Mike Steib is CEO of XO Group Inc (NYSE: XOXO) and the author of The Career Manifesto: Discover Your Calling and Create an Extraordinary Life (TarcherPerigee, 2018). XO Group helps millions of couples navigate and enjoy life's biggest moments together through industry-leading digital and media products that include The Knot, The Bump, The Nest, and Gigmasters. In his career, Mike has helped to launch or scale more than a dozen innovative businesses, generating more than one billion dollars in new revenue across digital marketplaces, media, local, mobile, video, ad tech, and ecommerce.
Mike joined XO Group as president in July 2013 and assumed the CEO role in March 2014. During Mike’s tenure, XO Group has transformed from a traditional online media company to a digital marketplace that connects young couples to the event professionals, services, and products that they need to successfully get married and become parents.
Mike serves on the board of Fortune 500 financial services company, Ally Financial (NYSE: ALLY), and is Co-chairman of the Board of Literacy Partners, a nonprofit that has provided family support services to thousands of New Yorkers for over forty years.
From 2011 to 2013, Mike served as CEO of Vente-Privee USA, an ecommerce venture backed by American Express. Previously, Mike spent 4 ½ years at Google helping to build Google’s mobile and video advertising businesses. Before Google, Mike was the General Manager of Strategic Ventures at NBC Universal, where he received the GE Imagination Breakthrough award. Mike earlier served as vice president in the NBC Corporate Development group. Mike worked previously at Walker Digital, an internet incubator, and at McKinsey & Company.
Mike has been recognized as one of Crain’s New York "40 Under 40," Multichannel News “40 Under 40,” Folio's "100" honorees, TV Week's "Twelve to Watch," TV Week's “Hot List,” and has received a CEO World Award and a Stevie International Business Award.
Mike has appeared on NBC's Today, CNBC, Bloomberg, and Fox Business, as well as in The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Fortune, Entrepreneur, TechCrunch, Fast Company, the NY Post, AdAge, AdWeek, Newsday, Parade, and others.
Mike received a BA in Economics and a BA in International Relations from the University of Pennsylvania. He is a named inventor of three digital media patents and played a supporting actor role in the independent film The Mad Ones. He is married to Kemp Steib, the CFO of The Second Shift, a marketplace for highly skilled professional female talent.