Jay Kirsch

Jay has 20 years experience operating and advising traditional and digital media companies. From 2010 until 2014, Jay was part of the team to successfully bring AOL back to growth and profitability. As President of AOL’s Business, Automotive & Technology Group he managed go-to-market monetization strategy, product development, editorial and audience development for market leading brands including TechCrunch, Engadget, Autoblog and DailyFinance among others. He negotiated and grew partnerships with CareerBuilder, The Motley Fool, Zillow, Move.com, Flipboard and Fandango that resulted in increased revenue, profitability and audience for the group. In 2008 Jay became CEO of Imaginova, a venture-backed digital media and e-commerce company. At the height of the financial crisis, he led the company through a turn around, bringing it back to profitability in 2010.

Prior to that he spent 9 years executing middle market M&A transactions for AdMediaPartners. Jay has a Bachelor’s Degree in American Studies from Fordham University and a MBA from NYU’s Stern School of Business. He lives in Riverside, CT with his wife and two daughters.