Carley Roney is co-founder of The Knot, America's leading wedding planning platform, and one of New York City's most successful media & tech companies. Launched in the earliest days of the Internet, The Knot has expanded into all media, including the #1 wedding apps, gift registry service, print magazines, book series, planner, and Instagram following—and is used by 8 out of 10 couples in the country. Now a public company under the name XO Group Inc. (NYSE: XOXO), The Knot has grown with its audience and launched popular platforms The Nest (for creating a home) and The Bump (for pregnancy and early parenthood).
Carley's obsessions, and areas of leadership at The Knot and sister brands, are branding, community, editorial, product design, user experience, public relations, social media, digital marketing and delighting customers while driving business growth. In her relentless quest to make sure every couple in America knew about her brands, Carley became a regular lifestyle contributor on TV shows from Oprah and NBC's TODAY to FOX and LIVE! With Kelly, and published 12 books with Random House.
Carley is also passionate about entrepreneurship and female empowerment. She advises many female founded startups and has served on Rent The Runway's Board of Directors since inception. Carley speaks at conferences such as SXSW, guest lectures at her alma mater NYU and Columbia University, and has been featured in Inc., Fortune, Vogue, Fast Company, and The New York Times.
Most importantly, Carley is mom to three incredible kids, and lives with husband and co-founder David Liu in Brookyn, NY.