Bill Wheaton is Executive Vice President & Chief Strategy Officer at Akamai. As Chief Strategy Officer, Mr. Wheaton is responsible for collaborating with the Company’s divisional general managers on defining strategy that drives innovation for customers, pursuing new strategic markets and business adjacencies, and building partnerships with carriers and technology providers across the Internet ecosystem.
Prior to his role as Chief Strategy Officer, Mr. Wheaton served as General Manager of Akamai’s Media Division leading the engineering, product development, product management, sales, channels and product marketing teams focused on making video and software applications accessible, and complex media content easy to use.
A twenty-year veteran in the media industry, Mr. Wheaton has overseen the growth of Akamai’s media business to over $1 billion in annual revenues. He has led strategy and product direction for supporting Akamai customers with their over-the-top (OTT) video, live events, and streaming video optimization requirements, including support for gaming and software clients.
Mr. Wheaton’s service at Akamai has included global roles in leading digital media sales, and in establishing the Company’s media partnership programs.
Prior to Akamai, Mr. Wheaton worked at Intervu, where he managed the Business Communications Sales Group supporting customers like CCBN, MCI, AT&T, Sprint and others. He has started and sold several businesses including VCS Technologies, which he sold to Intervu in 1999.
Mr. Wheaton started his career at Procter & Gamble and moved to Pfizer before starting his entrepreneurial ventures. He has a B.S. degree from WPI and an MBA from NYU.