An online media pioneer since 1996 and serial entrepreneur, Jeff Hirsch has enjoyed success in building media companies while establishing a reputation as an online advertising expert. While with AudienceScience, Jeff was elected to the IAB Board of Directors and is an accomplished and sought after advocate of online marketing, traveling around the world espousing its virtually unlimited potential for growth.
During his five years with AudienceScience, Jeff has been President, CEO and CRO. Prior to AudienceScience, Jeff was SVP of Business Development for ValueClick, Inc. where he orchestrated building and strengthening the company's cross-divisional publisher relationships. Jeff joined ValueClick from Fastclick, where he served as Chief Revenue Officer for over four years. While at Fastclick, Jeff was instrumental in building and establishing the company as a premiere internet advertising business that was purchased by ValueClick in 2005 for over $210M.
Jeff has held executive leadership positions at leading media, advertising and technology companies. In 1988, he founded Xymox Systems, Inc. (now Xytech Systems), which he ultimately sold in 1995 after steering the company to a position on the 1994 Inc. 500 list of the fastest-growing private companies. In addition to his expertise in incubating companies for strategic growth, Jeff has held sales and marketing management positions in various start-up and later-stage technology and media companies.
Jeff holds a bachelor's degree from the University of California, Santa Barbara, where he graduated with high honors in Experimental Psychology.