Key Executives is pleased to announce The Top 25 Media Executives of 2023. In today's digital age, media executives play a pivotal role in the dynamic world of media and entertainment. This industry is vast and ever-growing, with a wide variety of different roles available. It encompasses all forms of communication, including traditional formats like TV and print; but also newer subcategories like websites, social media, and on the wider internet. In 2021, the M&E market was estimated to be worth $2.1 trillion. By the year 2024, it is expected to grow to $2.4 trillion.
At the forefront of the M&E market are the executives who are responsible for overseeing and strategizing the operations of media companies. These men and women are vital to the industry because they provide strategic direction, financial stewardship, legal compliance, technological adaptation, and cultural influence within the media industry. Their multifaceted roles ensure that media companies thrive in a competitive landscape and continue to shape the way we consume and interact with media content.
Some of the distinguished honorees on this year’s list include Tony Vinciquerra, the Chairman and CEO of Sony Pictures Entertainment, where he oversees the studio's global operations. Since joining SPE in June 2017, Vinciquerra has led the company’s dramatic turnaround, with the last two fiscal years (FY20 and FY21) posting the highest operating income in SPE’s history. Additionally, this year we are honoring Jennifer Witz, the CEO of SiriusXM, a company that she's been with for more than two decades. Lastly, we have Tim Chi, the CEO of The Knot Worldwide, a company that connects more than 4 million couples with nearly 850,000 vendors within its global wedding marketplace every year.
Please join us in recognizing the accomplishments of The Top 25 Media Executives of 2023.
1. Robert M. Bakish
President & Chief Executive Officer, Paramount Global
Bob Bakish is President and CEO of Paramount Global, one of the world’s leading media and entertainment content companies. Bakish oversees a powerful portfolio of multiplatform consumer brands, including flagship streaming services Paramount+ and Pluto TV; the Paramount Pictures film studio; and television networks CBS, Nickelodeon, MTV, Comedy Central, BET, Channel 5, and Telefe, among other properties that together serve audiences in more than 180 countries. Previously, Bakish led the transformation of the company created from the recombination of Viacom and CBS in 2019.
Prior to the merger, Bakish served as President and CEO of Viacom International Media Networks since 2007, during which he oversaw a period of unprecedented expansion for the business. Before joining Viacom in 1997, he was a partner with Booz Allen & Hamilton in its Media and Entertainment practice. Bakish has an MBA from Columbia Business School and a BS in Operations Research from Columbia’s School of Engineering and Applied Science. He serves on the boards of both schools and is a director on the board of AVID Technologies, a NASDAQ-listed company.
2. Tony Vinciquerra
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Sony Pictures Entertainment
Tony Vinciquerra is Chairman and CEO of Sony Pictures Entertainment (SPE), where he oversees the studio's global operations, which include motion picture, television, and digital content production and distribution, worldwide media networks, home entertainment acquisition and distribution, operation of studio facilities, and the development of new entertainment products, services, and technologies. Since joining SPE in June 2017, Vinciquerra has led the company’s dramatic turnaround with five consecutive years of increasing profit (36.4% CAGR), with the last two fiscal years (FY20 and FY21) posting the highest operating income in SPE’s history.
Prior to SPE, from 2011 – 2017, he served as Senior Advisor to Texas Pacific Group (TPG) in the Technology, Media and Telecom sectors. Before TPG, Vinciquerra spent almost 10 years at Fox (2001-2011), where he served as Chairman and CEO of Fox Networks Group. Vinciquerra started at Fox in December 2001 as President of Fox Television Network. He has also held board positions at DirecTV and Motorola. He currently sits on the Qualcomm Board of Directors, the AFI Board of Trustees, and Madison Square Garden Sport Corp.
3. Ted Sarandos
Co-Chief Executive Officer, Netflix
Ted Sarandos is co-CEO of Netflix, one the world's leading entertainment services with over 238 million paid memberships in over 190 countries enjoying TV series, films, and games across a wide variety of genres and languages. Sarandos has significant executive management and leadership experience and is integral to developing corporate strategy. At Netflix, he has been responsible for all content operations since 2000, and led the company's transition into original content production that began in 2013 with the launch of the series House of Cards, Arrested Development, and Orange Is the New Black, among numerous others.
Notably, Sarandos is recognized in the industry as an innovator in film and television acquisition, distribution, and production. He was named one of Time Magazine’s 100 Most Influential People of 2013 and received the Producers Guild of America Milestone Award in 2019. He is a Henry Crown Fellow at the Aspen Institute and is Chair of the Board of Trustees for the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures. He is also a trustee of the American Film Institute and on the board of Exploring the Arts and Spotify.
4. Robert Iger
Chief Executive Officer, The Walt Disney Company
Robert A. Iger is the CEO of The Walt Disney Company, having returned to the company in November of 2022 after serving as CEO and Chairman from 2005 to 2020, and then as Executive Chairman and Chairman of the Board through 2021. Notably, Iger was first appointed CEO of Disney in October 2005 and was elected Chairman in 2012. In February 2020, he assumed the role of Executive Chairman and directed the company’s creative endeavors until retiring in December 2021. From 2000-2005, Iger served as Disney’s President and Chief Operating Officer. He officially joined the Disney senior management team in 1996 as Chairman of the Disney-owned ABC Group, and in 1999, was given the additional responsibility of President, Walt Disney International.
In 2023, Iger was featured on the cover of TIME as part of its annual 100 Most Influential People issue. Additionally, he was TIME’s Businessperson of the Year (2019); one of Forbes magazine's “World’s Most Powerful People” (2018); one of the “Top Gun CEOs” by Forbes Magazine (2009); one of Fortune Magazine’s “25 Most Powerful People in Business” (2006, 2007); one of the “Best CEOs” by Institutional Investor magazine (2008, 2009, 2010, 2011); MarketWatch's “CEO of the Year” (2006); and “CEO of the Year” by Chief Executive magazine (2014). Iger is the author of the New York Times best-selling book The Ride of a Lifetime: Lessons Learned from 15 Years as CEO of The Walt Disney Company, published in 2019. He is a graduate of Ithaca College.
5. Kimberly Godwin
President, ABC News
Kimberly Godwin, President of ABC News, oversees editorial and business operations for broadcast, digital, streaming and audio news across the organization, which includes trusted and iconic franchises “Good Morning America,” “World News Tonight,” “20/20,” “Nightline,” FiveThirtyEight, “The View” and “This Week.” She reports to Peter Rice, chairman of Disney General Entertainment Content. Notably, Godwin joined Disney from CBS, where she was second-in-command as executive vice president of News directing newsgathering across the global portfolio with full editorial oversight.
A multitalented trailblazer with exceptional journalistic instinct and skills, Godwin also served as VP of News, CBS News executive director for Development and Diversity, and senior broadcast producer of the “CBS Evening News.” At CBS, she oversaw Network News Services and 400 domestic and foreign affiliates. She joined the network in 2007. Before CBS News, Godwin honed her journalistic and leadership skills for 20 years at top local stations in the United States. She is a proud graduate of Florida A&M University, where she earned her BS in broadcast journalism. She is currently the chair of the board of visitors at her alma mater’s journalism school.
6. David Zaslav
President and Chief Executive Officer, Warner Bros. Discovery
David Zaslav is President and CEO of Warner Bros. Discovery, one of the world’s largest and most diverse media and entertainment companies with market leadership across all programming genres. Zaslav spearheaded the transaction between AT&T’s WarnerMedia and Discovery, combining the companies’ media assets, in April 2022. Previously, Zaslav led Discovery since 2006, driving the organization’s growth, operational efficiency, and its pivot to direct-to-consumer.
Under his leadership, Discovery launched some of the fastest-growing cable networks in the U.S.; achieved numerous milestones for viewership of domestic brands, including Animal Planet, HGTV, Food Network, and TLC; and curated a collection of world-class brands and global IP that created the foundation for discovery+. Before taking the helm at Discovery, Zaslav had a distinguished career at NBCUniversal, where he was instrumental in developing and launching CNBC and also played a role in the creation of MSNBC. He was previously an attorney with the New York firm of LeBoeuf, Lamb, Leiby & MacRae. Zaslav graduated with honors from Boston University School of Law.
7. Bill Morrow
Chief Executive Officer, DIRECTV
Bill Morrow is the CEO of DirectTV, a company with over $20 billion in annual revenue. As a commercial video industry leader and trailblazer in sports content for businesses, Direct for BUSINESS is the ultimate commercial entertainment provider for hotels, sports bars, restaurants, private offices, salons, airlines, senior living communities, and more. Morrow is known for his global expertise in leading complex turnarounds and capital-intensive start-ups. His industry experience spans across Media, Telecommunications, Energy, and semiconductor technology.
Morrow has been the CEO of eight companies with ownership structures that included publicly traded, joint ventures, privately held, and government-owned. These include Japan Telecom Ltd, Vodafone UK, Vodafone KK, PG&E, Clearwire, Vodafone Hutchison Australia, NBN Co, and DirecTV. He is a former non-executive board member of publicly listed companies, including Broadcom, IKEGPS, and Openwave. He also serves as a non-executive board member of both Sony Group Corporation and the Los Angeles Sports and Entertainment Commission. Morrow holds a bachelor’s in Business Administration and a degree in Electrical Engineering.
8. Adam Symson
President and Chief Executive Officer, Scripps
Adam Symson is President and CEO of The E.W. Scripps Company. In this role, he has led a transformation at Scripps, which began in 1878 as a newspaper company, into a major diversified media enterprise whose journalism and entertainment brands reach every American household. He engineered the acquisition of ION Media in 2021, spurring the creation of a new Scripps Networks national broadcast television network division. He has overseen the expansion of Scripps’ local television station holdings, and he divested digital audio assets at a significant ROI.
Prior to becoming CEO in August 2017, Symson was Scripps’ chief operating officer, overseeing the company’s broadcast TV, radio, and digital media divisions. He also has served as chief digital officer; head of operations, content, and revenue for the TV division’s interactive businesses; and director of content and marketing for the Scripps interactive media division (which was spun off into Scripps Networks Interactive in 2008). Earlier in his career, Symson worked as an investigative journalist in Chicago and Los Angeles. He holds a bachelor’s in communications from UCLA
9. LaFontaine Oliver
President and Chief Executive Officer, New York Public Radio
LaFontaine Oliver is the President and CEO of New York Public Radio. With an urban vibrancy and a global perspective, New York Public Radio produces innovative public radio programs, podcasts, and live events that touch a passionate community of people monthly on air, online, and in person. From its state-of-the-art studios in New York City, NYPR is reshaping radio for a new generation of listeners with groundbreaking.
Oliver has 26 years of experience. He began his career in 1997. Before joining New York Public Radio, Oliver was a president and general manager at WYPR. Before that, he served as the president and general manager at WMFE 90.7 News. Earlier in his career, he worked with WVUM 90.5 FM as a general manager. Oliver graduated from the University of Baltimore with an MBA and from the University of Miami with an undergraduate degree in marketing.
10. Jennifer Witz
Chief Executive Officer, SiriusXM Holdings
Jennifer Witz is the CEO of SiriusXM, the leading audio entertainment company in the U.S. She also serves on its Board of Directors. Before becoming CEO in January 2021, Witz was President, Sales, Marketing and Operations of SiriusXM. She has been with the company for over 21 years and has held a variety of senior leadership roles during her tenure, including Executive Vice President, Chief Marketing Officer, and Senior Vice President of Finance.
Prior to SiriusXM, Witz served in financial and operating roles at Viacom, a global media company, and at Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer., an entertainment company focused on the production and global distribution of film and television content. Witz began her career in the Investment Banking division at Kidder, Peabody & Co. She received an MBA from Harvard Business School, a BA from the University of Pennsylvania, and a BS in Economics from the Wharton School.
11. Timothy Chi
Chief Executive Officer, The Knot Worldwide
Tim Chi is the CEO of The Knot Worldwide. After getting married in 2005, Chi set out to make wedding planning less stressful and frustrating. Along with his co-founders, he threw four desks into his empty living room in Chevy Chase, Maryland, and created WeddingWire, which grew to 1,000 employees worldwide and owned leading wedding brands in North America, Europe, South America, and India. In 2019, Chi became CEO of The Knot Worldwide following the merger of XO Group Inc. (parent company of The Knot) and WeddingWire Inc.
Previously, Chi co-founded Blackboard in 1998. While at Blackboard, Chi pioneered many of Blackboard’s flagship products and strategic initiatives, bringing technology into the classrooms of colleges, universities, and school districts across the world. During his tenure, the company raised over $100 million in capital and was taken public on the Nasdaq in 2004. Chi holds a BS in operations research and industrial engineering from Cornell University and an MS in engineering management from Tufts University.
12. Lachlan Murdoch
Executive Chair and Chief Executive Officer, Fox Corporation
Lachlan Murdoch is the Executive Chair and CEO of Fox Corporation, which is among the most recognized and influential media companies in the world. In this role, he oversees the company’s premier portfolio of news, sports, and entertainment assets. Murdoch was instrumental in the spinoff of FOX by 21st Century Fox and the establishment of FOX as a standalone public company. Murdoch served as Executive Chairman of 21st Century Fox prior to the closing of the merger of 21st Century Fox and The Walt Disney Company in March 2019. Murdoch served as a member of the 21st Century Fox Board of Directors from 1996 until the closing of the merger with Disney.
Earlier, Murdoch served as Co-Chairman of 21st Century Fox and also held several senior executive roles from 1994 – 2005. In 2005, Murdoch founded Illyria Pty. In 2009, Illyria acquired 50 percent of DMG Radio, a network of radio stations, which later was renamed NOVA Entertainment. After Murdoch became its Chairman in 2009, NOVA grew exponentially, nearly doubling in value during the first three years of his tenure, while its EBITDA rose more than threefold, from $16M in 2009 to $52M in 2014. In 2012, Illyria purchased the remaining 50 percent, and, under Murdoch’s leadership, NOVA Entertainment became Australia’s leading network of FM stations. Murdoch holds a BA from Princeton University.
13. Mike Perry
Chief Executive Officer, Hallmark
Mike Perry is the President and CEO of Hallmark. For more than 100 years, family-owned Hallmark Cards, Inc. has been dedicated to creating a more emotionally connected world. Headquartered in Kansas City, Missouri, and employing more than 20,000 worldwide, the company operates a diversified portfolio of businesses. The Hallmark Global business designs and sells greeting cards, gifts, ornaments, and gift packaging in more than 30 languages with distribution in nearly 100 countries and 100,000 rooftops worldwide, including a network of company-owned and independently-owned Hallmark Gold Crown stores in five countries.
Before becoming President and CEO in June 2019, Perry held several leadership positions within Hallmark’s portfolio of businesses, including president and CEO of Crayola and president of Hallmark Global. He now has the privilege of leading Hallmark’s entire enterprise – including Hallmark Cards, Hallmark Media, and Crayola – as they transform their business, sharpen their strategic focus, and most importantly, put more care into the world. Perry graduated from the University of Missouri-Kansas City with an undergraduate degree in finance.
14. W. Erik Carlson
President and Chief Executive Officer, Dish Network
Erik Carlson is DISH’s President and CEO, overseeing all aspects of the company’s DISH TV and Sling TV businesses. A DISH veteran since 1995, Carlson has held numerous roles throughout the company. Most recently, he served as President and Chief Operating Officer. DISH Network Corporation is a connectivity company. Since 1980, it has served as a disruptive force, driving innovation and value on behalf of consumers. Through its subsidiaries, the company provides television entertainment and award-winning technology to millions of customers with its satellite DISH TV and streaming SLING TV services. In 2020, the company became a nationwide U.S. wireless carrier through the acquisition of Boost Mobile.
Earlier, Carlson managed DISH’s In-Home Services, Customer Service Centers, Customer Billing, and Information Technology organizations, as well as Manufacturing, which consists of equipment retrieval and refurbishment operations. Carlson also served as Senior Vice President of Retail Services and Sales, where he managed the company’s indirect sales operations. Carlson received his undergraduate degree from Bradley University. He enjoys golfing and spending time with his wife and their two children.
15. Richard Plepler
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, HBO
Richard Plepler is Chairman and CEO of Home Box Office, where he is responsible for the overall management of the world’s most successful pay TV service, which provides the two television networks – HBO and Cinemax – to over 131 million subscribers in over 60 countries and its programming into over 180 territories. Plepler was named to this position in January 2013.
Plepler joined HBO in 1992 as an Executive Vice President, at a time when the channel was known for showing movies and premium sporting events. He began his career as head of communications and rose through the ranks. In 2007, he was appointed and served as co-president of HBO from 2007 to 2013, where he was responsible for overseeing all of HBO’s original programming, as well as other areas. Plepler graduated from Franklin & Marshall College.
16. Bob Pittman
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, iheartmedia
Bob Pittman is Chairman and CEO of iHeartMedia, Inc., the number one audio company in America. With over a quarter billion monthly listeners, iHeartMedia has a greater reach than any other media company in the US. The company’s leadership position in audio extends across multiple platforms, including 850 live broadcast stations; its iHeartRadio digital radio service; influencers; social; branded iconic live music events; and podcasts, as the #1 commercial podcast publisher.
Pittman is the co-founder and programmer who led the team that created MTV. He has led some well-known transformations in television, music, real estate, internet, and audio as CEO of MTV Networks, AOL Networks, Six Flags Theme Parks, Quantum Media, Century 21 Real Estate, and Time Warner Enterprises and as COO of America Online, Inc. and later AOL Time Warner. Pittman is the former chairman of both the New York Public Theater and the poverty-fighting organization the Robin Hood Foundation.
17. Kevin Yeaman
Chief Executive Officer, Dolby.io
Kevin Yeaman is President, CEO, and Director of Dolby, a company that is based in San Francisco with offices around the globe. From movies and TV shows to apps, music, sports, and gaming, Dolby transforms the science of sight and sound into spectacular experiences for billions of people worldwide. Under his leadership, Dolby continues to push the boundaries of what is possible in audio and imaging. The company drives innovation and growth by creating cutting-edge technologies that enhance immersive entertainment and communications experiences for people around the world.
Before being named CEO in 2009, Yeaman served as Dolby's CFO, developing infrastructure to support growth and expansion. Prior to Dolby, Yeaman was the CFO of Epiphany and Vice President of Worldwide Field Operations at Informix. Yeaman was inducted as a member of the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences in 2014. Yeaman participates on industry and education boards. He holds a BS degree in commerce from Santa Clara University.
18. Shane Smith
Chief Executive Officer and Founder, Vice Media
Shane Smith is the founder and CEO of VICE, the global youth media brand. One of the industry’s most respected visionaries, Smith is also a critically acclaimed journalist, and the host and executive producer for the Emmy-winning news series, VICE, on HBO. Under Smith’s guidance, VICE initially launched in 1994 as a punk magazine. It has since expanded and diversified to become the world’s leading youth media company.
Thanks to Smith’s work, today VICE operates as an international network of digital channels, a television production studio, a record label, an in-house creative services agency, a book-publishing house, and a feature film division. As a journalist, Smith has reported from the world's most isolated and difficult places, including North Korea, Iran, Afghanistan, Kashmir, Liberia, and Greenland. Smith graduated from Carleton University in Ottawa, Canada, with a BA in English Literature and Political Science.
19. Peter Warwick
President and Chief Executive Officer, Scholastic
Peter Warwick became President and CEO of Scholastic in August 2021, making him only the third CEO in Scholastic’s more than 100-year history. As CEO, Warwick is responsible for Scholastic’s business strategy and oversees all business segments and corporate functions. Before his appointment, Warwick was an independent director on Scholastic’s Board for seven years — a period in which the Company dramatically expanded its reach to global audiences and educators through the move into digital platforms and the creation of several new and innovative partnerships. While President & CEO, he continues to serve as a member of the Board of Directors.
Warwick began his career at Pearson, where he spent 20 years, first in an editorial capacity, and eventually becoming CEO of the company’s professional education and information business unit. In addition, he is Chair of the Board of Trustees of the Queens Museum; President of Thomson Reuters Foundation Inc.; Treasurer of The Olana Partnership; and a member of the African Acquisitions Committee of Tate Modern. Born in the United Kingdom, Warwick received degrees in history from Bristol University and York University.
20. Kristin Dolan
Chief Executive Officer, AMC Networks
Kristin Dolan is CEO of AMC Networks, the global entertainment company known for its popular and award-winning content and brands. A seasoned executive with more than 30 years of media and entertainment experience, Dolan has served in many leadership roles throughout her career, most recently as CEO of 605, the audience measurement and data analytics firm she founded in 2016. Before 605, Dolan spent 16 years in various operating roles at Cablevision Systems Corporation, the country’s 6th largest MVPD, including as Chief Operating Officer. In this role, she led all aspects of the company’s cable operations with oversight of more than 10,000 employees.
Notably, Dolan was a key member of the leadership team that oversaw Cablevision’s 2016 sale to Altice USA for $17.7 billion, the highest revenue multiple in the history of telecom, and helped to lead the subsequent transition. Prior to Cablevision, Dolan held various marketing roles at AMC Networks (then known as Rainbow Media), including in Affiliate Marketing and Distribution, where she began her career in 1989. Dolan graduated from Pace University with an MS in publishing, from Long Island University with an MA in English language and literature, and from the University at Albany, SUNY with an undergraduate degree in English.
21. Jim Bankoff
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Vox Media
Jim Bankoff began his professional career 24 years ago. Today, he is the Chairman and CEO of Vox Media, the leading independent modern media company. Known for building the best media brands and the technology that enables them, they are committed to building a better future for the industry. Their portfolio features the most relevant and respected editorial properties across the biggest consumer categories, including Vox, New York Magazine, The Verge, The Cut, Eater, Vulture, The Strategist, Polygon, SB Nation, Intelligencer, Curbed, Grub Street, Recode, Thrillist, Popsugar, The Dodo, NowThis, and Seeker.
Bankoff’s accomplishments have earned him wide recognition, most notably the first Emmy ever awarded to a webcast, for his role as Executive Producer of the Live 8 concerts online. Immediately prior to joining SB Nation (Vox Media's predecessor), Bankoff served as a Senior Advisor at Providence Equity Partners, the largest private equity firm focused on media and communications. Bankoff holds an MBA from The Wharton School and a BA from Emory University.
22. Anthony Wood
Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Roku
Anthony Wood is the Founder and CEO of Roku, a name that means “six” in Japanese to represent his sixth company. As of October 2021, Roku is the No. 1 TV streaming platform in the U.S., Canada, and Mexico. Previously, Wood was also the founder and chairman of BrightSign, the global market leader in digital signage media players, which was spun out of Roku. Prior to Roku, Wood invented the digital video recorder (DVR) and founded ReplayTV, which won “Best of Show” at CES in 1999 and was the first DVR to be sold. He served as President and CEO of ReplayTV before its acquisition and subsequent sale to DirecTV.
Before ReplayTV, Wood was co-founder and CEO of iband, an Internet software company sold to Macromedia in 1996; after which he became vice president of Internet Authoring at Macromedia. The iband code and team were important contributors to Macromedia’s Web authoring software tool, a product now known as Adobe Dreamweaver. Earlier in his career, Wood was the Founder and CEO of SunRize Industries, which made digital media hardware and software for non-linear audio recording and editing. Wood holds a bachelor's in electrical engineering from Texas A&M University.
23. Kyra Kyles
CEO, YR Media
Kyra Kyles has spent over 20 years in the media industry. As CEO of YR Media, she has expanded the nearly 30-year-old organization to a new market, Chicago. Prior to joining YR Media, Kyles served as Field Foundation’s inaugural Program Officer of Media and Storytelling, she managed a groundbreaking equity-focused journalism and documentary filmmaking fund, the first of its kind in the organization’s history. Before joining the Field Foundation, she led both the iconic EBONY and JET brands as Editor-in-Chief and Senior Vice President of Digital Editorial.
Kyles also worked at the Chicago Tribune for six years, where she was recruited specifically to attract and energize young audiences via its millennial-focused RedEye brand. Among her volunteer activities, Kyles served as two-time President of the award-winning National Association of Black Journalists-Chicago, where she built a mentorship program connecting students and working members of the media. Kyles is an elected member of the Board of Directors for the Institute for Nonprofit News (INN) and was recently selected as a Fellow for LeaderSpring’s LeadStrong cohort, an initiative focused on elevating and strengthening women leaders of color working for social justice and racial equity within the social sector.
24. David Lane
Chief Executive Officer, SI Tickets
David Lane is the CEO of Sports Illustrated Tickets. He has more than two decades of executive leadership experience, directing teams to build and launch innovative products in highly competitive marketplaces. David launched Sports Illustrated Tickets in 2021 creating a fan-first global marketplace with $2.5B of sports, concerts, and theater ticket inventory. The company also developed and launched Box Office, the innovative event management and primary blockchain ticketing platform, which combines a complete NFT ticket solution for events of any size with visibility and adjacency to traditional, non-NFT tickets alongside the biggest in sports, concert and theater on the SI Tickets marketplace.
Previously, David held executive roles at FanDuel, OUTFRONT Media, and Touchtunes, where he was instrumental in driving growth in the technology and entertainment industry. He is also a founder of digital media companies with several patents on wireless transmission of multimedia.
25. Bill Romeo
President and Chief Executive Officer, Streamland Media
Bill Romeo is the CEO of Streamland Media, the world’s most comprehensive post-production powerhouse specializing in picture and sound finishing, VFX, customized workflows, and media delivery. Romeo began his career producing commercials for national and regional advertising campaigns, working on more than three thousand spots and eventually establishing his own production company. In 2016, Romeo founded Picture Shop, a state-of-the-art visual post house offering complete and integrated services to both the feature and television communities, tapping into his thirty-plus years of industry experience.
Prior to founding both Streamland Media and Picture Shop, Romeo oversaw Worldwide Sales, Marketing, and Branding for some of the industry’s largest competing post-houses; and is credited with revenue growth and providing services that are globally recognized with Emmy nominations, HPA Awards, and Visual Effects Society Awards. Romeo proudly extends his leadership acuity to his charitable endeavors. An avid golfer, Romeo hosts an annual golf tournament benefiting the American Heart Association. Romeo also prides himself on creating an inclusive and welcoming community and regularly giving to those in need.