David Brinker


Director of Business Development, SNAP

Prior to joining Snap, Mr. Brinker was Senior Vice President, Global Head of Business & Corporate Development, for News Corp, a position he has held since October, 2013. He was also named President of the New York Post in January 2014. Mr. Brinker leads a number of new business initiatives for the company, including the acquisition of Unruly in September 2015, Checkout51 in July 2015, social news agency Storyful in December 2013; a number of venture investments; News Corp’s global advertising exchange; and the digital transformation of the New York Post.

Mr. Brinker joined News Corp as Senior Vice President of Business Development and Operations of The Daily. Prior to The Daily, Mr. Brinker spent four years as President and Chief Operating Officer of Grandparents.com, the first web site dedicated to meeting the needs of today’s new generation of grandparents. 

Previously, Mr. Brinker was an independent management consultant to a number of digital media companies, including MTV, the Orchard, and Amp’d Mobile. From 2003 to 2006, he was Senior Director of Corporate Development and Business Affairs for the Musicland Group.

Mr. Brinker is a cum laude graduate of Tufts University and a magna cum laude graduate of Fordham University School of Law. He is an experienced endurance athlete, having run 12 marathons, more than 50 half-marathons, and 15 triathlons. He lives in New York City with his wife and two children.