Jimmy Maymann was CEO of Huffington Post and lead AOL’s portfolio of content brands, content strategy and OTT operations, which altogether reached a global audience of 500 million unique visitors every month with over 1 billion monthly video views.
Prior to AOL, Maymann co-founded GoViral, an early innovator in online video production and distribution, developing video advertising platforms able to track, distribute and host video ads across multiple sites online. With Maymann’s guidance the company evolved from being primarily involved in video production to focusing on platform development, allowing it to rapidly scale its operations.
After joining AOL, Maymann served in several roles including Senior Vice President of International and later as CEO of the Huffington Post, where he has made international expansion, profitable growth, and improved video operations his three key priorities. In his three years at the Huffington Post, Maymann was responsible for designing and executing on an international expansion strategy that saw the establishment of editions in 15 international markets and which helped fuel its audience growth from 35 million to around 210 million unique visitors each month.
Maymann also oversaw the creation and development of HuffPost Partner Studio, the Huffington Post’s market-leading branded content production team. In a little over two years HuffPost Partner Studio has grown to account for around 35% of the Huffington Post’s revenue, by offering premium custom advertising solutions throughout the Huffington Post platform. Jimmy has also prioritised the elevation of video at the Huffington Post creating an innovative next generation video platform that empowers open source content creation with Broadband TV, building upon its existing HuffPost Live operations.