Jon Kamen

Chairman and CEO, Radical Media

Over the course of his career, Jon Kamen has founded and built one of the world's most respected content companies, the aptly-named Along the way, Jon has invented entirely new forms of media that drive both sales and culture.

In his role as founding Chairman and CEO, Jon continues to redefine the meaning of “production company,” beyond television and film, and into multi-platform media that lives across digital, graphic, interactive, gaming, and mobile applications. Interestingly, some of Jon's most innovative work had been in “old school” content, such as publishing, documentary filmmaking, a music concert and Broadway production. Collaborating with the most respected forces in music, film, and commerce, Jon's recent partners include luminaries in almost every field; from the wildly influential rapper Jay-Z, to the masterminds of Fortune 100 companies.

Jon's awards span virtually every genre, medium, and audience. Highlights include:

Academy Award for “The Fog of War”
Grammy Award for “10 Days That Unexpectedly Changed America”
Independent Spirit Award for “Metallica: Some Kind of Monster”

Recent television credits include:

Four season of Iconoclasts” for The Sundance Channel
Emmy-nominated series “Mad Men” for AMC
The forthcoming project for the Discovery Channel

In addition to twice winning the advertising industry's most coveted honor, the Cannes Palme d'Or Award, the company has garnered virtually every major award in media, including Emmys, Lions, D&ADs, One Show Pencils, Clios, and Art Directors Cubes. In 2004, was bestowed the National Design Award for Communication Excellence.

Jon has contributed significantly to public awareness campaigns such as the ONE campaign, Conservation International, Clinton Global Initiative, and works closely with the New York City Mayor's Office of Film, Theater & Television. Jon has also been active participant and contributor to the TED Conferences since 1987.

During his two terms as National Chairman of the AICP, Jon established the “Art and Technique of the American Television Commercial,” now presented annually at the Museum of Modern Art. In 1994, the Mayor of New York presented Jon with the Crystal Apple Award for his outstanding contributions to the city's production industry.

Today, having established a global reputation as a visionary in the marketing and advertising fields, Jon regularly advises many of the world's best-known brands and advertising agencies on future trends. He currently sits on the Board of Directors of the prestigious VCU Brand Center in Richmond, Virginia, and is a Trustee of the Rhode Island School of Design.

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