We are pleased to announce the appointment of Mike Steib as
CEO for American Express & vente-privee.com.
As Director, Emerging Platforms at Google, Mike used to oversee US business operations for Mobile Ads, TV & Video Ads, Local Ads, Online Audio Ads, and Commerce. He joined Google in January 2007 as Director of Google TV Ads.
Mike was the General Manager of Strategic Ventures at NBC Universal. While at NBCU, he co-founded and led NBBC (a marketplace for digital video syndication, which is now part of hulu.com) and NBC Weather Plus, the first all-digital broadcast television network. In 2004, NBC Weather Plus received the GE Imagination Breakthrough award. Mike was Co-chair of the NBC Affiliates Futures Committee and previously served as Vice President in the Business Development group, which closed over $20 billion in mergers and acquisitions.
In 2000, Mike worked on launching new media businesses for Walker Digital, LLC. He spent the two prior years as a management consultant with McKinsey & Company. He is a named inventor of three digital media patents. Mike was honored as one of Crain’s New York 40 Under 40 professionals in 2008. He was also recognized as one of TV Week’s 2008 “Twelve to Watch”, was selected for the Multichannel News “40 Under 40” list in 2007, and was chosen for TV Week’s “Hot List” in 2006.
Mike serves as Chairperson of the Board of Career Gear, a national nonprofit that helps men transition from public assistance to work, and is a member of the Milken Institute Young Leaders Circle. He graduated from the University of Pennsylvania and today lives in Manhattan with his wife, Kemp, and their little boy.
About American Express
American Express is a global service company, providing customers with exceptional access to products, insights and experiences that enrich lives and build business success.
Each day, American Express makes it easier, safer and more rewarding for consumers and businesses to purchase the things they need and for merchants to sell their goods and services. An engine of commerce, American Express provides innovative payment, travel and expense management solutions for individuals and businesses of all sizes. Most of all, American Express helps its customers realize their dreams and aspirations through industry-leading benefits, access to unique experiences, business-building insights, and global customer care.
World No. 1, vente-privee.com has pioneered the online sales event concept. Specializing in selling brand overstock since 2001, the online retailer organizes exclusive event-based sales for its 13 million members. Featuring more than 1,200 major international brands, the website offers a wide range of product categories: from fashion to homeware, sports products to electronics. The members-only sales last from two to four days and, thanks to privileged partnerships with brands, offer irresistible discounts of up to 70%.
About Leadership Capital Group
Leadership Capital Group is a premier North America- and EMEA-focused Board of Director and executive search firm consulting at the senior executive and C-level for information intense enterprises. With North American headquarters in Westport, Connecticut and European headquarters in London, U.K., Leadership Capital Group has over 10 offices worldwide.