President & Chief Executive Officer
Michael Barrett is the company’s President and Chief Executive Officer, the role he also held at ad exchange pioneer Rubicon Project before its 2020 merger with CTV leader Telaria. The combined company became Magnite in June of that year and further strengthened its CTV capabilities by acquiring SpotX in 2021.
Before joining Rubicon Project, Michael was President and Chief Executive Officer at Millennial Media, a leading independent mobile ad technology company. In October 2015, AOL/Verizon acquired Millennial Media. Previously, he served as President and Founder of Ichabod Farm Ventures LLC, a private investment firm he established after working as Executive Vice President and Chief Revenue Officer of Yahoo.
Earlier, Michael worked at Google, where he led integration efforts following the acquisition of Admeld Inc., where he also served as Chief Executive Officer. He has served as Executive Vice President and Chief Revenue Officer at Fox Interactive Media, Executive Vice President of Sales and Partnerships at AOL Media Networks, and in senior sales positions at GeoCities and Disney Online.
Michael was an economics major at The College of the Holy Cross, and currently serves as a Trustee of the College.
He and his wife, Cheryl, have three children, Stephanie, Anne, and Christine.