Kevin Mayer, Former CEO, TikTok; Forest Road Board Member

Founder & Co-CEO, Candle Media

Kevin is the Founder and Co-CEO of Candle, a next-generation media company. Prior to founding Candle, he served as Chief Executive Officer of TikTok and Chief Operating Officer of ByteDance, TikTok’s parent company. Kevin also oversaw the launch of Disney Plus while serving as Chairman of the Direct-to-Consumer & International division at Disney. After joining Disney in 1993, Kevin led strategy and business development for Disney's interactive and television businesses worldwide. He later became Executive Vice President of the internet group, responsible for the operations, business plans, creative direction, and distribution of Disney's popular websites, including and

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