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Speaker Jesus Chavez

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Jesus Chavez

Chief Executive Officer

Vertical Networks

Jesús Chavez is the Chief Executive Officer of Vertical Networks, the world’s leading mobile-first
content studio, producing daily editorial and video properties driven by real-time insights. In his
role, Chavez is responsible for building a premium monetization arm, creating new IPs that are
meant to travel to new formats, and expanding the brand’s presence across platforms,
sub-brands, and direct-to-consumer. 

Prior to Vertical Networks, Chavez served as the Chief Operating Officer at mitú, a leader in
creating digital media and entertainment for U.S.-based Latino millennials. At mitú, Chavez
drove and scaled the strategy, management and profitability of the company’s business
portfolio. Additionally, he oversaw audience development across social platforms, including
YouTube, Instagram, Facebook, and Snapchat, while also managing brand deals. Before mitú,
Chavez spent more than eight years in executive positions at Univision, where he managed the
company’s digital operations for the Local Media Group. 

Chavez is a Board Member on the Digital & Innovation Advisory Council for St. Jude’s
Children’s Research Hospital. He has an M.B.A. from the UCLA Anderson School of
Management and a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of California at Santa

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