Mr. Cabell is the Founder and CEO of Denver-based Cue Ball, LLC (www.cueballdigital.com), advisors and brokers to the global publishing, media, marketing and entertainment industries. Cue Ball’s core practice is the brokerage and development of cross-border media through licenses, joint ventures, mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, and strategic partnerships. The group has worked with 133 clients in 24 countries and brokered more than 500 deals since its inception in 1997. Current and past clients include: large diversified enterprises such as Bloomberg, BBC Worldwide, Meredith, Bonnier, Pearson, Ringier, Hachette Filipacchi, Conde Nast, Al Jazeera, Playboy, Abril, and Burda; specialist media groups such as Active Interest Media, Hanley Wood, The Atlantic, Time Out, Wenner Media, Harvard, MIT, Outside, The Economist, Smithsonian, and Future; and, digital native brands such as BusinessInsider, Allrecipes, and TheDailyBeast. Mr. Cabell also serves as Senior Advisor to Oaklins DeSilva Phillips, a global investment bank with offices in 40 countries around the world. More recently, he has worked on angel and venture capital fund-raising with early- and growth-stage companies across a variety of industries. Mr. Cabell and his business partner, Mike Greehan, are co-authors of the International Magazine Media Handbook, published by FIPP.
Prior to founding Cue Ball, Mr. Cabell was the Publishing Director of Women’s Sports at Sports & Fitness Publishing. From 1991 – 1995, he was the Director of International Development for Rodale Inc., the world’s leading publisher of health and fitness media. Mr. Cabell began his media career in 1977 as an account executive for MCA-owned New Times Magazine. From then until 1991, he served in various sales, marketing and management positions for Ziff Davis, CBS and Rodale. He was a nationally-ranked distance runner during his scholastic, collegiate and post-collegiate years from 1972 – 1982, and is a 1977 graduate of Princeton University (B. A., Economics).Back
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