Join us for a candid converstation with Mike Steib!
Mike Steib is CEO of XO Group Inc (NYSE: XOXO). Mike and the team help millions of couples navigate and enjoy life's biggest moments together through industry-leading digital brands that include The Knot and The Bump. In his career, Mike has helped to launch or scale over a dozen disruptive businesses, generating more than one billion dollars in new revenue across digital marketplaces, media, ad tech, mobile, video, local, and commerce.
Mike joined XO Group as President in July 2013 and assumed the CEO role in March 2014. During Mike’s tenure, XO Group has executed a significant transformation from a traditional online media company to a digital marketplace that connects young couples to the professionals, services, and products that they need to successfully get married and become parents. Since becoming CEO, XO Group stock has outperformed the S&P 500, Russel 2000, and Dow Jones Industrial Average.
Mike serves on the board of Fortune 500 financial services company, Ally Financial (NYSE: ALLY), and is Co-chairman of the Board of Literacy Partners, a nonprofit that has provided free adult literacy and family support services to thousands of New Yorkers for over forty years.
From 2011 to 2013, Mike served as CEO of Vente-Privee USA, an ecommerce venture backed by American Express. Previously, Mike spent 4 ½ years at Google helping to build Google’s mobile and video advertising businesses.
Before Google, Mike was the General Manager of Strategic Ventures at NBC Universal, where he received the GE Imagination Breakthrough award. Mike earlier served as vice president in the NBC Corporate Development group, which closed $20 billion in mergers and acquisitions. Mike worked previously at Walker Digital, an internet incubator, and at McKinsey & Company.
Mike has received numerous awards including a CEO World Award, Stevie International Business Award, and Folio 100 recognition. Mike was also honored as one of Crain’s New York 40 Under 40 professionals and one of TV Week’s “Twelve to Watch” in 2008, was selected for the Multichannel News “40 Under 40” list in 2007, and was chosen for TV Week's “Hot List” in 2006. Mike has appeared as an industry expert on CNBC, Bloomberg TV, and Fox Business, as well as in The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Fast Company, NY Post, AdAge, AdWeek, Newsday, and others.
Moderated by Gigi Stone Woods.
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