BIZ DEV TO CORP DEV
Don’t wait to engage strategic partners. An exit event is usually driven by long-standing relationships built over time. This is also the case with new strategic product opportunities. This session examines how ShareThis built a repeatable framework to engage with partners, launch new products, and ultimately transition their conversations from business development to corporate development.
Kurt is the CEO of ShareThis. Prior to joining the company, Kurt served as CEO of SocialMedia.com, a leader in online display advertising, which was acquired by LivingSocial.
Before SocialMedia.com, Kurt spent several years at Google, where he managed the direct sales channel for publishers and helped lead the global launch of Google AdSense as Director of the Content Media Group. Abrahamson also served as the Director of Global Sales & Operations Strategy and as Director of Sales Operations for North America. Before joining Google, Kurt served as Chief Operating Officer of Jupiter Communications and as President of Jupiter Media Metrix, where he helped establish Jupiter as one of the leading Internet research organizations.
Kurt received his Bachelor of Science in communications from Cornell, and a Master’s degree in public policy from Harvard.