Roy Schwartz is a co-founder and President of Axios, the new media company he launched in January with Jim VandeHei and Mike Allen. Axios (means “worthy” in Greek) uses “elegant efficiency” and “smart brevity” to deliver top insights and reporting on business, tech, media trends and politics to smart, engaged readers. Axios has raised $30M from Lerer Hippeau Ventures, Greycroft Partners, David G. Bradley and many more investors.
Roy is the former chief revenue officer for POLITICO, the digital media company that upended and forever changed political and policy journalism in Washington, New York, and Europe. Roy was featured in the 2015 FOLIO 100 as a “Corporate Catalyst” and by the Washington Business Journal in its 2015 “40 under 40.” An expert in digital media, business, and strategy, Roy is a frequent speaker at media conferences including SXSW, Min Folio, Digital East, Interactive Media Conference, etc. Roy was a Partner at Gallup’s management consulting practice in Washington, DC and California advising Fortune 500 companies on employee and customer engagement.