VP of Content and Business Development
Since 2006, Jay has played a key role at Digital Media Wire, a leading provider of news, financial information and conferences for media professionals. He manages many of the company’s most significant advertising and sponsorship relationships. His clients range from several Fortune 500 companies to start-ups and cover such industries as games, music, film, television, publishing, mobile and internet commerce. Jay is also active in building new partnerships and launching products and events. He has furthermore transformed the company’s approach to marketing by audience and community development through social media. Last, but not least, Jay heads up the company’s prestigious NY and LA Games Conferences.
Jay is a frequent speaker at international media industry events such as the LA Film Festival and Canadian Music Week. He has a Masters Degree in Media, Entertainment & Technology Management from New York University and a Bachelors Degree in Business Administration from Goteborg University in Sweden. Jay is a recipient of the Wallenberg Scholarship 2004 and 2006, The Sweden-America Foundation Fellowship 2005 as well as awarded scholarships for being “A Promising New Media Manager” by Swedish Newspaper Publishers’ Association 2005 and 2001.
He has a keen personal interest in digital media, art, music and pop-culture. On his desk, you will find an iPod, the latest issue of US Weekly and a pair of Cutler and Gross shades. Jay claims to listen to “all kinds of music,” but is happy to give you an ear full about hipster bands from his native Scandinavia like “Peter, Bjorn & John.”