Jared sits on the board of directors for the prestigious Social Venture Network/Investor Circle, a premier socially responsible business community, and for the Love Serve Remember (Ram Dass’) Foundation. He is an adjunct professor for the University of Colorado advertising program and is founder and CEO of Guru Media Solutions, a nimble, mindfully different strategic marketing agency focusing on empowering movements and purpose driven brands. His past is rooted in digital marketing across the music and entertainment industry where he grew and sold his digital publicity agency (working on EMI, Warner and many major artists) to a major label. He then moved into working with larger conscious food and beverage brands (Jamba Juice, LunaBar, California Pizza Kitchen, etc) with co-owned creative agency, Neighbor Agency, which was sold to a holding company, Zealot Networks in 2014. He has led ground breaking communications and marketing campaigns for a wide array of purpose driven clients including Obama 08’, 1% For the Planet, Echoing Green, MPAA, World Bank, NASA Earth Science, US Forest Service and many others. He is recognized as a leader in digital marketing and creative strategy and is regularly invited to speak at large corporate events and universities. He is based in San Francisco and lives in Marin county with his wife Jyoti, their daughter Jaya Grace and ever-present dog Beans.