Michael Wolf (Activate)

Michael J. Wolf is Founder and Managing Director at Activate.

Former President and Chief Operating Officer of MTV Networks, where he was responsible for leading all of the global business and technology operations of the $7Bn cable programming and internet company. Prior to joining MTVN in 2005, he was the Managing Partner of McKinsey & Company’s global Media, Entertainment & Information Practice, and served as the top strategist to the CEOs and senior executives and boards of many of the world’s leading communications, internet, technology and content companies. He also directed many of the most newsworthy and dramatic transactions, strategic alignments and innovations in these industries during the past decade. Previously, Wolf was a Senior Partner of Booz Allen Hamilton, where he led the firm’s Communications, Media & Technology Practice. He also served on Booz-Allen’s board of directors and executive management committee and was the firm’s Chief Marketing Officer.

Author of the influential THE ENTERTAINMENT ECONOMY: How Mega Media Forces Are Transforming Our Lives (Random House), Wolf is a member of the boards of trustees of The Educational Broadcasting Corporation and The International Radio and Television Society. He also serves on the boards of Entercom Communications (NYSE:ETM), iAmplify.com and Uber.com. Wolf, his wife and their three children live in New York City.




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