Danny Shea is the Head of Global Expansion at Thrive Global, the behavior change media and technology company focused on ending stress and burnout around the world, where he oversees Thrive’s international business including active partnerships in India, Europe, the Middle East and East Africa.
He is a media and startup veteran who spent over ten years at The Huffington Post, where he helped build the company from a startup into the world’s leading online publication. As Editorial Director, he oversaw the site’s expansion into video and led high-impact editorial initiatives, including HuffPost Rise, the solutions journalism video series, HuffPost’s presence at the World Economic Forum in Davos and its WorldPost conference in London. In his time at HuffPost, he executed several high-profile launches including HuffPost Live, where he oversaw eight hours of daily live news programming, HuffPost France, the site’s first foreign-language edition, and the site’s presence on new platforms. He began his career there as Media Editor, covering the media industry.
He has appeared in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg Business Week and on NBC’s “Today” show and MSNBC’s “Morning Joe.”
He graduated with honors from Princeton University, where he studied at the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs.