Rich Antoniello



Rich Antoniello

CEO
Complex Networks

Rich Antoniello

 

Rich Antoniello serves as CEO of Complex Networks, a global media company, and one of the most influential voices in popular culture today. 

In 2016 Rich Antoniello oversaw the acquisition of Complex Media by Verizon and Hearst to become Complex Networks. The joint venture led by Antoniello is developing and distributing a growing slate of original programming on Verizon’s go90 and through Complex Networks’ vertical brands - Complex, First We Feast, Collider, Rated Red, Pigeons and Planes, and Sole Collector - that puts the company at the center of music, art, street style, action sports, and entertainment.

Antoniello, who joined the company as CEO in 2003, has transformed Complex from an influential print publication, known for delivering a sharp editorial blend of pop culture and style trends, into a 360-degree media company reaching millions of hyper-engaged millennials every month. From the launch of Complex.com and acquisition and growth of like-minded sites, Antoniello has led the company to become the leading lifestyle brand reaching male 18-34-year-olds generating over 810 million video views a month across the channels.

Prior to joining Complex, Antoniello spent four years at National Geographic Adventure magazine, National Geographic Adventure Gorge Games in association with NBC, and Wenner Media’s Men's Journal. He began his career at Saatchi & Saatchi Worldwide where he handled media planning for Proctor & Gamble, Sauza and Paddington Brands. Antoniello is a graduate of the School of Management at SUNY's Binghamton University. He lives in New York City with his wife and two girls.

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