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Biography and Professional Profile of Carolyn Everson


Carolyn Everson

Carolyn Everson

Career and Employment History:

Current Position

  • June 2010 - Present: CVP, Global Ad Sales & Strategy at Microsoft Corporation

Past Positions:

  • January 2004 - June 2010: COO, EVP MTVN Ad Sales at Viacom
  • 2001 - 2004: Vice President at Primedia
  • 1999 - 2001: Vice President, Business Developmentat Zagat Survey
  • 1996 - 1997: Manager, Business Development at Walt Disney Imagineering
  • 1993 - 1995: Analyst at Accenture

Significant Accomplishments:

While at MTVN, Carolyn Everson oversaw strategic planning, operations and finance for MTVN’s multi-billion dollar U.S. Ad Sales department. Under her guidance, mtvU tripled its ad sales business to take its place among Viacom’s fastest growing businesses.


2006 - MTV Networks Ad Sales Presidents’ Award


  • Harvard Business School; MBA, 1997 — 1999
  • Villanova University; B.A., 1989 — 1993

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