Entravision Names New Top Leader

Entravision Names New Top Leader

Entravision Communications Corp. has named Michael Christenson as its new chief executive. Christenson takes over the Santa Monica-based company on July 1 from Chris Young, who had served as interim chief executive since the death of then-CEO Walter F. Ulloa from a heart attack on Dec. 31. Ulloa founded the company in 1996.

Entravision operates under three divisions – digital, TV and audio. It serves advertisers from various industries including e-commerce, retail, entertainment, gaming, delivery services, financial technology, communications, lifestyle, and travel.

Paul A. Zevnik, chair of Entravision’s board of directors, said the board was excited to welcome Christenson.

“Mike is a proven executive with operational and financial expertise and a track record of driving growth through operational execution and strategic acquisitions,” Zevnik said. “We are confident that his skills and experience will help us unlock opportunities to expand our digital, television and audio segments, enhance our offerings and strengthen our competitive position in international markets.”

Christenson has more than 40 years of experience in business and in helping companies navigate industry and technology transformation as a senior leader, investor and advisor, according to Entravision.

He previously served as president and chief operating officer of two public software companies – San Francisco-based New Relic Inc. and CA Technologies, which was later acquired by Broadcom Inc. – and as an investment banker with Allen & Company and Salomon Brothers, both in New York City. He has also served on the board of a number of high-growth public and private technology companies.

“Entravision is an industry leader with a unique value proposition and an impressive suite of digital marketing services across its global footprint,” Christenson said in a statement.

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