About Us

Thrillist Media Group (TMG) is obsessed with helping guys live fun lives and reaches over 15 million of them across the globe, every month. 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 destination JackThreads.

Our Brands

TMG Executive Team

  • Marjorie Ajero is the VP of Human Resources for Thrillist Media Group. Marjorie and Lauryn Hill have the same birthday and do a party together every year.

    Marjorie Ajero
    VP of Human Resources
    Thrillist Media Group

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

    Eric Ashman
    President of Media
    Thrillist Media Group

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

    Jeff Farnath
    Thrillist Media Group

  • 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

  • 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

  • Tony Kretten is the Creative Director of Commerce at Thrillist Media Group. Tony doubled for Patrick Swayze in Dirty Dancing.

    Tony Kretten
    Creative Director of Commerce
    Thrillist Media Group

  • 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 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 is the CMO of JackThreads at Thrillist Media Group. Ryan learned to play dominoes in prison.

    Ryan McIntyre
    CMO of JackThreads
    Thrillist Media Group

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

    Mark O'Neill
    Thrillist Media Group

  • 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

  • Annie Trombatore is the VP of Product at Thrillist Media Group. Annie was responsible for convincing the Swiss to put a corkscrew in their army knife.

    Annie Trombatore
    VP of Product
    Thrillist Media Group

  • Mark Walker is the President of Commerce at Thrillist Media Group. Mark can grow a full-on Magnum P.I. mustache in 11 hours.

    Mark Walker
    President of Commerce
    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 more than 35 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.
  • June 6, 2014

    Thrillist Launches Bachelor Party Vertical.
  • June 18, 2014

    The TMG company picnic is broken up by the police.
  • December 6, 2014

    TMG threw its 75th event of the year.
  • March 30, 2015

    First establishments inducted to Thrillist Hall of Fame