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Ross Levinsohn
The Arena Group and Sports Illustrated CEO
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Ross Levinsohn

The Arena Group and Sports Illustrated CEO
Ross Levinsohn has long been at the intersection of technology, media and finance. Best known for his leadership roles as the CEO of The Arena Group and the CEO of Sports Illustrated. Ross has also held leadership positions as the Interim CEO and Head of Global Media at Yahoo and as President of Fox Interactive Media, he has helped transform, build and operate small and large scale public and private businesses. He was a co-founder and partner at Whisper Advisors, and a senior advisor at Boston Consulting Group. Levinsohn is an active investor in the digital space, with more than thirty early stage and growth investments, and has served as a strategic advisor to several well known media companies and an on-air contributor to CNBC.
The Arena Group
American University
Los Angeles, CA, USA

Professional Background

  • Current status
    Not open to opportunities
  • Profession
  • Fields
  • Work experience
    More than 15 years (More than 15 years relevant)
  • Management
    I've had experience in managing 15+ people
  • Skills
    Online Advertising
    Digital Marketing
    Social Media Marketing
    Social Media
    Mobile Marketing
    Social Networking
    Integrated Marketing
    Mobile Applications
    Big Data
    web video
    Brand Development
    Corporate Development
    Mobile Devices
    Product Management
    Mobile Advertising
    Content Strategy
    User Experience
    Content Management
    Business Strategy
    Business Development
    Online Marketing
    Ad Sales
    Leadership + Management
    New Media
  • Languages
    Native or Bilingual
  • Highest level of education

Job search preferences

  • Desired job type
    Interested in working remotely
  • Desired positions
    Chief Executive Officer
  • Desired work locations
    Los Angeles, CA, USA
  • Freelance

Work Experience


Aug 2020 - Present
The Arena Group combines powerful brands, in areas consumers are passionate about and delivers compelling experiences. Our team of award winning journalists, storytellers, content creators and entrepreneurial producers deliver exciting and dynamic destinations in sports, finance, lifestyle and more. Our advanced technical solutions provide opportunities for growth for our partners; targeted solutions for marketers and cutting edge experiences for consumers. Our leadership are pioneers in the media and technology industries, leading companies including Yahoo!, Fox, Tribune Interactive, App Nexus, Outbrain, Say Media and Time Inc. The Arena Group empowers brands and the creator community by providing technical solutions, distribution and monetization, and in turn, accelerates the opportunity for journalists, editors and content creators to impact, inform, educate and entertain consumers worldwide.


Oct 2019 - Present

Member Board Of Trustees

Jan 2015 - Jan 2018
3 yrs 1 mo
American University creates meaningful change in the world. With highly ranked schools and colleges and internationally recognized faculty, AU offers a balance between class time and career-advancing experience in Washington, DC, and beyond. Its students, among the country's most politically active, distinguish themselves for their service, leadership, and ability to rethink global and domestic challenges and opportunities

Senior Advisor

Apr 2016 - Aug 2017
1 yr 5 mos
Serve as a external senior advisor to the Boston Consulting Group, TMT Group

Co -Founder and Partner

Jun 2014 - Aug 2017
3 yrs 3 mos
Partner of boutique strategic advisory firm, advising early stage start ups to established global companies in media, e-commerce, technology, and consumer products. Partnership with Guggenheim Partners on investment banking transactions. Board of Directors


Jan 2013 - Jun 2014
1 yr 6 mos
A media company that invests in and operates media properties including The Hollywood Reporter, Billboard Magazine, Adweek, The Clio Awards, The Film Expo Group and digital extensions for Dick Clark Productions Interim Chief Executive Officer & Head of Global Media

Managing Director

Oct 2010 - Sep 2012
2 yrs 0 mos

Managing Director for technology and digital media

Jan 2008 - Oct 2010
2 yrs 10 mos
Angeles and Silicon Valley President, Fox Interactive Media

General Manager

Mar 1999 - Sep 2000
1 yr 7 mos

Vice President

Jan 1996 - Dec 1999
4 yrs 0 mos
Director, Production and Marketing Enterprises


Master of Business Administration (MBA)
Bachelor of Arts BA Communications
1981 - 1985

Licenses & Certifications

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