Marc DeBevoise formerly Chief Digital Officer, ViacomCBS; Vice Chair & President, Argus Capital
Marc DeBevoise is currently Vice Chair & President of Argus Capital Corp (NASDAQ: ARGUU), a special purpose acquisition corporation focused on the broader tech-driven media landscape. Additionally, DeBevoise serves on the board of Limelight Networks (NASDAQ: LLNW), a leading provider of edge cloud, CDN and security computing services, on the Advisory Board of Antenna Group, a privately-owned international media and entertainment company with a leading presence in Central and Eastern Europe, and as Board President of The Door, a non-profit organization providing youth development services to at-risk young people across New York City.
Through the end of 2020, DeBevoise was the CEO & President of CBS Interactive, responsible for the rapidly growing, multi-billion-dollar revenue digital and streaming businesses of ViacomCBS (NASDAQ: VIAC) and the Chief Digital Officer of ViacomCBS, leading a diverse set of teams spanning over four thousand employees responsible for the company’s unified streaming, digital and technology operations globally. During DeBevoise’s leadership tenure, ViacomCBS became a major player in direct-to-consumer streaming with 30 million subscribers, a top 10 U.S. Internet company with over 200 million monthly users, and one of the largest social video companies in entertainment with over nine billion monthly video views.
In his roles at ViacomCBS, DeBevoise was responsible for the company’s subscription, live and vertical ad- supported direct-to-consumer streaming services, many of which he led the founding of, including Paramount+/CBS All Access, CBSN, CBS Sports HQ and ET Live. He was also responsible for the major branded Internet properties related to the company’s portfolio of leading television networks and, prior to leading their divestiture in October 2020, the technology, gaming and media focused properties of CNET Media Group. He also oversaw ViacomCBS Digital Studios, responsible for the creation of original and branded content in support of the company’s brands across social platforms, as well as the company’s overall technology infrastructure and its partnerships with technology, digital video and social platforms. DeBevoise’s teams were responsible for the editorial content, original series and acquired programming across the company’s digital services. This included the development and creation of a broad array of content for these services including original series like THE GOOD FIGHT, THE TWILIGHT ZONE, THE STAND, STAR TREK: DISCOVERY and STAR TREK: PICARD, 24/7 news content for CBSN, CBS Sports HQ and ET Live, and securing and producing major sports franchises including the NFL and UEFA Champions League.
Joining in 2011, DeBevoise was the architect of CBS’s digital strategy, positioning the company as a leading multi-platform content company with a top 10 consumer Internet portfolio and leadership position in ad-supported and subscription direct-to-consumer streaming. He also led the company’s expansion in numerous other high- growth areas including mobile and social video, programmatic and data-driven advertising, and sports gambling/gaming with the launch of the SportsLine app and a major sports book and wagering data partnership with William Hill (now Caesars). He served as President and Chief Operating Officer of CBS Interactive from 2016 through 2019 and prior to that held other executive roles at CBS Interactive, including EVP/GM of CBS Digital Media and SVP/GM of CBS Entertainment Digital.
Earlier in his career he was the SVP of Digital Media, Business Development and Strategy for premium subscription service Starz, held various roles in both Digital Media and Business Development at NBC Universal, and was in the Technology, Media & Telecommunications Investment Banking Group at JPMorgan.
DeBevoise has been recognized as one of Ad Age’s “Media Mavens”, The Hollywood Reporter’s “Digital Power 50”, Cynopsis Media’s “Most Intriguing People” and as a B&C Technology Leadership Award recipient.
DeBevoise earned his B.A. in Economics and Computer Science from Tufts University and is currently an Adjunct Assistant Professor at NYU’s Stern School of Business, where he also earned his M.B.A. with distinction in Entertainment, Media & Technology and Finance.