Maven Media, which runs the publishing businesses of Sports Illustrated and TheStreet, has tapped digital-media veteran Rob Barrett as president of media.

Barrett reports to Maven CEO Ross Levinsohn. All of the company’s media brands, including SI and TheStreet, and editorial teams report to Barrett, who will remain based in the New York area. He started at Maven Media on Feb. 16.

In 2019, Authentic Brands Group purchased Sports Illustrated from Meredith for $110 million (after Meredith bought Time Inc.). ABG then licensed media and publishing rights for the SI brand to Maven. Also in 2019, Maven bought TheStreet for…

One of the bigger media stories of 2019 was the acquisition of Sports Illustrated by Authentic Brands Group (ABG) from Meredith Corp. ABG acquired the prestigious brand and magazine for $110 million, and it surprised many in the media landscape. Just weeks after that announcement, ABG entered into an operational licensing agreement with digital publishing company, Maven Inc and CEO Ross Levinsohn. …

The past three decades have included a whirlwind of digital change. The rise of social media, content sharing, and online brand presence has dramatically shifted how companies appeal to their consumers. During these shifts, leaders have had to adapt or get left behind in the shuffle. Ross Levinsohn has been working in the intersection of media, technology, and finance since the late 1980s.

In the early part of this century, Ross Levinsohn was named president of Fox Interactive Media. A decade after that, Levinsohn was managing Yahoo! as the executive VP and interim CEO. His work with Yahoo! …

In late August of 2020, Ross Levinsohn was named CEO of Maven. During a difficult year, he was brought in to revitalize the media brands that Maven manages. Media companies have had to face the rising demand for continual free content with minimal ad interruption. Changes to how customers view and consume content has put a lot of media brands in tough places and put pressure on them to adapt with innovative solutions.

At its core, Maven is a technology platform company, providing scalable publishing and monetization services and infrastructure to more than 300 media brands. It is also a…

Ross Levinsohn, Maven CEO
Ross Levinsohn, Maven CEO

In August, 2020, media veteran Ross Levinsohn was announced as the new CEO of Maven, the digital platform behind such brands as Sports Illustrated, TheStreet featuring Jim Cramer, and over 300 more brands. With this move, Levinsohn expands his role as CEO of Sports Illustrated, leveraging decades of experience in digital media leadership at companies including Yahoo! and Fox Interactive Media. Maven's founder, James Heckman, has transitioned from CEO to an advisory role in support of new business development initiatives. The demand for digital entertainment remains strong, and Ross Levinsohn's leadership will undoubtedly boost Maven's partnership opportunities throughout the digital media industry.

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Ross Levinsohn, Maven CEO
Ross Levinsohn, Maven CEO

A former employee Ross Levinsohn played a role at Yahoo as an interim CEO during 2012 and now wants to buy core business part of the company.

Ross was the leader to wind up Yahoo’s full-time CEO until lobbyist financial specialists gave the part to current CEO Marissa Mayer, as depicted in Nicholas Carlson’s book “Marissa Mayer and the Fight to Save Yahoo.”

Just a few days ago on April 19th, 2016 a Re/code journalist name Kara Swisher filed a report that Levinsohn is attempting to get back in the organization as a feature of a gathering of speculators putting…

Ross Levinsohn

Ross Levinsohn is the CEO of Maven. He has held C-level positions with Yahoo!, Sports Illustrated, and Fox Interactive Media.

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