ContextWeb Jay Sears
SVP, Strategic Products and Business Development


Jay Sears is SVP, Strategic Products and Business Development at ContextWeb ( Mr. Sears is responsible for bringing new products to market as well as developing key strategic relationships that drive audience and revenue acquisition to ContextWeb's ADSDAQ online advertising exchange (

Prior to joining ContextWeb, Mr. Sears was SVP Business & Strategy Development for EDGAR Online from 1997 to 2004 where he drove the strategy that took the company from an under $1 million entrepreneurial business to a publicly traded NASDAQ company. He created over 300 partnerships including ones with Yahoo!, The Nasdaq Stock Market and Microsoft. Prior to EDGAR Online, he served as VP Marketing for Wolff New Media, the subject of Burn Rate by Vanity Fair media columnist Michael Wolff. Mr. Sears regularly speaks at industry conferences such as Search Engine Strategies and CIMA and has been quoted in publications such as Jack Myers Report, MediaWeek, Inc. Magazine and many others.