Well-established as a New York entrepreneur and investor, Stephen Blackwell holds board responsibilities with the venture company Rep, a driver of peer-to-peer human influence innovation. Stephen Blackwell’s most recent corporate leadership position was as chief strategy officer with the Billboard-Hollywood Reporter Media Group. Among his areas of oversight were sales and marketing, digital operations, and account management. He also informed the company’s business development and program revenue goals.
Mr. Blackwell founded Death and Taxes in 2009 and drove rapid growth in the innovative music and lifestyle brand. The firm was acquired by SpinMedia in 2016. He guided a powerful portfolio that encompassed respected media brands such as SPIN and VIBE. A core focus was on creating synergies with Fortune 500 companies in presenting content that was meaningful to the emerging millennial demographic.
Stephen Blackwell attended Fordham University and maintains a strong community presence and has volunteered on environmental issues with New York Cares.