Herbie Ziskend


Senior Vice President
New York City


Herbie Ziskend has worked for prominent business executives and political leaders over the last decade.

Most recently, Herbie was director of public policy for AOL co-founder Steve Case at the investment firm Revolution LLC. In addition to advocating for policy prescriptions that help businesses launch and scale, Herbie managed over 30 early-stage startup investments and prepared Case for national interviews and major speeches. Herbie also oversaw the editing and marketing of Case’s New York Times best-selling business book, The Third Wave.

Previously, Herbie worked at the Huffington Post – a division of AOL – as chief of staff to editor-in-chief Arianna Huffington. Serving as a top advisor to Arianna, Herbie managed a $20 million editorial budget with reporters around the world, and led key editorial and business initiatives.

During the first term of the Obama-Biden Administration, Herbie worked in the White House as a policy advisor to Vice President Biden, and prior as a press and staff assistant. He joined President Obama’s first national campaign in early 2007, traveling to more than 35 states as a member of the advance team and later as a traveling staff aide to Vice Presidential-Nominee Joe Biden.

Herbie has a B.A. from Cornell University and a Master in Public Administration from the Harvard Kennedy School. He has also been a consultant to the Netflix series, House of Cards.