EVP Marketing Services, Chegg
A 20-year digital media industry veteran, Mitch Spolan is Executive Vice President of Marketing Services at Chegg Inc. He works with Fortune 500 clients that want to reach college students and college-bound high school students. He also serves on the board of directors of The Ad Council, where he helps connect Chegg students with important social issues.
Prior to Chegg, Mr. Spolan was Executive Vice President of Global Retail at LivingSocial for three years, and spent more than 12 years at Yahoo, where he ran North American advertising sales focused on Fortune 500 clients. In 2003, he became the first member of the Yahoo sales organization to win the Yahoo! Super Star Award.
Mitch began his career as an architect after graduating from the University of Florida with both a bachelor’s degree in design and a masters in architecture. He practiced at one of Atlanta’s largest architecture firms for several years before becoming fascinated with the growing World Wide Web. In 1997, while continuing to practice architecture, he opened an interactive advertising agency out of his spare bedroom. His agency specialized in creative design along with media buying, which was concentrated on Yahoo.