Former President, Digital and New Platforms
Kevin Conroy is an award-winning media and technology innovator, board member, advisor, and entrepreneur, consistently at the leading edge and focused on the intersection of media, technology, and data, making significant breakthroughs impacting the future growth of entertainment, music, and sports. He has held a range of global, operational, strategic, entrepreneurial, and intrapreneurial roles for major media and entertainment corporations including CBS, Fox, Bertelsmann, AOL, Univision, and MGM, managing P&L’s in excess of a billion dollars. Conroy has been honored at Broadcasting & Cable’s Annual Technology Leadership Awards, recognized by Broadcasting & Cable as a Digital All-Star, on CableFAX’s Digital Hot List, lauded as one of Digital Media Wire’s “25 Executives to Watch,” and awarded membership in the CDO Club Hall of Fame.
Most recently, Conroy held the position of President, Digital and New Platforms at MGM, overseeing all initiatives for new and emerging platforms for the company. He led the charge to advance and broaden the studio’s new short-form digital content, and developed new formats for new platforms, utilizing MGM’s vast catalogue as well as originally scripted content. He established and expanded partnerships with major content brands for virtual and augmented reality experiences, which included investments in the leading entertainment and gaming VR and location based entertainment companies. He was a strategic member of the team that developed the company’s OTT efforts in the areas of faith-based and entertainment verticals.
Prior to MGM, he served as Univision’s Chief Strategy and Data Officer, where he led efforts to identify priority growth initiatives and developed Univision’s big data strategy. He developed and led Univision’s overall digital platform, product and programming strategies and execution.
Before Univision, he spent 8 years at AOL, where he served as Executive Vice President for AOL’s global products and marketing group, Chief Operating Officer for AOL Broadband, and held Senior Vice President, General Manager posts for AOL Entertainment and AOL Music. Previously, he was Chief Global Marketing Officer and President, New Technology for BMG Entertainment, and Vice President, Marketing for CBS/FOX Video. He began his career at Leonard Monahan, Inc.
Conroy serves on the board of directors at Sotheby’s, and is an advisor to Madison Dearborn Partners and numerous start-up companies at the intersection of media, data, content, and technology: Adverator, BingeGiving, Channel Factory, Dreamscape Immersive, Eleven James, Joox Music, Kiswe, Mitu, Perfect Sense, Photo Butler, Pongalo, Snap+Style, Trivver, and Vaudeville Ventures.