James Pitaro

Co-President, Disney Interactive at The Walt Disney Company

James Pitaro

James Pitaro

Co-President, Disney Interactive at The Walt Disney Company

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The Walt Disney Company
ESPN.com
ESPN, Inc.

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President, Chief Financial Officer at The Walt Disney Company

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Secretary & Director at NCTA - The Internet & Television Association

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Chief Executive Officer & Director at Isolation Network, Inc.

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President at Disney | ABC Television Group

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Chief Executive Officer at The Walt Disney Company

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President, Asia-Pacific at The Walt Disney Company

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Chief Executive Officer & Director at SVMK, Inc.

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Board Member/Founder at CoachArt

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Co-Chairman, the Walt Disney Studios at The Walt Disney Company

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President & Chief Executive Officer at The Hearst Corp.

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James Pitaro
Co-President, Disney Interactive at The Walt Disney Company
Education
BS Economics

Cornell is a privately endowed research university and a partner of the State University of New York. As the federal land-grant institution in New York State, they have a responsibility—unique within the Ivy League—to make contributions in all fields of knowledge in a manner that prioritizes public engagement to help improve the quality of life in our state, the nation, the world.

JD Law

Celebrating over 80 years of excellence in legal education, St. John’s School of Law has produced lawyers who have distinguished themselves in practice, government, and the judiciary. Among our graduates are former New York governors Mario M. Cuomo and Hugh L. Carey, former Court of Appeals Judges Carmen Beauchamp Ciparick and Theodore T. Jones, and the School’s former Dean and former Court of Appeals Judge Joseph W. Bellacosa. The law school plays a prominent role in the New York City legal community, imbuing all that it does with the University’s Vincentian tradition.

Career History
President
Prior

Disney Interactive, Inc. provides online interactive entertainment services. The firm specializes in entertainment, media and studios. The company is headquartered in Burbank, CA.

Co-President, Disney Interactive
Current

The Walt Disney Co. is a diversified international family entertainment and media enterprise. It operates through the following segments: Media Networks, Parks, Experiences and Products, Studio Entertainment and Direct-to-Consumer and International (DTCI). The Media Networks segment includes cable and broadcast television networks, television production and distribution operations, domestic television stations, radio networks and stations. The Parks, Experiences and Products segment owns and operates the Walt Disney World Resort in Florida; the Disneyland Resort in California; Aulani, a Disney Resort & Spa in Hawaii; the Disney Vacation Club; the Disney Cruise Line; and Adventures by Disney. The Studio Entertainment segment produces and acquires live-action and animated motion pictures, direct-to-video content, musical recordings and live stage plays. This segment distributes films primarily under the Walt Disney Pictures, Pixar, Marvel, Lucasfilm and Touchstone banners. The DTCI segment licenses the company's trade names, characters and visual and literary properties to various manufacturers, game developers, publishers and retailers throughout the world. It also develops and publishes games, primarily for mobile platforms, and books, magazines and comic books. This segment also distributes branded merchandise directly through retail, online and wholesale businesses. The Walt Disney was founded by Walter Elias Disney on October 16, 1923 and is headquartered in Burbank, CA.

Head of Sports & Entertainment
2006 - 2010

Yahoo!, Inc. is a global technology company, which delivers personalized, including search, content, and communications tools on the web and on mobile devices. The company provides a variety of products and services, many of them personalized, including search, content, and communications tools-all daily habits for hundreds of millions of users, on the Web and on mobile devices. The majority product offerings are available in more than 45 languages and in 60 countries, regions and territories. The company's offerings to users include, Yahoo.com is a starting point that brings together the most relevant content and functionality from across the Web, including original Yahoo! content. It offers a majority of these services free of charge to users around the world. Yahoo! Search is available free to users and often serves as the starting point from which they navigate the Internet to find and discover information that matters to them. It provides users with a free search capability, offering rich search results ranked and organized based on relevance to each user's search query. It currently offers Yahoo! Search experiences and applications across connected devices, including PCs, tablets and mobile phones. Yahoo! News provides original, premium, partner, and syndicated news via text, photos, and video to engage users with wide-ranging, up-to-the-minute coverage and analysis into topical news events. Yahoo! Sports serves one of the largest audiences of digital sports enthusiasts in the world. It is anchored by Fantasy Sports, editorial reporting, real-time scores, statistics and breaking news, coverage of the biggest global sports events, and premium college sports coverage through Rivals publisher network. Yahoo! Finance provides a comprehensive set of financial data, information, and tools that helps users make informed financial decisions. It offers mobile solutions, including dedicated Yahoo! Finance iPhone and Android applications and MarketDash for iPad. Yahoo! Entertainment and Lifestyles is a collection of properties focused on emerging trends and information in popular culture, women's issues, and media. Yahoo! omg!, Movies, TV and Music are leading destinations for celebrity gossip, movie, music, and TV premieres, and awards coverage. Yahoo Shine! is targeted to women and provides tips, features and in-depth analysis in areas such as health, fashion, careers and parenting. Yahoo! Video provides original, premium and third-party news, finance, sports, entertainment, and lifestyle video content distributed in contextually relevant experiences across the Yahoo! network. Yahoo! Video includes Yahoo! Screen, a video destination site where videos from across the Yahoo! network are aggregated and watched. Yahoo! Toolbar is a Web browser add-on that conveniently enables users to access and preview Yahoo! Properties and third-party content via applications from anywhere on the Web. In addition to bringing together personalized content and information consumed by hundreds of millions of users, it also provide communications tools to connect the world, include: Yahoo! Mail, Yahoo! Messenger, Yahoo! Groups, Yahoo! Answers, Flickr, Mobile & Emerging Products, IntoNow from Yahoo! and Connected TV, which provides a wide range of communication and social services to users and small businesses across a variety of devices and through its broadband Internet access partners enable users to organize into groups and share knowledge, common interests, and photos. Yahoo! was founded by Jerry Chih-Yuan Yang and David Filo in January 1994 and is headquartered in Sunnyvale, CA.

Boards & Committees
Co-Chairman
2018 - Current

Disney Media Networks is an American private company located in Burbank that provides network media services.

Trustee
2018 - Current

The Paley Center for Media, formerly The Museum of Television & Radio (MT&R) and The Museum of Broadcasting, founded in 1975 by William S. Paley, is an American cultural institution dedicated to the discussion of the cultural, creative and social significance of television, radio and emerging platforms for the professional community and media-interested public.

Member, Board of Directors
Current

The National Cable & Telecommunications Association (NCTA) is the principal trade association for the U.S. cable TV industry, representing cable operators serving more than 90 percent of the nation’s cable households and more than 200 cable program networks, as well as equipment suppliers and providers of other services to the cable industry. Officially founded in 1952, NCTA's primary mission is to provide its members with a strong national presence by providing a single, unified voice on issues affecting the cable and telecommunications industry.

Board Member
Current

CoachArt is a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the lives of children with chronic illness by providing free arts and athletics lessons.

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