Chief Operating Officer, Wondery
Telling Stories in a New Global Environment
Jen Sargent is a successful entrepreneur and executive with 20 years of digital media experience. She is currently the Chief Operating Officer of Wondery, the largest independent podcast publisher in the world, known for their immersive storytelling with hit shows such as Business Wars, Dr. Death, Imagined Life and The Shrink Next Door. Jen oversees strategy, marketing, partnerships and all non-advertising revenue streams for the Company.
Prior to Wondery, Jen was most recently President of Uproxx, a Comscore Top-100 digital publisher and award-winning content studio programming cultural content for Millennials. As President, Jen led the strategy, revenue generation, partnerships, and operations across the organization. Uproxx was acquired by Warner Music in Summer of 2018. Prior to Uproxx, Jen was the CEO and co-founder of HitFix, a multi-platform entertainment news brand focused on helping consumers discover and experience movies, TV and pop-culture. HitFix featured entertainment’s most celebrated tastemakers and a cross-platform reach of 300 million monthly viewers. HitFix was acquired by Uproxx in 2016. Previous roles include head of Online Marketing & Development for Reed Business Information (parent of Variety); the International Media Group of top ad-serving technology company DoubleClick; venture capital experience from BV Capital in Hamburg, Germany; and finance experience from JP Morgan investment banking in New York.
Jen earned an MBA from Harvard Business School and a BS degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Virginia.