As Chief Revenue Officer, Grant is responsible for BlueKai's sales, business development, account management, channel partnerships, strategic planning/partnerships, and corporate development activities. Grant brings over 15 years of experience in business development, sales, account management and product marketing. He has executed successful partnerships with many of the world's largest media companies such as Google, Microsoft, Yahoo, AOL, NBC, eBay, Disney, ESPN, Dow Jones, WPP, Publicis and Omnicom. Prior to co-founding BlueKai, Grant was the first executive hired at YuMe, the largest video ad network and video platform with over 1,500 publisher sites and 2 Billion streams. As VP of Business Development, Grant built YuMe's strategic business development roadmap and a world class team, launching the ad network and platform business representing hundreds of millions of monthly streams. Grant was also responsible for providing Microsoft with the video ad platform and sales channel for launching the Microsoft Windows Media Center Internet TV Service, as well as providing NBC Universal with the ad platform for the launch of their video download service.
Prior to joining YuMe, Grant was VP of Business Development at Revenue Science (now Audience Science). Grant was a member of Revenue Science since its inception and served in a variety of strategic roles, from sales and account management to business development. Grant also serves as a Company Advisor to two companies, YuMe and AdReady. He earned Bachelors and Masters Degrees from the University of Washington.