Mark Young leads global strategy and business development for Fandango, the nation’s leading digital network for all things movies, and a subsidiary of NBCUniversal. Young is focused on providing insights into consumer and technology trends and capitalizing on them to grow all lines of Fandango's business, which includes online ticketing properties Fandango, MovieTickets.com and Flixster; world-renown movie review site, Rotten Tomatoes; video on-demand service, FandangoNOW; and movie merchandise marketplace, Fandango FanShop.
Young also oversees distribution and co-marketing of mobile services, commerce and video with third-party partners such as mobile network providers, handset manufacturers, connected devices, social media and digital video platforms, app stores and retailers. He also works with top technology companies, including Apple, Google, Facebook, Amazon, Microsoft and others to develop Fandango movie discovery and ticketing innovations for mobile, social, AI and voice recognition platforms.
Young joined NBCUniversal from Comcast Interactive Media (CIM) where he led mobile strategy and business development across a portfolio of digital properties, as well as co-led the strategy and go-to-market launch of Xfinity’s initial video service on iOS (iPad & iPhone) and Android devices.
Prior to Comcast, Young was at The Walt Disney Company for seven years, of which the last three years he served as the vice president of strategy and business development for The Walt Disney Internet and Mobile Group. Prior to Disney, he was the vice president of business development and partner management for mobile data services pioneer Moviso/Infospace, and an executive at IBM’s Innovation Center where he advised studios and media companies on digital asset distribution and management.
He is an executive mentor for Comcast NBCUniversal’s LIFT Labs Start-Up Accelerator
and a member of USC’s Center of Communication & Technology Management.