Jack Friend is the Chief of New Ventures & Corporate Development at Thrive Global. Most recently, Jack was Chief of Staff to Arianna Huffington. Jack joined Thrive in 2019 as the Associate Director of Business Development, where he supported the cultivation of strategic partnerships with Fortune 500 companies and helped drive two strategic acquisitions: Boundless Mind and ZP Group. Prior to Thrive, Jack was an analyst in the Healthcare Investment Banking Group at J.P. Morgan, where he worked across health/tech, healthcare services, biotech, and pharmaceutical financial transactions. Jack studied History and Entrepreneurship at Tufts University, where he played varsity tennis and graduated Summa Cum Laude in 2018.
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