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Jonathan Klein

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Jonathan Klein

XIR, CEO of Maiden Wedge, LLC

As an XIR, Jonathan leverages his strategic, operational, and domain expertise to support businesses in a broad range of industries from consumer e-commerce to enterprise services and platforms that are creating and re-inventing entire markets.

Jonathan is the co-founder of Getty Images, the global market leader in visual communications worldwide. He led the company as CEO for more than twenty years and currently serves as chairman. Jonathan is an entrepreneur, investor, a recognized leader in the fields of global health, education and international press freedom, and the recipient of numerous media, philanthropic and corporate honors. Assisting and advising entrepreneurs and company leaders of both for-profit and non-profit organizations at every stage of their growth is his passion.

Jonathan serves on the boards of directors of Etsy (NASDAQ: ETSY) and Squarespace, as well as a number of non-profit organizations, including the Committee to Protect Journalists, and Grassroot Soccer. He is president of the board of Groton School, and chairman of the board of Friends of the Global Fight Against AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria.

Born in Johannesburg, South Africa, Jonathan has spent much of his life in England, received a master’s degree in law from the University of Cambridge and now lives in New York City.

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