Dan Rosensweig: Mr. Media and Technology – Hobart and William Smith Colleges \
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Dan Rosensweig: Mr. Media and Technology

Dan Rosensweig, operating principal for Quadrangle Capital Partners, former COO of Yahoo! and a member of the Hobart Class of 1983, will return to campus on Friday, March 7 as part of the Professionals in Residence series, sponsored by the Salisbury Center for Career Services.

Rosensweig will discuss “Personal Leadership and Achieving Your Goals,” starting at 3 p.m. Friday, March 7 in the library’s Geneva Room. Reservations are requested by e-mailing cso@hws.edu

As a student at Hobart, Rosensweig majored in political science, was a member of Kappa Sigma fraternity and studied abroad in London. After graduating, he worked for Ziff-Davis for 18 years including as president of Ziff-Davis Internet Publishing Group, vice president and publisher of PC Magazine, and president and chief executive officer of ZDNET Inc., which he took public and merged it with CNET in 2000.

Two years later, he was named Chief Operating Officer at Yahoo!, one of the most popular corporations in the world, where his responsibilities included marketing, advertising, product development and heading international and North American operations. Yahoo! now reaches more than 300 million people in 25 different languages. During his time at Yahoo!, Rosensweig created a personal mentoring program that allowed an HWS student to work with him for an entire summer.

Rosensweig was then recruited for his current position with Quadrangle, a media and communications private investment firm that has more than $6 billion under management. Quadrangle invests in both public and private media-related companies and works to maximize value by increasing the investment groups’ knowledge and relations with others in the industry.

He is now growing Quadrangle’s portfolio businesses and finding new investment deals, and recently visited the company’s new office in London. More recently, he was put in charge of establishing presences in the Silicon Valley area of California and Hong Kong.

Previously, he was back on campus as one of the speakers at the gala launch of Campaign for the Colleges in Bristol Field House.