Quarterly Business Breakfast: Mike Perlis, Forbes Media

Tuesday, February 6, 2018
7:00am - Registration opens; coffee & networking
7:30am - Breakfast service begins
9:00am - Conclusion
Samoset Resort

Please join us for our next Business Breakfast featuring Mike Perlis of Forbes Media. Mike will share his thoughts about the importance of community as a foundation for business that had its roots in Camden, Maine and eventually helped him shape a culture of success and civility at Forbes that extended around the globe.

Mike Perlis

Vice Chairman & Strategic Advisor of Forbes Media

Mike Perlis is a media industry CEO with deep experience managing a wide range of multimedia content companies, from large to small businesses, and an expert in building and extending brands.
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Mike Perlis

Mike Perlis

Vice Chairman & Strategic Advisor of Forbes Media

Mike Perlis is a media industry CEO with deep experience managing a wide range of multimedia content companies, from large to small businesses, and an expert in building and extending brands.

In 2010 Perlis joined Forbes Media as President and CEO, where he leveraged his background in entrepreneurship to transform the company from a traditional magazine publisher into more of a global tech and digitally driven media business. In his own words, Mr. Perlis has said he and his management team have driven record growth at Forbes by running it like a “97-year-old startup.” 

Prior to joining Forbes, Mr. Perlis was at the venture capital firm SoftBank Capital, where he served as a General Partner for 10 years and continues to be Special Partner. At Softbank, he invested in digital startups such as Buzzfeed and served as an adviser to its management team as the team developed its business model and grew the company.

Before joining SoftBank, he served as President and CEO of Ziff-Davis Publishing until its sale in 2000. Earlier in his career, Mr. Perlis served as Publisher of GQ, President of Playboy Publishing, President of TVSM, Publisher of Runner’s World and Men’s Health, and Chairman and CEO of IDG Peterborough. He began his career in media as the co-founder of special interest publisher New England Publications in Camden, Maine.

He is on the Board of Advisors of the Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University and is a trustee of Outward Bound International.


 

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Pre-registration and pre-payment is required for this event. Admission, which includes breakfast, is $25 for Chamber members, and $30 for non-members. After Friday, February 2, admission increases to $30 for Chamber members and $35 for non-members.

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