Jim Bankoff is the Chairman and CEO of Vox Media, running all aspects of what has become the fastest growing digital media company today. Vox Media builds smart brands people love in big categories they’re passionate about, engaging hundreds of millions of people with high-quality journalism, storytelling, and brand advertising.
A veteran of the online industry, Jim developed and led dozens of the most popular websites on the internet including AOL, Mapquest, Moviefone, AOL Music and Engadget as an EVP at AOL. He co-founded TMZ.com, won an Emmy award for his production of the Live8 Concerts, and oversaw AOL’s industry-leading applications including AIM, ICQ, and Netscape.
Vox Media is eight brands: The Verge (Technology and Culture), Vox (News), SB Nation (Sports), Polygon (Gaming), Eater (Food and Nightlife), Racked (Shopping and Fashion), Curbed (Home and Design), and Recode (Business Tech).