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Perry Solomon

Advisor Greater New York City Area, US

Digital Media Start-Up Mentor and Advisor @ ERA NYC, Start-up Founder and Media BizDev/Marketing Exec, MIT Sloan MBA and Georgetown grad.

Digital Media Start-Up Mentor and Advisor @ ERA NYC, Start-up Founder and Media BizDev/Marketing Exec, MIT Sloan MBA and Georgetown grad.

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Peppercoin

Advisor

Entrepreneurs Roundtable Accelerator
Entrepreneurs Roundtable Accelerator

Positions

Start-Up Mentor and Advisor Entrepreneurs Roundtable Accelerator 2014 - present
Partner Hatch Things LLC 2011 - present
Vice President, Digital Business Development Time Inc. 2011 - 2014
Vice President, Business Development News Corporation 2010 - 2011
Senior Vice President, Product Marketing and GM, Monetization Solutions FAST, A Microsoft Subsidiary April 2005 - November 2009
Founder and VP, Strategy Peppercoin December 2001 - November 2004
Customer Services Director, Content Bridge Alliance / Product Manager, E-Commerce Inktomi November 1999 - December 2001
Strategy Consultant - Entertainment & Media PricewaterhouseCoopers September 1998 - November 1999
Senior Manager, Regional Corporate Finance Peregrine Capital Limited 1994 - 1996
Financial Analyst, Investment Banking Group Salomon Brothers 1992 - 1994

Education

MIT Sloan School of Management New Product and Venture Development 1996 - 1998
Georgetown University International Economics 1988 - 1992
Stuyvesant High School 1984 - 1988

Interested In

Markets of Interest
  • • Media
  • • Mobile
  • • Sports
  • • Content
  • • Movies/Film
  • • News
  • • TV

You Should Know About Me

Key Strengths

Fundraising • Product management • M&a • Business planning • Strategic Partnership

Key Accomplishments

Entrepreneurial media strategy and biz-dev executive with 15+ years in digital media (Time Inc., NewsCorp) and software (FAST, Inktomi, Peppercoin). MIT MBA, BS from Georgetown.

At ERA, I advise digital media and e-commerce start-ups on market-entry and social media strategies, media industry value propositions, product roadmaps and partnership opportunities.

Previously, at Time Inc. and News Corporation, I launched and managed ad-supported, subscription and e-commerce digital services, monetizing content in new, valuable ways. I negotiated and managed multi-million dollar strategic partnerships and licensing agreements. I led cross-functional teams to define and deliver web, mobile, tablet and digital television products.

At FAST Search & Transfer, I led a software business focused on media, advertising and e-commerce search. Tripled revenue to ~$100MM, leading to acquisition by Microsoft for $1.4B. Negotiated license agreements and managed partnerships with Comcast, Disney, Hearst, News Corporation and Time Warner. Defined go-to-market strategy for media, entertainment and communications markets, and led growth to 300+ person field organization, across direct sales and channel sales and marketing.

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Michael Dehm
Chief Business Development Officer
One of the best in the business; seasoned, diversified portfolio of business experience, ethical, and all around great guy.
Stephanie Chan
We worked together  •  Co-Founder, CEO, Please and Carrots (pleaseandcarrots.com). McGill grad. Kellogg grad.
Perry is very strategic and not daunted by newness. He also knows how to get something done. He is extremely intelligent. Everyone truly lik ... es Perry and it is this quality that entices people to work with him and deliver for him.
Zachary Garippa
We worked together  •  Co-Founder and CEO, Negotiatus. Previously Registered Client Services Associate, Morgan Stanley Wealth Management.
I met Perry through the Entrepreneurs Roundtable Accelerator, and among a field of tremendous advisors he still stood out. He is excellent ... at both high level insights and actionable advice, and I admire his reachability especially given all of his responsibilities.
Robert Carney
We worked together  •  Vice President, International Sales, FilmNation EntertainmentWorked , . Harvard grad.
Perry has every trait a successful entrepreneur needs: infectious optimism; an indefatigable work ethic, strategic and tactical intelligence ... , deep experience at zero stage and late stage start-ups, an impressive personal and professional network, and a terrific ability to communicate clearly and effectively. I absolutely would work with Perry again on a moment's notice.
Natascha Thomson
CEO, MarketingXLerator (Boutique Social Media/Marketing/Business Consultancy), Author, Adjunct Instructor at UCSC Ext. Silicon Valley
Perry is a seasoned professional who has deep knowledge about startups and large enterprises. A Pro, one of the best.

Michael Dehm
Chief Business Development Officer
Mike is a passionate, intelligent and thoughtful media executive. Extensive range of experiences, creating immediately valuable deals and bu ... siness opportunities for biggest media brands and now exciting start-up!