Global Leadership

About Jared Grusd

Jared Grusd

CEO, Gracenote

Jared Grusd joined Nielsen as CEO of Gracenote in July 2024. Most recently he was the co-founder of Ethiqly AI, a venture-backed educational technology company utilizing artificial intelligence to elevate human expression and empowerment. Previously, he held leadership roles at some of the world’s most innovative companies—including serving as Chief Strategy Officer of Snapchat, Chime, and AOL, General Counsel of Spotify, and CEO of HuffPost & SVP of News of Verizon. He also worked as a senior executive at Google. In addition, Jared co-founded Shake, a legal-tech startup acquired by LegalShield. He previously served on the boards of Newsela and SoulCycle.

Jared is passionate about building transformative businesses that leverage technology to improve society. He is deeply committed to training future technology leaders, entrepreneurs, and investors. For over ten years, he’s been a leading professor at Columbia Business School, specializing in  corporate strategies for high-growth companies. He also teaches entrepreneurship at the  University of Southern California, and the dynamics of high-growth industries at the University of Chicago Law School, where he’s a member of the Advisory Council. 

Jared’s notable contributions have earned him a place in Adweek’s Class of Young Influential, Business Insider’s Silicon Alley Top 100, and CNN/Money/Fortune’s list of five of Tech’s most powerful lawyers. Jared holds an MBA from Columbia Business School, a JD with Honors from the University of Chicago Law School, and a BA from the University of Pennsylvania.