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Jon Steinberg

Jon Steinberg

CEO, North America, USA

Jon Steinberg is the Chief Executive Officer of North America. is the world’s largest English language newspaper website with over 225 million visitors per month with 75 million of those visitors coming from the US.

Leading the commercial side of the business, Steinberg is responsible for seeking out new partnerships and initiatives to grow’ s audience, developing and expanding the company’s ad products portfolio, and working closely with the company’s brand and agency partners to develop creative and innovative campaigns. In 2015, he was named as one of AdAge’s 40 under 40.

He recently led the acquisition of Elite Daily, a global leader in social media content for millennials. Elite Daily has 74 million monthly unique browsers around the world (roughly 50M in the U.S., 24M in the rest of the world) and approximately 70% of its audience is 18-34 (comScore).

Steinberg joined from BuzzFeed where he was President & Chief Operating Officer, responsible for business management, company operations, finance, and social advertising operations. Under his leadership, BuzzFeed became a global and profitable social advertising business working with over half of the top 100 brands. He grew the company from 15 employees to over 500. In 2012 while at Buzzfeed, Steinberg was named one of AdAge's Media Mavens.

Steinberg was previously Strategic Partner Development Manager on Google's SMB (small medium business) partnerships team. Prior to Google, Steinberg was the Director of Business Development at Majestic Research and the founder of iBuilding, a commercial real estate software company backed by Tishman Speyer Properties, Benchmark Capital, and 12 Entrepreneuring.

Steinberg is a graduate of Princeton University's Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs and holds an MBA from Columbia University. He is a member of Young Presidents Organization (YPO) and the Paley Center Media Council. He lives with his wife, two little kids, and cat on New York’s Upper East Side.

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