Alan McGlade is a founder and Managing Director of DEV. He is a current advisor and investor in several media companies and a member of the ARC Angel Fund. Mr. McGlade has over two decades of experience in taking companies from early conceptual stage to significant market player in television, and digital media with an emphasis on music.
For the last nine years Mr. McGlade was the Chief Executive and a member of the Board of Directors of MediaNet. The company powered music and media delivery in five territories in the US and Europe for many of the best known names in the business including AOL, Yahoo, HMV, Virgin, Samsung, Tesco, MTV, Microsoft’s Zune and Google.
Prior to running MediaNet, Mr. McGlade worked at MTV Networks. He joined the company after selling them the contactive music video channel, Video Jukebox Network (The Box), where he served as CEO for five years.
Prior to his tenure at The Box, Mr. McGlade was the president of StarNet, which provided targeted cable marketing using a national satellite delivery system. Before that McGlade was the founder and president of Adlink, the largest cable advertising interconnect in the country.
Mr. McGlade’s commentaries have appeared in Billboard, Forbes and Multichannel News, among others, and he has appeared on CNBC, CNN Business and PBS.