Ted Leonsis is the founder, chairman and majority owner of Monumental Sports & Entertainment, which comprises three professional sports teams – the Washington Capitals (NHL), the Washington Wizards (NBA) and the Washington Mystics (WNBA) – as well as Verizon Center. The company also operates Kettler Capitals Iceplex (the Capitals training facility and front office) and George Mason University’s Patriot Center.
Leonsis retired from active management of AOL in 2006, where during the previous 13 years he held a number of senior positions, including vice chairman and president. Since his retirement from active management at AOL, Leonsis retains the position of vice chairman emeritus. At a May 2010 ceremony celebrating AOL’s 25th anniversary, one of the buildings on AOL’s Virginia campus was renamed the Leonsis Creative Center in his honor.More About Ted Leonsis
Steve Case currently serves as Chairman and CEO of Revolution, an investment company that was launched in April, 2005. Revolution’s mission is to partner with entrepreneurs in building businesses that give people more choice, control and convenience in important areas of their lives. Revolution’s current activities are focused on companies in the health, financial, resort, wellness and digital sectors.
Prior to starting Revolution, Steve was the Chair and CEO of America Online, Inc., and later, the Chairman of AOL Time Warner. As the co-Founder of AOL, Steve played an integral role in building the world's largest Internet company and helped transform how people communicate, learn and conduct business. AOL brought millions of Americans their first connection to the Internet and drove worldwide adoption of a medium that has become more valuable than the telephone or television. Steve also ensured that AOL led the industry on issues like making the Internet a safe place for children, bridging the "digital divide," and investing in online philanthropy.More About Steve Case
Jean Case is an actively engaged philanthropist and a pioneer in the world of interactive technologies. Her career as a technology executive in the private sector spanned nearly two decades before she and her husband, Steve Case, created the Case Foundation in 1997. Its mission focuses on investing in individuals and organizations that aim to connect people, increase giving, and catalyze civic action.
An activist and champion for deepening civic engagement and increasing giving and giving opportunities everywhere, Jean uses her leadership of the Case Foundation to promote innovation, collaboration, and leadership in the nonprofit sector. She is also committed to widening the distribution of empowering technologies that can be used by anyone in transforming their communities.More About Jean Case
Miles Gilburne has been active for more than 25 years as a venture capitalist, corporate strategist and technology lawyer in the media, communications and technology industries. He is currently a managing member of ZG Ventures, LLC, an early stage venture capital firm focused on media, information technology and bioinformatics.
Prior to forming ZG Ventures in 2000, Mr. Gilburne served for five years as senior vice president of Corporate Development for America Online, stepping down from those duties in December 1999. At AOL, Mr. Gilburne was responsible for strategic planning and for major corporate acquisitions, joint ventures and alliances. He was elected to the Board of Directors of AOL in 1999 and continued to serve on the Board of Directors of Time Warner until stepping down in May 2006. Prior to joining AOL, Mr. Gilburne was a founding partner of The Cole Gilburne Fund, an early stage venture capital fund focused on information and communications technology and a founding partner of technology and media law firms in both San Francisco and Los Angeles.More About Miles Gilburne
Ted Pedas, along with his associates Jim Pedas, Bill Durkin, and the noted author George P. Pelecanos founded Circle Films, one of the main backers of American independent cinema. He and the company are responsible for producing Joel and Ethan Coen's Blood Simple (1984), Raising Arizona (1987), and Miller's Crossing (1990), as well as Robert M. Young's Caught (1996).
Peter joined New Enterprise Associates (NEA) in 1992 and has served as Managing General Partner since 1999. Since joining NEA, Peter has led investments in over 20 information technology companies that have completed public offerings or successful mergers. These include such industry pioneering companies as Amisys, CareerBuilder, Neutral Tandem, and UUNET. He is currently a director of Broadview Networks, Echo Global Logistics (NASDAQ: ECHO), Groupon, Hillcrest Laboratories, Innerworking (NASDAQ: INWK), Jobfox, MediaBank, and Vonage (NYSE: VG).More About Peter Barris
David focuses his efforts in digital media, advertising, consumer Internet, and other relevant sectors. David also works closely with Genacast Ventures, a seed stage venture fund affiliated with Comcast Interactive Capital. David’s responsibilities at CIC include sourcing new investment opportunities and advising and sitting on the board of CIC portfolio companies. Prior to joining CIC in 2000, David worked in the investment banking department at Bear Stearns, advising clients in the Media & Entertainment sector that included cable, broadcasting, publishing, education, advertising/marketing and Internet/new media, among others.More About David B. Horowitz
Tige Savage co-founded Revolution LLC with Steve Case and serves as its Managing Director, where he oversees all of Revolution's venture capital efforts and growth equity dealmaking. Tige has been named one of Washington, D.C. area's 100 "Tech Titans" and serves or has served on the boards of Revolution portfolio companies LivingSocial, Revolution Money (American Express), Flexcar (Zipcar), PostUp, Personal, Clearspring, SparkPeople, Snagfilms, and Qloud (Buzznet).More About Tige Savage
Terry S. Semel is the Chairman and CEO of Windsor Media. Previously, Semel served as the Chairman and CEO of Yahoo! Inc. from 2001-2007 and was responsible for increasing the company's revenue nearly nine-fold as well as creating $30 billion in shareholder value during his tenure. Prior to Yahoo! Inc., Semel was Chairman and Co-CEO of Warner Bros. where, in two decades, he and his partner, Robert Daly, built Warner Bros. into one of the world's largest and most creative media and entertainment enterprises, increasing revenues from less than $1 billion to $11 billion.More About Terry Semel
Rick Allen has run successful companies in nearly every form of media, and helped to develop or extend some of the country’s most prestigious brands. Rick is the CEO of SnagFilms which he helped to found with Ted Leonsis. The two produced Kicking It, which screened at Sundance, Tribeca and other film festivals and was aired by ESPN; for the film and their work on homelessness, Leonsis, Allen and colleagues received the 2009 Stewart B. McKinney Award from the National Law Center on Homelessness & Poverty. In 2010, Leonsis and Allen produced A Fighting Chance, which aired on ESPN in November, 2010.More About Rick Allen
Stephanie Sharis has over twelve years experience in New Media and Entertainment. Before joining SnagFilms in early 2008, from 2004 through 2007, she worked at AOL in Premium Services and then Original Programming. Her last role was as Director of Creative Development where she developed episodic web-based series sponsored by major clients like GM and P&G. She also built and managed AOL True Stories, a broadband channel for documentaries, which was the precursor for SnagFilms.More About Stephanie Sharis
David Karp has over 20 years experience as a successful media and entertainment executive. Prior to joining SnagFilms, he produced programming and consulted on strategies and business development in the traditional and new media spaces for a range of media and entertainment companies, including Disney (ABC Family), Discovery Networks, Hanley Wood and OutsideHub.com. He served as Project Executive on “Greensburg” (13-part series for Planet Green), Executive Producer for “American Craftsmen” (Discovery’s HD Theater), and developed an award-winning online video network for Hanley Wood. Karp has also provided strategic leadership for On Stage Entertainment, Inc. In that capacity, he played a key role in mounting live theatrical shows around the country and negotiating a deal leading to the production of “The One and Only”, a highly-rated talent competition series that aired on BBC 1 in the U.K.More About David Karp
Manik Bambha has successfully led technology for variety of companies. As CTO of Snagfilms, Manik runs the technology, operations and new media initiatives of the company. Before joining Snagfilms Manik led the technology for a gaming and online events based startup in NYC. Before that he was a key technical leader in Myspace and was involved in Myspace video, Myspace music initiatives that are one of the biggest media initiatives in history. Manik also has extensive experience in online video distribution, online video chat, web and mobile gaming.More About Manik Bambha
D. has over 25 years of local, regional and national media experience with a focus on building new media sales organizations, and working with top agencies and advertisers throughout the country. He most recently served as Chief Sales Officer and Executive Vice President for Premiere Retail Networks (PRN), the leader in digital place-based media, where his responsibilities included advertising and sponsorship sales, marketing, sales operations and research.More About D. Scott Karnedy