Gregory Galant is the co-founder and CEO of Muck Rack, a platform enabling PR teams to work together to find the right journalists for their stories, send customized pitches, build meaningful relationships with the media, monitor news and quantify their impact. It’s used by thousands of organizations, including Taco Bell, Pfizer, Golin, International Committee of the Red Cross, Knight Foundation, Kauffman Foundation and Penguin Random House. Muck Rack is also the solution of choice for journalists, who use Muck Rack’s free, automatically updated portfolios to showcase their work and provide information about what stories they’re looking for. Greg’s also the co-creator and executive producer of The Shorty Awards, which honor the best of social media. Past winners include Lizzo, Ricky Gervais, Rebel Wilson, Trevor Noah, Conan O’Brien, Issa Rae, Marques Brownlee, Sesame Street, Neil Patrick Harris, Mike Bloomberg and NASA. Greg is a frequent speaker and writer on topics related to social media, marketing, PR, entrepreneurship, remote work and journalism. He’s presented at SXSW, Web Summit, Harvard Business School, Le Web and The International Journalism Festival, and his columns have appeared in Fortune, Forbes and Business Insider. Along with his companies, Greg has been cited in and interviewed by numerous media outlets, including The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Associated Press, Business News Daily, Editor & Publisher, Entrepreneur, Fast Company, Inc., Poynter, PR News and PRWeek. BusinessWeek named him one of the “Best Young Tech Entrepreneurs,” and Crain’s honored Muck Rack as one of the “100 Best Places to Work in New York City.” A lifelong entrepreneur who founded an internet business at age 14, Greg launched the Venture Voice podcast in 2005 to help fellow entrepreneurs learn from the experience of others who’ve built successful businesses. As part of the series, he’s interviewed founders from organizations such as Twitter, LinkedIn, The Vanguard Group, Brooklyn Brewery and more, many of whom made their podcast debut on Venture Voice. Greg has mentored startups in the TechStars accelerator, and is a member of the Young Presidents’ Organization (YPO) and Entrepreneurs’ Organization (EO). Greg previously worked as an associate producer at CNN, where he analyzed the latest trends in citizens’ media, and at Newlight Associates, a $120M technology venture capital fund. He received a BA in Philosophy from Emory University. After being rejected by countless secret societies, Greg secured membership in Twitter and Instagram’s exclusive first name club — follow him at @gregory on both platforms.
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