Doug Leeds is currently an Executive in Residence with August Capital and is co-teaching UBGA 96, Creativity and Leadership at Berkeley.
Previously, Doug was the CEO of IAC Publishing, one of the largest digital publishers in the world with brands including The Daily Beast, About.com, Investopedia, Ask.com, Urbanspoon and Dictionary.com. Prior to this role, Doug served as CEO forAsk.com, evolving the search destination into a content-rich Q&A experience over the course of 5 years, and driving a number of high-profile acquisitions, including global social network Ask.fm and digital content publishers About.com and Investopedia.
Before taking the reins at Ask, Doug was CEO of Dictionary.com, having led IAC’s acquisition of the premium publishing brand in 2008 . Earlier he spent five years at Yahoo! (and Overture Services), as Vice President of Global Product Justice, and held senior positions at mobile ISP OmniSky and mobile carrier Vodafone.
Doug received his B.A. with high honors from the University of California, Berkeley and his JD, cum laude, from Georgetown University Law Center where he was an editor of the Georgetown Law Journal.
Doug was nominated by the Center for Social Sector Leadership.