About Jeff Cunningham


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  • Professor of Practice in Global Leadership
  • Arizona State University
  • Thunderbird School of Global Management
  • Walter Cronkite School of Journalism
  • Former Publisher Forbes Magazine
  • Founder Directorship Magazine
  • CEO  Zip2.com, CMGI, CareerTrack.com
  • Partner, Schroder Ventures
  • Board director: Data General, Schindler, Bankrate, TheStreet, Sapient, Countrywide, Premiere Global, Genuity, EXLService.com 



  • Interview series: IconicVoices.TV is my YouTube interview series with Warren Buffett, Michael Milken, Richard Adkerson, Jeff Immelt, Senator John McCain and others.
  • Publishing: publisher of Forbes magazine, succeeded Secretary of Defense Caspar Weinberger; founder, CEO, editor in chief of Directorship Magazine; publisher of American Heritage magazine; senior executive with BusinessWeek. Lord William Rees-Mogg, editor of The Times of London, described me as “one of the top media professionals in America.”
  • Internet and venture:  Portfolio advisor to Highland Capital; venture partner with Schroder Ventures Internet Finance Fund; president of technology incubator CMGI; CEO of  Zip2 and Myway.com; CEO of CareerTrack, a Michael Milken Knowledge Universe company.
  • Board and governance: served as a board director of 10 public companies.
  • In non profit areas: trustee for The Center for Strategic and International Studies, the Middle East Institute and the British North American Council. I currently serves on the board of ASU’s McCain Institute.




  • Personal: born in Italy, raised in Israel, UK and US. Married and have four grown children; passions…mountain hiking, gastropub, Euro travel, 19th Century art and Boss Tweed era.
  • Groupie: Lincoln, Roosevelt (26), Churchill, JFK, RFK, Martin Luther King, Margaret Thatcher, Ronald Reagan, Warren Buffett, Steve Jobs. Not to forget Bob Dylan, Van Morrison, Ernest Hemingway, of course: “they say that everything breaks now and that sometimes, afterwards, many are stronger at the broken places.”
  • Edu: SUNY Binghamton with honors in English; Financial Executives Program at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

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