Jonathan Lister oversees the North America advertising sales and operations organization for LinkedIn. His team works with the world’s most widely recognized brands and advertising agencies to help them connect with LinkedIn’s audience of affluent, influential and ambitious professionals. Previously, Lister served as LinkedIn’s Country Manager for Canada where he was responsible for increasing brand awareness and adoption. In this role, Lister focused on driving revenue, building user engagement, strategic partnerships, marketing and general operations.
Prior to his tenure at LinkedIn, Lister worked as Country Manager at Google Canada where he was responsible for creating and executing the business strategy for the region. Over the course of his career, he has held several executive positions including significant stints at AOL where he was the Senior Vice President of Operations at AOL Europe. While there, he was responsible for leading a team of one hundred people across four countries and building AOL’s publishing business in those regions. He was also the General Manager and Senior Vice President of AOL Canada where he oversaw the strategic direction and management of the company.
Jonathan holds a master’s degree in business administration from the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management and a bachelor’s degree in literature from the University of Toronto.