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Blake Chandlee      

President of Global Business Solutions at ByteDance / TikTok

Blake Chandlee, a seasoned tech executive, is the President of Global Business Solutions at ByteDance / TikTok, overseeing all of TikTok's ad partnerships, sales operations and anything the app does to generate revenue. Under Chandlee, TikTok's ad product offerings have expanded dramatically, to include opportunities for sponsored hashtags and challenges, in-feed videos and branded AR effects.

As the former Vice President Global Partnerships at Facebook, Chandlee worked with advertisers and agencies across the globe looking for ways to connect and deepen engagement with their customers. Prior to Facebook, Chandlee worked at Yahoo! UK Ltd, where he was Commercial Director of the UK and played an instrumental role in setting the strategic direction of the organization and managing the various sales teams calling on agencies and clients in the UK marketplace. Earlier, Chandlee was a founder and senior partner in Kryptonite Ventures, a consulting service focused on NPD and business development. He has also been part of various founding teams, resulting in three new companies that focused on the intersection of consumers and media.

Chandlee holds a bachelors degree in management from Gettysburg College.


TikTok Executive on How the App Brought Communities Together in 2020

Despite the extraordinary circumstances of 2020, TikTok has transformed the pop culture landscape in recent months. At its core, the application simply strives to inspire creativity and bring joy to users, said TikTok’s Vice President of Global Business Solutions Blake Chandlee. While this mission has not changed, Chandlee shared that he was personally struck by the shift in content he saw last year.

TikTok’s Blake Chandlee on working with U.S. brands despite conflict with the White House

TikTok is coming of age in a post-techlash world. But unlike Facebook and Google, it has the added challenge of doubling as a political football in the Trump administration’s clashes with China. Last Friday President Trump told reporters he was considering a ban on the video app, which is owned by ByteDance, a Chinese company. Over the weekend Reuters reported the company may be looking to divest from its U.S. operations completely — perhaps in a sale to Microsoft — in order to avoid such a ban.

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