Reddit COO Jen Wong steers one of the largest social networks on the internet, and the one you probably hear about the least. Despite not being a media darling, Reddit is probably one of the largest, if not the largest, repositories of discussion in the digital world.
Reddit cleaves to old-school Internet values of free expression and user anonymity, balanced by the moderated forums that are its backbone- a model that has made it a place for robust engagement for both community members and advertisers. The future of Reddit’s ecosystem- and its growth model is as fascinating as it is unpredictable, as it moves to scale to larger community appeal and other profit models, like cryptocurrency and video, without changing its DNA.
Meet our guest:
Jen Wong is Reddit’s Chief Operating Officer, overseeing business strategy and related teams from Reddit’s New York office. Previously, Jen was Chief Operating Officer and President of Digital at Time, Inc., where she led the company’s digital and interactive strategies as well as its operations, consumer marketing, and revenue teams. Prior to Time, she worked as Chief Business Officer for PopSugar and Global Head of Business Operations for AOL. Jen earned her M.B.A. from Harvard Business School, her M.S. in Engineering Economic Systems & Operations from Stanford University, and her B.S. in Applied Mathematics from Yale University.Embed code: