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Deanna Brown

Advisor San Francisco Bay Area, US

President, Byliner Inc.. Previously CEO, Federated Media. University of Southern California grad.

President, Byliner Inc.. Previously CEO, Federated Media. University of Southern California grad.

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Primary Skillsets

  • Ad Sales
  • Product
  • Business Development
  • Marketing

Primary Cofounder Skillsets

  • • Ad Sales
  • • Product
  • • Business Development
  • • Marketing

Involved In

Founder

BrandPlay (BrandPlay.Media)
Gaming Industry News
Inside.com (Powerful Media)

Advisor

Breathe magazine
Byliner Inc.
Matter.vc
BRC Group
Byliner Inc.
Breathe Magazine

Positions

Founder BrandPlay (BrandPlay.Media) April 2013 - present
SVP GuideSpark 2016 - 2016
Chief Content Officer (Prior a Strategic Consultant to MM) Maker Media August 2015 - March 2016
Product & Content Lead Samsung Accelerator June 2014 - July 2015
President & Advisor (Product, Marketing, & Content Partnerships Lead) Byliner Inc. May 2013 - July 2014
CEO Federated Media 2009 - April 2013
President Scripps Networks Interactive 2007 - September 2009
VP, General Manager Yahoo 2005 - 2007
Advisor & Investor Breathe Magazine 2004 - 2005
Vice President Programming AOL August 2002 - April 2004
CEO, Founder Gaming Industry News June 2001 - June 2002
CEO, Founder Inside.com (Powerful Media) July 1999 - June 2001
President, Publisher Brill's Content May 1998 - June 1999
VP, Entertainment Marketing Entertainment Weekly Magazine -- Time Inc 1997 - 1998
President/Director CondeNet March 1995 - May 1997
Sales Management Premiere Magazine October 1992 - March 1995
Sales Management & Sales Development Esquire Magazine (Hearst Corporation) September 1990 - October 1992
Sales & Sales Management Family Circle Magazine 1987 - 1990
Account Executive The Spindler Company June 1986 - September 1987

Education

University of California Berkeley (Extension) Psychology 2013 - 2015
University of Southern California Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs 1982 - 1986

Interested In

Joining an Early Team
Markets of Interest
  • • Media
  • • Video

You Should Know About Me

Key Accomplishments

I'm an experienced and ambitious serial entrepreneur that loves early stage and great teams. Throw me at a problem or opportunity and I'll make a business out of it.

Time and time again.

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Vouch for them.

Joel Smernoff
Chairman, Parachute Corp and COO, Citia. University of Michigan grad.

Katie McCann
We worked together  •  Product & Engineering Consultant / Advisor, Self-employed. Previously Head of Product & Engineering, Byliner Inc..
Katie is curious, inventive, insightful, and in tune with business needs (as a product person AND an exec).

Eve Friedman
They're my mentor  •  Sales Manager, Lovely (livelovely.com) and Founder, Eve Echo, Inc.. University of California, Santa Cruz grad.
Eve is tenacious, smart, and ambitious. She's not afraid and believes in the tasks she takes on. I'd back her.

Eve Friedman
They're my mentor  •  Sales Manager, Lovely (livelovely.com) and Founder, Eve Echo, Inc.. University of California, Santa Cruz grad.
Eve is tenacious and passionate about what she commits to. She's smart and willing to play for keeps. I'd back her.

Eve Friedman
They're my mentor  •  Sales Manager, Lovely (livelovely.com) and Founder, Eve Echo, Inc.. University of California, Santa Cruz grad.
Eve is determined and passionate about any project she starts and brings to market. I'd back her!

Jory Des Jardins
Advisory Board, BlogHer and Advisory Board, Stiya. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign grad.
Smart, experienced, and thoughtful.

Jimmy Guterman
executive editor, NewCo Festivals and president and founder, The Vineyard Group. University of Pennsylvania grad.
Smart. Oh and a great communicator.

Michael Yang
Managing Director, Comcast Ventures. Previously Vice President/General Manager, Yahoo. Harvard Business School grad. Wharton grad.