William (Bill) J. Rouhana, Jr. has been the Chairman and CEO of Chicken Soup for the Soul Publishing, LLC since 2008. Rouhana started his career...
William (Bill) J. Rouhana, Jr. has been the Chairman and CEO of Chicken Soup for the Soul Publishing, LLC since 2008. Rouhana started his career practicing law with a focus on media industry financing. He became a merchant banker and in 1993, launched one of the earliest internet companies, Winstar Communications, Inc., which went on to become one of the fastest growing companies in history with annual sales exceeding $1 billion in less than seven years. From 2002 to 2008 Rouhana served as an advisor to various media and other companies on strategy, acquisition and financing issues. While pursuing his business career, Rouhana also served as a Board Member of the United Nations Association, Business Executives for National Security (BENS) and Colby College. In 1998, Rouhana co-founded the Humpty Dumpty Institute and became chairman in 2010. Mr. Rouhana also chairs the Global Creative Forum, an annual summit that engages Hollywood’s film and television industry in the U.N.’s important development work around the world.