Tom Ryan is President and CEO, Streaming of ViacomCBS where he oversees the company’s global streaming business across paid and free, including Paramount+ and Pluto TV. Paramount+ launched in March 2021, is already available in 25 countries, and is the main driver of ViacomCBS’s 42 million global paid subscribers. Pluto TV is the leading Free Ad-supported Streaming Television (FAST) service in America, reaches over 52 million viewers across 25 countries, and will generate over $1 billion in annual revenue this year just seven years after its launch in 2014. Tom pioneered and popularized the FAST category as co-founder and CEO of Pluto TV which was acquired by Viacom in January 2019.
Earlier in his career, Tom served as CEO of crowdsourced design marketplace Threadless, SVP of Digital Strategy at EMI Music as well as co-founder of early digital music service Cductive which was acquired by eMusic. He holds an AB from Dartmouth College and an MBA from INSEAD in France. Tom lives in Los Angeles with his wife and three children.