Milena comes to MediaMath from Penguin Random House, where she worked for 16 years in both finance and publishing roles, most recently as Chief Financial Officer. As CFO, Milena oversaw an organization of more than 100 people, spanning reporting, M&A, royalties, real estate, cybersecurity, audit and financial planning. In a previous role as Global Head of Corporate Finance, she led various aspects of the financial integration of the Penguin and Random House merger and, for the preceding three years, served as the Head of Corporate Development and M&A, where she was part of the team that successfully completed the deal to merge Penguin and Random House in July 2013.
Milena began her professional career at Lehman Brothers in its Municipal Finance division, where she structured bonds for the City of New York. She then joined Morgan Stanley’s Equity Research group and served as its Research Analyst, covering Latin American food and beverage companies. She holds an MBA from the Harvard Business School and is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania.
Milena lives in NYC with her husband and three children and participates in non-profit work across literacy, news, education and wildlife.