Jim VandeHei is a co-founder and CEO of Axios. Jim launced Axios in January 2017 with Mike Allen and Roy Schwartz. Jim is a co-founder and former CEO of Politico, the digital media company that upended and revolutionized political and policy journalism in Washington and Europe. Jim was the leading strategic mind behind its high-growth, high-impact and highly-scalable business model.
He was named one of the 100 leading information age thinkers in America by Vanity Fair and was awarded the 2015 Editor of the Year award by the National Press Foundation. Jim covered the presidency and politics for The Wall Street Journal and The Washington Post before starting media companies.