Larry Rubin is a Columnist at Grit Daily. He is the founder and executive chairman of Thnks. He leads strategic direction for the company while supporting the management team. Larry also focuses on fundraising, deal structure and business development. Prior to founding Thnks, Larry co-founded and ran the Cross MediaWorks family of companies, a pioneer in programmatic media sales in the context of an unwired ad network. A lawyer by training, Larry served as senior vice president of business affairs for USA Networks (now IAC). He also acted as Vice President, Associate General Counsel Transactions at Viacom. A graduate of Northwestern University, Larry received a M.A. from Columbia University's School of International and Public Affairs and he holds a J.D. from the Vanderbilt University School of Law.