Jon Steinberg is the president & chief operating officer of BuzzFeed and is responsible for all business management, company operations, finance, and social advertising operations. Steinberg joined BuzzFeed in June 2010 growing the company from 15 employees to over 300. Under his leadership, BuzzFeed has grown into a global and profitable social advertising business that works with over half of the top 100 brands. Steinberg was named one of AdAge's Media Mavens in 2012.
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 the Upper East Side.
CNBC's Jon Fortt reports Samsung has unveiled a virtual reality device and 2 new phones. Walt Mossberg, Re/code; Jon Steinberg, Daily Mail North America CEO; and CNBC's Kayla Tausche provide perspective into the premium smartphone market.
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