Luke is AOL's President of Media Brands. He is in charge of the sites covering tech, autos, and entertainment and will continue to lead the new product team.
Most recently Luke had served as the brand group’s Head of Product.
Prior to this, Luke served as the Managing Director of TechStars' Boulder program and also as Vice President and General Manager at Yahoo!, where he oversaw Local, Flickr, Groups, Answers and the Yahoo Contributor Network- an evolution of Associated Content which Luke founded in 2005. Associated Content was acquired by Yahoo! in 2010 and is known as the web’s first crowdsourced publishing platform.
Before founding Associated Content, Luke was the VP of Business Development at WAND, a leading developer of search taxonomy technologies.
Luke is recognized for his knowledge around entrepreneurship, digital media, crowd crowdsourcing strategies and venture capital. He is an advisor to numerous startups, including BrightNest, SmartShoot and his son's preschool! Luke was selected as one of the Business Journal’s “40 under 40.”
He is an avid fly fisherman and lacrosse player. Luke, a native Coloradoan, holds a bachelor’s degree from Connecticut College and a master’s degree from Harvard University.
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