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.

Jonathan Dube

Jonathan Dube is an award-winning business leader and innovator in digital media. He has built and run major digital media businesses for AOL, Disney, CBS Interactive, the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation and William Morris Endeavor - IMG Worldwide, and served as President of the international Online News Association. He also advises and invests in digital startups, mentors through TechStars, serves on the advisory board of SXSW, and is a voting member of the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (Emmys).

Dube has run some of the largest media digital businesses in North America, including CBSSports.com, ABCNews.com, CBC.ca, and more than a dozen businesses for AOL Media. He also built and launched  Over-the-Top (OTT) digital video businesses William Morris Endeavor - IMG Worldwide and developed strategies for other digital video businesses in the entertainment and sports spaces.

During his career, Dube has led video, subscription, mobile, sports, entertainment/lifestyle, news, finance/tech and local digital businesses ($100M+ P&Ls). He has a strong track record in growing revenue & reach, building new businesses and strategies, and developing innovative and lucrative partnerships with companies like Facebook, Twitter and Apple. 

He founded Made to Measure, an award-winning fashion network and the first Over-the-Top (OTT) digital video network to launch on Apple TV. He has also worked extensively with Apple and Amazon and, as Executive Producer of “Michael Moore in Trumpland,” launched the first film direct to iTunes, which skyrocketed to number #1 instantly and remained the top-seller for weeks

For more than a decade, Dube has played a prominent leadership role in the digital media industry. He frequently speaks at conferences and has served on the boards of the SXSW Interactive Festival, the Online Publishers Association, the Online News Association and Landmark Ventures. 

He has a long track record of digital innovation, from products to partnerships: he was an early pioneer in TV-Digital convergence, the first journalist to use the blog format, one of Facebook’s and Twitter’s first media partners, and more recently, developed the first digital video network to launch on Apple TV.

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