Gurus in June

I've posted previously about the Media Guru breakfast series, which is organized by Quantum Media and hosted (more or less) monthly by the Harvard Business School Club of New York. 

Before the program begins a summer hiatus, Forbes Media president and CEO Mike Perlis will speak on June 13. Topics will likely include Perlis' long and varied career in digital and print media, his stint as a venture capitalist and his ideas about the future of content creation, management and dissemination.

Perlis became Forbes' first non-family CEO after spending a decade at SoftBank Capital, where he served as a general partner. Before joining SoftBank, Perlis was president and CEO of Ziff-Davis Publishing until its sale in 2000.

Earlier in his career, Perlis was publisher of GQ, president of the Playboy Publishing Group, publisher of Runner’s World and Men’s Health, and chairman and CEO of IDG Peterborough. He began his career in media as the co-founder of New England Publications in Camden, Maine.

Perlis currently serves on the boards of BuzzFeed and Mojiva. He was chairman of Associated Content before its sale to Yahoo! and served on the boards of GSI Commerce (sold to eBay) and The Huffington Post (sold to AOL). A member of the board of advisors of the Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University, Perlis is also a trustee of Outward Bound International.

These events typically feature media business leaders speaking in informal sessions about the business and art of media. Talks include a moderated set of questions and answers as well as discussion with the audience. The program content is generally off the record.

The breakfast takes place at The Harvard Club, 27 West 44th St. (between 5th & 6th), New York. Doors open at 7:30 a.m.; the program starts at 8:00 am and ends promptly at 9:00 a.m. Anyone can attend, and registration is now open.

About Brian O'Leary

Founder and principal of Magellan Media Consulting, Brian O’Leary helps enterprises with media and publishing components capitalize on the power of content. A veteran of more than 30 years in the publishing industry and a prolific content producer himself, Brian leverages the breadth and depth of his experience to deliver innovative content solutions.

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