Blavity, Inc. welcomes former Team Whistle executive as

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 01, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Blavity Inc., the company behind AfroTech, 21Ninety, Travel Noire, Shadow and Act and Blavity News, today announced the appointment of Wasif Khan as Chief Commercial Officer and Chief Financial Officer of the company. Khan will lead efforts to develop and execute a long-term revenue model and an integrated financial and business plan, and advise division heads on the operational management of their vision. As the organization grows, he will maintain a sustainable, people-focused, financial and operational environment and work with the leadership team to develop and execute strategies that advance the mission and values ​​of the company.

With over two decades of experience in end-to-end business and financial management across industries, Khan brings expertise in building IP-driven business models, building strong teams and leveraging… fast-growing companies. Additionally, he is a proven, operations-focused CFO with experience scaling and navigating operations for organizations looking to disrupt category norms and achieve success. Prior to joining Blavity, Khan worked as CFO and COO at Team Whistle, a global sports media and entertainment company, and helped the brand grow through its successful acquisition. He also had notable success growing several high-growth early-stage companies, including Gilt Groupe and Warby Parker, where he led all financial, operational, legal and commercial affairs.

“As Blavity Inc. grows and evolves, I am committed to strengthening our leadership team and bringing in experts to help bring our company to a new level,” said CEO and Founder Morgan DeBaun. “Wasif Khan is a seasoned media executive whose connections and expertise can take our business to the next level. Wasif is a proven leader with a successful financial and operational track record in digital media.”

“I am thrilled to be a member of such a unique company, giving authentic voice and reach to the exceptional talent the black community has to offer,” said Chief Financial Officer and CBO Wasif Khan. “Accepting this position is more than directing the financial and business operations of Blavity. It is an honor to know that I am part of an organization that helps our diverse millennials thrive to become the next generation of leaders. benefiting from the opportunities we can provide.”


Blavity Inc. is a technology and news media company founded in 2014 around a simple idea: to empower black millennials to tell their own stories. Today, Blavity is home to the largest network of lifestyle platforms and brands serving Black Millennials and Gen Z through original content, videos and unique experiences. The company has become a leader in the black media market, reaching more than 250 million millennials per month through its growing portfolio of brands, including Blavity News, 21Ninety, AfroTech, Travel Noire, Shadow & Act, Blavity Culture Ad Network and Blavity TV.

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Elisabeth Schmidt
Vice President of Marketing and Communications
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