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Craig Forman is a media, technology and telecommunications executive and former Wall Street Journal Foreign Correspondent and Bureau Chief.

As EarthLink Inc.’s Executive Vice President and President of its Access and Audience division and Chief Product Officer, Craig oversaw more than $1.2 billion in annual revenue with responsibility for the internet service provider’s Access, PeoplePC, Voice and Value-added Services businesses during a 3 1/2 year role with the company. Craig also headed such shared services as Operations, Information Technology and Customer Support. Earthlink Inc. is America’s sixth-largest ISP, measured by subscribers.

Craig joined EarthLink in March 2006 from Yahoo! Inc., where he was Head of Media and Information Division from 2004. Craig’s responsibilities included most of the internet portal’s leading properties including Yahoo’s News, Yahoo Finance, Yahoo Sports, as well as its Health, Weather, Education, Kids and Astrology businesses.

As a business executive and entrepreneur, Craig has taken his career to the intersection of media, technology, and communications. Craig served for four years as Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder of Success Television LLP and MyPrimeTime Inc., a television production and venture-backed Internet company. Craig and his team produced two business and lifestyle PBS television series, “Great Entrepreneurs” and “Great Leaders,” as well as broadband programming and an award-winning Internet site targeted at 35-54 year-old baby boomers.

Craig is Non-Executive Chairman of the Board of Directors at Success Television.

Craig is a Member of the Board of Directors at news and information leader McClatchy Co., the publisher of The Miami Herald and many other U.S. newspapers, as well as Montreal-based local digital media and marketing-solutions provider Yellow Pages Ltd.

In March 2015, Craig joined the board at Digital Turbine Inc., following its acquisition of Appia, Inc., a mobile-applications technology company where Craig had served as Executive Chairman of the Board of Directors since 2011.

Previously Craig served as Executive Chairman of WHERE, Inc., a leading mobile-advertising technology network acquired by eBay Inc. in 2011.

Earlier, Craig served as a Senior Operating Executive at Time Warner’s CNN Group and Time Inc. divisions and at The Wall Street Journal/Dow Jones. Craig also was a member of the management team that took early search-engine Infoseek public. As Vice President at CNN Financial News, Forman led the team that made CNNfn.com one of the leading financial websites and one of the first news sites to turn profitable.

As Vice President of Worldwide Development at Time Inc. New Media, Forman managed the Internet businesses of Fortune and Money magazines while also serving as Chief Executive Officer of Thrive, a healthy-living joint venture with AOL. Craig also played an influential role in helping Time Warner develop a viable independent internet strategy before its troubled combination with AOL in 2000.

Previously, as Infoseek’s first Editor and Vice President of Product Management, Craig helped build one of the pioneering search engines.

For 13 years prior to his joining Infoseek, Craig served as a General Manager, Editor, Bureau Chief, and Foreign Correspondent at Dow Jones and The Wall Street Journal.

As Director of DJs Business Information Services International unit, Forman helped develop the Online Journal globally, and expanded the electronic-publishing division to over 50 countries. As Tokyo Bureau Chief of the Journal, Forman diversified the output of the bureau into broadcast as well as print. While based in London as the Journal’s Deputy Bureau Chief, Craig was a Member of the 1991 Persian Gulf War reporting team that was finalist for a Pulitzer Prize.

Craig has a Master’s degree in Law from Yale Law School and an Undergraduate degree from Princeton’s Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs.

Jobs (11)

GM / Editor / Bureau Chief / Foreign Correspondent
GM / Editor / Bureau Chief / Foreign Correspondent
VP - Worldwide Development
Senior Operating Executive - CNN Group & Time Inc. Divisions
Mar, 2007
Jun, 2009
EVP & President - Access & Audience Division & Chief Product Officer
Mar, 2006
Feb, 2007
EVP & President - Value Added Services
Jan, 2004
Dec, 2005
Head - Media & Information Division
Feb, 1999
Jan, 2004
Co-Founder & CEO
Feb, 1997
Jan, 1999
VP - CNN Financial News
Jan, 1995
Jan, 1996
Editor / VP - Product Management
  • Member of the Board of Directors
    Jul, 2015
  • Member of the Board of Directors
    Mar, 2015
  • Advisor
    Jan, 2014
  • Member of the Board of Directors
    Jul, 2013
  • Member of the Board of Directors
    Jan, 2012
  • Advisor
    Jan, 2011
  • Executive Chairman of the Board of Directors
    Jan, 2011 - Jan, 2015
  • Chairman of the Board of Directors
    Jan, 2013 - Jan, 2014

Investments (2)

DateInvested InRoundDetails
Sep, 2015undisclosed amount / SeedPersonal Investment
Aug, 2013$500k / SeedPersonal Investment

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