Jonathan Perelman is the VP of Agency Strategy and Industry Development at BuzzFeed.  At BuzzFeed, he works closely on all aspects of the business, with a particular focus on educating advertising agencies on the BuzzFeed platform and ad products.


Prior to BuzzFeed, Perelman spent six years at Google, most recently as the global lead for industry relations.  He was responsible for brand identity initiatives and relationship management within the advertising and media industries. This also includes aligning Google's business and public policy priorities.  Google’s Operating Committee awarded the prestigious OC Award to Perelman for his work on mergers and acquisitions.  Prior to Google, Perelman worked at Financial Services firm, Unifund, and also was the Deputy Finance Director on Cory Booker’s 2002 Mayoral run in Newark, NJ.  The campaign was captured in an Academy Award nominated film, Street Fight, released in 2005


Perelman is a Sr. Fellow at the Center for the Digital Future, at the USC Annenberg School.  In addition, he serves on the board of Advertising Week, Ad:Tech, the International Association of Internet Professionals, along with other industry groups.  He’s also an advisor to several start-up. 


Perelman is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania with a B.A. in political science. He lives in New York City with his wife, Alexandra, and two sons. 


Summits Attended

iMedia Agency Summit

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