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Nick Grouf earned a B.A. in American Studies from Yale University and an M.B.A. from Harvard University. Since graduation, Mr. Grouf has set up scholarships at Harvard, Yale, and the Horace Mann School in New York to help students who are interested in social entrepreneurship and public health issues. Mr. Grouf also funded an important pediatric neurology study at Cornell University. When away from business, he pursues his interest in art by serving as a member of the Director’s Circle for the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. He also participated for many years as a member of the Photography Committee for the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. In the past, he has worked for Earthlink, Inc.; Microsoft; and Goldman Sachs. He also cofounded PeoplePC and helped oversee Internet strategy for John Kerry’s presidential campaign. Nick Grouf has worked for and developed numerous successful companies, most recently as the CEO of Spot Runner, Inc., an advertising company that offers assistance in brand building and lead acquisition through Internet and traditional marketing techniques. Nick Grouf cofounded Spot Runner in 2005. Since then, the company has received multiple awards, including three consecutive wins from the Web Marketing Association, Inc., and AlwaysOn Network, LLC. Also, Nick Grouf’s business earned awards from Bulldog Reporter, Business 2.0, and Red Herring.

Work experience

Mar 2005Present

Founder & CEO

Spot Runner


Aug 1993May 1995