Marc Teren

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CitizenshipUnited States of America
  • Harvard Business School
  • Santa Clara University
  • Businessman
  • real estate developer
  • former media executive
  • The Walt Disney Company
  • Washington Post
  • RELX

Marc Teren is an American businessman, real estate developer and former media executive.

Early life and education

Teren studied business management at Santa Clara University while working for Marriott International.[1]

In 1983, Teren began acquiring and operating ShowBiz Pizza and Chuck E. Cheese franchises.[2][3]

Career at Disney

After earning his MBA from Harvard University in 1992, Teren began working at The Walt Disney Company as Director of Business Development, eventually being promoted to GM of the newly formed Disney Interactive.[4][5][1]

While Teren was GM, Disney Interactive brought new digital products to market including Disney's Animated Storybook, Disney's Aladdin, The Lion King and Toy Story for Sega Genesis.[6]

Teren recruited composer Michael Giacchino for the Maui Mallard in Cold Shadow video game, and this was Giacchino's first credited work.[4]

Later career

In 1997, Teren became President and CEO of The Washington Post's digital Washingtonpost.Newsweek subsidiary and created their first internet news website.[7][8][9][10][11]

While at The Washington Post Company, Teren was on the founding team of Classified Ventures where he helped create and[8][12][13]

In 2000, Teren became CEO of RELX|Reed Elsevier's Cahners Publishing.[14][15][16][17][18]

Teren launched an internet division to bring the publishers portfolio of brands online, sold off more than 20 publications and acquired additional companies and digital startups for $400M.[19][20]

Then in 2001, Teren resigned from his post.[21]

Teren has since been active in real estate development.[22][23][24]


In 1996, Teren co-founded the Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences and served as its first president.[25][1][26]

As of 2019, Teren was appointed to the Cultural Heritage Commission for the Beverly Hills, City of Beverly Hills.[27][28]

Personal life

Teren resides in Beverly Hills, California.[27]


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  4. 4.0 4.1 Clark, Willie (2016-08-18). "Disney's many, many attempts at figuring out the game industry". Polygon. Retrieved 2021-05-07.
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  6. "CNN - Disney video games - Sept. 28, 1995". Retrieved 2021-05-07.
  7. Mills, Mike (1996-12-20). "THE POST CO. NAMES DIGITAL INK PRESIDENT". Washington Post. ISSN 0190-8286. Retrieved 2021-05-07.
  8. 8.0 8.1 "Marc Teren". Financial Planning Conferences. Retrieved 2021-05-07.
  9. Schiesel, Seth (1997-03-25). "Web Publishers Start to Feel Lack of Advertising". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2021-05-07.
  10. Henry, Shannon (1999-07-20). "Software Giant Selling Unit to Ticketmaster". Washington Post. ISSN 0190-8286. Retrieved 2021-05-07.
  11. " Live Online". Retrieved 2021-06-04.
  12. "1998 Annual Report: To Our Shareholders". Retrieved 2021-05-07.
  13. "Former Disney Exec unveils low-risk investing platform for millennials". Built In Los Angeles. Retrieved 2021-05-07.
  14. Out. Here Publishing. January 2001.
  15. Staff, Variety; Staff, Variety (2000-01-14). "Teren tops Variety's publisher Cahners". Variety. Retrieved 2021-06-04.
  16. Carr, David (2000-01-21). "Unconnecting the Dots". Washington City Paper. Retrieved 2021-06-04.
  17. Publishing, Here (2000-04-25). "The Advocate". The Advocate the National Gay & Lesbian Newsmagazine. Here Publishing: 40–43. ISSN 0001-8996.{{cite journal}}: CS1 maint: date and year (link)
  18. "Folio: Why Marc Teren Matters". 2000-10-17. Archived from the original on 2000-10-17. Retrieved 2021-06-05.
  19. "Cahners creates Internet division". 2000-09-06. Retrieved 2021-05-07.
  20. Kelly, Keith J. (2001-07-20). "AXMAN GETS THE AX – CAHNERS CHIEF GONE AFTER ROCKY YEAR". New York Post. Retrieved 2021-05-07.
  21. Street Journal, Matthew RoseStaff Reporter of The Wall (2001-07-19). "Marc Teren Steps Down as Head Of Reed Elsevier's Cahners Unit". Wall Street Journal. ISSN 0099-9660. Retrieved 2021-05-07.
  22. "House of the Week | Georgetown mansion for $16.8M". Washington Post. ISSN 0190-8286. Retrieved 2021-05-07.
  23. Whitmore, Kate (2009-04-22). "Save Scheele's Group Meets With Teren". The Georgetown Metropolitan. Retrieved 2021-05-07.
  24. Dobson, Amy Rose (2012-12-10). "See The Renderings For DC's Newest Most Expensive House". Curbed DC. Retrieved 2021-05-07.
  25. Facebook; Twitter; options, Show more sharing; Facebook; Twitter; LinkedIn; Email; URLCopied!, Copy Link; Print (1996-11-19). "Organization to Promote, Honor Interactive Arts". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 2021-05-10. {{cite web}}: |last1= has generic name (help)
  26. "I'd Like to Thank My Programmer: Another Digital Awards". Wired. ISSN 1059-1028. Retrieved 2021-05-10.
  27. 27.0 27.1 "Teren Appointed to Cultural Heritage Commission" (PDF). BH Weekly. 18 September 2019. Retrieved 6 May 2021.
  28. "Cultural Heritage Commission Regular Meeting". Retrieved 2021-05-07.

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