Tim Armstrong

Tim Armstrong Chairman and CEO

As chairman and CEO, Armstrong is responsible for setting strategy and overseeing the businesses and day-to-day operations of AOL. In December 2009, he took the company public with a listing on the New York Stock Exchange. Armstrong joined AOL in April 2009 from Google,where he oversaw the company's North American and Latin American advertising sales, marketing and operations teams as president of The Americas Operations. Prior to joining Google, he was vice president of sales and strategic partnerships for Snowball.com. He has also served as director of integrated sales and marketing at Starwave's and Disney's ABC/ESPN Internet Ventures. And at the start of his career, he co-founded and ran a newspaper based in Boston, Mass. Armstrong is on the boards of the Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB), the Advertising Council and the Advertising Research Foundation. He does not resemble the AOL Running Man icon, unless he is running.

Posts With Tim Armstrong

Is AOL Finally Making Money From Content? Maybe!

For years, AOL has emphasized its content, but made all of its profit selling Internet access (!). That may finally be changing.

AOL Turns Moviefone Over to BermanBraun for Reboot

Press one for a much-needed overhaul of the service that still lives in 1999.

What’s the Point of Spending $400 Million if You Can’t Brag About It?

AOL made its biggest acquisition of the Tim Armstrong era in August, but you people didn’t pay attention. Maybe this will help.

Yahoo Confirms Hire of AOL Vet Ned Brody as Americas Ad Boss

The former AOL exec had been caught in limbo due to a non-compete clause.

AOL Hires Associated Content’s Luke Beatty in Key Strategy Role

The reunion of college roommates is on.

AOL Starts Patch Cuts, and Up to 500 People May Lose Their Jobs

AOL says it is keeping 60 percent of its local news sites. But it is cutting 350 jobs today, and more are in limbo as it looks for media partners.

AOL’s Patch Layoffs Coming Friday

Last week, AOL said it would shutter or find partners for up to 400 of its local news sites.

Tim Armstrong Apologizes for Publicly Firing Patch Employee

“At a human level it was unfair,” says the AOL CEO. But Abel Lenz is still fired.

400 Patch Sites on the Block, AOL Says

They’ll be shuttered or handed off to a partner, Tim Armstrong says.

What Happened to Adap.TV’s IPO?

The Web ad startup had told the SEC it was going public. Instead it’s going to be a part of AOL.

AOL Hires New Comms Head From Pepsi