Ann Sarnoff is president of Dow Jones Ventures. She is responsible for leveraging Dow Jones's strong brands and assets into new businesses with a focus on consumer-targeted digital media.
Before Dow Jones, Ms. Sarnoff was the Chief Operating Officer for the WNBA where she was responsible for the league's business operations as well as player personnel and programs.
Ms. Sarnoff spent 10 years at Viacom, rising to be chief operating officer for VH1 and CMT: Country Music Television. In addition to strategic planning and business operations, her duties included overseeing the digital channels and Web sites, as well as radio, audio and video products. At Nickelodeon, she developed Rugrats and Blues Clues into large and successful merchandising properties as executive vice president, Consumer Products and Business Development. Ms. Sarnoff also led the team that developed two new channels for Nickelodeon, TV Land and Noggin.
Prior to Nickelodeon, Ms. Sarnoff was director of corporate development for Viacom, where she helped with the acquisition and integration of Paramount Communications. From 1987-1993, Ms. Sarnoff was a strategy consultant at Marakon Associates in Stamford, Conn.
She is a graduate of Georgetown University and has an MBA from Harvard