As Turner braves a tsunami of industry disruption, David Levy continues to guide the company toward prosperous shores. This sales and operations veteran not only oversees TBS, TNT, Cartoon Network, Adult Swim, Boomerang, truTV and Turner Classic Movies—but he also leads ad and affiliate sales, content acquisition, marketing and technology business development. In addition, he helps guide growth for CNN, HLN and also Turner Sports, whose products, apps and campaigns are often singled out for awards recognition. Since he took over as President in 2013, TBS has cemented its status as the top entertainment net among 18-49 as TNT series constantly rank in the top 10 across cable and Adult Swim has increased its influence among key demos. Levy may have long ago transcended his sales roots, but make no mistake: He’s a salesman at heart, and he’s exactly what Turner needs as it sails forward.