjunct professor at Columbia Business School, specializing in the dynamics of the technology and media sectors. He serves on the board of directors of Newsela, named by Fast Company as one of the most innovative education technology companies, and as a mentor at Techstars.
Previously, Jared held top leadership positions at several of the world's most innovative companies. He was General Counsel and Head of Corporate Development of Spotify, Chief Strategy and Business Development Officer of AOL, and a key member of the executive team of Google's multi-billion dollar advertising business in the Americas. Jared also co-founded Shake, a venture-backed legal technology company that was sold to Legal Shield in 2015.
Jared has received several notable industry awards and accolades. He was named as one of Adweek’s 2015 Class of Young Influentials, which honors 27 individuals from media, marketing, tech and entertainment who are remaking business and culture. He was included three times (in 2012, 2013, and 2015) in Business Insider’s Silicon Alley 100 List, an annual list of the 100 “Coolest and Most Influential” people in NY Tech. Jared was listed in TechWeek’s Top 100 List based on his significant impact on the technology and innovation ecosystem and was named one of Fortune’s Five of Tech's Most Powerful Lawyers.
Jared spent the early part of his career specializing in technology and corporate transactions at Capgemini North America and at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom. He received an MBA from Columbia Business School, a JD, with Honors, from the University of Chicago Law School, and a BA from the University of Pennsylvania. He loves all sports and enjoys competing in marathons, Ironman-distance triathlons, and tennis.