For almost three decades, Ross Levinsohn has worked for a variety of companies in the advertising, marketing and financial services sectors. He is widely credited for helping Fox Interactive Media grow into a company that televisions major events throughout the world. He has also spent time at Guggenheim Digital Media, the Tribune Company and HBO. Levinsohn is currently the CEO of Sports Illustrated and Maven.
Levinsohn Spent Three Years as a Venture Capitalist
In 2014, Ross Levinsohn founded a venture capital firm called Whisper Advisers. The company provided financing, professional advice and other resources to technology companies that wanted to scale their organizations. In 2017, he left the company to take a job overseeing the Tribune Company’s digital operations. However, the firm is still in existence today, and Levinsohn still owns roughly 30 companies that he discovered during his tenure with the business that he founded.
He Almost Acquired Yahoo’s Core Assets
In 2016, rumors were swirling that Levinsohn was part of an investment group that made a bid to acquire Yahoo’s core assets before they were sold to Verizon. In 2012, he ran the company on an interim basis before being replaced by Marissa Mayer.
Levinsohn Became a CEO for the First Time in 2013
Guggenheim Digital Media would make Levinsohn its CEO in 2013, and it was the first time that he had been tasked with running an entire business. During his tenure, he would oversee major trade publications such as The Hollywood Reporter.
Sports Illustrated and Maven Each Make Bids for His Services
During the last quarter of 2019, Sports Illustrated hired Levinsohn to help revive its struggling brand. Over the course of 10 months, he was able to increase the publication’s readership and brand reach. In August 2020, he was hired by Maven to be its CEO after founder James Heckman decided to step down. The publishing company provides marketing, advertising and other tools for Sports Illustrated and other brands.