Kurt Abrahamson, CEO of ShareThis
Kurt is the CEO of ShareThis, the top platform for distributed content (according to ComScore) that touches the lives of 95 percent of the U.S. internet population. Kurt has led the company through a transformation from its early days as a sharing widget to a powerful social intelligence marketplace. ShareThis’ data and insights help publishers make content more engaging and advertisers make campaigns more effective.
Prior to joining ShareThis, Kurt served as CEO of SocialMedia.com, a leader in online display advertising, which was acquired by LivingSocial. Before SocialMedia.com, Kurt spent several years at Google, where he led the global launch of Google AdSense as Director of the Content Media Group. He also served as Google’s Director of Global Sales & Operations Strategy and as Director of Sales Operations for North America. Before joining Google, Kurt served as Chief Operating Officer of Jupiter Communications and as President of Jupiter Media Metrix, where he helped establish Jupiter as one of the leading Internet research organizations. Kurt received his Bachelor of Science in communications from Cornell, and a Master’s degree in public policy from Harvard.