Makhijhani, Shawn

Makhijhani, Shawn

SVP, Business Development and Strategy at NBCUniversal Stations & NBC Spot On

Shawn Makhijani is the Senior Vice president of Business Development and Strategy for NBCUniversal Owned Television Stations, and NBC Spot On – the owned stations division’s new advanced video advertising business designed for local/regional CTV and OTT advertisers.

In this role, Makhijani runs the NBC Spot On business, the division’s new advanced advertising venture, and handles sales strategy for NBCUniversal’s local & regional sales arm. He is also responsible for all aspects of business development across the division. This includes 42 NBC and Telemundo TV stations and their associated digital platforms, regional news network NECN, a robust digital out-of-home group, in-house production, marketing and promotions companies, national multicast networks COZI TV, and TeleXitos. 

Makhijani joined NBCUniversal in 2007. Before this, he held business development positions at AOL, TellMe Networks, Excite@Home, Twentieth Century Fox, and Indo American Enterprises. In addition, he worked in M&A and Equity Capital Markets for JP Morgan. Makhijani started his first broadcast television venture at the age of 15, when he co-founded the popular U.S. based television network, Namaste America, where he produced and hosted several shows.

Makhijani earned a bachelor’s degree in government from Dartmouth College, and an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.

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