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Jay Westlin

Entrepreneur • Advisor Greater Los Angeles Area, US

Founder & CEO,, and Advisory Board Member and Investor in numerous digital content publishing companies (web and app).

Founder & CEO,, and Advisory Board Member and Investor in numerous digital content publishing companies (web and app).

4 vouches

Primary Skillsets

  • Ad Sales
  • Business Development
  • Growth
  • Marketing
I have an idea, but I'm open to other ideas

Primary Cofounder Skillsets

  • • Ad Sales
  • • Business Development
  • • Growth
  • • Marketing

Involved In

Captive Audience Entertainment, Inc.


Fan Media Network
Are You A Human


Founder & CEO May 2013 - present
Investor, Advisory Board Member and Mentorship Roles March 2006 - present
Executive Vice President, Corporate & Business Development SpinMedia, Inc. October 2007 - May 2013
Vice President, Business Development & Marketing Evolve Media, LLC July 2006 - October 2007
Director, Business Development Media Data Corporation May 2005 - July 2006
Founder & CEO Captive Audience Entertainment, Inc. May 1997 - May 2005
Vice President & General Manager Entertainment Radio Networks October 1991 - May 1997
Account Executive Initiative Media October 1990 - October 1991


Indiana University Bloomington Journalism (Media/Advertising) 1986 - 1990

Interested In

Cofounder With
  • • Back End Engineering
  • • Front End Engineering
  • • Full Stack Engineering
  • • Mobile Engineering
  • • Growth
  • • Product
  • • UI/Design
Advisor With
  • • Customer Acquisition
Markets of Interest
  • • Advertising
  • • Games
  • • Media
  • • Mobile
  • • Photos
  • • Video
  • • Content
  • • Movies/Film
  • • TV

You Should Know About Me

Key Strengths

Marketing • Google Analytics • Growth hacking • Business Development • Acquisitions • Strategic Partnerships • Publisher Development

Key Accomplishments

Not completed yet

Vouches Received

Vouches Given

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Jack Carton
Chief Financial Officer, Prolific Media Holdings and Chairman/Chairman Emeritus, Temple University New York Regional Alumni Board.
David Park
We worked together  •  Director of Business Development, New York Daily News and Founder / Digital Strategist, Boston grad.
Jay an extensive career as an executive in media and investing in startups. He has a great deal of knowledge and connections in the digital ... world.
Chas Edwards
We worked together  •  Co-founder, President and Publisher, California Sunday, Inc. Previously Chief Revenue Officer & Head of Publisher Development, Luminate Inc. Bro
Jay's gone deep with brands -- both the advertising kind and the publishing kind -- so he understands the goals, the challenges, and the the ... trends shaping the future of their businesses.

Vamsi Putrevu
They're my advisor  •  VP of Technology, Meredith Commerce Network. Previously Senior Engineering Manager, Experian Interactive Media.
Vamsi saw and worked on a product idea for a few years and noticed how he could improve upon it and was able to quit his technical vp role a ... nd get his version built with a team and use personal funds to help take it to market and then improve the product -- exactly what I look for in a leader and investment.

Evan Orenstein
They're my friends  •  Ad Operations, Snapchat, Inc.. Previously Manager, Business Development and Device Partnerships, Hulu.
Evan has great character and I nstills trust. Further, he's been involved in scrappy companies, large companies, and now is on a rocket shi ... p, so he provides great context on what's ahead for a start-up.

Scott Swanson
CEO & Co-Founder, Aki Technologies. Previously President, Global Advertising, Opera Mediaworks.
Scott's had business development experience at a number of mid size companies and then founded a consultancy and then founded a mobile ad ne ... twork that got acquired. I know people who have worked for him. Great reputation. That experience and character makes for a great advisor.