Thursday, April 5, 2007
Today's Speaker: Chris Williams
CHRIS WILLIAMS, CO-FOUNDER/CEO FanLib: Chris Williams leads the FanLib team, building key business relationships, spearheading strategy and overseeing operations. His wide-ranging experience as a successful internet executive, film and television producer, and advertising sales director allow him to effectively bridge the worlds of marketing, entertainment and online media. In 1996, Williams joined upstart Yahoo! as one of its first sales and business executives. Over the next five years, he rose to the position of Director of Market Development, generating over $300-million in revenue and managing a team of over thirty people. He personally developed signature relationships and negotiated complex partnership agreements with Viacom, Disney, Barnes & Noble and others. As the media landscape has changed, Williams has channeled his unique expertise in the colliding industries of entertainment, marketing and online media by helping marketers and established entertainment companies make the most of opportunities arising from online and consumer-generated media. Williams graduated from Boston University’s College of Communications in 1993 with a BS degree in Broadcast and Film.