Team Members

Our leaders are the Best in the Fields of Media, Marketing, Content, Publishing and Technology

Ben Blank

Ben Blank

Chief Executive Officer

Benjamin Blank has spent the majority of his career directing and producing short film and national commercial spots with online extensions for the world's largest advertisers. Prior to Uproxx, he co-founded production company Locksmith Content. At Locksmith he directed award winning TV commercials, web films, branded content, and films for clients including American Express, Nike and Groupon.

Jen Sargent

Jen Sargent

President

Jen is an experienced executive with over 15 years of digital media experience. She was previously CEO and co-founder of HitFix, a popular entertainment news brand targeting hard-core entertainment fans, which was acquired by Uproxx in 2016. Previous roles include head of Online Marketing for Reed Business Information (parent of Variety.com), DoubleClick, investment banking at J.P. Morgan and venture capital at BV Capital in Germany. Jen earned an MBA from Harvard Business School and a BS in Electrical Engineering from the University of Virginia.

Jarret Myer

Jarret Myer

Publisher

Jarret is a respected executive and entrepreneur in the fields of audience development, brand building, and content, who co-founded Rawkus Records, Rawkus Management, Big Frame, and UPROXX. He graduated from Brown University with a major in Modern Culture and Media.

Matt Polesetsky

Matt Polesetsky

General Counsel

Before joining Uproxx, Matthew Polesetsky served as the Executive Vice President and General Counsel of Demand Media, Inc. While at Demand Media, Matt led the legal work in support of the company's initial public offering on the New York Stock Exchange in 2011. Prior to joining Demand Media, Matt served as General Counsel of MySpace, Inc. Matt also practiced business law in private practice, principally at Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP. Matt holds a J.D. from the University of California, Berkeley School of Law.

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