Prior to joining Wealthfront, Josh served as Global Director of Partner Marketing and Content Strategy at Twitter where he spent six years leading the team's brand strategy, launching international markets, and pivotal features like Moments. He previously led strategy and branded content at YouTube and was a Director of Integrated Content at ESPN.
Josh serves on numerous boards like Strava and the Women's Sports Foundation, is a lecturer and Director of Corporate Relations at Northwestern University, where he previously coached the volleyball team, and is also a broadcaster covering Pac-12 volleyball.
Episode #1378 Josh Grau: Championing A New Era of Democratization
Josh Grau and Jenna discuss how Wealthfront is utilizing storytelling and design thinking to infuse humor, empowerment, and reliability into our relationship with our personal finances. Josh rewinds to some pivotal moments from his six years at Twitter including building and launching Moments, The Arab Spring, learning that the Turkish Prime Minister restricted access to Twitter (while they were toasting the launch in Turkey!) and how it revealed and amplified their duty to champion free speech. We chat about Josh’s time at YouTube during the dawn of creator driven content with now superstars like Katy Perry and Justin Bieber and the role it played shaping the media industry. Josh also shares stories from his time coaching women’s volleyball at University of Texas and Northwestern University, where he learned how to recruit top talent when you’re the underdog, and also shares his experiences as a sports broadcaster.