Matt Freeman

Matt Freeman

Board Director at iHeartMedia, Inc.
New York, Vereinigte Staaten von Amerika


Seasoned & successful CEO; experienced with companies at all stages of growth – from startup to scaled global enterprise; proven & well known leader in advertising, digital media & marketing technology. Interested in innovative, high-growth companies with unrealized potential.

Specialties: Executive Management, Media & Marketing Technology, Digital Media, Online Advertising, Social, Mobile, Video


Board Director
iHeartMedia, Inc.
November 2012 - Derzeit hier (9 Jahre 9 Monate)
Clear Channel
November 2012 - Derzeit hier (9 Jahre 9 Monate)
Operating Partner
Bain Capital
May 2012 - Derzeit hier (10 Jahre 3 Monate)
Focused on driving growth across Bain Capital's global portfolio of companies.
February 2010 - December 2012 (2 Jahre 10 Monate)
Data Services company backed by Carmel Ventures, Trident Capital and Menlo Ventures.

eXelate is the engine that powers over 60 billion real-time, privacy-compliant data connections each month for 200 publishers and marketers reaching over 300M global unique users.
Vice Chairman, McCann Erickson
April 2011 - April 2012 (1 Jahr)
Vice Chairman & Global Chief Innovation officer of IPG’s McCann Erickson, the largest agency network in the world with 156 offices across 110 countries.
CEO, Mediabrands Ventures
January 2010 - April 2011 (1 Jahr 3 Monate)
Interpublic Group's Mediabrands Ventures is the media holding company's digital, diversified and venture group.

IPG’s Mediabrands Ventures' portfolio of marketing technology companies spans a wide array of specialties such as search (Reprise), hyperlocal (Geomentum), demand side platform (Cadreon), trading (Orion) and R&D (IPG Media Lab).

Also served as a member of the Office of the Chairman for Mediabrands, Interpublic Group’s consolidated media operation with $36 billion under management.

Under Matt’s leadership, the holding company enjoyed dramatic revenue expansion and diversification into new sectors ranging from retail (Shopper Sciences) to venture capital (Velociter).

In 2010, Media Magazine awarded Mediabrands as “Media Holding Company of the Year” and named both Geomentum and Shopper Sciences as “Specialty Agencies of the Year.”

Media Magazine: Media Holding Company of the Year
Director, Marketing Board
The Museum of Modern Art
April 2007 - April 2010 (3 Jahre)
June 2008 - December 2009 (1 Jahr 6 Monate)
Betawave - an "attention-based" digital media company that focused on audience time & engagement - rather than just reach - and scaled into one of the world’s largest digital media companies as measured by minutes of consumer attention.
Board of Directors
DDB Worldwide
2006 - 2008 (2 Jahre)
Served on board of DDB Group - $2 Billion revenue company spanning advertising, direct marketing, promotions and digital.
Tribal DDB
1998 - 2008 (10 Jahre)
Founder & CEO of Omnicom Group's Tribal DDB Worldwide

During Matt’s decade-long stewardship, Tribal grew from an idea to a worldwide network of 46 offices in 28 countries and became the largest and most awarded digital agency in the world.

Tribal won every major industry honor for innovation and effectiveness including “Agency of the Year” from ADWEEK, the International Advertising Festival at Cannes and many others.

In 2007, Tribal became the first digital agency ever to be named overall Global Agency Network of the Year by Advertising Age.
Executive Creative Director
Modem Media
1997 - 1998 (1 Jahr)


BA, English & Art History

1987 - Derzeit hier (35 Jahre 7 Monate)

1984 - Derzeit hier (38 Jahre 7 Monate)

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