Dan Rosensweig

Dan Rosensweig

President and CEO: Guitar Hero

Dan Rosensweig currently serves as President and Chief Executive Officer of Guitar Hero, the business unit which develops the blockbuster Guitar Hero® franchise. In this role, Mr. Rosensweig oversees Guitar Hero’s global operations including game development, hardware manufacturing, supply chain, logistics and marketing.

Mr. Rosensweig brings significant experience to Activision having served as Chief Operating Officer of Yahoo! from 2002 through 2006, where he oversaw the company’s worldwide operations including its product development, marketing, and advertising sales and the development and introduction of inventive new Internet advertising formats.

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. He held several senior positions during his tenure at Ziff-Davis, including President and Chief Executive Officer of ZDNet, which he built from a standalone Ziff-Davis company to a publicly traded, highly trafficked Internet network, President of Ziff-Davis Internet Publishing Group and Vice-President and Publisher of PC Magazine.

Before joining Activision, from 2007 – 2009, Mr. Rosensweig 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, Geneva, New York. He is the former Co-Chairman of ONE.org and currently serves on the Board of Directors of Adobe Systems, Inc & Katalyst Media. He is also a member of the Executives in Residence program at Columbia University.

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