CEO, Break Media
Keith Richman, a recognized industry leader and successful entrepreneur, is chief executive officer of Break Media. Keith is responsible for providing the company’s overall strategic direction and leading the company in the areas of business development and marketing.
Break Media is the Internet’s premier entertainment community for men. Its seven wholly owned branded properties (All Left Turns, Break.com, Cage Potato, Chickipedia, Holy Taco, Made Man, Screen Junkies and Tu Vez) and the Break Media Network reach over 120 million men aged 18-34 each month. Founded in 2004, Break Media offers advertisers unrivaled opportunities to market directly to a young, male demographic.
Prior to co-founding Break Media, Keith was the co-founder and vice-president of OnePage (acquired by Sybase 2002) and co-founder and director of business development for Billpoint Inc. Keith was integral in developing the business plan and raising venture funding, which ultimately led to the company’s successful acquisition by eBay in 1999.
Previous posts also include business development manager at Excite and Classifieds2000, as well as director of corporate planning at the Walt Disney Company, where he focused on consumer products, cable and emerging media.
A sought-after panelist at top industry conferences, Keith is considered a leading expert in marketing to the coveted young male demographic. He was recently included in The Hollywood Reporter’s Next Gen 2007 New Media list of the most talented executives in film, television, representation, legal and new media, all age 35 and under, recognized in the prestigious annual “40 Under 40″ by Multichannel News and was named one of the “10 to Watch” by Television Week in 2006.
Keith holds an MA and a BA from Stanford in International Policy Studies and resides in Los Angeles with his wife and three children.