To mark the 40th anniversary of Business Day, the College of Business invites you to explore the industries thriving at the crossroads of business and entertainment. We will be ushering in leaders from the digital media and entertainment industries to share how their companies use cutting-edge technology to entertain and elevate their brand experience. Join us and engage with senior executives to learn how digital technologies have spurred the entertainment and media industries to be at the forefront of innovations, platforms, and new business models.
The event kicks off at 9:45 a.m. with keynote remarks from College of Business Dean Beth Walker and is followed by presentations from the day’s speakers. At noon, all attendees break for lunch and return at 1 p.m. for the day’s final speaker, and a sweet treat, followed by a networking session.
There are no RSVPs required, but save the date on your calendar since seating is on a first-come, first-served basis.
Gregory J. Osberg, CEO and Founder of Revlyst | 10 a.m.
Gregory J. Osberg is the CEO and founder of Revlyst, a consulting company that connects digital startups with media companies to accelerate their mutual growth and facilitate development of innovative technologies. Osberg started the company in 2013 and in 2016 launched the first Local Angel Network, which helps find and fund startups to help newspapers develop diverse revenue sources and foster a culture of innovation in their organizations.
Prior to Revlyst, Osberg served as CEO and publisher of the Philadelphia Media Network, as well as publisher of The Philadelphia Inquirer, Daily News and Philly.com. He managed the company out of bankruptcy, reduced and stabilized the cost structure and grew their digital assets. He successfully sold the company in 2012.
Before arriving in Philadelphia, Osberg spent an extensive publishing career in New York City. He held several senior-level positions at the Washington Post Company, rising to become president and worldwide publisher of Newsweek and Newsweek.com. Osberg launched Newsweek.com and forged strategic alliances with MSN and MSNBC.com. Under Osberg, Newsweek.com became one of the top three magazine websites and outpaced the industry in ad growth. Osberg learned the digital media space serving as president of CNET, where he dramatically increased ad revenue, resulting in the company’s first year of profitability.
In 2005, he received Adweek's Executive Team (Publisher/Editor) of the Year Award. Osberg was the recipient of CSU’s College of Business Distinguished Alumni Award in 2005, served on the College’s Global Leadership Council for 10 years and currently chairs the CSU Rugby Alumni Board.
Jeremy Ostermiller, Co-Founder and CEO, Edison Interactive | 11 a.m.
Jeremy Ostermiller has a keen eye for capitalizing on underserved markets. He started his first business at 15 years old, selling mail-order, blemished, rollerblade wheels he was able to buy from distributors at a discount.
Since his intrepid business beginnings, Ostermiller has gone on to launch several successful companies, including Altitude Digital, which he started with just $500 and then turned into one of the fastest growing digital media companies in the country.
He also founded Edison Interactive, which he co-founded in 2017 and now serves as CEO. Edison Interactive is a global leader of the in-ride digital media and content delivery market, bringing programmatic advertising content to internet-connected video displays in thousands of taxi cabs and ride-sharing vehicles around the world.
Ostermiller’s success earned him recognition in 2014 as the Colorado Technology Association’s Entrepreneur of the Year and as a Denver Business Journal 40 Under 40 award winner. In 2015 he was spotlighted as Ernst & Young’s Entrepreneur of the Year for the Mountain Desert, and in 2016 he was named one of the Top 25 Most Influential Young Professionals by ColoradoBiz magazine. Jeremy also serves as a board member of Youth on Record, Young Presidents’ Organization, and the Green and Gold Foundation.
Mitch Bell, Vice President of Physical Production, Marvel Studios | 1 p.m.
Mitch Bell joined Marvel Studios in 2010 and serves as Vice President of Physical Production. He is responsible for the mechanics of making films, from development to wrap, including managing the budget and planning all aspects of production, empowering everyone from directors to cinematographers and creative directors to pursue their vision.
Bell grew up in Fort Collins and graduated from CSU’s College of Business in 1990. Shortly after earning his degree, he moved to Los Angeles and began his career in the entertainment industry as a production assistant at Imagine Films. From there he went on to freelance in both film and TV.
At Marvel, Bell has overseen production and was the associate producer on Captain America: The First Avenger, Iron Man 3 and Captain America: The Winter Soldier as well as the co-producer for Avengers: Age of Ultron, Avengers: Infinity War, Captain America: Civil War, and Spiderman: Homecoming. He is now in the middle of co-producing Avengers 4. He was also executive producer on several Marvel One-Shots, including Item 47, Agent Carter and All Hail the King.
9:45 – 10:00 a.m. Dean Beth Walker, CSU College of Business
10:00 – 11:00 a.m. Greg Osberg, Revlyst CEO and Founder
11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Jeremy Ostermiller, Edison Interactive CEO and Co-Founder
12:00 – 1:00 p.m. Break for lunch
1:00 – 2:00 p.m. Mitchell Bell, Marvel Studios Vice President of Physical Production
2:00 – 3:00 p.m. Networking