Tina Sharkey

Tina Sharkey

BabyCenter LLC
Chairman and Global President

Background

Tina Sharkey has more than 20 years of experience in the evolution of new media, ranging from the introduction of HDTV in 1986 to the forefront of Web 2.0 today. She has been featured as a Top Leader in Technology by Businessweek, Fast Company, and USA Today and currently serves on the boards of the Interactive Advertising Bureau and @d:tech.
BabyCenter is the Web’s #1 global interactive parenting brand, reaching 78% of new and expecting moms online in the United States, and reaching 15 million parents monthly across 18 markets worldwide. Recognized by Advertising Age’s 2008 Digital A-List, BabyCenter is the established leader in providing mom insights and innovative interactive marketing solutions to the world’s leading brands.
Prior to joining BabyCenter, Tina worked at America Online, Inc., where she led AOL’s social networking initiatives, including the AIM (Instant Messenger) and Social Media groups. Tina also led AOL’s network programming and directed the transformation of AOL.com into an open online destination. Before AOL, she served as Group President of Sesame Workshop's Online Services and prior as co-founder and chief community architect of iVillage.com. Prior to iVillage, Tina collaborated with Barry Diller on a new home shopping channel, Q2, a division of QVC, helped launch the Adobe Acrobat and New York 1 brands, and has managed corporate brand strategies for Time Warner, QVC and Sony.
Tina is a Henry Crown Fellow at the Aspen Institute and a founding board member of Baby Buggy, a non-profit organization dedicated to helping New York City's families in need. She graduated from the University of Pennsylvania and lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with her husband and two sons.