Executive director of TEDx at TED
Jay Herratti joined TED in 2014 as Executive Director of TEDx, a global movement devoted to bringing Ideas Worth Spreading to communities all over the world. In this role, he leads the strategy and drives long-term growth of the program. Since 2012 Herratti has been serving on the Board of Directors of Constant Contact (NASDAQ: CTCT), a digital-marketing platform to help drive small businesses, and NutriSystem (NASDAQ: NTRI), a comprehensive, Internet-based weight loss program. From 2004 to 2012, he held various positions with the Internet Conglomerate, IAC (IACI), including serving as the Chief Executive Officer of CityGrid Media (parent of consumer brands Urbanspoon, Citysearch and Insider Pages) from 2007-2012. Other positions held by Herratti while at IAC include SVP Strategic Planning, CEO of Evite, Interim CEO of IAC Advertising Solutions, and SVP Strategy for Electronic Retailing & Home Shopping Network (HSN). Prior to joining IAC, he held the position of SVP e-Business Strategy and Development for Federated Department Stores and, prior to this, he held senior positions with The Boston Consulting Group and GE Capital. Herratti has a B.S. in Business & Management from the University of Maryland at College Park, and an MBA from INSEAD in Fontainbleu, France.