VP, Kids Entertainment, Disney Interactive Media Group
In his role as VP, Kids Entertainment, Disney Interactive Media Group Laughlin is responsible for the strategic product direction, content, programming and business operations for the content portals on Disney.com. Previously, Laughlin was head of Sports & Games at Yahoo! In that role he was responsible for the strategic product direction, content, programming and business operations for the largest online games site. Prior to joining Yahoo!, Laughlin led the Web Services team at Helio, an advanced mobile joint venture between South Korea Telecom and Earthlink. He spearheaded the successful launch of Helio.com and was responsible for the strategy and development of the over the air (OTA) web-to-phone digital content distribution system. He also worked for Sapient, a business & technology consultancy in its User Experience practice, working with Fortune 500 clients to develop user interfaces for AT&T, Sprint, and Motorola. A Chicago native, Laughlin graduated from the University of Arizona with a Bachelor of Science degree in Management Information Systems. Laughlin currently resides in Santa Monica and is an avid surfer.