Beth A. Birnbaum Named Fandom, Inc. Director
SAN FRANCISCO, CA – September 16, 2020 — Beth Birnbaum has been named to the Board of Directors of Fandom, Inc., the fan-first global entertainment platform company.
“On behalf of the Fandom Board of Directors and CEO Perkins Miller, we are delighted to have Beth Birnbaum join Fandom as the company continues its period of rapid growth and expansion,” said Board Chair, Jon Miller. “Beth adds an incredible track record in product development, operations and strategy at several major tech businesses to our board. Her belief in and vision for Fandom will help accelerate our growth.”
Added Wikipedia and Fandom founder and Board Co-Chair Jimmy Wales, “Beth blends intellectual curiosity and practical insights with her diverse business background. We’ll benefit greatly from her perspective as a leader and board member as we look to serve fans around the globe.”
“The Fandom platform has immense potential to connect fans with their passions and deepen their engagement,” said Ms. Birnbaum. “I am excited to work with the board and management team to build fan community on an unprecedented scale.”
Birnbaum currently serves as a director of Wiley, Foodee, Ripl and Bridge Legal. Previously, she served as Chief Operating Officer at PlayFab, the SaaS backend platform for online games, prior to its sale to Microsoft. Prior to PlayFab, Birnbaum served as Senior Vice President of Product at GrubHub and in a variety of product and commercial roles at Expedia. She received a BA from Yale, and an MBA from INSEAD.
Fandom is a global media and entertainment platform powered by fan passion. As the fan-trusted source in entertainment, Fandom helps fans explore, contribute to, and celebrate the world of movies, TV and gaming. Whether looking for in-depth information on favorite franchises, watching the latest Emmy-nominated Screen Junkies video or using next-generation D&D Beyond tools, fans come to Fandom platforms to meet other fans in trusted, curated environments. With more than 315 million monthly users and more than 250,000 communities across movies, TV, and gaming, the Fandom audience is extremely young and influential: #1 in reach among Teens (13-17), Young Adults (18-24) and Millennials (18-34) in the comScore Top 100. For more information visit www.fandom.com
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