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Mike Perlis, Special Partner

Mike Perlis

Mike Perlis is the President and CEO of Forbes Media. He has been affiliated with SoftBank Capital since 2000 and is currently a Special Partner. Mike joined SoftBank Capital from the SOFTBANK Group's former subsidiary, Ziff-Davis Publishing, where he was President and CEO until its sale in 2000.

Earlier in his career, Mike served as President at TVSM, President of the Playboy Publishing Group and Chairman and CEO of IDG Peterborough. He began his career in media as the co-founder of New England Publications in Camden, Maine.

Mr. Perlis currently serves on the board of BuzzFeed and is a board observer of VoodooVox. He served on the board and was chairman of Associated Content before its sale to Yahoo!.  Previous board observer positions include The Huffington Post (sold to AOL) and KickApps (sold to KIT digital).

Mr. Perlis is a graduate of Syracuse University.  He also serves on the board of the Newhouse School of Public Communications and is a trustee of Outward Bound.

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