About Us

Under the direction of media and events industry veteran Jason Chudnofsky, Portfolio Media Group brings years of executive management experience in public and private companies, not-for-profits and philanthropy, to your project.

Jason E. Chudnofsky, CEO and President

For over two decades, Jason Chudnofsky has been at the center of the ever-expanding technology event business, launching flagship trade shows and expositions in venues across North and South America, Europe, Asia, Africa and the Pacific Rim.

In July 1988, Chudnofsky was named President of the Trade Show Division of The Interface Group (at the time owner of COMDEX, the leading technology marketplace globally.) When The Interface Group was acquired by Softbank Corporation of Japan, Jason became President and CEO of Softbank Comdex, Inc. and continued in that position when ZD Events and Key3Media Events later acquired the assets of COMDEX. Under his leadership these companies developed an irrefutable reputation for bringing together the “buyers and sellers” of the Internet in terms of community development, content exchange, global commerce and marketplace development. As a result, Chudnofsky was directly responsible for the leading Business-to-Business event brands in technology: COMDEX Fall, Networld+Interop, Seybold Seminars, Java One, Windows World and in 2005 through 2008 Pulvermedia’s VON Exposition and VON Magazine.

More recently, Chudnofsky has been COO for World Publications Group, a leader in the bargain book business and one of the largest wholesale distributors of remainders and bargain priced books in the world. He has also served as the Chairman of Advisory Board with CrossTech Group, the Canton, MA-based education and event technology platform solutions provider. CrossTech’s business units include New Marketing Labs, a social media and new marketing agency, NML-TV a web television network, Irresistible Values, an e-commerce marketplace, and CrossTech Media, conferences for senior level technology and marketing managers. CrossTech Media is now The Pulse Network (www.ThePulseNetwork.com)

Among Chudnofsky’s accolades, he has been named one of the 50 Most Influential People in High Tech by MultiMedia Magazine and has been deemed one of the 25 Most Influential People in the Meetings Industry by Meeting News Magazine. Jason has served as Chairman of the Society of Independent Show Organizers (SISO), and as trustee of the International Association for Exposition Management (IAEM).

From 1990 to 1995, while President of The Interface Group and still running COMDEX Events Worldwide, Jason was also President and COO of the Sands Expo and Convention Center in Las Vegas, the largest privately-owned exposition center in the United States, owned by The Interface Group.

Over the course of his career, Chudnofsky has served on the Boards of Directors for a wide variety of business and philanthropic entities including: Folio Exhibits, Inc., TechCorps, SOFTBANK Japan, Inc., Ziff Davis, Inc., Key3Media Group, Quantum Clicks, Logo Wire, Hook Media, Pulvermedia, Next Step Technology, Saigel Productions, The Visiting Nurses Association of Dedham, Massachusetts, the Jewish Community Centers of Greater Boston, Hebrew College, Combined Jewish Philanthropy, the Anti-Defamation League, the Museum of Science, and the Foundation for Jewish Camp.

Chudnofsky is a nationally-known sales and management training consultant, and prior to joining The Interface Group in 1987 he was he was the entrepreneurial owner of World Wide Unlimited, a publisher and trade and consumer exposition producer.

Born and raised in Boston, Chudnofsky holds a B.S. degree in Business Management from Northeastern University. He and his wife Judy have two daughters and two grandchildren, and make their home in Needham, Massachusetts.