David Graves, Chairman and Founder of PermissionTV, is a seasoned media executive with extensive management experience in radio, TV, online and software development.
As Senior Vice President of Media at Yahoo, he oversaw highly successful properties including Yahoo News, Finance, Sports, Travel, Education, Health, and Get Local.
Prior to Yahoo, Dave was president of Reuters Media, the global media arm of Reuters, plc. where his responsibilities included the wire services, online news, television and pictures. His operation had offices throughout the world and produced products in 17 languages. During his tenure, Reuters Media became the leading supplier of news to the online world as well as traditional media.
Before Reuters, he was founding CEO of AdValue Media Technologies, a start-up technology company, which connected TV stations to ad agencies for the buying and selling of commercials, a company later acquired by Reuters. Among its customers were NBC, CBS, Young & Rubicam Advertising and McCann-Erickson.
Prior to that, Dave had a long, successful tenure at Westinghouse Broadcasting (now CBS) in both radio and syndicated TV. He is a graduate of Dartmouth College.