Bill Wheaton is Executive Vice President & General Manager of the Media Products Division at Akamai. Mr. Wheaton leads the Akamai team responsible for products and solutions that make 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.
Mr. Wheaton’s service at Akamai includes roles as Vice President of Digital Media Solutions, 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.