Jared Earl Grusd

Jared Earl Grusd

Lecturer in Law

Jared has led some of the world's most innovative organizations. Currently, he is the chief strategy officer of Snap, the parent company of Snapchat. Jared serves on the board of directors of SoulCycle, as an adjunct professor at Columbia Business School, and as a member of the University of Chicago Law School Advisory Council. Previously, Jared was global head of news and information at Verizon Media (fka Oath). There, he served as chief executive officer of HuffPost, and also led many of Verizon's internet brands, including Yahoo News and the Yahoo and AOL homepages. Before that, Jared was the general counsel and global head of corporate development of Spotify. He also had successful tenures as the chief strategy and business development officer of AOL and as a vital member of the executive team for Google's business in the Americas. Jared co-founded Shake, a venture-backed legal technology company that sold to Legal Shield. He served on the board of directors of Newsela. Jared has earned numerous industry accolades. For example, Business Insider named him three times as one of the coolest and most influential people in the New York technology ecosystem. Fortune recognized him as one of the five most powerful technology lawyers. He received an MBA from Columbia Business School, a JD, with Honors, from the University of Chicago Law School, and a BA from the University of Pennsylvania.