Mike Perlis is President and CEO of Forbes Media. Mr. Perlis joined Forbes Media in 2010 from SoftBank Capital, where he served as a General Partner. Before joining SoftBank, he was President and CEO of Ziff-Davis Publishing until its sale in 2000. Earlier in his career, Mr. Perlis served as President of the Playboy Publishing Group, Publisher of Runner’s World and Men’s Health, and Chairman and CEO of IDG Peterborough. He began his career in media as the co-founder of New England Publications in Camden, Maine.
Mr. Perlis is currently on the boards of BuzzFeed, Spanfeller Media Group, YourTango and Mojiva. His past investments and director posts include Associated Content, GSI Commerce, Enpocekts and The Huffington Post.
He is on the Board of Advisors of the Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University and is a Trustee of Outward Bound International.