Jason Stewart was appointed Senior Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer of IAC in February 2005. In his capacity, he is responsible for corporate information technology, global real estate, strategic sourcing and operations, travel, events, facilities and corporate services. Mr. Stewart previously served as IAC's Vice President of Operations from March 2002 and, in the company's formative stages, as the Director of Corporate Communications and Operations, where he began in 1995.
IAC’s real estate portfolio encompasses over 8.5 million square feet in 172 cities, 38 states and 15 countries. This includes IAC’s new Frank Gehry-designed headquarters in Manhattan, a project Mr. Stewart managed from conception. He also initiated IAC’s strategic sourcing program in 2003 to aggregate cross-company purchasing and assured best operational practices across all IAC’s businesses. The program has generated over $100 million in incremental savings to IAC’s businesses to date.
Mr. Stewart returned to IAC after co-founding the Global Film School, an online partnership between UCLA, the National Film & Television School of Great Britain and the Australian Film, Television & Radio School. Prior to GFS, Mr. Stewart was the founding Executive Producer and head of product development for IFILM, a leading Internet destination of original film and video content initially backed by Sony, Kodak, Liberty Media and Vulcan Ventures and later acquired by Viacom. Previously, he was a Director of Current Programming for the FOX network.
Mr. Stewart serves on the Boards of the Friends of the High Line and the Civic Capital Corporation of the New York City Investment Fund, and is a David Rockefeller Fellow. He previously served on the executive steering committee of the Entertainment Industry Foundation and was a member of the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. Mr. Stewart graduated Phi Beta Kappa, Summa Cum Laude from the University of California, Los Angeles and attended UCLA's graduate School of Film and Television’s Producers Program, where he has also served as a lecturer.