Jay Westlin leads corporate development efforts for Next Management Partners and is also founder and CEO of Fastener.io, a consultancy he founded in 2013 to provide outsourced corporate and business development and publisher acquisition for consumer digital content publishers and advertising technology platforms.
A 20-year business development veteran of media, entertainment and advertising, Jay is a multiple-time founder, executive team member, advisor and mentor whose primary focus is on forging valuable corporate and business development partnerships among a deep base of digital content publishers and their surrounding platforms.
Before Fastener.io, Jay was executive vice president of corporate and business development at Spin Media (previously BUZZMEDIA) where he was originally recruited in 2007 to help turn Buzznet.com into a publishing group with more than 100 million global unique visitors per month across 40 digital properties.
Prior to Spin Media, Jay was vice president at AtomicOnline (sister company of Gorilla Nation and now part of Evolve Media) which owns and operates 50+ websites including men’s lifestyle publication CraveOnline and women’s lifestyle site SheKnows.
Jay received his Bachelor of Arts degree in journalism from Indiana University.