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Michele Laven

Advisor Greater New York City Area, US

President, New Times Media /The Ruxton Media Group. University of Arizona grad.

President, New Times Media /The Ruxton Media Group. University of Arizona grad.

6 vouches

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President Business Development and Partnerships iHeartMedia, Inc. 2013 - present
EVP - Strategic Partnerships Clear Channel July 2011 - 2013
SVP - Strategic Partnerships Clear Channel Communications February 2011 - July 2011
VP - Integrated Media Clear Channel Los Angeles November 2005 - January 2011
President New Times Media /The Ruxton Media Group 2000 - November 2005
Publisher Phoenix New Times 1994 - 2003


University of Alabama
University of Arizona

Interested In

Markets of Interest
  • • Advertising
  • • Commerce
  • • Education
  • • Events
  • • Local
  • • Mobile
  • • Media
  • • Music
  • • Social Impact
  • • Wearable Tech
  • • Travel
  • • Smart Home
  • • Edutainment
  • • Content
  • • News

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Key Strengths

Business Development • Marketing Strategy • Sales Management • Strategic Partnerships

Key Accomplishments

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Sharpe-Ross Kathi
President, THE SHARPE ALLIANCE. Previously Consultant, Media Link, LLC. University of California, Santa Barbara grad.
Cleary Simpson
We worked together  •  Senior Vice President, MediaLink.
Michele is a thoughtful, intelligent, experienced business leader. She understands business development, partnerships, sales and technology ... . She is a great listener, avid networker, and understands how to create win/win scenarios. She is objective, a wise manager of people and is extremely motivated by solving thorny business problems. I would consider myself very lucky to have her as an advisor. And she is a terrific person who is welcome in any room!
Cleary Simpson
We worked together  •  Senior Vice President, MediaLink.
Michele is an awesome business leader. She is very experienced in business development, partnerships and sales management and technology. ... She is a wise manager of people, and has been very successful while at iHeartMedia at creating win/win scenarios with diverse business partners. She is exceptional at tackling the thorniest business problems and working out solutions. She is also great at identifying and nurturing talent and people love working for her. Any entrepreneur would be fortunate to have Michele as an adviser. She is welcome in any room, at any level. I feel lucky to call her a friend and a colleague.
Barbara Jones
We worked together  •  Founder/Producer/Consultant, SailorJones Media; Professor of Practice, Syracuse University; Ryerson and Syracuse grad
Michele is insightful, forward thinking and is inherently curious. She's a successful executive and a team-builder.
Chuck Knerr
Co-founder, Say-So Inc. Previously Director, Marketing Strategies, Lithia Motors Inc.
Michele has a great depth of experience in both new and traditional media. I collaborated with Michele when she was with Clear Channel and o ... ur startup had integrated their broadcast content into a graphical Breadcrumb timeline on the San Francisco station websites. She's a pleasure to work with and would certainly be a valuable asset as an advisor!
Steven Cutler
We worked together  •  Investment Banker, Bank of America Merrill Lynch. Brown grad.
Michele has deep experience in navigating and understanding digital media. She also has a fantastic network of friends and business contact ... s at all of the critical companies in the space.