Hosted by: Prof. John Greathouse
Meredith Amdur is an investor, advisor and “execupreneur” in a range of data-driven enterprise and consumer software application businesses. She is currently CEO of Rhetorik Solutions, a UK-based technology sales & marketing intelligence platform and previously served as President/CEO of WANTED Technologies, an online provider of big data recruiting analytics platform, tools and embedded data solutions to the HR sector, before selling the publicly traded company to the Corporate Executive Board (CEB)/now Gartner Group, in late 2015.
Before that, Amdur held senior leadership and strategy roles at DIRECTV, Microsoft, Deloitte, and Informa Group (UK), where her accomplishments included heading the strategic planning for Microsoft’s Entertainment & Devices Division (Xbox), serving as the General Manager of Strategy for the Bing search engine and MSN, leading DirecTV digital entertainment/OTT product strategy and spearheading new initiatives in big data analytics and advanced geospatial visualization tools for Microsoft’s Azure cloud platform. Amdur forged her early career in London, England in the 1990s, co-founding and running a business-information publishing and global market research company (Baskerville Communications, later Informa Media).
Amdur holds an MBA from Cornell University, an MSc from the London School of Economics, and a BA from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
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