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Executives in Residence

The Executives in Residence program at Columbia Business School brings senior executives from a wide range of industries to counsel students on their academic and career goals, lecture in class, and advise clubs. These executives are leaders in their field who are recently retired or semiretired from one career and avidly pursue other activities and boards.

Currently Dan Rosensweig serves as the Media Executive in Residence. Mr. Rosensweig is President and Chief Executive Officer of Chegg, where he oversees the overall business operations and executive management. Prior to Chegg, he was President and Chief Executive Officer of Guitar Hero, and Chief Operating Officer of Yahoo! Prior to Yahoo!, Mr. Rosensweig spent 18 years at Ziff Davis, most recently serving as President where he was responsible for the global operations of the company and the successful merger of ZDNet and CNET. Mr. Rosensweig also served as an operating principal at Quadrangle Group, a private investment firm, where he focused on the firm’s media and communications private equity business. Mr. Rosensweig received a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science from Hobart College. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of Adobe Systems, Inc & Katalyst Media.

Past Media Executives in Residence include:

  • Jeff Zucker, former President & CEO, NBC Universal
  • William Baker, former CEO, Educational Broadcasting Corporation
  • Rich Zannino, former CEO, Dow Jones


April 15, 2014

Mark Thompson, President & CEO, The New York Times Company (by invitation only)


April 17, 2014

John Sykes, President, Clear Channel Entertainment Enterprises (by invitation only)


April 29, 2014

Mentoring breakfast with Alan Stein '05, Global Head of Advertising Technology, Media Services, Google (by invitation only)


May 7, 2014

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