Ben Lerer is a Managing Partner at Lerer Hippeau and the CEO of Group Nine Media — a new digital media holding company consisting of Thrillist, NowThis, The Dodo, and Seeker. He is the co-founder & former CEO of Thrillist. He chairs the Board of Directors for Urban Upbound and is an Associate Member of the International Academy of Digital Arts & Sciences (IADAS). Lerer sits on the Board of Directors for Casper and the Board of RaisedByUs. Lerer leads the Lerer Hippeau team in total pairs of Allbirds shoes, with no fewer than eight.An expert in digital media and strategy, Lerer was among Crain’s 40 under 40, Entrepreneur Magazine’s Top 5 Entrepreneurs of the Year, and Silicon Alley Insider’s 100 Coolest People in Tech for five years running, in addition to being featured on the cover of AdWeek’s “Digital Hotshots” Issue and the front page of The New York Times’ Business Section.Lerer holds a bachelor’s of science degree in political science from the University of Pennsylvania.Contact a speaker booking agent to check availability on Ben Lerer and other top speakers and celebrities.