William T. Kerr is a Partner at Eaglepoint Advisors and most recently served as Chairman of Global Partner Acquisition Corp. He previously served as President and CEO of Arbitron, Inc., a leading media and marketing services firm, from January 2010 through 2012, when Arbitron agreed to be merged into Nielsen Holdings.  He was a member of Arbitron’s Board of Directors from 2007 until the completion of the merger in late 2013. Prior to his time at Arbitron, Mr. Kerr served in a series of top management positions at the Meredith Corporation, culminating in CEO and Chairman from 1996 until 2006 and Chairman until 2010. Prior to Meredith, Mr. Kerr was a senior executive at The New York Times Company and a consultant at McKinsey.  Representative boards that Mr. Kerr has served on include The Interpublic Group of Companies, Principal Financial Group, Penton Business Media and the Whirlpool Corporation.  He has also served as the Chairman of the International Federation of the Periodical Press, Chair of the Magazine Publishers of America, and Chair of the Board of the Business Committee for the Arts. He currently serves on the Board of Harvard Business School Publishing.

  • University of Washington, B.A.
  • Oxford University, B.A. and M.A., Rhodes Scholar
  • Harvard University, M.A. and M.B.A.

Current and Prior MidOcean Boards

William T. Kerr
Executive Board