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February 05, 2018
10:15 AM - 10:45 AM
Bayview Ballroom

Jared Grusd

CEO, HuffPost;
VP, Global Head of News & Information, Oath

Jared is the CEO of HuffPost and the Global Head of News & Information at Oath. In this capacity, Jared leads Oath’s news and information businesses, including HuffPost, Yahoo News, and the Yahoo and AOL portals. Prior to Oath, Jared oversaw all of AOL’s media brands, including, the Huffington Post, TechCrunch, Engadget, Ryot, Autoblog, Moviefone, and Build. He is an adjunct professor at Columbia Business School specializing in the technology and media sectors. He serves on the board of Newsela, named by Fast Company as one of the most innovative education technology companies, and as a mentor at Techstars. He is an angel investor in several promising start-ups. 

Previously, Jared held top leadership positions at several of the world's most innovative companies. He was General Counsel and Global 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 earned several notable industry accolades. He was named as one of Adweek’s 2015 Class of Young Influentials, which honors 27 individuals who are remaking "business and culture." He was thrice included in Business Insider’s Silicon Alley 100 List, an annual list of the 100 “Coolest and Most Influential” people in NY tech. He was included in TechWeek’s Top 100 List for his "significant impact on the technology and innovation ecosystem." Jared was named as one of the five most powerful technology lawyers by Fortune. 

Jared spent the early part of his career specializing in strategic corporate and technology transactions at Capgemini North America and at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom. He received a MBA from Columbia Business School, a JD, with Honors, from the University of Chicago Law School, and a BA from the University of Pennsylvania.