About Us

Thrillist Media Group (TMG) is obsessed with helping guys live fun lives and reaches over 9 million of them across the globe, every single day. Seamlessly blending content and commerce, TMG digs deep to inform guys how to best spend their time and money across the lifestyle categories they care about most. The TMG network consists of three brands: food, drink and travel property Thrillist; tech-meets-lifestyle site Supercompressor; and style and grooming destination JackThreads.

TMG Executive Team

  • Todd Anderman

    Todd Anderman is the President of Sales, Marketing, and Operations at Thrillist Media Group. Todd came in second place in a belly flop contest on a Royal Caribbean cruise last year.

    Todd Anderman
    President of Sales, Marketing & Operations
    Thrillist Media Group

  • Eric Ashman

    Eric Ashman is the COO of Thrillist Media Group. In 1993, Eric spent a year touring with Dinosaur Jr. playing both mandolin and cowbell.

    Eric Ashman
    COO
    Thrillist Media Group

  • Jeff Farnath

    Jeff Farnath is the CFO of Thrillist Media Group. Jeff once played the part of Eliza Doolittle in My Fair Lady.

    Jeff Farnath
    CFO
    Thrillist Media Group

  • Devon Giddon

    Devon Giddon is the Director of Communications for Thrillist Media Group. Devon was named after the kid in Cop and a Half.

    Devon Giddon
    Director of Communications
    Thrillist Media Group

  • Burt Lenzdorn

    Burt Lenzdorn is the Chief Quality and Product Integrity Officer. Burt is allergic to grapes and shellfish.

    Burt Lenzdorn
    Chief Quality and Product Integrity Officer
    Thrillist Media Group

  • Ben Lerer

    Ben Lerer is the co-founder & CEO of Thrillist Media Group. Ben played a young Gordon Bombay in The Mighty Ducks trilogy.

    Ben Lerer
    Co-founder & CEO
    Thrillist Media Group

  • Ryan McIntyre

    Ryan McIntyre is the EVP of Marketing at Thrillist Media Group. Ryan learned to play dominoes in prison.

    Ryan McIntyre
    EVP of Marketing
    Thrillist Media Group

  • Mark O'Neill

    Mark O’Neill is the CTO of Thrillist Media Group. Mark is an experienced goldfish trainer.

    Mark O'Neill
    CTO
    Thrillist Media Group

  • Adam Rich

    Adam Rich is the co-founder and editor-in-chief of Thrillist Media Group. Adam is the only known living descendant of Leslie Nielsen.

    Adam Rich
    Co-founder & Editor-in-Chief
    Thrillist

  • Jason Ross

    Jason Ross is the founder of Jackthreads. Jason was once an extra in a Naughty by Nature music video.

    Jason Ross
    Founder
    JackThreads

  • Paul Josephsen

    Paul Josephsen is the VP of Integrated Marketing at Thrillist Media Group. Paul's real name is Alfred.

    Paul Josephsen
    VP of Integrated Marketing
    Thrillist Media Group

Company Milestones

  • May 4, 2005

    Thrillist sends its first email.
  • Oct 20, 2005

    Thrillist throws its first party. Mark Gastineau shows up in his #99 jersey looking for his daughter.
  • Dec 1, 2006

    Thrillist expands outside of New York to LA (the second of what will become 28 local editions of Thrillist).
  • June 16, 2008

    Thrillist throws its first epic event, Jet Vegas, filling a plane with 150 influencers for a 36-hour all- expenses paid trip to Vegas.
  • July 31, 2008

    JackThreads launches.
  • Oct 9, 2008

    Thrillist.com features JackThreads
  • Nov 21, 2008

    Thrillist moves into its first office in 568 Broadway and destroys the office the first night celebrating.
  • July 29, 2009

    Thrillist hits one million subscribers.
  • March 25, 2010

    Thrillist expands to its first international market, London!
  • May 13, 2010

    Thrillist and JackThreads unite.
  • Oct 2, 2010

    Thrillist is listed on the Inc 500 List for the first time (and has been included every year since).
  • March 19, 2011

    Ben finds his first gray hair. Nothing. Nothing happened on this day.
  • May 1, 2011

    Thrillist hires its 100th employee. Happy to have you, Al!
  • July 20, 2011

    JackThreads hits one million members.
  • Feb 7, 2012

    “The Thrillist Media Group” is formed.
  • April 26, 2012

    Jackthreads launches its first private label brand, Goodale.
  • Aug 16, 2012

    TMG announces $13.1 million in fundraising.
  • Feb 6, 2013

    TMG is listed as one of Forbes’ Most promising Companies.
  • Feb 13, 2013

    JackThreads hits 3 million members.
  • May 13, 2013

    JackThreads goes global.
  • June 11, 2013

    TMG gets its first company pet, a goldfish named Hank Mardukis.
  • June 12, 2013

    Hank died. (Your candle burned out long before your legend ever did. RIP.)
  • Sept 5, 2013

    TMG hires its 250th employee. His name is Joshua.
  • Oct 23, 2013

    Supercompressor officially launches.
  • Nov 6, 2013

    JackThreads hits 5 million members.
  • Jan 5, 2014

    Thrillist.com hits 500% year-over-year growth.
  • March 17, 2014

    Launch redesign of Jackthreads.
  • April 3, 2014

    The Thread goes live on Jackthreads.
  • April 13, 2014

    Ellen Degeneres tweets about Thrillist.