CEOs Should Lead in Election Season
Election Day 2020 is only 50 days away and I believe that CEOs play an important role in filling the leadership void that our government...
Being a CEO is not an easy job.
I should know: I’ve been a CEO or General Manager for more than 16 years. It’s a challenge to make a company succeed, but when it does, it’s incredibly rewarding. My last company, FreeWheel, sold to Comcast a couple years ago for $375 million.
Too many CEOs never really learn the techniques needed to grow a great company, even though they might have gone to business school or have a helpful board. It’s really hard to learn on-the-job to be a CEO.
Over the years, I've worked in some great companies (and some that didn’t quite succeed). Here are some of the organizations I've worked at and/or been on their board: Comcast, FreeWheel, DoubleClick, Diameter Research, Chiat/Day, Bonneville International, DynamicLogic, Bitpass, Lowe & Partners, Medialink Worldwide, TripleLift, JWT and Georgetown University's Entrepreneur Board.
Along the way, I’ve learned what it takes to successfully scale a company and achieve an extraordinary outcome.
My goal now is to help CEOs around the world to achieve the same success that I've had by sharing what I've learned along the way.