David Beck is executive vice president, corporate strategy and operations at Turner. Within this role, Beck oversees Turner’s corporate strategy, intelligence & research and corporate business affairs teams. Based in New York, he reports to Doug Shapiro, chief strategy officer at Turner.
Under Beck’s leadership, the corporate strategy group focuses on the development of Turner’s business with a focus on direct to consumer models and putting fans at the center of Turner’s IP development, programming, distribution, marketing and monetization strategies. The corporate intelligence and research group will provide more actionable and robust fan insights, and synthesize rapidly changing market trends to better inform and accelerate strategic and operating decisions.
Prior to joining Turner in 2016, Beck co-founded BRaVe Ventures, a strategic advisory and investment firm working with media and tech companies. In 2016, after working with BRaVe for years on a consulting basis, Turner acquired the company and Beck joined TBS and TNT as chief strategy and ventures officer.
Before BRaVe, Beck held senior executive strategy and operating roles at Univision, within the Office of the CEO and as senior vice president and head of social media. His team earned 25 awards for executing social content, marketing, and sales programs on a world-wide stage, including the 2014 FIFA World Cup, Latin Grammy Awards and 2012 U.S. Presidential Election Town Halls. Beck was also a member of top global strategy consulting firm, Bain & Company’s media and private equity practices.
Beck has a Master of Business Administration from the MIT Sloan School of Management and a Bachelor’s degree from Tufts University. He currently serves as a Board Member of the MIT delta v accelerator program in New York, and as an investor and mentor at Techstars, a worldwide network for entrepreneurs.
Turner, a WarnerMedia company, is a global entertainment, sports and news company that creates premium content and delivers exceptional experiences to fans whenever and wherever they consume content. These efforts are fueled by data-driven insights and industry-leading technology. Turner owns and operates some of the most valuable brands in the world, including Adult Swim, Bleacher Report, Boomerang, Cartoon Network, CNN, ELEAGUE, FilmStruck, Great Big Story, HLN, iStreamPlanet, Super Deluxe, TBS, Turner Classic Movies (TCM), TNT, truTV and Turner Sports.