Kevin Wendle is the Chairman and Co-Founder of K2 Media Labs, a development stage mobile media company building a group of category-defining mobile businesses including Sonar, Tracks, Marketsharing, and Fingerprint.
Kevin was the first senior entertainment industry executive to make the move to the web back in 1993 and was a co-founder of CNET, one of the world's leading internet companies. He also co-founded E! Online where he wrote the business plan and assembled the original management team. More recently, in 1999, Kevin co-founded IFILM which was sold to MTV Networks in 2006.
Kevin was also one of the six founding members of the team that launched Fox Broadcasting Company in 1986. While serving as Executive Vice President, Kevin led programming development and marketing for the new network including the development of its hit series "The Simpsons", "Married...With Children", "21 Jump Street", "In Living Color", "America's Most Wanted", "Cops", "The Tracey Ullman Show", and "Beverly Hills 90210" which was based on a concept that Kevin originated.
After leaving Fox in 1990, Kevin became President of Quincy Jones Entertainment Company where he developed and was Executive Producer of the successful NBC comedy series "Fresh Prince of Bel Air" hiring Will Smith for his first ever acting role.
An Emmy award winning producer, Kevin was named by Entertainment Weekly magazine as one of "The 101 Most Powerful People in Entertainment". In 1996 and 1997 he was named by "Websight" magazine as one of "The 100 Most Influential People on the World Wide Web" where he was listed in the top ten both times, and was also later named by Red Herring Magazine as one of the "Top 10 Entrepreneurs of 2000".
- 04/27/11 -techcrunch.com