Media Council Breakfast
Tim Armstrong, Chairman & CEO, AOL
Thursday, March 7, 2013
Tim Armstrong, Chairman and CEO, AOL
Tim Armstrong has served as chairman and CEO of AOL since 2009. In December of 2009, he took the company public on the New York Stock Exchange. AOL serves over 200 million consumers a month and is one of the world's biggest consumer brands. Prior to joining AOL, Armstrong served as president of Google's Americas operations and served on the company's operating committee. Prior to Google, he served as an executive of multiple Internet and media companies, including Snowball, Disney's ABC/ESPN Internet Ventures, and Paul Allen's Starwave Corporation. Armstrong also has started or cofounded multiple companies during his career including Associated Content (sold to Yahoo) and Patch (sold to AOL). He is a graduate of Connecticut College, home of the Camels.
Moderated by Aryeh B. Bourkoff, Cofounder and CEO, LionTree
Aryeh B. Bourkoff is a cofounder and the chief executive officer of LionTree. LionTree is an independent investment bank founded in 2012. Built to adapt to today’s dynamic market conditions, LionTree invests alongside its clients in select deals on which it advises. Bourkoff previously served as vice chairman and head of Americas investment banking at UBS, where he oversaw investment banking across all sectors throughout the Americas and held a seat on UBS’s global investment banking executive committee. During Bourkoff’s tenure, UBS became the premiere M&A advisor in the media sector and facilitated landmark transactions including Comcast’s $37.5 billion purchase of NBC and the $21 billion workout of Charter Communications. Previously, he served as a high-yield research analyst at CIBC World Markets and Smith Barney, and for seven consecutive years Institutional Investor named him the best media analyst (high yield) in the nation. Bourkoff is a director on the boards of select private companies. He is also a chair of the entertainment, media, and communications division of the UJA-Federation of New York and a member of its digital media executive committee; a member of the New York Philanthropic Advisory Board of UNICEF; a director of the American Division of Hebrew University; and a trustee of the Foundation for Fighting Blindness. A graduate of the University of California, San Diego, he lives in New York City with his wife and four children.
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