Gabriel Vehovsky
Gabriel Vehovsky

INNOVATION & ENTREPRENEURSHIP
Adjunct Lecturer of Innovation & Entrepreneurship

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Gabe is an experienced digital leader with expertise leading digital strategy for companies that range from early stage start-ups to large scale organizations.  Beginning his professional career in healthcare, Vehovsky transitioned into media and took on a leadership position with HowStuffWorks.com. After several years of directing strategy and research for the company, Vehovsky and fellow co-founders successfully sold HowStuffWorks to Discovery Communications in 2007. After joining Discovery, Vehovsky managed revenue and marketing responsibilities for the Digital organization through the leadership of Sales Development, Pricing and Inventory, Account Management, Social Media, Business Development, Marketing and Audience Development teams. Working closely with operational teams, his responsibility was developing customized brand integration opportunities that allowed advertisers to meaningful engage Discovery’s audiences across all platforms.  From there, Vehovsky went on to lead a Corporate Venture team that operated as part think tank, part product development and part partnership development. In this role, Vehovsky worked closely with Venture Capital firms to align Discovery with innovative teams and technologies exploring everything from investments to strategic partnerships to M&A opportunities.  In the course of evaluating potential investments, Vehovsky identified a market opportunity in the educational technology space and created a new business called www.curiosity.com, which he is currently working on further developing. Also active in the Chicago start-up community, Vehovsky has been a mentor with Excelerate Labs/Tech Starts for the past several years and also sits on the Advisory Board for Chicago TechWeek. With experiences leading start-ups, driving revenues, marketing, making investments and developing new business opportunities; Vehovsky has a unique entrepreneurial perspective and passion for exploring new ideas.



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Education
MBA, 2006, Executive Program, Georgia State University
BS, 2000, Indiana University

Other Professional Experience
Founder, www.curiosity.com, Discovery Communications, 2014-present
EVP Strategy & Emerging Business, Discovery Communications, 2007-present
EVP Strategy & Research, HowStuffWorks.com, 2004-2007
Managing Director, Neurosport, 2000-2002
Senior Analyst, The Convex Group, 2002-2004

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