Howard Averill became Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer of Time Warner on January 1, 2014. He oversees all of Time Warner’s finance, accounting, mergers and acquisitions, internal audit, investor relations, treasury, and tax areas. Mr. Averill also has oversight of real estate, information technology and security.
Previously, Mr. Averill served as Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer of Time Inc. and was responsible for leading Time Inc.’s financial functions and strategies, as well as, global responsibility for information technology, production and fulfillment operations. He also oversaw the company’s consumer marketing businesses.
Mr. Averill was a member of Time Inc.'s interim management committee in 2011, prior to the appointment of a new CEO in January 2012.
Prior to joining Time Inc. in 2007, Mr. Averill was Executive Vice President and CFO at NBC Universal Television. During his 10 years at NBC Universal, he served in a variety of CFO roles in New York and Los Angeles, including positions at MSNBC, NBC News, NBC West Coast and NBC Universal Television Group.
Previous to NBC Universal, Mr. Averill was an executive at ITT/ Sheraton Corporation in New York and Boston and also held positions with Pepsi-Cola Company and Arthur Andersen & Co., where he earned his CPA.
Mr. Averill holds a B.A. in Economics from the University of Vermont and an M.B.A. in Finance from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill.