Founder and principal of Magellan Media Consulting, Brian O’Leary helps enterprises with media and publishing components capitalize on the power of content. A veteran of more than 30 years in the publishing industry and a prolific content producer himself, Brian provides targeted solutions that help you achieve positive change, improve your financial results and respond with agility to consumers’ voracious appetites for content.
Brian began his career with Time Inc. Highlights of his 12-year tenure include: managing the Southeast Asia production operation, advancing the close schedule for People by 20 hours, and creating a four-week ad close at Time and Entertainment Weekly. He was part of the core management team that launched the iconic Entertainment Weekly, and he oversaw production and distribution operations of several of Time’s most prominent brands.
After leaving Time, Brian joined Hammond Inc., a database-driven map and atlas publisher. As Senior VP and Associate Publisher, he directed database development and content operations. Brian restructured the company to realize the value of technological investments and accelerate the development of new products.
Today, Brian leverages the breadth and depth of his experience to deliver innovative solutions for your enterprise. In addition to his work with Magellan, he writes extensively on publishing industry issues and authors in-depth and insightful research reports on topics from territorial rights in the digital age to the use of metadata in the
book industry supply chain. Brian co-edited Book: A Futurist’s
Manifesto, a collection of essays from the “bleeding edge of
Brian holds an A.B. from Harvard College as well as an MBA from
Harvard Business School.