Robert Kyncl

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Robert Kyncl
Nationality American, Czech
Fields Media, Tech
Institutions Google/YouTube

Robert Kyncl is the Chief Business Officer at YouTube where he oversees all business functions such as content, sales, marketing and operations. Previously, Robert was Vice President of Content Acquisitions at Netflix, where he spearheaded the company’s content acquisition for streaming TV shows and movies over the Internet.


Kyncl received a Bachelor of Arts from the State University of New York at New Paltz[1] and a Masters Degree of Business Administration from Pepperdine University, Malibu, CA.


Kyncl has been listed in Variety’s 2012 Dealmakers Impact Report as a "Disruptor",[2] Vanity Fair’s New Establishment List in 2013 [3] and 2012,[4] Billboard magazine's Power 100 List in 2015,[5] 2014,[6] 2013 [7] and 2012,[8] Billboard's International Power Players List,[9] and Adweek's "Top 50 Execs Who Make the Wheels Turn." [10]

On October 18, 2012, CoachArt, a local non-profit that provides arts and athletic lessons for children with chronic and life-threatening illnesses, held their eighth annual Gala of Champions supporting the art of improving lives. The fundraising event was held at the Beverly Hilton was hosted by TV-personality Justin Willman and featured performances from Katrina Parker and Justin Hopkins, contestants on NBC’s hit show The Voice. Presenters, Dean Norris and Jeffrey Katzenberg, honored Robert Kyncl, Google/YouTube Head of Content, with the Heart and Humanity Champion Award and actor Nestor Serrano with the Champion Award of Courage and Hope. The event raised over $825,000 in donations.


Robert Kyncl represented YouTube in a number of global events throughout 2012 and 2013, including: the 2012 International CES, the 2012 MIPCOM in Cannes, France, the 2012 Abu Dhabi Media Summit, Vidcon, one of the world's first and largest conferences dedicated to the medium of online video, in addition to talks at the Producers Guild in the United States and Think with Google in Argentina.

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