Mitchell Pavao is a three-time entrepreneur and hands-on Product leader with 15 years experience building products and teams in the digital space.
His career began as the tech co-founder of PureVolume Inc, an online startup which founded and operated purevolume.com, a popular music platform for indie & pop artists; and virb.com, a social network targeted at creators. He successfully sold Virb and PureVolume to Media Temple (a GoDaddy company) and SpinMedia, respectively. He also co-founded Hunker.com, a home design inspiration site, which was acquired by Demand Media.
Pavao went on to become the VP of Product at SpinMedia, where he headed up product for the company's entire portfolio of media properties, reaching over 40MM unique visitors a month.
Pavao then went on to be SVP of Product & Technology at Myspace & its parent company Viant. While there, he led Myspace's evolution, increasing visits to the site 460% year over year (comScore, Dec 2014).
Mitchell is currently SVP of Digital Media at Leaf Group, and a Digital Advisory Board Member at Innovation Enterprise. When time allows he likes to consult for tech startups, including a Y Combinator startup acquired by Google.