Jim Bankoff (@Bankoff) is the Chairman and CEO of Vox Media, overseeing all aspects of the fastest growing modern media company known for its standout technology, high-fidelity advertising, and editorial brands that go deeper into the topics passionate people care about most. Vox Media’s brands and businesses include SB Nation, Eater, The Verge, Vox, Curbed, Recode & Code Conferences, Polygon, Vox Creative and Concert.
Bankoff has been named to Adweek’s 2017 Power List of the top 100 leaders in media, tech, and marketing; The Hollywood Reporter’s 35 Most Powerful People in New York Media; The Washingtonian’s Tech Titans; Business Insider’s Silicon Alley 100; and The Guardian’s 100 Most Powerful People in Media.
A veteran of the digital industry, Jim developed and led dozens of the most notable brands 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.