Partner, Oaklins | DeSilva + Phillips
Jay Kirsch joined the firm in 2020.
Jay specializes in digital media. He also has expertise in LegalTech, eCommerce, events, and SaaS.
Since 2008, Jay has been in operating roles with digital brands such as Law.com, TechCrunch, DailyFinance, Moviefone, Autoblog, Engadget and Space.com. Most recently, Jay was SVP of Consumer Revenue and Products for G/O Media, publishers of Gizmodo, The Onion, The Root and other brands. He was President of Media at ALM Media, a legal information business, and President of AOL’s Business, Technology & Entertainment Group. He was also President & CEO of Imaginova. Starting in 2015, for almost two years, Jay advised companies on their digital media strategies as a Managing Director at Empirical Media, a management consulting firm.
Before 2008, Jay spent nine years as an investment banker for the media and advertising industries with the well-known boutique, Admedia Partners.
Jay has an MBA in Finance from New York University and a BA from Fordham University. He also studied in Austria at the Universität Salzburg.