With a 15-year track record in media business development and strategy, Angela has worked in a diverse array of major global companies and start-up enterprises in the US and the UK. Her expertise encompasses multiple platforms: television, digital media, filmed entertainment, and publishing, and multiple genres: news, sports, children’s and lifestyle content, and branded entertainment.
As Vice President, and Commercial Director of IMG Digital Media, Angela led business development initiatives across the firm’s global portfolio of sports and entertainment clients and assets. Her work focused on developing digital business strategies and revenue opportunities for external clients as well as IMG-owned companies such as Tiger Aspect, IMG Events, and IMG Fashion. IMG Digital’s client roster included world class sports brands such as Manchester United, The PGA European Tour, Manchester City FC, and Wimbledon.
Prior to IMG, Angela founded and ran AK Associates, an international strategy and business development consulting firm. Based in London and Los Angeles, she completed engagements for ESPN, Turner Broadcasting, Vulcan Ventures, Fremantle Media, Fleming Media (copyright owners of James Bond), Greenlit Rights, and 10 Star Entertainment, as well as interactive television technology companies, Electra Entertainment, and TwoWay TV.
Prior to AK Associates, Angela was Vice President of Business Development at LivePlanet – a Los Angeles-based production company co-founded by Matt Damon and Ben Affleck in 2000. LivePlanet pioneered the development of integrated media and branded entertainment, developing multi-platform properties such as the Emmy-nominated series Project Greenlight.
Angela has also held business development roles at MXG Media in Los Angeles, CNN News Group in Atlanta, Turner Entertainment in London, and at Wired Magazine in San Francisco, where she worked alongside Steven Overman.
A magna cum laude graduate of Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island, Angela also holds an MBA and an MS in Journalism from Columbia University. In the summer of 2008, she was one of 19 American delegates chosen to participate in the British American Project – a cross-cultural think tank for leaders in business, politics, education and the arts.
Angela is a 10-year member of the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Interactive Media Peer Group, and a member of the Royal Television Society.