Robert Kyncl is the Chief Business Officer at YouTube where he oversees all business functions including content, sales, marketing, platforms, access, and strategy. Previously, Robert was Vice President of Content at Netflix, where he spearheaded the company’s content acquisition for streaming TV shows and movies over the Internet.
Robert has been listed in Variety’s 2012 Dealmakers Impact Report as one of their “disruptors”, Vanity Fair’s 2012 & 2013 New Establishment List, Billboard’s Power 100 List in 2012, 2013, 2014 & 2015, Billboard’s 2014 International Power Players List and AdWeek’s 2013 “Top 50 Execs Who Make the Wheels Turn.” He has also served as a member of the Paley Center’s Media Council.
In 2012, Robert was honored for his commitment to CoachArt, a local non-profit that provides arts and athletic lessons for children with chronic and life-threatening illnesses.
Robert holds a Masters of Business Administration from Pepperdine University and a B.S. in International Relations from SUNY New Paltz. He resides in Beverly Hills with his wife and two daughters.
Chief Business Officer, YouTube
Sep 1, 2010 - Current (about 6 years)
Board & Advisor Roles (1)Update
|Jun 15, 2016||Fast Company - YouTube Stars Form New Guild To Give Creators A Stronger Voice|
|May 6, 2016||The Verge - YouTube says its primetime audience is bigger than the top 10 TV shows combined|
|Apr 19, 2016||Android Central - Metallica, Muse manager decries YouTube as 'the devil'|
|Apr 19, 2016||The Register - Europe's digi-boss tells YouTube to cough up proper music royalties|
|Feb 12, 2016||Variety - Digital - YouTube Buys Online Music Ecommerce Startup BandPage|
|Feb 12, 2016||Boston Herald - YouTube buys online music ecommerce startup bandpage|
|Feb 4, 2016||Houston Chronical - YouTube Red launches first movies, shows on subscription network|
|Feb 4, 2016||Huffington Post - Tech - What Your Future Super Bowl Party Will Look Like|