Advisory Council Member @ University of Chicago Law School
Doctor of Law (J.D.) @
University of Chicago Law School
Jared is currently the Chief Executive Officer of The Huffington Post Media Group and an Adjunct Associate Professor at Columbia Business School, specializing in corporate strategy applied to the technology and media sectors. He serves as an Advisory Board Member at the Lang Center for Entrepreneurship at Columbia Business School, as a mentor at Techstars, and as
Jared is currently the Chief Executive Officer of The Huffington Post Media Group and an Adjunct Associate Professor at Columbia Business School, specializing in corporate strategy applied to the technology and media sectors. He serves as an Advisory Board Member at the Lang Center for Entrepreneurship at Columbia Business School, as a mentor at Techstars, and as angel investor in several promising start-ups.
Previously, Jared helped lead several of the world’s most innovative companies. He was the Head of Corporate Development and General Counsel of Spotify, the Chief Strategy and Business Development Officer of AOL, and a member of the executive team responsible for Google's multi-billion dollar advertising business in the Americas. He also co-founded Shake, a venture-backed legal technology company that was acquired by Legal Shield in 2015.
He has received several notable industry awards. He was named by Adweek to the 2015 class of Young Influentials, which recognizes “27 individuals from media, marketing, tech and entertainment who are remaking business and culture.” He was recognized by Fortune/CNN Money as one of "five of tech's most powerful lawyers.” He was honored by Business Insider, three times, to the Silicon Alley 100 List, an annual list of the 100 “coolest and most influential” people in NY Tech. He was listed by TechWeek on its Top 100 List based on his “significant impact on the technology and innovation ecosystem.”
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 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. He enjoys competing in marathons, Ironman-distance triathlons, and tennis.
Chief Executive Officer @ From September 2015 to Present (4 months) Greater New York City AreaAdjunct Associate Professor & Advisory Board Member at the Eugene Lang Entrepreneurship Center @ Specialize in corporate strategy applied to the technology, Internet, and media sectors. Designed and teach a strategy course, with more than 100 students per term, that is consistently rated among the most popular classes in the school.
As of April 2015, serve as a member of the Board of Advisors to the Eugene Lang Entrepreneurship Center, Columbia's center for entrepreneurship and innovation. From June 2012 to Present (3 years 7 months) Greater New York City AreaMentor @ Advise promising start-ups and entrepreneurs. From January 2012 to Present (4 years) Greater New York City AreaGlobal Head of Corporate Development and General Counsel @ Lead the company's corporate development, legal and business affairs, and public policy functions. Serve as Corporate Secretary to Spotify’s board of directors and as a board member of Spotify USA. From October 2011 to September 2015 (4 years) Co-Founder and Member of Board of Directors @ Co-founder and member of the Board of Directors of a venture-backed company that was acquired by Legal Shield in April 2015. Shake simplifies the contracting process through mobile applications. Shake was backed by RRE Ventures and Softbank before its acquisition.
http://read.bi/13RydVf From January 2012 to April 2015 (3 years 4 months) Greater New York City AreaChief Strategy & Business Development Officer @ Member of the Global Executive Committee, the top 10 executives at AOL. Led the global business development and strategy functions for the company and for each of its operating divisions. Promoted from SVP, Business Development to Chief Strategy and Business Development Officer. From July 2009 to October 2011 (2 years 4 months) Greater New York City AreaManaging Counsel & Executive Management Team for the Americas @ Member of the Americas Management Group, Google's executive management team for North and South America, focused on building and leading Google’s multi-billon dollar advertising business. Among other things, Jared negotiated many complex strategic partnerships, for which he received the Google Executive Management Group Award, a prestigious employee award. He also built and headed Google’s legal team responsible for the company's advertising business (including Adwords, Doubleclick, and the monetization of YouTube) as well as the NY legal team. Promoted twice during tenure. From October 2005 to July 2009 (3 years 10 months) Greater New York City AreaAssistant General Counsel @ Structured, drafted, and negotiated numerous complex corporate and technology transactions, including a multi-billion outsourcing transaction with TXU.
Co-taught two law school courses:
• Complex Industry Transactions at the University of Chicago Law School
• Internet Law at St. John's Law School From July 2004 to October 2005 (1 year 4 months) Greater New York City AreaAssociate @ Associate in the Intellectual Property and Technology practice group, specializing in corporate and technology transactions.
Received the Skadden Arps Pro Bono Award for commitment to pro bono work (2001, 2002, 2003). From October 2000 to June 2004 (3 years 9 months) Greater New York City Area
Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) @ Columbia University - Columbia Business School From 2004 to 2006 Doctor of Law (J.D.), Law @ University of Chicago Law School From 1997 to 2000 BA @ University of Pennsylvania From 1993 to 1997 Harvard-Westlake School Jared Grusd is skilled in: Executive Management, Team Leadership, Corporate Strategy Formulation, Business Strategy, New Business Development, Strategic Partnerships, Corporate Development, Negotiation, Legal, Entrepreneurship, Internet Strategy, Start-ups, Strategic Planning, Corporate Law, Strategy
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