NEW YORK, N.Y. – October 5, 2015 – iHeartMedia, Inc. announced today that Steve Mills has joined the company as its Chief Information Officer. Mills, previously Chief Information Officer at Motorola Mobility, will report to Richard J. Bressler, iHeartMedia, Inc.’s President, Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer.
In this new role, Mills will oversee all aspects of the information technology structure for both iHeartMedia and Clear Channel Outdoor, working closely with all its businesses and divisions to ensure the alignment and optimization of the company’s overall technology systems with the business priorities of its multiplatform assets, which include 858 broadcast radio stations reaching more than 245 million consumers monthly; iHeartRadio, iHeartMedia’s free leading all-in-one digital music and streaming radio service with more than 70 million registered users, 600 million app downloads and 87 million monthly digital uniques; more than 75 million social media followers across the network; nationally-recognized marquee live events; and Clear Channel Outdoor’s digital platform, which now offers over 950 digital billboards across 37 U.S. markets.
“Steve has a proven track record delivering extraordinary results for some of the most well-known mobile and telecommunications companies,” said Bressler. “At a time when iHeartMedia, Inc. is placing increasing emphasis on technology solutions – everything from programmatic advertising to data collection and analysis -- Steve’s expansive background in driving new innovation via social networks, Big Data and apps makes him a perfect match for our company as we continue to transform and expand our technology framework to benefit both our businesses and our partners.”
“I’m thrilled to be joining a company with the unparalleled brand and scale of iHeartMedia,” said Mills. “I’m looking forward to using my expertise to expand iHeartMedia’s position as the nation’s leading multiplatform media company.”
Mills has over 30 years of experience in information technology, enterprise systems and software engineering. In addition to his role as Chief Information Officer for Motorola, Mills also previously served as Chief Information Officer of leading cloud hosting solutions provider Rackspace Hosting as well as executive positions at T-Mobile, BearingPoint, and Intelligent Technologies. Mills holds a PhD in Computer Science from Southern Methodist University.