Trei Brundrett has been making things on the internet with smart people for 30 years, starting with the first website for Texas Monthly.
He’s a co-founder and former COO of Vox Media, where he now serves as Senior Advisor. He created the Vox Product team in 2008, a pioneering cross-functional news product team that launched and/or redesigned SB Nation, The Verge, Polygon, Vox, Eater, Curbed, Recode and NY Mag. This same team designed and built one of the most loved content management systems in the media business, Chorus, to power those brands.
Previously, he directed technology and product teams at technology startups and as the principal of the design firm, Handwire, in Austin, Texas. Now Trei works as an advisor to news startups and as a consultant to the American Journalism Project, Aspen Digital, and SXSW.
A seventh generation Texan, he serves as the Chair of The Texas Tribune and on the philanthropic committee for The McDonald Observatory in West Texas. He’s also on the board of his adopted hometown Montclair Local nonprofit newsroom, Open News, and The Guardian.
He lives in Montclair, NJ with his family of six and their dog, Lucy.