Doug Shapiro is executive vice president and chief strategy officer at Turner. As part of the senior executive team, he develops and implements strategies that extend the company’s competitive position and evaluates new business opportunities. This entails identifying new trends and business models, driving strategic initiatives, helping assess potential acquisitions and strategic investments and coordinating activities across our business units. Shapiro also oversees Turner’s domestic Research and Consumer Insights team, with the goal of better using these insights to inform Turner’s strategic decisions.
Prior to his current position, Shapiro was the senior vice president of International and Corporate Strategy at Time Warner Inc. In this role, he helped drive Time Warner’s global strategy and business development initiatives across the company’s diverse line of media businesses. From 2008 to 2013, he headed the Investor Relations group, overseeing the development and execution of the company’s investor relations initiatives and served as the primary day-to-day contact for Time Warner with the investment community. During this period, Time Warner’s Investor Relations group was named as one of the top IR groups in Media several times by Institutional Investor magazine.
Before joining Time Warner in 2007, Shapiro was a senior analyst at Banc of America Securities from 1999 to 2007. He covered the Cable and Satellite TV and Media Conglomerate sectors and was the head of the Media and Telecommunications research team. He was ranked as one of the top Cable and Satellite analysts by Institutional Investor magazine every year from 1997 to 2006, the last year he was eligible for voting. Before joining Banc of America Securities, he was a senior analyst at Deutsche Banc Securities.
Shapiro received a B.A. degree in economics from the University of Michigan. He holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation.
Turner, a Time Warner company, creates and programs branded news; entertainment; kids and young adult; and sports media environments on television and other platforms for consumers around the world.