Jack Griffin co-founded Empirical Media and serves as its CEO. Jack is a veteran media industry executive who has overseen some of the most respected and well-known content companies and brands in the world.
Until February 2011, Jack was CEO of Time Inc. as well as the Chairman of MPA, the trade association for the consumer magazine industry, where he had been on the board for seven years. Jack has also served as Chairman of the American Advertising Federation, and as a Director of the Interactive Advertising Bureau and the Audit Bureau of Circulations. He was a Founding Director of Next Issue Media, a groundbreaking digital newsstand formed by a consortium of five leading publishers.
Before joining Time Inc. in 2010, Jack spent a dozen years at Meredith Corporation. As President of its National Media Group since 2004, Jack led the successful transformation of Meredith into a digitally enabled, diversified media and marketing company. From its print roots, Meredith became a major provider of marketing services through Meredith Integrated Marketing, of which Jack was the founding General Manager in 1996.
In between his two stints at Meredith, Jack worked at the Parade Division of Advance Publications (1999-2003), where he was President and Publisher of Parade Magazine. Prior to that, at Meredith, he was Vice President of Marketing for the Meredith Television Broadcasting Group. Jack started his career as a reporter and editor for a family owned trade newspaper publisher. He also spent five years at the Magazine Group of The New York Times Company before joining Meredith in 1994.
Jack graduated from the Yale School of Management and Boston College. He is currently a Director of the Yale Center for Customer Insights. He is also on the Business Advisory Board of Propublica, the investigative news organization.