Meg Whitman joined FC Cincinnati as a managing owner, along with husband Dr. Griff Harsh, in November 2019. In addition to her role as a managing owner, Whitman serves as the club’s Alternate Governor on the MLS Board of Governors. FC Cincinnati CEO and Controlling Owner Carl H. Lindner III is the club’s Governor.
Whitman is currently the Chief Executive Officer at Quibi, a mobile-only media technology platform built for easy, on-the-go viewing, allowing today’s leading studios and creative talent to tell original stories in an entirely new way. Quibi officially launched on April 6, 2020, and saw 1.7 million downloads of the app during its first week on the market.
Whitman is also a past CEO of Hewlett Packard Enterprise; former CEO and President of Hewlett-Packard Company; and was the former President and CEO of eBay Inc.
Whitman’s position with FC Cincinnati sees a return to the Queen City, as she began her career as a brand assistant at The Procter & Gamble Company’s Cincinnati corporate headquarters before continuing her career with advancing positions at Bain & Company, The Walt Disney Company, Stride Rite, Florists’ Transworld Delivery and Hasbro.
Joining eBay in 1998, Whitman oversaw its growth from 30 employees and $4 million in annual revenue to more than 15,000 employees and $8 billion in annual revenue 10 years later.
Whitman joined Hewlett-Packard in 2011 as President & CEO. She led the turnaround of HP and its split into two Fortune 50 companies. She then became CEO of Hewlett Packard Enterprises and Chairman of HP, Inc., before stepping down as the CEO of HPE in March 2018.
In addition to her seat on P&G’s Board of Directors, Whitman is also the national board chair of Teach for America and serves on the board for eSports organization Immortals Gaming Club. Whitman earned her MBA from Harvard Business School and has a bachelor of arts in economics from Princeton.