Vice Chairman & Chief Strategy Officer
Mr. Seaton has been a member of our board of directors since May 2016. He has been the Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Chicken Soup for the Soul since April 2012. He has more than 25 years of media and telecommunications investment banking experience. Prior to joining Chicken Soup for the Soul, he was a Managing Director at Credit Suisse First Boston where he worked from 1988 to 2002, at Bank of America from 2002 to 2009 and at Oppenheimer & Co from 2010 to 2012. He served on the board of directors of Mediacom Communication Corporation from 2009 to 2011 when Mediacom was taken private for $3.7 billion. He received his A.B. from Stanford University and his M.B.A. from Harvard University. Among other qualifications, Mr. Seaton brings to our Board extensive public company and media-related financing, acquisition and transactional experience and important acquisition operating experience relating to the Chicken Soup for the Soul Brand and related operations and media company board experience.