Progress Partners

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Progress Partners is a boutique investment firm based in Boston and New York City providing financial advisory services to companies in media, marketing, advertising, and software.

Domenic Venuto

As General Manager of The Weather Company, Domenic Venuto is responsible for leading the company’s consumer digital business which includes the global consumer product portfolio and marketing solutions under Watson Advertising. In this role Venuto is also introducing millions of consumers to IBM Watson’s AI capabilities while creating innovative, predictive solutions for marketers that harness Watson’s insights for greater ROI.

Venuto’s Consumer Product portfolio includes applications for mobile, web, desktop, wearable devices and more for both The Weather Channel® and Weather Underground consumer brands. He’s also responsible for global expansion; data distribution; and leading an award-winning digital editorial organization. The Weather Company’s consumer products offer immersive storytelling and personalized experiences for an average of 225 million monthly users. 

Within Watson Advertising business, Venuto brings marketers media, data and SaaS based AI solutions that take advantage of Weather’s trove of location and weather data, as well as the groundbreaking AI ad solution, Watson Ads.

Prior to Weather, Venuto served as global president, data, technology & partnerships at VivaKi, of Publicis Groupe. There he led a global team, overseeing product, strategy, engineering and partnerships to develop proprietary programmatic products that interface with external data, ad tech and publisher platforms. Venuto led all aspects of product development, from strategy and technology to experience and data. He also oversaw global enterprise partnerships, including Amazon, AOL, Apple, comScore, Facebook, Google, Microsoft, Twitter and Yahoo!. 

Before that, he was NY managing director of Razorfish’s NY Office. Domenic began his career at Arthur Andersen, where he developed long-term strategic business plans and led large-scale technology implementations for Australian and American clients. 

A native Australian, Venuto received a bachelor’s degree from the University of Melbourne, a graduate degree in computing from Monash University, and an MBA from RMIT University in Melbourne, Australia.  

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