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Tim Armstrong    

Former CEO of AOL; Founder & CEO of the dtx company

Tim Armstrong is the former Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of AOL Inc., a leading global media technology company. Under Armstrong’s leadership, AOL was acquired by Verizon for 4.4 billion dollars on May 12, 2015.

Armstrong founded the dtx company in February 2019. The company is building the infrastructure for the direct-to-consumer economy by "empowering consumers and brands to build direct relationships." Today, Armstrong serves as the CEO of the dtx company.

Prior to joining AOL, Armstrong spent almost a decade at Google, where he served as President of Google's Americas Operations and Senior Vice President of Google Inc. as well as serving on the company's global operating committee. Armstrong started in his career by co-founding a newspaper in Boston, MA before moving into the Internet industry, where he has worked as a team member, investor or co-founder at numerous companies, including Starwave (sold to Disney/ESPN/ABC Internet Ventures), Snowball (IPO), Associated Content (sold to Yahoo), and Patch (sold to AOL). Armstrong has also been an active investor in the start-up community, both on and offline.

Armstrong serves on the board of The Priceline Group, Inc., The Paley Center for Media, the New York regional board of Teach for America, the Waterside Charter School in Stamford, CT, as Chairman Emeritus for the Ad Council, and as a trustee for the United States Olympic & Paralympic Foundation. He also acts as an advisor to the McChrystal Group, a leadership consulting firm driven by former Commander of the Joint Special Operations Command, General Stan McChrystal. Additionally, Armstrong is the chairman of the IAB Education Foundation, a new non-profit working to improve diversity and close the skills gap across the digital media and advertising landscape. An ardent champion of community service, Armstrong was honored by the Ad Council with its 60th Annual Public Service Award in 2013.

Armstrong is a graduate of Connecticut College and Lawrence Academy. He has served as a trustee for both.


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