Jon Brod
President, Local & Mapping, Search, AOL Ventures

As President of AOL Ventures, Local & Mapping, Search, Jon Brod is responsible for the company’s global innovation efforts including investing in promising start-ups with exceptional leaders, incubating and supporting employee-originated innovations, and growing recent acquisitions of early-stage companies, as well as our local initiatives including He is also responsible for AOL’s Search business.

Brod has more than 15 years experience as a senior executive with media and technology companies, both at the start-up and Fortune 500 levels. He joined AOL in 2009 through the company’s acquisition of community news and information site Patch, which Brod co-founded and served as CEO. Prior to that, he served as President and Chief Operating Officer of Polar Capital Group, was Senior Vice President and General Manager of the Portals Division of InterActiveCorp (IAC), was Senior Vice President and a member of the Executive Committee at Ask Jeeves, and was the first employee and Senior Vice President of Operations for Interactive Search Holdings, which was purchased by Ask Jeeves in 2004.

During his career, Brod also spent time in sports, including six years at the NBA where he held various marketing and operations positions and where he established NBA Canada and launched the Raptors and Grizzlies expansion franchises.

Brod graduated, cum laude, with a BS in History and Government from Bowdoin College.


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Bill Jensen (Village Voice Media), Jon Brod (AOL Ventures)
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