Bill Wheaton is Executive Vice President & General Manager of the Media Division at Akamai. Mr. Wheaton is responsible for leading the Media Division’s core functions of engineering and product development, product management, sales, channels, sales engineering, and product marketing, focused on making video and software applications accessible, and complex media content easy to use. He oversees Company strategy and product direction to support customers with their over-the-top (OTT) video, live events, and streaming video optimization requirements along with support for gaming and software clients.
Mr. Wheaton’s service at Akamai includes roles as Senior Vice President where he led the Media Business Unit and Vice President of Global Digital Media Sales, supporting key digital media customers and driving innovation at Akamai to help customers take advantage of emerging opportunities.
Mr. Wheaton has also served as the Director of Streaming Sales at Akamai, overseeing streaming sales efforts including 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 a MBA from NYU.