Bressler most recently served as senior exec at Viacom.

Richard J. Bressler has joined private equity firm Thomas H. Lee Partners as a managing director and head of its strategic resource group. Bressler was most recently senior executive VP and CFO of Viacom Inc. He had previously served as chairman and CEO of Time Warner Digital Media and executive VP and CFO of Time Warner.

Scott Sperling, co-president, said, “As one of 13 senior partners at the firm, we are confident that Rich will add tremendous value to our portfolio companies and to our development of attractive new investment opportunities in the media and publishing sectors.

Before joining Viacom in 2001, Bressler spent 13 years at Time Warner in a wide variety of senior positions also including CEO of AOL Time Warner Investments. Before joining Time Inc. in 1988, he had been a partner at Ernst & Young.

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