Primary Role
Founder and Editor @ paidContent
Babson College
January, 1971

Person Details


Nathan Richardson is currently President of AOL Live.

He was the co-founder and CEO of #waywire, inc., a social artery for video news, information and inspiration.

Prior to starting #waywire, Richardson launched both Gilt City, Inc. and Gilt MAN, both part of The Gilt Groupe where he worked for 3 years. Most recently, he was President of Gilt City.

Nathan Richardson is also the former CEO of ContentNext Media Inc, the parent company of popular digital media blog paidContent. Mr. Richardson became Chief Executive in March 2008, a position previously held by paidContent founder and editor, Rafat Ali.

Nathan previously served as the head of the Liberia office of the humanitarian group International Rescue Committee. His most recent experience in the media sector prior to joining ContentNext was as senior vice president and general manager of Dow Jones Online, overseeing all the consumer online properties at DJ, including The Wall Street Journal Online, MarketWatch and Barron's.

Prior to joining Dow Jones Online in June 2005, Mr. Richardson was the general manager of Yahoo Finance, a position he held since 2002. At Yahoo, he was responsible for numerous strategic initiatives, including the creation of new editorial franchises, the development of a ticker plant, site redesign, and the oversight of relationships with content, data and technology partners. He joined Yahoo in 2000 as a business development manager and director. He joined Yahoo! as part of the acquisition of Arthas,, which was a peer to peer payment platform acquired by Yahoo! for $101MM.

Mr. Richardson was previously a vice president and global emerging markets management associate at Citigroup. In 2005, Institutional Investor ranked Mr. Richardson No. 1 in its sixth annual Online Finance 40 ranking.

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