Ross Levinsohn is the chief executive officer of the company. He is responsible for the strategy and direction of the company and its subsidiaries. He was appointed to this position in January 2018. Ross was a co-founder, Chairman, and Chief Executive Officer of Gigya, Inc., a leading product and service provider that allows brands to create meaningful connections with consumers through social media platforms.
Ability to cope with and manage stress
Under Ross’s leadership, the company’s ad revenue grew from $101 million to $1.3 billion.
As a Sports Illustrated CEO, he made many important decisions that affected the company’s future.
For example, he brought back Sports Illustrated CEO for Women as a digital-only publication and expanded the business to include online video and events.
Ross Levinsohn’s educational background
Ross went to Grambling State University, where he graduated with an undergraduate degree in Math and Philosophy. He then graduated from Loyola Law School in Los Angeles, California.
Working at companies like @Home Network and Dish Network gave him hands-on experience working in the Entertainment and Internet industries, which helped him make better decisions when it comes to social media marketing strategies.
In August 2018, Ross was appointed as the Chief Executive Officer of the company. He manages a team spread across four continents with an aggregate headcount of over 5000 employees. He was appointed to this position after he led Yahoo! Inc. in an acquisition deal that accounted for a whopping $4 billion in sales in under two years. His performance as CEO has been outstanding as he turned around an organization with dismal figures of about $4 billion in sales in under two years.
Ross Levinsohn has received various awards and acknowledgments from prestigious institutions and organizations for his outstanding work.
In 2017, the Duke Law School announced owing an award to Ross Levinsohn for his notable achievement in challenging ‘the status quo. The Center for Social Justice Scholarship and Policy Making presented this award to him. On that occasion, he received an award of $10,000. The Duke Center presented this award as a part of the class of 2013, and Ross was one of the three selected out of a total of 15 candidates based on individual performance during the program.