Leadership

Our leadership team oversees both the launch of new Lift Ventures businesses as well as the day to day operations of businesses in our existing portfolio. Our team is distributed across the US and abroad, and manages dozens of content creators, developers, analysts, and designers that work for our individual businesses.

Steve Meyer Founder & CEO

Steve is the founder and CEO of Lift Ventures. Since launching his first website in 1999, he has built deep domain expertise in investing in and growing data-driven online businesses. Earlier in his career, he worked at Globespan Capital Partners, an early-stage technology VC firm with over $1 billion under management and Bain & Company, where he advised clients in the private equity, technology, and retail industries. Steve received a BA in Public Policy from Duke University (where he co-founded the Duke Business Society) and an MBA from Harvard Business School.

Jonathan Moed Head of Strategy & Operations

Jonathan oversees the strategy and day-to-day operations of the Lift Ventures portfolio. His experience spans corporate strategy, product development, and operations management. Prior to joining Lift Ventures, he worked as a Management Consultant at Deloitte Consulting and Centauric, helping clients develop and execute enterprise-level customer strategies. He also spent time as a Category Experience Manager and Web Product Manager at retail e-commerce company Jet.com. Jonathan is a regular contributor to Forbes covering global entrepreneurship and technology startups. He received a BA in History from Columbia University.

Kimberly Rae Gilbert Head of Content

Kimberly is Head of Content at Lift Ventures, where she steers editorial strategy for our portfolio and oversees a large team of content creators and managers across our platform of sites (including SuperSummary, where she also holds the title of Managing Editor.) She has 15 years of experience writing, editing, and leading content teams to deliver practical and educational information on a variety of topics from business and law to art and literature. She began her career as a news reporter covering the online travel industry. Kimberly has also taught English language and composition in the U.S. and China, researched ancient Buddhist dance in Nepal, and directed art gallery installations in Paris. She received a BA in English from Wesleyan University and an MFA in Writing, Literature, and Publishing from Emerson College.

Tarah Van de Wiele Head of Research

Tarah develops and provides strategic direction for Lift Ventures' research endeavours. She also trains a broader team on various research methodologies as well as manages their execution of projects. Tarah is an Honorary Assistant Professor of Religion and Ethics at the University of Nottingham in the UK, having recently published her research in Cambridge Companions and Oxford Guides. Prior to Lift Ventures, she consulted on a wide portfolio of projects, including a gaming program database to track UN Staff's social media accounts, visual content for Nottingham University admissions, and a variety of research monographs. Tarah received a BA in English from the University of Texas, MA in Religion from Seminary of the Southwest, and an MA and PhD in Theology and Ethics at the University of Nottingham.