Timothy O’Shaughnessy became president and chief executive officer of Graham Holdings, effective November 2015. O'Shaughnessy joined the Company as president in 2014 to oversee investments and acquisitions, and to help set a new direction following the sale of The Washington Post. Previously, he served as chief executive officer of LivingSocial, which he co-founded in 2007. During his tenure, the e-commerce and marketing company grew sales to nearly $2 billion.
A native of Minnesota and the youngest of four children, O’Shaughnessy was born in 1981. Following his graduation from Georgetown University in 2004 with a BSBA in Marketing, Operations and Information Management, he joined AOL as a product manager. In 2006, he moved to Revolution Health, where he rose to vice president of product development. During that time, he and three others developed a successful series of apps for Facebook. That company grew into LivingSocial, where O’Shaughnessy was CEO for seven years.
O’Shaughnessy is a member of the Executive Committee of the Federal City Council.
He is married to Laura Graham O’Shaughnessy, a daughter of Donald E. Graham. She is CEO of SocialCode, a social marketing technology company, wholly owned by Graham Holdings. The O’Shaughnessys live in Washington, DC, and have two young children.
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|Jun, 2015||Framebridge||$7.7M / Series A||Personal Investment|
|Feb, 2015||tote||undisclosed amount / Angel||Personal Investment|
|Dec, 2014||Framebridge||$2.5M / Seed||Personal Investment|
|Aug, 2014||OrderUp||$9M / Series A||Personal Investment|
|Aug, 2014||Framebridge||$1.25M / Seed||Personal Investment|
|Jan, 2010||LivingSocial||$5M / Series B||Personal Investment|
|Jul, 2008||LivingSocial||$5M / Series A (Lead)||Personal Investment|
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|Dec 14, 2015||Sramana Mitra - From Unicorn to Unicorpse: How LivingSocial Imploded|
|Dec 11, 2015||Boston Tech Flash - Framebridge appoints former Zappos director to VP position|
|Oct 14, 2015||Re/code - LivingSocial Makes More Huge Cuts, Lays Off 20 Percent of Staff|
|Aug 6, 2015||TechCrunch - How Venture Capital Incentives Promote Zombie Companies|
|Jul 18, 2015||Tech Cocktail - Baltimore Based OrderUp Has Been Acquired by Groupon|
|Jul 17, 2015||WSJ Blogs - The Daily Startup: Biotech Powers VC Investment in Health-Care Startups|
|Jun 27, 2015||Tech Cocktail - Breaking News: LivingSocial Acquires Three International Deal Sites and Expands to the Netherlands|