NEW YORK, Oct. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Minyanville Media, the Emmy Award-winning financial media company, announced today that Christopher Dixon has joined the company as a Non-Executive Vice Chairman, Member of the Board of Directors.
Dixon has over 30 years experience in operating and investing roles in the media and entertainment industry. He served as Strategic Advisor and Managing Director, Media Investments for Gabelli Group Capital Partners from 2004 to 2010, where he focused on investing in privately held emerging media companies. Previously, he held the role of Managing Director and Global Strategist for Media at UBS, where he made investment recommendations and headed a research team that covered all aspects of the media landscape, from early stage Internet companies to global conglomerates. Dixon has advised NBC, DreamWorks, Time Warner, CBS and Clear Channel and has appeared regularly on CNN, CNBC and other media outlets.
"Creating and curating content to help investors make better decisions has been central to my work as an analyst and as a long time observer of emerging media models," Dixon said. "Minyanville has developed a unique and important editorial voice and I am delighted to help the team build the company and take advantage of the ongoing demand for compelling information delivered in a user friendly and entertaining manner."
"We're extremely excited to have Chris Dixon on our board," said Kevin Wassong, President of Minyanville Media. "His innate ability to understand the complexities of the media industry combined with his hands-on approach make him an asset to our board and our company."
Minyanville Media, Inc. is a diversified next generation digital media company and community creating branded business content that informs, entertains and educates all generations about the world of investing, business and finance. The Company creates and curates market commentary and produces Emmy Award winning video, which is then distributed through its key online properties, Minyanville.com, MinyanLand.com, the Buzz & Banter and subscription services; and is further distributed through licensing and syndication agreements with TD Ameritrade and E*Trade and leading Internet distributors including Yahoo!, AOL, Dow Jones MarketWatch and MSN. As ESPN is to sports enthusiasts or Disney is to people of all ages, the Company's mission is to create the first "Theme Brand" for business and finance.
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