Primary Role
Corp VP, MSN at Microsoft
University of Illinois, Chicago

Person Details


As corporate vice president of MSN at Microsoft, Ted Cahall leads one of the largest online media networks in the world, with over 450 million unique users monthly. He is responsible for the engineering, editorial, content strategy and media efforts for MSN in 46 countries worldwide.

Previously, as President of AOL Products and Technologies, Ted was responsible for the Products business unit including: AOL Search, MapQuest, E-mail, Truveo, Mobile, Toolbar, Safety & Security, Parental Controls, Relegence and the AOL Client. These services are important to AOL's Web-based strategy of attracting and engaging audiences as well as directing them to the other properties in the AOL network. Cahall joined AOL in January 2007 as Executive Vice President of the Platforms business unit. Since August of that year, he has also led the Technologies division and its efforts to drive innovation and performance of AOL’s global datacenter operations, ATDN backbone network, Web and ISP infrastructures, network and systems management, information security, storage services, registration and billing systems, NOC, data warehouse, and data center automation. He is responsible for the systems operations of AOL’s products and services, including the highly scalable AIM and AOL Mail infrastructures, and is the inventor of DynaPub, which revolutionized how AOL publishes to the Web. Cahall is also responsible for the HR and Finance systems, corporate e-mail, voice and desktop services, and serves as General Manager of AOL’s Dulles, VA campus. Cahall is a seasoned global Internet business and technology veteran. Prior to joining AOL, he was Executive Vice President and COO of United Online's Internet properties, including, a leading community-based networking company with Web properties in the U.S., Sweden, Germany and France. Concurrently, he was also Executive Vice President of the United Online Web Services division, overseeing the company's various Web-hosting brands, including and photo sharing service PhotoSite. He was Chief Information Officer and Senior Vice President at CNET Networks for six years. He managed the company's Web site development, ad platform, data warehouse, technology infrastructure, data centers, and back-office systems in both the U.S. and Europe. Cahall played a critical role in the development and growth of CNET Networks' leading brands, such as CNET, GameSpot,, CNET Shopper,, Webshots, and ZDNet. Cahall spent six years as a Vice President at Bank of America. He managed systems development for its Internet home banking division and prior to that led its Enterprise Architecture & Standards division. He also held management positions at two network and systems management focused technology start-ups. He spent the first six years of his career at AT&T Bell Laboratories, where he developed several network communication systems and received a U.S. patent for systems performance analysis. Ted served in the D.C. and Northern Virginia areas through board memberships on the Northern Virginia Technology Council, the Greater Washington Board of Trade and on the board of directors of two non-profit organization Year-Up and Network for Good. Cahall holds a BS and MS in electrical engineering and computer science from the University of Illinois at Chicago and completed non-degree, executive MBA studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

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