Joseph Robinson Becomes President Of New iHeartMedia Ventures Group
March 24, 2015 at 7:23 AM (PT)
iHEARTMEDIA has upped JOSEPH ROBINSON to President of iHEARTMEDIA VENTURES, working to develop high-value strategic opportunities with media, technology, and content companies. ROBINSON, who has over 20 years of investment and management experience, will be reporting to Pres./COO/CFO RICH BRESSLER.
"JOE has played an invaluable role in helping iHEARTMEDIA explore new digital and technology opportunities for both consumer-facing and internal initiatives," said BRESSLER. "I'm delighted that JOE is expanding his role with us; his new leadership position will be instrumental in our continued success as a 21st century media company -- one that is both relentlessly forward-looking on the technology front and focused on using iHeartMedia's cross-platform assets in creative ways that help redefine the future of consumer media and entertainment."
"As iHEARTMEDIA pushes new technology and data-driven initiatives, I'm excited to be the bridge between our company and others that can provide solutions to these continuing needs," said ROBINSON. "iHEARTMEDIA appreciates and values innovation, not only in our own company but in partners as well. I'm excited to expand my outreach to all of those who are building the future."
"JOE has a proven track record of spotting innovators and cutting-edge products that can enable our vision of the future," said Chairman/CEO BOB PITTMAN. "I've worked with JOE for almost ten years, and I'm excited about his expanded role and the impact it can have on accelerating our new products, technologies and our entrance into data-driven solutions for our consumers and marketing partners."
The company explains iHEARTMEDIA VENTURES, "will enable iHEARTMEDIA to be nimble and to choose best in class solutions and technologies while retaining and supporting core teams and knowledge. Additionally, because of its size and multi-platform asset base, iHEARTMEDIA can help accelerate the companies it invests in and partners with by promoting and deploying portfolio company products across its vast network ¬ making a significant difference to young companies trying to break into established markets."