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David Wertheimer

Advisor Greater Los Angeles Area, US

President, Digital at FOX -- Worked w/ Steve Jobs, Digital Media, Digital Content Change Agent, All about User Experience and Paradigm Shift

President, Digital at FOX -- Worked w/ Steve Jobs, Digital Media, Digital Content Change Agent, All about User Experience and Paradigm Shift

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Founder

The Chalk Board

Advisor

Infostreet, Inc.
RL LEADERS, LLC
Entertainment Technology Center
Entertainment Technology Center @ USC

Positions

President, Digital Fox (Film, TV & Sports) December 2011 - present
CEO & Board Member Entertainment Technology Center @ USC January 2007 - November 2011
Executive Director USC Institute for Creative Technologies June 2003 - December 2006
President, iBlast Services iBlast, Inc. January 2002 - May 2003
Chairman & CEO WireBreak Entertainment October 1998 - March 2001
President (Chief Digital Officer) Paramount Digital Entertainment October 1995 - October 1998
Strategic Development/Entertainment Alliances Oracle June 1993 - July 1995
Sales and Marketing Manager NeXT (Steve Jobs' company acquired by Apple) November 1989 - June 1993
Founder, CEO The Chalk Board January 1983 - September 1985

Education

Duke University (BS, Computer Science/Business) Computer Science/Business, Graduated Phi Beta Kappa 1985 - 1989
Highland Park High School 1981 - 1985

Interested In

Markets of Interest
  • • Advertising
  • • Consumer Electronics
  • • Data & Analytics
  • • Media
  • • Mobile
  • • Smart Home
  • • Video
  • • Content
  • • Movies/Film
  • • TV

You Should Know About Me

Key Strengths

Digital Media • Social networking • Entertainment • Startups • Content creation

Key Accomplishments

As President, Digital at FOX, David Wertheimer is responsible for the network’s strategies, operations and ventures in digital entertainment content and emerging media platforms. Having founded his first company at 15, worked for Steve Jobs for 5+ years, and become the first President of the Digital Entertainment division at Paramount Pictures, David has consistently helped drive the media, entertainment and technology industries in creating the multi-platform future of television. Today, David's group at FOX builds and operates digital platforms including online viewing apps, websites, digital network incubation and social network audience engagement related to FOX's entertainment properties.

David Wertheimer is an entertainment and technology leader/executive with experience running new and existing businesses in start-up and publicly traded organizations. David's strengths stem from his deep technical background combined with widespread experience in management and operations. As as a result, he has been an executive and/or trusted advisor to several media companies and major studios and an award-winning thought-leader and keynote speaker on the subject of content distribution trends and futures.

Before FOX, David served in executive positions in entertainment companies and technology strategy/product organizations, including the Entertainment Technology Center at USC, the USC Institute for Creative Technologies, iBlast, Inc., WireBreak Entertainment, and Oracle.

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Ali Taslimi
They're my friends  •  Co-founder & CEO, Optimiti Inc and Council Member (Tech, Media & Telecom), Gerson Lehrman Group (GLG).
He is a capable and skilled leader with a strong executive background and presence in the entertainment and media industry. He is very pleas ... ant to work with and generously shares his knowledge with others.
Corey Weiss
We worked together  •  Head of Business Development / ipsyStudios, ipsy. Previously Marketing & Business Development Consultant, Corey Weiss & Associates. University o
David is the gold standard for entrepreneurs. He has a great creative mind to envision meaningful businesses and the in-depth know-how to s ... ee them through to creation. He has a unique pedigree of big and small company experience and is unstoppable once he has his eye on success. In addition, he is a thoughtful and effective leader.
Siamak Farah
We worked together  •  CEO, InfoStreet, Inc.. Previously Various Positions, From Systems Engineer to Partnerships to Sales, NeXT Computer, Inc.. Purdue grad.
Being a successful entrepreneur has so many facets and not unlike a perfect recipe, it has to have all the great ingredients just in the rig ... ht amount, not to little, not too much. David is one such perfect combination of intelligence, vision, hard work, and resourcefulness.

Ali Taslimi
Co-founder & CEO, Optimiti Inc and Council Member (Tech, Media & Telecom), Gerson Lehrman Group (GLG).
Ali is an incredibly smart and thoughtful executive, advisor and board member. No matter how much I think I know, I always learn more from e ... very interaction with Ali. He has a remarkable ability to understand challenges and opportunities and focus attention on what needs to be done to capitalize on the opportunity.

Siamak Farah
CEO, InfoStreet, Inc.. Previously Various Positions, From Systems Engineer to Partnerships to Sales, NeXT Computer, Inc.. Purdue grad.
Siamak is a visionary leader...sees trends before they happen (web mail, "the cloud", apps, the list goes on and on), and Siamak helps peopl ... e see and understand what's happening. He's got the technical chops to understand how to build things, but the executive leadership to make it happen and to inspire his team to do great things. He listens, sticks with it, sees it through, and is a pleasure to work with throughout. For this reason, his employees stay with him forever and people like me love to work with him.