Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer
Warren Schlichting is Poly’s chief operating officer, overseeing Poly’s product and services business units, product marketing, corporate strategy and business development.
Schlichting spent much of the past four years as the Group President of Sling TV. During his time leading Sling, Schlichting brought the company to profitability, greenlit the popular “Slingers” marketing campaign and formed long-term partnerships with Google, Microsoft, Facebook and others. He also brought about a total business transformation, revamping Sling’s approach to product management and modernizing its software development process.
Schlichting joined DISH, the parent company of Sling, in 2011 to head its NYC-based Media Sales division. While at DISH he also led all Programming negotiations and spent two years overseeing Marketing for this Fortune 250 company. Schlichting’s previous experience includes a three-year stint as CEO of Hiwire, a digital ad technology start-up, and six years as CEO of Yucatan Foods, a venture he co-founded and recently sold.
Schlichting has received numerous industry awards and is a frequent keynote speaker and guest panelist. He is an advisor to Konvoy Ventures, an esports venture capital fund, a Director of Progress Acquisition Corp, and also serves on the Board of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Denver. Schlichting enjoys time with his family and is an avid fisherman, slow biker and enthusiastic golfer.
Schlichting graduated from Harvard University, with a A.B. Degree with Honors in Economics.