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Mike Fitzsimmons

CEO
Connekt

Mike Fitzsimmons is CEO of Connekt, an AI-driven technology company that’s transforming TV advertising for the connected world. In this role, Mike is responsible for driving the company’s overall direction and strategic growth, as well as overseeing day-to-day operations. 

An industry veteran, Mike boasts more than 20 years of experience working with emerging technology startups and established corporations, including successfully forging partnerships with some of the world’s largest media companies and retailers including Comcast, CBS, Fox, Disney, HBO, Sony, Amazon and PayPal. He has successfully raised over $200M in capital from financial and strategic investors including Bessemer Ventures, Intel Capital, Liberty Global, Samsung, Dentsu, Deutsche Telekom and Focus Ventures among others. He has received multiple awards including Inc. 500 Fastest Growing Media Company, Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Finalist and Deloitte & Touche Fast 50 Silicon Valley. An industry thought leader, Mike has been featured on CNBC, CNN and Bloomberg as well as in publications NY Times, WSJ and Forbes. 

Prior to joining Connekt, Mike was the founder and CEO of Delivery Agent, a leading provider of interactive commerce solutions to the media and entertainment industry, which was acquired by Hillair Capital in 2016. Mike has also served in executive positions for CNET and Circuit City and currently acts as an advisor to many early stage businesses in Silicon Valley.