Mitch Klaif is a Senior Advisor at Neo Group. He also has a private consulting practice working with private and public companies on a variety or organizational, management and leadership initiatives.
At Neo Group, Mitch supports clients in hi-tech, software, healthcare and banking. He is an experienced, collaborative, and relationship-focused executive with an exceptional record of results in diverse environments. Colleagues know him to be a problem-solver and expert project leader who thrives on challenges and deadlines with an eye for detail and organization.
Mitch left his position as Senior Vice President and CIO of Time Warner Inc., parent company of Time Inc., HBO, Turner Broadcasting, CNN and Warner Bros in 2019. Prior to that, Mitch was Senior Vice President of Time Inc. until 2014, when it was spun off from Time Warner. In the year prior to his move to Time Warner, Mitch was asked to lead the cost-driven transformation of Time Inc. to an independent company. Given his technology background, leadership ability and significant track record of the delivery of sustainable savings from the offshore model, and his lifelong knowledge of the media business, he was named the company’s first Senior Vice President for Business Transformation.
Mitch left Time Inc. to join Time Warner, after delivering and executing on a plan to deliver significant annual savings in all facets of media operations including finance, HR, consumer marketing, advertising operations, and information and digital technology. A key driver of those savings was a global enterprise effort to leverage lower cost labor opportunities offshore.
At Time Warner, Mitch once again used his background and experience in global workforce management to lead an internal organization focused on the delivery and sustainability of new and existing offshore model initiatives. He also managed corporate technology, global information security and an enterprise wide infrastructure shared-service organization.
Mitch knows the importance of being efficient and open to new opportunities while maintaining the integrity of the media content creation and delivery process.
Earlier in his career, Mitch managed a variety of publishing and media operations including finance, HR, consumer marketing, technology, facilities and advertising operations.