aol leadership posts

Aug 28th 2013

AOL Welcomes Luke Beatty as Head of Strategic Partnerships

I'm excited to announce that Luke Beatty is joining AOL as Head of Strategic Partnerships. In this newly created position, Luke will work with our business development, technology, advertising and content teams to create partnerships that will leverage outside thinking and resources to help build better products and services.

Luke's passion for the industry is coupled with deep roots in the digital media, content and tech spaces. His addition to the team is a great moment for us as we continue to open up AOL's content and capabilities to the best partners in the world.

His background includes Techstars – the world's leading seed fund accelerator located in Boulder – where he was the Managing Director; and Yahoo, where he was a VP and central business lead for its crowd-driven properties: Flickr, Yahoo Local, Yahoo Groups, Yahoo Answers and Yahoo Contributor Network in the Americas.

In 2004, Luke founded Associated Content, an extremely successful venture whose first investor was Tim Armstrong. Known as the first and the largest crowdsourcing content collection platform in the world, Associated Content enabled hundreds of thousands of individuals to publish and generate revenue from the millions of articles, videos and images they contributed and built the web's largest freelancer community and distributed that community's content to media partners including Reuters, Yahoo and Turner. Luke ran Associated Content until Yahoo acquired it in 2010.

We're confident Luke will make a huge impact at AOL and look forward to his leadership. Please join me in welcoming him to the team on September 9.

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Feb 11th 2013

John Frelinghuysen Joins AOL as SVP, Head of Strategy

Today, I'm proud to announce that John Frelinghuysen has joined the AOL team as SVP, Head of Strategy. In this newly created position, John will lead the company's formal strategic planning process and work closely with the executive team and business leaders to drive strategy across the organization, helping to address and analyze existing and new market opportunities.

John is a well-recognized thought leader in the media industry and has extensive experience delivering high quality counsel and support to top companies. With more than twenty years of experience developing robust business models for media partners, John is the ideal candidate for this role.

John joins AOL from Bain & Company, where he served as Partner for the Media, Entertainment and Information Practice. In this role, he supported CEOs and executives from top companies and served as a trusted advisor and change agent focused on unlocking new revenue opportunity, deepening customer relationships, improving organizational performance and driving financial results. Prior to this role, he established his career at Booz Allen Hamilton where he started as a research associate and moved up the ranks to eventually lead the U.S. Media and Entertainment Practice.

John earned his M.B.A. from Columbia University and A.B. in Politics from Princeton University. He has developed significant intellectual property as a thought leader in the media industry, including white papers and studies on building and measuring brands that have been widely published.

We are excited to welcome him to the AOL team and look forward to his leadership!

Jan 31st 2013

Three AOL Leaders Named Top Executives in Their Fields for 2012

We are excited to announce that ExecRank has named three of our AOL executives to its list of Top Executives for 2012 in a range of categories!

Artie Minson, former AOL CFO and now Chief Operating Officer, was featured at number 94 out of 250,000 CFO's in the country. "This accolade from ExecRank is a reflection of all of the hard work my five thousand teammates have put in at AOL and I am honored to accept it on their behalf," said Minson.

Jim Norton, SVP-Head of Advertising Sales, came in at number 6 out of 15,000 sales officers across the nation. After receiving the news Jim stated, "At AOL, we partner with the world's top advertisers and this recognition is validation that our teams are providing exemplary service and advertising innovation that will continue to drive significant value for our clients."

ExecRanks also listed Matt Kelpy as number 123 out of 30,000 Chief Accounting Officers in the U.S. Kelpy said, "I can't say enough about the dedication & effort of our accounting & shared services team every single day, as this recognition is a reflection of those outstanding contributions! I'm thrilled that our efforts were recognized in the Execrank selection process, and humbled to be included in such distinguished company."

The rankings are a result of two years of research and feedback from evaluation committees and top executives that produced an algorithm for how to rank Top Executives based on their performance in 24 different key areas.

Congratulations to all three of these executives! To find out more about AOL's leadership team visit our corporate site.

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