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Jan D'Alessandro

President & Founder, Blue J Strategies

Blue J Strategies

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United States


As General Counsel & Head of Partnerships & CSR at several public & private venture-backed companies (including AOL, Yahoo, The Find (acquired by Facebook), Topspin Media (acquired by Apple) and Backplane (founded by Lady Gaga), I have dedicated my career to harnessing the power of technology to make the world a better place and empowering companies to do well by doing good. I founded Blue J Strategies in 2016 with Jimmy Chamberlin (Smashing Pumpkins) in order to mobilize our collective networks and expertise to help purpose driven companies scale efficiently. I am a partnership builder and have extensive experience launching CSR programs, structuring and managing partnerships across the media, technology and nonprofit sectors, as well as a proven ability to evaluate, negotiate and close strategic partnerships, set strategy as a member of the executive team, manage legal affairs, devise and implement effective cross- departmental programs, and inspire and lead teams. I am a venture partner at 4 funds, sourcing deal flow and mentoring founders, and a frequent public speaker on corporate social responsibility, negotiating strategies, entrepreneurship and promoting diversity in the workplace. Specialties: social impact strategy and implementation, business development and strategy, evaluation of business opportunities, negotiation of content, marketing, commerce and technology deals, acquisitions, joint ventures, music licensing, lobbying, foundation management, corporate governance, public policy, venture capital scout, sourcing deal flow., mentoring founders, public speaking

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A.B., English and American Literature