Jimmy Maymann joined AOL in January 2011, following the $96.7m acquisition of goviral, the branded content distribution company he co-founded in 2005. One week later, AOL announced it had acquired the biggest newspaper on the web, The Huffington Post, where Jimmy is now the CEO.
Jimmy’s focus within Huffington Post is to take his entrepreneurial skill-base and media know-how to grow/scale the Huffington Post Media Group suite of brands and expand them across international markets, much like he did with the goviral business in Europe. To date, The Huffington Post, has launched in the Canada, UK, France (Le Huffington Post with Le Monde), Spain (El Huffington Post with El Pais) and in Italy (L'Huffington Post with La Repubblica). Plans for Japan and Brazil is going to be announced shortly.
Jimmy has a Master in International Marketing and an Executive MBA from London Business School.
The Huffington Post is a Pulitzer Prize-winning source of breaking news, features, and entertainment, as well as a highly engaged community for opinion and conversation. The Huffington Post has 46 million monthly unique visitors (comScore October, 2012) posting more than 8 million comments each month. The site has more than 30,000 bloggers -- from politicians, students and celebrities to academics, parents and policy experts -- who contribute in real-time on the subjects they are most passionate about. The Huffington Post has editions in the UK, Canada, Quebec, France, Spain and Italy with more scheduled to launch in the coming months.