About Court

Court Stroud is a writer, media strategy consultant and executive coach who has worked at Univision, Telemundo, Azteca, CBS and several startups. Founder of consulting practice The Cledor Group, Stroud helps companies navigate today’s tumultuous media landscape in traditional and emerging media, as well as assists leaders in reaching their professional and personal goals.

Past clients include companies such as NBCU (NBC, Telemundo, NBC Sports), Sony Entertainment Pictures and BBC Studios.

As an adjunct faculty member at Columbia, NYU, The New School and his beloved alma mater, the University of Texas at Austin, Stroud has designed or co-designed numerous courses, including “Diversity in Media & Advertising,” “Selling Your Pitch: Essentials of the Business of Television,” “Digital Media & Marketing,” and “Social Issues in Advertising and Public Relations in New York City.” He co-created a media course about the fundamentals of digital advertising certified by the Internet Advertising Bureau (IAB).

A contributing writer for Forbes, Court is a member of ASJA (American Society of Journalists and Authors), the NWU (National Writers’ Union), and NLGJA (Association of LGBTQ Journalists). He received a 2019 New York Press Association First Place Award, a 2021 New York Foundation for the Artist (NYFA) City Artist Corp Grant, and was honored with a 2021 Lambda Literary Fellowship. His article in Newsweek was selected as the 2022 ASJA Arlene: Articles That Make a Difference Award winner.

Stroud holds undergraduate degrees from the University of Texas at Austin and an MBA from the Harvard Business School.