John R. Burbank Joins Vizio Board Of Directors
Vizio, Inc., the U.S. TV brand and sound bar company, today appointed John R. Burbank as the newest independent member of the company’s board of directors. He brings years of experience in media, analytics, marketing and telecommunications that will help guide the company, and advise its management team to best leverage its TV and audio hardware as well as its SmartCast platform.
“We’re excited to be able to invite John to Vizio’s board of directors,” said Vizio’s Chairman of the Board, Founder and CEO William Wang. “John is an accomplished business leader and experienced board member in consumer marketing and advertising sectors. His extensive knowledge and expertise will add great value to our board, and Vizio will benefit from John’s insights and counsel.”
As the president of strategy and corporate development for the Nielsen Co., Burbank led the company’s digital transformation, developing new data products with partners such as Facebook, Alibaba and Tencent. Prior to Nielsen, he held senior leadership positions in consumer marketing at AOL, AT&T and Procter & Gamble.
Today, Burbank advises startups in both in the U.S. and Israel and serves as an independent director of Entergy Corp. and a board member of Connecticut Public Radio and Television. He holds a B.A. in Russian history and an MBA, both from the University of Chicago.