About matthewshatz763@gmail.com

  • Industry DigitalPublishing
  • Sector Business DevelopmentDistributionRevenueStrategic PartnershipsStrategy
  • Preferred Job Title CDO (Chief Digital Officer)CRO (Chief Revenue Officer)CSO (Chief Strategic Officer)Executive Vice PresidentGeneral ManagerSenior Vice PresidentVice President
  • Companies Open Road, Oyster, Nokia, Random House, American Express, Booz Allen, Sony


I worked in the media group at Booz Allen for 3 years after graduating Columbia B school and have since spent the last ~15 years as a senior executive playing a leading role in creating the $4BN eBook market from scratch. I ran the digital business at Random House for 5+ years, launched a news and eBooks reading business for Nokia in Europe and Asia, and was CRO and employee #2 at Oyster which introduced the subscription model to eBooks and sold to Google in 2013. I recently completed a successful 3 years as EVP Revenue at Open Road where I launched a $10MM B2B marketing service business, grew retail revenues 25%+ YoY 3 straight years, and helped increase their direct to consumer newsletter reach to >1MM subscribers.

In short, I am a veteran biz dev/revenue generator ideally suited for a player/coach role. I have established the business development function in my last two roles, hiring and developing small teams. I bring deep experience in closing digital content and distribution deals, managing C-level partnerships, and strategically helping companies identify and execute new digital revenue opportunities. I have signifiant experience with consumer subscription model and B2B service businesses.