Adam DuritzaLos Angeles, California, United States
Technology and Media focused executive with leadership experience over $100M in annual revenue and a track record on over 100 high profile strategy, M&A and business development initiatives in roles of progressive responsibility.
Chief Development Officer
May 2019 - Current
I lead M&A, Partnerships and Growth at System1. We are a leading consumer internet and applications business, with 50+ content and search properties that reach over 120 million consumers each month. We use our best-in-class tech platform, data science, and digital marketing capabilities to build and grow brands and businesses. Headquartered in Venice, CA with 300 employees.
Mar 2019 - Current
Leading product distribution partnerships for top software, app and search providers. System1 has a negotiated structure to support and acquire PlayaNext.
Mar 2018 - Current
Homescore is re-inventing home search with AI and Machine Learning. It learns about you and uses millions of data points to help you find the perfect home with your agent.Originally created to solve a personal pain point, coded and built into a full desktop / mobile application, primarily using React and React Native.
Strategy and Business Development Advisor
Manchester United
Nov 2017 - Current
Advised CEO of Media on strategy and facilitated key partnerships with both tech platforms and traditional media for Manchester United's direct-to-consumer media business.
Head of Video and Distribution Partnerships, Senior Director
Yahoo! Inc.
Jan 2014 - Oct 2017
- Created and led a team which distributed Yahoo's content to 1,000+ apps, sites and platforms including Facebook, YouTube and Apple. Grew to over 5 billion views.• Managed a team which oversaw Yahoo's 300+ video content partnerships• Directed content acquisition efforts and led Yahoo's relationships and negotiations with studios, networks and streaming services including CBS, NBCUniversal and HuluRecipient of 2015 and 2016 Yahoo Excellence Award given for the top 10% of performers in the company
GM, Yahoo Autos, Travel and Real Estate
Yahoo! Inc.
Nov 2011 - Jan 2014
- Full P&L accountability for three of the most visited destinations in the U.S. in their category, with a combined 50 million monthly active users• Directed activities of a global team across 6 offices including Business Development, Product, Editorial, and Marketing
Spotlight Analytics
Nov 2009 - Nov 2011
Founding team of analytics advisory firm to top Media & Entertainment companies, including Disney and 20th Century Fox. Our engagements primarily involved large consumer field studies and advanced statistical modeling / logistic regression.Examples include:• Launch of groundbreaking new Premium VOD service for a top film studio• Several innovative theme park ticketing, bundling and marketing strategies• Development of a new approach to movie revenue forecasting for a top film studio.
Engagement Manager
Marakon Associates
Jul 2003 - Dec 2008
Marakon is a premier strategy consulting firm that partners with CEO teams of Fortune 200 companies to drive value transformation.At Marakon, I was responsible for leadership of strategy consulting teams of 5-10 consultants. I had the privilege of advising the executive teams of some of the largest companies in the world on their corporate value growth and M&A strategy• Promoted from Assoc. Consultant ('03) to Consultant ('05), Sr. Consultant ('06), Manager ('07)• Head of Worldwide finance, valuation and M&A training for ~60 new hires ('05, '06)• Head of U.S. undergraduate recruiting for ~20 new hires ('07)
Senior Software Engineer
Thomson Reuters - Hubbard One
Jun 2001 - Jul 2003
Lead software developer and technical architect for multiple web-based applications in the Legal and Financial Services industries
Northwestern University
BA, Political Science
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