Board of Directors
Mike is the Co-Founder of Kelly Newman Ventures, LLC, an advisory and investment firm, and has served as its Chief Executive Officer since its formation in September 2016. Previously, he served as the President and Chief Executive Officer of The Weather Channel Companies, the leading weather-focused media and technology company. Prior to that, Mike served as the President of AOL Media Networks, a division of Time Warner, Inc. Before AOL, Mike served as President of the Global Marketing group at Time Warner and prior to that he was the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of American Town Network, LLC. He has also served as an advisor to numerous investment firms, consultants and companies, including Veronis Suhler Stevenson. He currently serves on the boards of directors of Quantcast Corporation, an American technology company that specializes in audience measurement and real-time advertising, American Town Network, LLC, which operates AmericanTowns.com, a content platform for local businesses and communities, Dianomi, a UK based financial services marketing company, Sliide, a UK based mobile technology company and the board of advisors of Celtra Inc., a mobile advertising company. Mike is also on the board of the American Advertising Federation and the board of councilors of the Carter Center in Atlanta, and is a founding member of The Kelly Gang. He graduated from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign with a BA in Political Science.