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Joshua Walker

Joshua Walker

Joined Stern 2015

Leonard N. Stern School of Business
Tisch Hall
40 West Fourth Street, 900
New York, NY 10012



Joshua Walker is Chief Strategy Officer & Executive Vice President of Financial Planning for WarnerMedia Entertainment, a business unit within WarnerMedia. In this role, he oversees development and execution of WarnerMedia Entertainment’s strategic plans, including with respect to HBO, Cinemax, TNT, TBS, TruTV and HBO Max. Josh also oversees financial planning & analysis. Previously, Josh served as Senior Vice President, Distribution Business Affairs for HBO, Inc. In that role, Josh structured and negotiated content distribution deals and strategic new media partnerships with media companies that include Comcast, Google, Amazon, DIRECTV, Microsoft, Verizon, Apple, Hulu and AT&T. These deals covered distribution of the HBO and Cinemax linear television channels as well as HBO GO, MAX GO and HBO’s direct-to-consumer product, HBO NOW. In this capacity, Josh was a key part of the business development team that created the strategy for and launched all of HBO’s digital services. Prior to joining HBO in 2010, Josh practiced corporate law at the firms Chadbourne & Parke LLP and Davis & Gilbert LLP in New York City, focusing on financing and M&A. Josh earned a Masters of Business Administration degree from the Stern School of Business in 2015, a Juris Doctor from Cornell Law School in 2002 and a Bachelor’s degree in English and Political Science as well as a Bachelor’s degree in Journalism from the University at Buffalo in 1999.

Courses Taught

  • Deal Making and Business Development in Media

Academic Background

MBA, Finance, Strategy, Leadership, 2015
NYU Stern

JD, 2002
Cornell Law

BA, Journalism, 1999
SUNY Buffalo

BA, English and Political Science, 1999
SUNY Buffalo