Shelby Bonnie co-founded CNET Networks, Inc. (Nasdaq: CNET) in 1993, and in 2000 assumed the post of Chairman and CEO. He led the business through the volatile early days of the Internet with unwavering focus on the potential of interactive content and online marketing. Today, CNET Networks is widely viewed as a premier global provider of interactive content that informs, entertains, and connects large, engaged audiences in the personal technology, games and entertainment, and business technology categories. CNET Networks leading brands include CNET.com, Download.com, News.com, ZDNet, TechRepublic, GameSpot and recent additions MP3.com and Webshots.
Prior to his current position, Bonnie served -- in order from most recent -- as CNET Networks CEO, Vice Chairman, and the combined role of Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer. In his role as Chairman of the Interactive Advertising Bureau from 2001 to 2003, and the bureaus current Chairman Emeritus and executive committee member, Bonnie has been a leading proponent and evangelist for interactive advertising. CNET Networks is a recognized leader in advertising innovation and has developed three of the ad units in the IAB Universal Ad Package.
From 1990 to 1993, prior to co-founding CNET Networks, Bonnie was a Managing Director at Tiger Management and before that worked at Morgan Stanley & Co.
In 2003, Bonnie was honored as a recipient of The New York Ten Awards, an annual selection of ten individuals who have, through their innovation, significantly impacted their organization and industry. He currently serves on the Board of Edmunds.com, a premier online resource for automotive information. He also serves as a Trustee of Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, and is on the Board of Environmental Defense, a national environmental group known as a leading innovator of environmental policy.
Bonnie earned a B.S. degree from the University of Virginia, and an M.B.A. from Harvard University. He lives in San Francisco with his wife and three children.