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University of California, Berkeley

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Aol Brand Group CEO
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Susan Lyne

As CEO of AOL Brand Group, Susan Lyne oversees all aspects of the Brand Group’s growth strategy, including increasing traffic across properties, maximizing partnerships with advertisers and publishers, and attracting top talent, with a particular focus on content, design, programming, and product. She joined AOL in this role in February 2013.

Prior to joining AOL she served as the Chair of Gilt Groupe, Inc., an online
fashion and luxury brand retailer, since September 2010. Prior to that, she was Gilt Groupe’s Chief Executive Officer
from September 2008 to September 2010. Susan served as President, Chief Executive Officer and director of Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, Inc., an integrated media and merchandising company, from 2004 to 2008.

Prior to joining Martha Stewart Living, Susan served in various positions at The Walt Disney Company, including President,
ABC Entertainment from 2002 to 2004, Executive Vice President, Movies & Miniseries, ABC Entertainment from 1998 to 2002, and Executive Vice President, Acquisition, Development & New Business, Walt Disney Motion Picture Group, from 1996 to 1998.

Prior to joining Walt Disney, she worked for News Corporation Ltd. and K-111 Communications for approximately nine years as Founder, Editor-in-Chief & Publication Director, Premiere magazine.

Susan previously served on the AOL Board of Directors from 2009 until March 1, 2013 and on the board of directors of CIT Group Inc. from 2006 until 2009. She currently serves on the board of directors of Gilt Groupe, Inc. and Starz, LLC. Susan attended the University of California- Berkeley.

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Company Date Round Size Participants
Levo League 3/2012Angel$1M3



Susan Lyne Discusses Career (Source: Washington Post)

Added: 2/28/13


  1. Susan Lyne Joins Female Angels Backing Levo League, LinkedIn for Ladies, for $1 M. ( [edit]
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