Knee and Fries at Forum

Acting as a dynamic bridge between industry and the Columbia Business School community, the Media and Technology Forum is an invitation-only group formed in 1995 to facilitate the exchange of ideas and best practices among senior-level executives and investors in the industry and thought leaders from relevant academic disciplines. In addition to occasional breakfasts and lunches, an annual Forum meeting is held each spring to foster high-level discussions of economic and business trends that are of particular strategic significance to the sector. Current Forum members are listed below.

A+E Networks
Digger Granville-Smith, EVP & CFO

Acushnet Holdings Corp.
Sean Sullivan '98, EVP & CFO

Advance Publications Inc.
Janine McGrath Shelffo '95, Chief Strategy & Development Officer

Brian T. Olsavsky, SVP and CFO

American Urban Radio Networks
Chesley Maddox-Dorsey, CEO

Howard Hochhauser '04, CFO and COO

The Associated Press
Gary Pruitt, President & CEO

Atlantic Media Company
David Bradley, Chairman

Bloomberg L.P.
Matt Winkler, Founding Editor
and Editor-in-Chief Emeritus

Cambridge Information Group
Andrew Snyder, CEO and Vice Chairman, Clarivate

Cengage Learning
Michael Hansen '89, CEO

Charter Communications
David Ellen, Senior Executive Vice President

Jared Grusd '06, Chief Strategy Officer & SVP of Corporate Development

Timothy Crowhurst, SVP of Corporate Development

Bob Eatroff '93, EVP Global Corporate Development & Strategy

Creative Artists Agency
James Burtson '94, President

DHI Group
Art Zeile, President and CEO

Tom Cullen, Executive Vice President, Corporate Development

Emerson Collective
Peter Lattman, Managing Director, Media

Kruti Patel Goyal, Chief Executive Officer, Depop

Lanny Baker, CFO

Julie Yoo, SVP Global Head of Mergers & Acquisitions

Fried Films
Robert Fried '83, President, Fried Films
and CEO, Ideation Acquistion Corp

Gamesquare, Inc.
Tom Rogers, Executive Chairman

Craig Safian, Chief Financial Officer
Christian Keane, SVP, Global Head of Strategy & Corporate Finance

General Atlantic
Anton Levy '03, Managing Director and Global Head of Internet & Technology

*Oakleigh Thorne '86,  President and CEO

Stephanie Redish Hofmann, Managing Director

Graham Holdings Company
Jake Maas, SVP, Planning & Development

Hearst Corporation
James Asher, SVP & Chief Legal and
Development Officer

Charles McCurdy '83, CEO, Global Exhibitions

Richard Sarnoff, Managing Director & Head of the Media & Communications Industry Group

Liberty Global
*Mike Fries '88, CEO
Bob Leighton '89, SVP Programming

Major League Soccer
Charles Altchek '14, President, MLS NEXT Pro & EVP, MLS

Mint House
Christian Lee '07, CEO

Moody's Corporation
Mark Kaye, CFO
David Platt, Chief Strategy Officer 

MSG Entertainment
David Byrnes, CFO
Colin Kelly, Vice President, Corporate Development
Lee Weinberg, SVP Strategy and Business Planning

James X. Chen, Senior Vice President, Global Head of Corporate Development
Ann Dennison, Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer

The New York Times
William Bardeen '04, CFO

News Corporation
Brian Murray '95, President & CEO, Harper Collins Publishers Worldwide
Andrew Cramer, Senior Vice President, Corporate Finance

Gordon Crovitz, Co-founder

*Robert Bakish '89, President & CEO, Paramount Global

PLBY Group
Lance Barton '06, CFO

Youngsuk Chi '84, Director of Corporate Affairs and Asia Strategy and Chairman, Elsevier
Todd Larsen ‘96, President, Nexis Solutions at LexisNexis

Kent Collier, Founder and CEO

Charlie Collier '98, President, Roku Media

S&P Global
Ewout Steenbergen, Executive Vice President and CFO
Jesse Kramer, Head of M&A and Strategic Investments

Screenvision Media
John Partilla '07, CEO

Barbara Daniel, SVP, Corporate Strategy & Business Development

Eddie Lazarus, Chief Legal Officer

Charles Stewart, CEO

Spark Capital
Jeremy Philips, Founder and General Partner

Sheila Spence, Vice President, Corporate Development

*Daniel Xu, Chief Information Officer
Ben Feder, President, International Partnerships (North America), Tencent Games

Townsquare Media
Steven Price, Executive Chairman of the Board

Sara Furber, CFO
James Dixson, Managing Director, Corporate Development

Matt Goldberg, CEO

Chris Bartlett, SVP of Corporate Development and Head of Verizon Ventures

Warburg Pincus
Mark Colodny, Managing Director, Co-head of U.S. Private Equity and Head of Technology

Warner Bros. Discovery 
Bruce Campbell, Chief Revenue & Strategy Officer​​
Sharon Rowlands, President & CEO

Wolters Kluwer
Andres Sadler, CEO, Global Business Services
Maria Montenegro '17, Senior Vice President, Strategy & Innovation

Lance Maerov ‘94, Executive Vice President


*Member of the Columbia Business School Board