Jesse Redniss is the Chief Innovation Officer at Turner Broadcasting Systems, Inc. (TNT & tbs), where he is responsible for developing strategies to innovate the brands, as well as evaluate and execute initiatives and partnerships that will modernize the overall business. At Turner, Jesse has developed and launched a full suite of TV Everywhere apps to expand tbs & TNT’s OTT offering, and is leading Turner’s endeavor into new technology with initiatives around VR and AR. Prior to this, Jesse co-founded Brave Media Ventures, a strategic investment and advisory firm that worked with big brands such as Viacom, Turner and Mattel to navigate the shifting media and technology landscape.
From his use of innovative technologies to his ability to meld marketing and show running for a winning recipe, Jesse has been on the front-lines from all angles. He is the visionary who turned USA Network into the no. 1 cable network in digital entertainment and introduced gamification to the world of network branding. In addition to spending more than eight years as SVP of Digital at USA Network spearheading the networks digital, social TV, and second screen initiatives, he also managed technology innovations, monetization strategies and content development for the brand with leading breakthrough successes like Psych’s Hashtag Killer and more recently USA’s industry-defining screen unification. Just prior to co-founding BRaVe Ventures, Mr. Redniss was also the Chief Strategy Officer leading media relationships at Spredfast.
Among his accolades, Jesse is an Emmy nominee, Shorty Award winner, was named a Multichannel News ‘40 under 40’ to watch in the digital world, as well as the recipient of TV of Tomorrow’s 2013 Individual Leadership award and 2012 and 2013 Social TV Marketer of the Year. He currently serves on the Board of Directors for PromaxBDA as well as sits on the Vision Council for the Television Academy IMPG (EMMY).