Kevin Mayer

Candle Media

Kevin Mayer is currently the founder and Co-CEO of Candle Media. He was a former top executive at The Walt Disney Company overseeing its Direct-to-Consumer businesses which included global streaming platforms Disney+, ESPN+, and Hulu. Mr. Mayer architected the development and successful rollout of Disney+ that today has over 150 million subscribers. In his capacity as Chairman, Direct-to-Consumer and International, he also led global advertising, content, and channel sales as well as studio distribution and marketing overseas, managing over 25,000 employees around the world and over 60% of Disney revenues. Prior to that role, Mr. Mayer served as Chief Strategy Officer for Disney, where he oversaw and executed major acquisitions including Pixar, Marvel, Lucasfilm, BAMTech, and 21st Century Fox. After Disney, Mr. Mayer served as CEO of TikTok and COO of its parent company, ByteDance, driving one of the greatest disruptions in social media history and helping to steer one of the world’s largest social entertainment platforms with over 1 billion users.