Walker Jacobs is Chief Operating Officer of Fandom powered by Wikia, where he spearheads the media brand’s substantial growth strategy, inclusive of bolstering brand awareness and rapidly scaling the brand’s community, marketing reach, and revenue. The fan’s voice in entertainment, Fandom is home to the largest entertainment fan site in the world with 190 million global uniques.
Walker has a deep-seated passion for digital media and has been an active part of its evolution since the industry’s development in the mid 1990s. Prior to Fandom, Walker served in executive positions at a range of media companies, including Reuters, Turner Broadcasting and Clear Channel. In those roles he worked to change the face of digital media through groundbreaking initiatives like the acquisition of Bleacher Report, acquiring the rights to NBA Digital and NCAA March Madness at Turner, and setting up Turner Digital's portfolio strategy with CNN.com and CNN Money.
Driven by curiosity and innovation, he enjoys working closely with the next generation of disruptors to help foster their success. He has invested in and/or advised a diverse set of companies, including Collective Media, Media Math, Varsity News Network, Zype, Vidible and many others. In addition, Walker has been dedicated to serving industry groups, currently as a board member of Upstream's Seller Forum, and a former board member of IAB and OPA.
Walker is a graduate of John Carroll University and resides in New York with his wife and their three children. In his spare time he can be found playing a round of golf, traveling with his family, and watching Ohio State football.
Walker Jacobs Job Title Chief Operating Officer Company FANDOM POWERED BY WIKIA