Rich Antoniello: COMPLEX Founder & CEO

Rich Antoniello: COMPLEX Founder & CEO

Suiting Up with Paul Rabil - August 27, 2018

Complex is a media platform and an online community that publishes the best, most diverse and most relevant voices in pop culture. It was co-founded by Rich Antoniello and Marc Ecko in 2002. Complex Networks’ stable of brands, now owned 50/50 by Verizon and Hearst, generate over 810 million videos views a month and have a combined social following of more than 194 million users. Their millennial-driven authentic voice strives to defy the stale conversations of the past, and shift the world’s attention to the movements within convergence culture. They were born in American Pop Culture – a business built on telling the stories of subcultures and communities, and have now reshaped who the faces of mainstream are. On the show, Rich Antoniello and I discuss media trends, how to build an online community, how to monetize your network, some of the darkest challenges facing an entrepreneur, where the long-tail opportunity in sports is, the sneakerhead boom during the launch of the Air Jordan’s, and why he thinks Bo Jackson is the greatest athlete of all-time. Suiting Up is a show that explores the psychology, playbook of tools, and strategies of the most influential people in sports, entrepreneurship, and entertainment.

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About The Show

An NCAA, professional, and international lacrosse champion, Paul Rabil splits his time between the gym and office, where he operates companies, oversees a lengthy investment portfolio, and cuts weekly video and audio content. Mashable said, "Talking to Rabil can feel more like a conversation with a business development executive than the average pro athlete." Suiting Up Podcast is an interview style show that explores the playbook of tools, skills, tips, and the psychology for success from some of the world's greatest athletes, entrepreneurs, and entertainers. Previous guests include Bill Belichick, Venus Williams, and Gary Vaynerchuk.

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