On the identical time, Andreesen Horowitz companion Chris Dixon, who has been a BuzzFeed board member since 2014, is stepping down from the corporate’s board. BuzzFeed founder/CEO Jonah Peretti introduced the adjustments to the board membership in a memo to employees Thursday.
BuzzFeed didn’t disclose whether or not Rollé is investing within the firm or receiving an fairness stake. The announcement of her board appointment comes two weeks after BuzzFeed entered into a deal to buy HuffPost from Verizon Media.
“The widespread thread by means of Janet’s dynamic profession is the power to nurture and evolve nice manufacturers and to construct and strengthen their relationships with numerous audiences,” Peretti wrote within the memo. “Janet joins our board at a time when that’s critically necessary for BuzzFeed, particularly as we welcome HuffPost into the BuzzFeed community. Janet’s expertise in model administration and information media will likely be extremely precious.”
BuzzFeed’s different board members are execs from its investor base: Hearst Ventures’ Scott English, RRE Ventures’ William Porteous and New Enterprise Associates’ Patrick Kerins. Normal Atlantic’s Anton Levy serves as board observer.
At Parkwood, Rollé leads the media and administration firm’s enterprise operations and growth, together with strategic partnerships and investments. She manages the P&L throughout the entire firm, together with music, movie, touring and artist administration.
Earlier than becoming a member of Parkwood in 2016, Rollé served as EVP & CMO for CNN Worldwide, overseeing the promotion of all CNN manufacturers and programming. Previous to that she was BET Networks’ first EVP and CMO, and he or she has served in senior positions at AOL, VH1 and HBO.
In a press release, Rollé stated, “I’m honored to hitch the board of Administrators at BuzzFeed, an organization I like each for its innovation and deep viewers connection. BuzzFeed isn’t only a pioneer within the digital media business, it’s an instance of how corporations can and may increase the voices of the following era and constantly adapt to remain forward of the curve.”
Rollé additionally presently serves as a director of Carver Bancorp, one of many oldest and largest African-American managed banks within the U.S. As well as, she spent two phrases on the nominating committee of the U.S. Tennis Affiliation.