As a seasoned technology executive, Ross Levinsohn is certainly no stranger to innovation. Before being named as the CEO of Maven, a brand management platform for independent media companies, Ross spent time as the CEO of Guggenheim Digital Media, as the CEO of Tribune Interactive, as the interim CEO of Yahoo, and as the Managing Director of Fuse Capital.
Although Marissa Meyer edged out Ross for Yahoo’s top permanent leadership role in 2012, many within the company felt that he would have been an excellent choice. Prior to his tenure as interim CEO, Levinsohn ran Yahoo’s Global Media department while also holding the title of Executive Vice President of Yahoo’s Americas division.
To say that Ross has a long resume of boardroom experience would certainly be an understatement, but he’s definitely not one to rest on his laurels and bask in the trappings of success. Levinsohn keeps a grueling schedule that starts with him waking up by 5:30 AM every morning and spending the first hour of his day responding to emails before most of his company’s employees have even gotten out of bed.
He packs as many Zoom calls and remote meetings into the morning and afternoon as possible, but Ross also makes time to cook dinner for his family whenever he can. Although Levinsohn, a single father, admits that it isn’t always easy to put down work for a few hours to spend time with his children, he always strives to make the most of the days that he has with them.
As for where Ross Levinsohn may take Maven in the future, he truly believes that the sky is the limit. As a high-growth digital startup operating out of Seattle, Maven is directly in the middle of online marketing trends that have upended traditional magazines, publishers, and brand managers who are now struggling to catch up. Maven currently provides clients with a full suite of SaaS offerings that include data management services, dynamic content management services, and marketing automation tools, so many experts feel that it’s only a matter of time before Ross uses his leadership skills to set the company on pace for even more explosive growth over the coming years.