Gary "Gary Vee" Vaynerchuk


Gary Vaynerchuk is a Belarusian American entrepreneur, New York Time's best selling author, speaker and internet personality. First known as a wine critic who expanded his family's wine business, Vaynerchuk is best known for his work in digital marketing and social media as the chairman of New York-based communications company, VaynerX, and as CEO of VaynerX subsidiary, VaynerMedia.

Vaynerchuk is the chairman of VaynerX, a communications company that holds media properties, technology companies, and a social-media agency.

In 2009, Gary, along with his brother AJ Vaynerchuk, founded VaynerMedia, a social media–focused digital agency. The company provides social media and strategy services to Fortune 500 companies such as General Electric, Anheuser-Busch, Mondelez, and PepsiCo. In 2015, VaynerMedia was named one of AdAge's A-List agencies. With 600 employees in 2016, VaynerMedia grossed $100 million in revenue. The company also partnered with Vimeo to connect brands and filmmakers for digital content.

In 2017, The Wall Street Journal reported that Vaynerchuk formed The Gallery, later named Gallery Media Group, a VaynerX subsidiary company that houses PureWow, following its acquisition by Vaynerchuk and RSE Ventures, male-oriented news outlet One37pm.com, and other media properties. Ryan Harwood, formerly the CEO of PureWow, leads Gallery Media Group. A sister company to digital agency, VaynerMedia, Marketing Dive wrote that "joining forces with VaynerMedia grants access to increased video capabilities given the in-house teams and resources."