Creating a Billion Dollar Company: An Interview with VIZIO's CEO, William Wang

  • PEOPLE
  • by Privy Editor
  • 5/14/2012
Tag: William Wang, Member Interview, Entertainment, Vizio, Technology, Business

Occupation: Chief Executive Officer and Founder, VIZIO 

Based in: Los Angeles

Last Education: University of Southern California

 

William Wang, founder and CEO of VIZIO, Inc., was born in Taiwan and moved to the US with his family at age 12. In 1986 he graduated from USC with a B.S. in Electrical Engineering and took a tech support role in a rapidly expanding computer monitor company. At the time, the PC business was growing exponentially and William quickly rose to the head of marketing and sales. Confident that he could build a better monitor, he left to start MAG Innovision and later, Princeton Graphic Systems. These companies became successful by introducing many industry firsts in the CRT (cathode-ray tube) and later LCD (liquid crystal display) monitor business, but became so saddled with operations and cash-flow problems that William decided to sell both companies.

An Interview with Super Agent Young Beom Jeong

  • PEOPLE
  • by Privy Editor
  • 4/25/2012
Tag: Young Beom Jeong, Member Interview, United Asia Management, Star J Entertainment, Entertainment

Occupation: CEO of United Asia Management 

Based in: Seoul

Last Education: Oklahoma City University

 

Young Beom Jeong is an accomplished talent agent who founded a global mega agency called United Asia Management. With ‘Hallyu’ or better known as the ‘Korean Wave’ becoming a significant factor in Asia’s entertainment market, six major agencies, which include KEYEAST, AM Entertainment, Star J Entertainment, SM Entertainment, YG Entertainment, and JYP Entertainment, were brought together by Young Beom Jeong to form UAM with the goal of supporting their artists to enter the global entertainment market. UAM is a super-agency that helps to push forward the careers of Korean artists to advance overseas while at the same time, seeks talented artists from other Asian countries to work in Korea. Most of the talent managed by the six agencies and members of UAM have successfully become a significant force in the Asian market and include popular artists such as AM Entertainment’s Jang Dong Kun; KEYEAST’s Bae Yong Joon, Kim Hyeon Jung, Choi Kang Hee, E Ji-ah; SM Entertainment’s TVXQ, Girls’ Generation, Super Junior; YG Entertainment’s Big Bang, 2NE1, Se7en and JYP Entertainment’s Rain, Wonder Girls and 2PM.