Paul Slavin

Managing Director

Joined Oaklins DeSilva+Phillips in 2023

Paul has had leadership roles at digital media, marketing solutions, broadcast television and book publishing companies.  He has experience in M&A (buying/selling), strategic partnerships, and other financing initiatives in all of these fields. 

Previously, he was CEO of Open Road Integrated Media, a dominant player in digital publishing, with a technology- and data-driven marketing solutions platform. After transforming Open Road into one of the most advanced marketing platforms in publishing, he successfully sold it to a group of private equity investors, which included Abry Partners, MEP Capital.

Before Open Road, Paul was COO and EVP of Everyday Health, a portfolio of consumer and professional wellness sites. He helped lead the company through an IPO in 2014 and later its sale to J2 Global (now Ziff Davis).
At The Walt Disney Company, Paul ran streaming and digital businesses in addition to managing international news operations and programs. As Executive Producer of World News Tonight, he guided it to become the #1 news program. He received many accolades at ABC, including 12 Emmy Awards, a DuPont and an Overseas Press Club award.
Paul has served on many boards and has raised capital from private equity and venture investors as well as individuals.   Most recently as a board member at Akademos, (an education technology company owned by Kohlberg Ventures) he assisted in its sale to VitalSource.

His undergraduate degree is from The University of Chicago, and he did graduate work in economics at New York University.

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