As Chief Financial Officer of The Trade Desk, Blake Grayson oversees the company’s overall financial activities, including controllership, tax, treasury, analysis, investor relations, facilities, and financial operations.
Prior to becoming CFO of The Trade Desk in 2019, Grayson was at Amazon.com for over a decade, helping to support many of the company’s fastest growing initiatives. He most recently was the Vice President, Finance, for the International Consumer business, serving as the head of finance for businesses in the UK, Germany, France, Italy, Spain, Turkey, India, Japan, China, Australia, Brazil, Middle East, and Singapore, as well as for worldwide finance teams for Automated Marketing, Kindle Content/Books, and Global Payments. Prior roles at Amazon included leading finance for the company’s worldwide Marketplace business, and various finance functions for North America Consumer, Amazon Web Services, and Global Payments. Prior to Amazon, he worked for Washington Mutual/JP Morgan Chase leading Payments finance and FP&A functions, and previously worked in the wireless and financial services industries. Grayson graduated with a BA (Phi Beta Kappa) from the University of Washington and has an MBA (with honors) from the University of Southern California.
Grayson is currently based in Seattle where he lives with his wife and two children.