Jonathan Miller (businessman)

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Jonathan F. Miller
Born 1957 (age 60–61)
Occupation Media executive
Spouse(s) Myriam Barenbaum
Parent(s) Jean Baker Miller
S. M. Miller
Family Edward D. Miller (brother)

Jonathan F. Miller (born 1957)[1] was CEO of Digital Media at News Corp until 2012 and was the chairman and CEO of America Online from 2002 to 2006.[2][3]

Early life and education[edit]

Miller is the son of Jean Baker Miller and S. M. Miller.[4] His father was an emeritus professor of sociology at Boston University; his mother was a psychiatrist and author.[4][5] He has one brother, Dr. Edward D. Miller.[4]

Career[edit]

From 1987 to 1993, Miller was vice president of programming and NBA Entertainment for the National Basketball Association.[6] From 1993 to 1997, he was Managing Director of Nickelodeon International, (a unit of Viacom’s MTV Networks). In 1997 he joined USA Networks as manager of its local television stations.[7] From 2000 to 2002, Miller ran the Internet operations of Barry Diller's USA Networks, (now IACI and Expedia).[8]

In August 2002, when he was brought into AOL by Richard D. Parsons, he was relatively unknown.[9] Miller pursued a strategy of cutting costs and focusing on improving ad revenues over AOL's then-dominant subscription business.[10] In 2004, Miller oversaw the $435 million acquisition of Advertising.com[11] In 2006, he presided over layoffs of 5,000 people at AOL.[12] He bought Weblogs, Inc., and brought Jason Calacanis to AOL, and later invested in Mahalo.com.[13] In November 2006, he was replaced by Randy Falco. Miller led the company's change from a subscription-based model to an advertising-supported model.[10][14][15][16]

After his departure from AOL, Time Warner invoked a non-compete clause to prevent him serving on the Yahoo board of directors.[17][18] In 2008, he was looking for funding for a takeover of Yahoo, but was unsuccessful.[19]

In March 2009 Miller joined News Corp as Chief Digital Officer[20] to "oversee the broad strategic digital initiatives."[21] Miller was CEO of Digital Media at News Corp, including Fox Interactive Media and Hulu,[22][23] until his departure in August 2012.[24]

Directorships[edit]

As of 2009, Miller was on the Board of Directors of Clickable, Idearc Media, Mahalo, Kosmix, YP Holdings, LLC and Hanley Wood, LLC. He was an advisor to General Atlantic LLC.[1] In 2012, he served on the boards of TripAdvisor and Shutterstock.[20]

Awards[edit]

Miller received the first Pioneer Prize in 2006, for his contributions to the field of interactive television at the International Interactive Emmy Awards at Mip TV in Cannes.[25]

Personal life[edit]

Miller is married to Myriam Barenbaum. They have a son, Jake.[26]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Jonathan F. Miller". Forbes Magazine online. Archived from the original on March 4, 2009.
  2. ^ Sue Chan. "AOL Gets A New Helmsman". CBS News. August 6, 2002. Retrieved on January 29, 2009.
  3. ^ Aherns, Frank (2006-11-18). "Miller's AOL Innovation Speeded His Demise". The Washington Post. Retrieved 2009-03-29.
  4. ^ a b c New York Times: "Jean Baker Miller, 78, Psychiatrist, Is Dead" By Jeremy Pearce August 8, 2006
  5. ^ Jewish Women's Archives: "Psychology in the United States" by Rhoda K. Unger retrieved March 26, 2017
  6. ^ http://www.milkeninstitute.org/events/gcprogram.taf?function=bio&EventID=GC06&SPID=1885
  7. ^ Hansell, Saul (2002-08-06). "TECHNOLOGY; Executive Of Net and TV Is Named Chief Of AOL Unit". The New York Times. Retrieved 2016-03-15.
  8. ^ Aherns, Frank (2006-11-18). "Miller's AOL Innovation Speeded His Demise". The Washington Post.
  9. ^ Shannon Henry (August 7, 2002). "At AOL, New Boss Largely Unknown; 'Who's Jon Miller?' Employees Ask At Dulles Offices". The Washington Post.
  10. ^ a b STEPHANIE N. MEHTA (November 14, 2005). "AOL: The Relaunch". FORTUNE Magazine.
  11. ^ Oser, Kris (2004-06-24). "AOL Acquires Advertising.com for $435 Million". Advertising Age. Retrieved 2016-03-15.
  12. ^ Sara Kehaulani Goo (August 4, 2006). "AOL Plans to Cut 5,000 Jobs, Some in Virginia". Washington Post.
  13. ^ Nicholas Carlson (July 1, 2008). "Jason Calacanis says ex-AOL CEO Jon Miller is the man for you, Yahoos". gawker.
  14. ^ Frank Ahrens (November 16, 2006). "NBC Veteran To Replace AOL Chief In Shake-Up Miller Out After 4 Years, Switch to Ad-Driven Model". Washington Post.
  15. ^ Staci D. Kramer (15 Nov 2006). "It's Official: Jon Miller Out, Randy Falco In As Chairman and CEO, AOL". paidContent.org.
  16. ^ "About Jon Miller". Calacanis weblog. Retrieved April 27, 2009.
  17. ^ PETER LAURIA and ZACHERY KOUWE (August 2, 2008). "NOT MILLER TIME: TW WON'T LET YANG BRING EX-AOL CEO TO YAHOO!". The New York Post.
  18. ^ Peter Kafka (August 1, 2008). "Time Warner (TWX) Killed Jon Miller/Yahoo (YHOO) Board Deal". Silicon Alley Insider.
  19. ^ Christine Seib (December 3, 2008). "Former AOL boss Jonathan Miller seeks funds for Yahoo! deal". The Times.
  20. ^ a b Swisher, Kara (2012-08-23). "Exclusive: Digital Chief Jon Miller Leaving News Corp". All Things D. Retrieved 2016-03-15.
  21. ^ Li, Ken (2009-03-28). "Jonathan Miller to join News Corp". Financial Times. Retrieved 2009-03-29.
  22. ^ Michael Arrington (March 27, 2009). "Breaking: Former AOL Chief Jonathan Miller To Become News Corp.'s CEO Digital Media". techcrunch.
  23. ^ Jeff Clabaugh (April 1, 2009). "Former AOL CEO Jonathan Miller heads to MySpace". Washington Business Journal.
  24. ^ "News Corporation's Chief Digital Officer Jonathan Miller to Leave Post". News Corporation. Retrieved 8 June 2013.
  25. ^ Whitemann, Bobbie (March 28, 2006). "Pioneer plaudit for AOL's Miller.(Jonathan F. Miller of America Online Inc. awarded)". Daily Variety. Retrieved 2009-04-26.
  26. ^ Tarrytown Sun: "Check Mate: SH Teen Wins Big - High school junior Jake Miller is a nationally ranked chess player by Sarah Studley] May 24, 2010

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Preceded by
Robert W. Pittman
CEO of AOL
2002–2006
Succeeded by
Randy Falco