An eighteen-year veteran of various internet technology companies, Brent Horowitz is currently Vice-President, Business & Corporate Development at Patreon, a startup in digital media that helps emerging content/art creators derive support from their best fans. Brent is a recognized thought leader in the field of digital media, working with a number of industry groups such as the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) and Internet Ad Bureau (IAB) and speaking at events associated with publications such as Variety and Streaming Media Magazine. He has spent years studying how change brought by new technologies and consumer empowerment manifests in legacy industries and large corporations.
Prior to Patreon, Brent was at Yahoo, which he joined via acquisition of his previous company BrightRoll. Previously,Brent served as Senior Vice President of Business & Corporate Development at FreeWheel (now owned by Comcast), where he had executive responsibility for the company’s strategic partnerships across the digital video ecosystem. Prior to FreeWheel, Brent was a key member of several young companies, helping them scale from idea to leader and ultimately acquisition by the likes of Google and Intuit. Brent joined CitySearch – his first internet company – in 1997, following two years at an international money management firm.
Brent is a graduate of UCLA, a lifelong skier and avid traveler. He resides in San Francisco with his wife and two children.