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Michael Wertheim

Advisor Greater New York City Area, US

Digital media executive, advisor, and consultant. Growth hacker. Stanford GSB grad. Harvard grad.

Digital media executive, advisor, and consultant. Growth hacker. Stanford GSB grad. Harvard grad.

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9 vouches

Primary Skillsets

  • Ad Sales
  • Business Development
  • Data Science
  • Growth
  • Marketing
  • Operations

Primary Cofounder Skillsets

  • • Ad Sales
  • • Business Development
  • • Data Science
  • • Growth
  • • Marketing
  • • Operations

Involved In

Advisor

VoxPop (IAC)
Alley Interactive
Fatherly
Tip Hero
Spoon University
Greatist
The Bolde
MDW Digital Ventures
Atlas Obscura
Alley Interactive
VoxPop (IAC)

Positions

Independent Digital Media Executive, Advisor, & Consultant MDW Digital Ventures 2009 - present
Advisor Atlas Obscura October 2013 - present
Advisor Alley Interactive January 2010 - present
Head of Business Development, Audience Development, & Strategy Upworthy April 2012 - April 2013
Advisor VoxPop (IAC) 2006 - 2010
General Manager, EW.com Entertainment Weekly January 2007 - November 2008
Executive Director, Business Development & Online Marketing Entertainment Weekly (Time Inc.) January 2006 - December 2006
Director of Partnership Development, Entertainment Weekly & TIME Time Inc. April 2004 - January 2006
Summer Marketing Manager, Establishment Services American Express June 2002 - August 2002
Founding Head of Business Development, Marketing, & Product Development Smarter Travel Media LLC 1999 - 2001
Senior Program Manager, Alumni Programs Office Harvard Business School November 1995 - January 1998
Marketing Associate D. E. Shaw & Co. 1998 - 1998

Education

Stanford University Graduate School of Business Business 2001 - 2003
Harvard University Social Studies, Concentration in Media Studies 1991 - 1995
Hunter College High School 1985 - 1991

Interested In

Joining an Early Team
Markets of Interest
  • • Advertising
  • • Commerce
  • • Consumer Electronics
  • • Dating
  • • Education
  • • Events
  • • Healthcare
  • • Media
  • • Mobile
  • • Photos
  • • Productivity Tools
  • • Social Impact
  • • Travel
  • • Fitness
  • • Nutrition
  • • Quantified-self
  • • Wellness
  • • Content
  • • Movies/Film
  • • News
  • • TV

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Austin Smith
They're my advisor: Alley Interactive  •  Co-Founder and Managing Partner, Alley Interactive. Previously Director of Technology, Emerging Markets, About.com.
Michael is a digital business expert who helps us understand where our clients are coming from.
Nathaniel McNamara
Founder and President, EndlessTV and Managing Director, Founder Dating. Wharton grad. Carnegie Mellon grad.
Michael is awesome. Great experience, great education. Would be a great addition to the Founder Dating community.
Dylan Thuras
They're my advisor: Atlas Obscura  •  Founder, Atlas Obscura and Founder, Curious Expeditions.
Has a great sense for audience growth and is an absolute pleasure to work with. His advice is truly trustworthy as is he!


Robin Jill Monheit
Account Development, CrowdTangle. Previously Senior Manager, Strategic Partnerships, Hearst Digital.
Michael is a savvy media consultant who truly knows the ins and outs of the business, and really understands how to grow traffic. Awesome to ... work with.
Adam Teeter
We worked together  •  Co-Founder, VinePair and Director of Audience Development and Business Development, Tablet Magazine. Emory grad.
Michael's wealth of experience has been invaluable to me. He's a level-headed thinker who really helps you look at the problems from all ang ... les before deciding on a solution.
Adam Teeter
We worked together  •  Co-Founder, VinePair and Director of Audience Development and Business Development, Tablet Magazine. Emory grad.
Michael has been an incredible advisor for VinePair. He has not only brought great insights to our business, but helped facilitate connectio ... ns that have resulted in the formation of lucrative relationships for our business.
Nick Owsley
We worked together  •  Co Founder, TipHero. Previously Co Founder, PromoSimple, Inc..
Michael's knowledge and expertise in digital media has been invaluable. He has helped my company in many ways, from specific advice around ... audience development and marketing, to high-level help with business planning and strategy, including making many extremely helpful and important introductions. Michael is super smart, savvy, considerate, and is fun to work with and be around. I feel extremely lucky to have had the opportunity to work with him and to have him as an advisor.
Mackenzie Barth
We worked together  •  Co-Founder, CEO, Spoon University. Previously Audience Research Intern, Viacom. Northwestern grad.
He's strategic, empathetic and not to mention a great person to spend time with. He is able to draw from his experiences at a lot of differe ... nt media companies to shed light on best practices in audience development.

Andrew Beranbom
Advisor, Tradeya and Advisor, Quri.

Robin Jill Monheit
Account Development, CrowdTangle. Previously Senior Manager, Strategic Partnerships, Hearst Digital.
She is creative, a great people person, and a big thinker.