Co-founder / CEO of viki.com, from bootstrap to exit (Sept ’13, Rakuten, 4755:Tokyo). Aside from growing Viki with our new and amazing Rakuten wings, in Dec ’13 was named a sr. executive officer and board observer at Rakuten, helping shape our digital content strategy and global M&A. Member of the World Economic Forum Media & Ent. steering committee.
Prior to Viki, led international production initiatives and TV slate finance at NBC Universal, as the sr. vp, int'l studio ventures. Prior to which, led NBCU's west coast strategic initiatives group, working on the annual strat. plan for the CEO and sr. leadership in the film, TV and cable groups.
Co-founder / board member and joint patent holder of Embrace, a $25 infant incubator for the developing world; now in 14 countries and three continents, in partnership with GE and local governments.
Prior-prior lives have somehow been global (Dentsu, mgmt consulting in Europe, Middle East and Asia) or very bottom up (UNDP's first crisis zone private-public partnership project in South Sudan, and int'l dev. initiatives in the ITT sector for Afghanistan, Armenia & Ghana with Ashoka & the UN.
Love to build, and build to spread the love. In constant awe of those selflessly serving the most vulnerable. Will be back in the thick of it soon enough one way or another.
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