Arianna Huffington Names Ashley Miles Thrive Global’s First Global Chief Business Officer


Thrive Global, the behavior change media and technology company founded by Arianna Huffington, today announced that Ashley Miles, currently Refinery29s Chief Client Officer, will join as Global Chief Business Officer. In this newly-created role, Miles will be charged with leading worldwide sales, marketing and monetization and accelerating growth through Thrive’s corporate and brand partnerships. Miles will oversee the rollout of Thrive’s digital behavior change product suite to the enterprise market and will report directly to Founder and CEO Arianna Huffington.

“We’re thrilled to welcome Ashley as Thrive’s Global Chief Business Officer,” said Huffington. “Our mission of ending the stress and burnout epidemic around the world has never been more urgent. As we embark on our third year “ with offices in New York, San Francisco, Mumbai, Melbourne, and Athens “ this is the perfect time for a proven, creative business leader like Ashley to help us accelerate our growth and continue to expand our impact around the world. Ashley is a trailblazer, and her experience scaling companies, combined with her passion for helping people unlock their greatest potential, makes her the perfect addition to our leadership team.”

Throughout Miles’s career “ which spans sales, marketing, technology and business operations “ she has worked with world-class organizations to create experiences that truly add value to people’s lives. She is known for blending client service expertise with innovative thought leadership to drive true business impact. At Thrive, she will work with forward-thinking organizations and leaders to build partnerships and programs that help individuals, organizations and brands unlock their potential, improve well-being and performance and transform employee and consumer experiences.

Miles has spent the last six years at Refinery29, the leading digital media and entertainment company for women, most recently as the companys first-ever Chief Client Officer. Miles ran the brand’s advertising and revenue strategy, growth and development, while overseeing sales, strategic marketing, client solutions and media planning operations. During her time there, Miles was pivotal to the success of Refinery29, exponentially scaling the company and helping diversify its revenue growth to a nine-figure business, including 29Rooms, the companys most expansive global experiential offering.

Prior to Refinery29, Miles served as Regional Vice President at, an ad technology company, where she ran sales, marketing, ad operations, scaled revenue across Fortune 100 advertisers and saw through its acquisition by Valassis. Before that, she served as Executive Sales Director of Beauty at InStyle digital where she piloted the companys digital growth in the beauty and wellness category.

I feel incredibly honored to join Arianna and Team Thrive to accelerate Thrives global mission of unlocking human potential, said Miles. Thrive is tackling the worldwide stress and burnout epidemic, which is a hugely meaningful opportunity to make a genuine impact on consumers and employees lives. I look forward to working with the top organizations and leaders around the world to help them move from awareness into action. What makes this so special is that throughout my career and personal journey, Ive always been passionate about helping people and companies achieve their maximum potential, which is deeply aligned with Thrives mission.

About Thrive Global

Founded and led by Arianna Huffington, Thrive Global is a behavior change media and technology company helping individuals, companies and communities improve their well-being and performance. Thrive Global is headquartered in New York and launched in the fall of 2016. For more information, visit

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