Matthew Kearney lives in New York City in Brooklyn Heights with his wife and two children. He is the Chairman of CO OP, the New York based advertising and branding agency, and is on the boards of the Brooklyn Philharmonic, the British Academy of Film and Television (BAFTA) in New York and a Governor of the Brooklyn Heights Association, the historic organization responsible for the preservation of many New York City landmarks.
He has worked in media and entertainment in London, New York and LA since the early 1990’s when he joined Carlton Communications Plc in London. At Carlton he led its move into cable TV (SelecTV, Carlton Film, and Carlton Food Network), breakfast TV (‘The Big Breakfast”), reality TV (“Survivor”), and film (Rank Film Distribution, Rohaer, Polygram Filmed Entertainment) before leading its new media division which included BAFTA and Yell award winning sites, Popcorn, Simply Food, Jamba and ITV.com.
From 2002-2010 he was President and CEO of Screenvision, based in New York, leading its growth in cinema advertising from a newly formed joint venture to one of the country's top 100 media and entertainment companies by the time it was sold. Innovation included the introduction of digital projection systems, addressible advertising, and the digital distribution of niche entertainment such as British movie Ballet Shoes and live sports.
From 2010-2012, in the role of CEO US, he launched the Daily Mail’s MailOnline for the London based media group DMGT. It is now the global #1 English language newspaper website with nearly 50M uniques visitors world wide.
He was born and raised in Liverpool, England. He has a Bachelor’s degree in Aeronautical Engineering from Manchester University and an MBA from London Business School.