Vijay Ravindran has been a director of McClatchy since January 2018.
He is an accomplished entrepreneur and technology executive with experience in online retail at Amazon and the news media industry for The Washington Post Company. Ravindran is currently co-founder and CEO of Floreo, a venture-backed start-up developing virtual reality therapy for children with social and communication delays.
Ravindran's career spans digital commerce and news media. He joined Amazon in 1998 when the company sold books and music. He later served as director of the ordering department at Amazon and led the team that launched Amazon Prime. As Chief Digital Officer for The Washington Post Company, he founded WaPo Labs and oversaw the development of over a dozen products in digital news and launched Washington Post Social Reader and Trove, a personalized news web application.
He is an engineering graduate of the University of Virginia and serves on the Board of the Lenfest Institute, which develops and supports sustainable business models for local journalism.