COO, AOL Time WarnerThe potential to do things neither America Online nor Time Warner have even thought of is what makes the combination exciting, George Vradenburg III, executive vice president of global and strategic policy at AOL Time Warner, recently said. Progress can begin only after AOL Time Warner is a synergistic union. The job of making that happen belongs to Robert Pittman, who shares the chief operating officer post with Richard Parsons. Pittman will supervise subscription services, advertising and commerce, and the heads of AOL Interactive, Home Box Office, Time, Time Warner Cable, Turner Broadcasting System and The WB Television Network will report to him.
Pittman has served in top posts at AOL and Time Warner. He also co-founded MTV in the early 80s, and spent the second half of the 90s molding AOL into the easy-to-use service it has become today.