Title: Founder & CEO
Location: New York, United States
Fields of operation: Digital, Technology
Scott Kurnit is the Founder and CEO of Keep.com, a leader in the new field of crowd-sourced social commerce. Kurnit also founded and served as chairman and CEO of About, Inc. as it grew to a public market value of $1.7 billion and was the fifth largest of all Web properties. About invented or popularized important Internet staples such as blogging, content SEO and contextual pay-per-click advertising. Kurnit has founded four companies, all of which continue operating today. He holds four patents, led the team that embedded the first Web browser into an online service, started the first Pay Per View cable network, and co-led the team that implemented the first use of national caller ID. Kurnit serves on the boards of Keep Holdings, Brightcove, The Paley Center for Media, The Mianus Gorge and Stein Eriksen Lodge. He has been a filmmaker, TV director, station program manager, marketer, and CEO. He has worked at the highest levels of Warner, Viacom, News Corp., PBS, IBM, and MCI companies.