Jan D’Alessandro is President of Blue J Strategies, a strategic advisory business that she founded with Jimmy Chamberlin (Smashing Pumpkins), that provides access, connectivity and strategic direction to companies across the media, entertainment and technology sectors, creating opportunities that accelerate growth, time to market, and value. Jan is a partnership builder, focused on harnessing the power of digital media and technology to make the world a better place. She has held senior positions at AOL, Yahoo, Topspin Media (acquired by Apple), The Find (acquired by Facebook) and Backplane (founded by Lady Gaga). Jan is also a founding member of the Silicon Valley Blockchain Society, and a Venture Partner at StudioVC, CorrelationVC, and Savano Capital Partners which provides interim liquidity to founders, employees and former employees at high growth private companies. She speaks frequently on digital media, music tech, women’s empowerment, entrepreneurship and the power of doing well by doing good. She received her J.D. cum laude from Georgetown University Law Center and her A.B. in English and American Literature from Brown University.