Michael Harwayne Joins Turner as Vice President, Strategy
Thursday, June 30, 2016
ATLANTA, GA – Turner has appointed Michael Harwayne as vice president, strategy. In his new role, Harwayne will work with senior leadership to develop and implement strategic initiatives throughout Turner’s businesses. He is based in New York and reports to Doug Shapiro, executive vice president and chief strategy officer, Turner.
“We’re excited to have Michael join the team, especially during this transformative time for our organization and our industry,” said Doug Shapiro, EVP and chief strategy officer. “I’ve worked closely with Michael before and have always been impressed by his unique blend of strategic and analytical thinking and industry experience. His talents and perspective will be tremendously valuable as we work to further enhance Turner’s competitive position within traditional TV and leverage our brands, audiences and capabilities to create value outside of it.”
Harwayne has significant industry expertise. Prior to recent consulting engagements, he was vice president, corporate strategy & development for Time Inc. where he led the strategy group responsible for the development and execution of strategy and operations for the company’s digital and print businesses, which include more than 90 global publications and 45 web businesses. He also played a key role in Time Inc.’s spin-off from Time Warner.
Prior to his 10-year career at Time Inc., Harwayne led strategy for digital and technology products and businesses in various roles, including director, business development & strategic alliances at Sony and chief operating officer and vice president of marketing & business development for Virtual Communities, Inc. Earlier in his career, he was a consultant at McKinsey & Company, Inc. working with television, music, publishing and web clients to solve strategic, operational and management issues.
Harwayne holds a bachelor of arts degree from Harvard University where he graduated magna cum laude in economics and an MBA from Harvard Business School.
Turner, a Time Warner company, creates and programs branded news, entertainment, sports, animation and young adult multi-platform content for consumers around the world. Turner brands and businesses include CNN/U.S., HLN, CNN International and CNN.com, TBS, TNT, TCM, truTV, Cartoon Network, Boomerang, Adult Swim, Turner Sports, Bleacher Report, iStreamPlanet and eSports.