Richard Sussman is an executive with successful track record in b2b and b2c start-up, and corporate
environments (Tribune Media / Gracenote, The Nielsen Co., IPG Mediabrands...). Deep expertise in
operational leadership and across all core revenue generating functions, including strategic planning, organic
growth, partnerships, product, data monetization, market analysis, direct-selling, managing and scaling BD
and sales teams.
Proven business 'builder' with a passion for monetization and commercialization of innovative & disruptive
products and services. Excel at growing enterprise value, with demonstrated success building international,
category-leading businesses. Respected team leader with an impactful mix of analytical, communication and
Speaker for key industry events including Goldman Sachs’ Special Situations Group, NY Media Summit,
Variety’s Mobile Summit, Digital Hollywood, Mobile Excellence Awards, MusicTech, Digital Analytics
Association, Int. Consumer Electronics Show (CES), National Assoc. of Recording Merchandisers (NARM),
USC 's "The State of the Digital Consumer,” Various Financial Funds & Private Equity Firms and an
occasional Guest Lecturer at UCLA's Anderson School of Management MBA program.
A recipient of numerous industry awards including the two-time recipient of the ARF Great Mind Award, Nominated the DAA Award for Excellence, and recipient of The Nielsen Co.’s "Best of the Best" Award.