University of Southern California

Richard Rosenblatt Named Undergraduate Commencement Speaker
Chairman and CEO of Demand Media to Speak at May 11 Ceremony
May 4, 2012 • by News at Marshall

Richard Rosenblatt, co-founder, chairman and CEO of Demand Media, will be the featured speaker at the USC Marshall School of business undergraduate commencement ceremony, May 11, 2012. A recognized champion for media industry innovation,Rosenblatt created Demand Media — a leading content and social media company whose properties include Livestrong, eHow and Cracked.com — in 2006 with an intense focus on the consumer. Headquartered in Santa Monica, Demand Media has offices in North America, South America and Europe.

Prior to founding Demand Media, Rosenblatt built, operated and sold several high-profile Internet companies. Most recently, he served as CEO of Intermix Media, Inc., and chairman of MySpace.com. While at MySpace, he helped grow it from an unknown Web site into what was for years the most visited social media site leading to acquisition of Intermix by News Corporation in 2005.

Rosenblatt graduated from the USC Gould School of Law in 1994 and was recognized as “Entrepreneur of the Year” by the USC Marshall Lloyd Greif Center for Entrepreneurial Studies in 2008. He was also featured in Fortune’s “The 50 Smartest People in Tech” as runner-up for “Smartest CEO” behind the late Steve Jobs of Apple.

Ceremonies will begin at 11 a.m. at the Galen Center on the USC main campus.


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