NEW YORK, Jan. 23 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Stephen E. Snyder has been named to the position of Chief Operating Officer, CBS Interactive, it was announced today by Quincy Smith, President of the newly-formed division. In this role, Snyder, who most recently served as Senior Vice President and General Manager of CBS SportsLine.com, will oversee all operations of the unit's websites (cbs.com, CBSNews.com, CBS SportsLine.com, among others), as well as its support functions. He will report directly to Smith.
"This is a huge win for CBS Interactive," said Smith. "Steve not only runs the largest and fastest growing interactive business at CBS, but he is a proven, successful operator. Given his technical background, Steve will also play an integral role in ensuring that our platform integrates with our current and future partners so that we take advantage of next generation applications and interfaces for our content and audiences."
"We have a tremendous collection of properties within CBS Interactive, and I look forward to working with all our teams as we build upon our growth and development, and learn from each other's best practices," said Snyder. "As I've learned from my years at CBS SportsLine, when you consistently deliver the content and interactive experience that audiences want, the consumers and advertisers will follow. I think we have an incredible talent pool here at CBS Interactive, as well as terrific assets with unlimited potential, and I can't wait to get started."
CBS Interactive will look to name a successor to Snyder's role at CBS SportsLine.com immediately.
Snyder most recently served as Senior Vice President and General Manager of CBS SportsLine.com, where he helped achieve a record number of users to the site, as well as subscription and advertising revenues. Previously, he worked as Executive Vice President of Product Development and Operations, responsible for overseeing programming, production, fantasy products, operations, technology and marketing. He also served for two and a half years as vice president of production, in addition to working as vice president of strategic product development and vice president of marketing.
Snyder joined SportsLine.com in January 1998 as director of infrastructure engineering when the Company acquired GolfWeb, where he was director of site development. From 1989 to 1994, Snyder worked at McDonnell Douglas Aerospace Company as a launch team mission specialist, and as a system simulation group leader for a team of engineers who designed and developed a National Missile Defense "War Games" simulation for use by the United States Army Strategic Defense Command. Snyder has a degree in aerospace engineering from Cal Poly Pomona and an MBA from Stanford.
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