Steve Wadsworth, President, CEO and Board Member of Tapjoy, has been an influential senior executive and leader in the Internet and interactive digital media industry since 1995.
Steve has served on the Tapjoy Board since 2011, and prior to that he was president of Disney Interactive Media Group (DIMG), where he was a pioneer for the company’s digital media and technology business including more than 11 years as Disney’s chief Internet and digital media executive.
During his tenure, Steve led DIMG’s global creation and delivery of entertainment and lifestyle content across digital and interactive media platforms, including mobile devices, Internet, video game consoles, and social media platforms.
As president of the Walt Disney Internet Group Steve had operational responsibility for The Walt Disney Company’s Internet portfolio, which includes the leading Internet brands Disney.com, the number-one Web site for kids and families; ESPN.com, the number-one sports site; and ABC branded sites, leaders in entertainment and news.
Named president of Disney’s Internet unit in 1999, he is well versed in Internet business and technology operations. He played a critical role in leading the company’s successful drive to profitability and growth as he led a restructuring of the business and current expansion into broadband and wireless.
Wadsworth joined Disney Online, Disney’s first Internet operation, at its inception in September 1995. Prior to being named president of Disney’s Internet operations, he served as senior vice president and chief financial officer, responsible for all strategic planning, business development, technology operations, finance, accounting and administrative functions. He came to Disney Online from Disney Consumer Products, where he served as director of business
Steve is a frequent spokesperson on Internet and digital media issues and guest speaker at Internet industry forums. In 2010, he was selected as one of UCLA Anderson’s 100 Inspirational Alumni, and he was named to The Hollywood Reporter’s Digital Power 50 List in 2008, 2009 and 2010. Steve also served on the board of the Internet Advertising Bureau (IAB) for a decade where he served in the roles of chairman and chairman emeritus.
Steve holds a Bachelor of Science in engineering from the University of Virginia and a Master of Business Administration from the UCLA Graduate School of Management.