Senior Vice President – Planning and Development
Jake Maas, senior vice president of planning and development, joined Graham Holdings Company in October 2015. Prior to joining the Company, Maas spent 7 years at LivingSocial in a variety of leadership roles to include chief financial officer, executive vice president of operations, and head of corporate development. He helped grow the company from a small startup to a global enterprise with nearly $2 billion in sales.
Previously, Maas served as a managing director at Revolution Health Group, helping to acquire and build a portfolio of technology companies focused on consumer healthcare. Maas also worked on Capitol Hill for Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle and served as the press secretary on his re-election campaign in 2002. Maas began his career as an investment banker at Credit Suisse First Boston in the Media and Telecom division, advising on both M&A and corporate finance transactions
Maas earned his MBA from Harvard Business School and his undergraduate degree in economics from Stanford University, where he was an "All American athlete" on the track and cross country teams.