Kevin A. Mayer is a businessperson who founded Smash Ventures Management Co. LP and who has been at the helm of 5 different companies. Presently, Mr. Mayer holds the position of Co-Chairman & Co-Chief Executive Officer at Forest Road Acquisition Corp. II, Co-Chairman & Co-Chief Executive Officer at Candle Media LLC, Advisor at Watertower Ventures, LLC, Managing Partner at Smash Ventures Management Co. LP and Advisory Board Member at Salesforce, Inc. Mr. Mayer is also on the board of 7 other companies.
In the past Kevin A. Mayer held the position of Chief Operating Officer of Douyin Co., Ltd. Chief Executive Officer for TikTok, Inc. and Chief Operating Officer for Bytedance, Inc. (both are subsidiaries of Douyin Co., Ltd.), Chairman-International Segment at The Walt Disney Co., Executive Vice President of An Internet Group, Head-Global Media & Entertainment Practice at L.E.K. Consulting LLC, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer for iHeartCommunications, Inc., President & Chief Executive Officer of Playboy.com, Inc. and Strategic Advisor at Forest Road Acquisition Corp.
Mr. Mayer received an undergraduate degree from Massachusetts Institute of Technology, a graduate degree from San Diego State University and an MBA from Harvard Business School.