Former Chairman and CEO of Time Warner Joins Team of Digital Media and Technology Innovators to Close the 'Health Gap'
NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - April 5, 2011) - OrganizedWisdom, an expert-driven platform for health and wellness, announced the appointment of former Chairman and CEO of Time Warner, Gerald (Jerry) Levin, to its Board of Directors. Levin joins OrganizedWisdom's current Board Members Steven Krein and Unity Stoakes, co-founders of OrganizedWisdom; Wayne Kimmel, Managing Partner of SeventySix Capital; and Jason Finger, co-founder of SeamlessWeb.
As a Director and investor in OrganizedWisdom, Levin is helping to guide the company's strategy and growth plans. He brings years of executive experience to an innovative company on a mission to close the 'Health Gap,' the scary space between an Internet search and the doctor's visit. OrganizedWisdom makes it easy for a new generation of doctors and other experts to share vetted health and wellness resources online using digital media in an effort to improve the standard of patient care.
"OrganizedWisdom has a compelling vision for transforming health care and has a mission I personally believe in," Levin said. "We envision a tomorrow where we can bridge today's enormous 'Health Gap' by connecting people with health and wellness experts and their wisdom."
Levin has a long track record of innovation and has made an enormous impact on the media landscape. Prior to joining OrganizedWisdom, Levin served as the Chairman and CEO of media conglomerate, Time Warner, from 1992 through 2002, and helped develop the modern cable industry.
"As we've assembled our Board, it has been very important for us to gather partners with world-class experience in building transformative businesses and who also possess a passion for health and wellness," said OrganizedWisdom CEO and co-founder, Steven Krein. "We've been fortunate to bring together 'like-minded souls,' which is essential to our philosophy, and there is no one more emblematic of this approach than Jerry Levin."
OrganizedWisdom is on a mission to close the 'Health Gap' and elevate the standard of care by inspiring all doctors and health experts to embrace the power of digital media and share their wisdom online. The company collects, organizes and promotes online wisdom shared across the Web by thousands of vetted health and wellness experts. OrganizedWisdom's investors include leading health, technology, and business minds: Esther Dyson, Roger Ehrenberg, Jason Finger, Linda Holliday, Jerry Levin, Jeff Stewart and SeventySix Capital. Learn more at organizedwisdom.com.
About Jerry Levin
Gerald (Jerry) Levin is the former Chairman and CEO of Time Warner Inc. He was the prime mover in the merger of Time Inc. and Warner Communications in 1990, Time Warner's merger with Turner Broadcasting and CNN in 1996, and with AOL in 2001. He also served as a Director of the New York Stock Exchange and the New York Federal Reserve Bank. Previously, Levin was an attorney with Simpson Thacher and Bartlett, and then COO of D&R, an international investment and management firm. Levin graduated from Haverford College, where he eventually served as Chairman of the Board, and received a legal degree from the University of Pennsylvania. He is also a Trustee Emeritus of Hampshire College. Currently, Levin is the Presiding Director of Moonview Sanctuary, a holistic mental health institute in Santa Monica, California, founded by his wife and CEO, Dr. Laurie Ann Levin. He is a partner with Bill West in Connectivity, a consultancy devoted to helping entrepreneurs and start-ups. Levin serves as a mentor for TechStars NY 2011 and serves as a Sr. Advisor to Oasis TV, a body, mind, and spirit network. Levin is a Director and investor in OrganizedWisdom.