Mike McAvoy

The Onion
Mike McAvoy has been the President of The Onion since 2012, and was recently named to Crain’s Chicago Business 40 Under 40 for 2013. In his current role, McAvoy is responsible for the day-to-day operation of both The Onion and its sister publication, The A.V. Club. Among other responsibilities, he has direct oversight of the company’s advertising, product development, technology and finance departments. In July 2012, McAvoy brought The Onion/A.V. Club’s New York and Chicago offices under one roof in Chicago, and in December of 2013 he led the company’s conversion from being a print publication to a completely digital media outlet. McAvoy is also responsible for spearheading the creation of The Onion’s in-house creative services department, Onion Labs. In a short-time, Labs has already produced native advertising programs and executed various creative projects for brands like 7-Eleven, 7-Up, Adobe, Capital One, Clorox, DSW, Home Depot, Microsoft, Lenovo and YouTube.

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