Tim Armstrong (executive)
Armstrong in 2009
|Born||Timothy M. Armstrong
December 21, 1971
|Occupation||Chairman and CEO|
|Salary||$6.48 million (2013) |
Timothy M. "Tim" Armstrong (born December 21, 1971) is CEO and Chairman of AOL Inc. Previously, he was President of Google's Americas operation. He replaced the outgoing Randy Falco as current CEO as of March 12, 2009. He was also one of the cofounders of the local news website Patch Media.
Other roles and activities
Armstrong sits on the boards of the Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB), the Advertising Council, and the Advertising Research Foundation, and is a trustee at Connecticut College and Lawrence Academy. He was also a founder of the United Football League and is the owner of the Boston Blazers of the National Lacrosse League.
On behalf of NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg, he chaired Media.NYC.2020, which reviewed the future of the global media industry, the implications for NYC, and suggested actionable next steps for the NYC government.
In August 2013 an audio recording was leaked of Armstrong offhandedly firing an employee earlier that month during a conference call with over 1000 attending for taking a photo of the event. Tim Armstrong has publicly apologized for the firing of the employee since then, but did not offer to reverse the firing or provide any compensation.
In February 2014, Armstrong claimed that ObamaCare and two “distressed babies” increased healthcare costs for AOL by $7.1 million per year and that, as a result, 401(k) contribution benefits for rank-and-file employees would be modified so employees that left before the end of the year, received no company contribution towards their 401(k).
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- "Armstrong praised for teamwork". CamelTracks. Connecticut College. March 15, 2009.
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- "At a glance-Tim Armstrong". Forbes. Retrieved April 8, 2013.
- "Executives". United Football League. 2010. Archived from the original on April 16, 2010. Retrieved April 15, 2010.
- Strauss, Steven; Kristy Sundjaja; Peter Robinson; Andrew Chen (2012). Media.NYC.2020. NYCEDC.
- Nicholas Carlson, provided by (August 9, 2013). "AOL CEO Tim Armstrong Fired Patch's Creative Director In Front Of 1,000 Coworkers (AOL)". SFGate. Retrieved February 10, 2014.
- Kaufman, Leslie (August 13, 2013). "AOL Chief Apologizes Over Firing of Worker". The New York Times.
- Lynn, Jia. "AOL chief cuts 401(k) benefits, blames Obamacare and two "distressed babies"". Washingtonpost.com. Retrieved February 10, 2014.
- My Baby and AOL’s Bottom Line – Slate
- Carson, Nicholas (November 6, 2013). "THE COST OF WINNING: Tim Armstrong, Patch, And The Struggle To Save AOL". Business Insider. Retrieved November 7, 2013.
- Profile at AOL
- Appearances on C-SPAN
- Tim Armstrong collected news and commentary at The New York Times
- Golden Google, Reveries, April 2003, interview with Tim Armstrong
- You've Got News, Ken Auletta, The New Yorker, January 24, 2011, profile of Tim Armstrong
- Listen to AOL CEO Tim Armstrong Fire a Patch Employee in Front of 1,000 Coworkers
|CEO of AOL