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Jory Des Jardins

Advisor San Francisco Bay Area, US

Advisory Board, BlogHer and Advisory Board, Stiya. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign grad.

Advisory Board, BlogHer and Advisory Board, Stiya. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign grad.

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9 vouches

Primary Skillsets

  • Ad Sales
  • Growth
  • Business Development
  • Fundraising

Primary Cofounder Skillsets

  • • Ad Sales
  • • Growth
  • • Business Development
  • • Fundraising

Involved In

Founder

BlogHer, Inc. (acquired by SheKnows Media)

Advisor

cruiseable
Blogher
Feedblitz
Stiya
IAB
Juno Baby
NQuotient
Cruiseable
NQuotient
Feedblitz
Juno Baby

Positions

Advisory Board BlogHer (acquired by SheKnows Media) January 2016 - present
Advisory Board Stiya February 2016 - present
Board of Advisors Cruiseable June 2014 - present
Board of Advisors NQuotient December 2014 - present
Board Member Feedblitz October 2007 - present
Board of Directors Internet Advertising Bureau February 2010 - March 2016
Senior Vice President, Global Strategic Alliances SheKnows Media (acquired BlogHer) November 2014 - February 2016
Co-Founder, President BlogHer, Inc. (acquired by SheKnows Media) March 2005 - November 2014
Advisor Juno Baby 2009 - 2011
Business Development /Marketing Executive Development Assocs. January 2004 - January 2005
Strategic Account Management MediaLive International January 2003 - January 2004
Director of Business Development MyPrimeTime, Inc. January 2001 - April 2002
Senior Producer MyPrimeTime, Inc. August 1999 - January 2001
Producer iVillage May 1999 - July 1999
Articles Editor Time Inc. January 1997 - December 1998
Associate Editor, Syndication The New York Times January 1996 - January 1997
Associate Editor, Syndication Penguin Books Ltd March 1995 - January 1996
Editorial Assistant Penguin/Putnam March 1994 - March 1995

Education

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign history, literature, psychology 1990 - 1993

Interested In

Joining an Early Team
Markets of Interest
  • • Commerce
  • • Media
  • • Mobile
  • • Small Businesses
  • • Productivity Tools
  • • Content

You Should Know About Me

Key Strengths

Digital Media • Online advertising • Business Development • Digital Strategy • Entrepreneurship

Key Accomplishments

Not completed yet

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Deanna Brown
President, Byliner Inc.. Previously CEO, Federated Media. University of Southern California grad.
Smart, experienced, and thoughtful.
Nick Lynch
SVP, Business Operations & Strategy, Social Reality and Principal, Basic Consultants. San Francisco State grad.
BlogHer is one of the most innovative and ground breaking companies in digital media. Before influencers was the growing channel it is today ... , Jory and her team at BlogHer was pioneering new channels for brands to communicate with their audience, while simultaneously helping digital entrepreneurs grow the business. I look forward to what Jory does next!
Padma Rao
We worked together  •  CEO, Markkit and Board Member, Julep Beauty. Georgia Institute of Technology grad. Georgia Institute of Technology grad.
Jory is open, self-aware, thoughtful, and creative. She has the ability to initiate ideas as well as riff off others. She is also inspirin ... g and brings out the best in others. Her ability to communicate her ideas and iterate through them shows her ability to lead and collaborate. Her accomplishments to date speak for themselves and I would start a company with Jory in a heartbeat.
Sun Jen Yung
Managing Director, Headwaters MB. Previously Managing Director, Nightwood Capital LLC.
Trish Halamandaris, MBA
We worked together  •  Consultant, TRH Marketing and Digital Strategy. Previously SVP Global Marketing, XPRIZE. University of California, Berkeley grad.
Jory is unique. Her success was from the bottom through which she applied her smarts, hard work, charm but never lost side of her humility ... and compassion. Jory's ability to balance both a successful personal life while building and selling a major digital media site is a testament to her fortitude, ability to prioritize, smarts, high EQ, and her sense of fun. I had the pleasure of partnering with Jory in her early career and I knew then she was exceptional. She has experienced major success to her own credit and has managed to stay true to her she is and her personal ethos as well. Hard to find and a true gem.
Kate Berg
CEO, Advisor, Mentor
Jory is a new contact and I'm looking forward to getting to know more and working together. From our initial conversation I knew this entrep ... reneur was the triple threat: a person with natural warmth and "EQ", high intelligence and vision. And this was before I learned of all her accomplishments to date. Stay tuned...!
Joanna Bloor
They're my advisor  •  Co Founder, The Amplify Lab and Strategy Lead & Board Member, Leading Women in Technology.
Jory is already an entrepreneur. Starting with an idea, she and her co-founders built an idea to a successful exit. In the process Jory lear ... ned how to balance the need for speed and rapid iteration in the media space while keeping an eye to long term scale and revenue strategy.
Eddie Geller
Founding Angel Investor | Non-Exec Director, LayPay and Co-Founder/Chief Executive Officer, Tinybeans.
Successful entrepreneur... with a fantastic exit...
Mark Politi
MP Public Relations - PR, Licensing and Marketing for Startups, Technology, Entertainment, Product Launches, Company Launches and Brands.

Trish Halamandaris, MBA
Consultant, TRH Marketing and Digital Strategy. Previously SVP Global Marketing, XPRIZE. University of California, Berkeley grad.
I worked with Trish early in my career at a startup. Even then she was the grownup in the room that applied vigor to our growth strategy and ... was ruthlessly focused on brand. It didn't surprise me when, afterwards, she went to other iconic brand corporations like Vespa and Disney. And her comfort in innovative environments made her a shoo in at X-Prize. She's a total asset--strong marketing experience and background at a very senior level, but still willing to get her hands dirty in a startup environment.

Padma Rao
They're my friends  •  CEO, Markkit and Board Member, Julep Beauty. Georgia Institute of Technology grad. Georgia Institute of Technology grad.
Padma is the whole package--a confident leader who can enable data/analytics to tell her story. She's methodical and visionary at the same t ... ime. She's funny, inspiring, and a total boost of adrenaline to entrepreneurs and team members. She's an engaging corporate storyteller--someone I'd want to tell my story to investors and the marketplace.

Joanna Bloor
We worked together  •  Co Founder, The Amplify Lab and Strategy Lead & Board Member, Leading Women in Technology.
Joanna has real-world knowledge of growing scaled digital media companies and building teams. She's a bang-up speaker, a leader among leader ... s who motivates and inspires equally. I could talk to her about the intricacies of ad operations AND marketing my startup/brand in the same conversation. She can go macro, but understand the micro. Powerhouse networker as well.