Craig Palmer is the Chief Executive Officer of Wikia.
He is leading the web’s largest network of collaboratively-published entertainment, gaming, and lifestyle content into its next phase, with an emphasis on expanding efficient processes and rapidly scaling Wikia’s community, marketing reach, and revenue.
Craig has more than 25 years of industry experience, leading several diverse companies to success.
Most recently, he was the President and CEO of Gracenote, a digital media pioneer whose content and technology is embedded in almost all top digital media brands.
During Craig’s eight years of leadership, Gracenote enjoyed a dramatic increase in revenue, employee growth, international scope, and industry footprint. The company was purchased by Sony in 2008 for $260 million.
Prior to Gracenote, Craig helped lead Aspect Development, a market-leading supply chain management company, through an IPO and eventual sale for over $9 billion in 2000 – at that time, the largest software sale in history.
Oct 1, 2011 - Current (about 5 years)
BE, Electrical Engineering1982
|Jan 27, 2016||AdExchanger - Wikia Debuts Tentpole Site Fandom To Channel Pop Culture Nerds For Brands|
|Jan 25, 2016||PRNewswire UK All - Wikia launches Fandom, the Destination for Entertainment Fans|
|Aug 27, 2014||TechCrunch - User-Generated Content Portal Wikia Raises Another $15M To Crack Into Asia|
|Jan 10, 2013||Bloomberg - Thanks to Wikia, a Star Turn for Comic Book Geeks|
|Dec 1, 2012||GeekWire - Touting a ‘post-editorial world,’ Wikia raises cash from Amazon and others|
|Nov 30, 2012||TechCrunch - With 1B Pageviews Under Its Belt, UGC Giant Wikia Raises $10.8M From IVP, Bessemer & Amazon|
|Nov 12, 2012||The Next Web - Wikia Launches Lightbox Video Player|
|Apr 4, 2012||TechCrunch - Wikia Rolls Out Big Redesign To Bring Accessibility, Discovery To 20M Pages Of UGC|