Board of Directors
Gregory B. Maffei
Chairman of the Board
Greg Maffei has served as a member of our board of directors since 2011 and as our Chairman of the Board since 2013. Mr. Maffei has served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Liberty Media Corporation (including its predecessor) since May 2007, Liberty TripAdvisor Holdings, Inc. since July 2013, Liberty Broadband Corporation since June 2014 and GCI Liberty, Inc. since March 2018. He served as the President and Chief Executive Officer of Qurate Retail, Inc. (including its predecessor) from February 2006 until March 2018, having previously served as its CEO-Elect from November 2005 through February 2006 Mr. Maffei has served as a director of each of Liberty Broadband since June 2014, GCI Liberty since March 2018, Zillow Group, Inc. since February 2015, having previously served as a director of its predecessor, Zillow, Inc., from May 2005 to February 2015, and Charter Communications, Inc. since May 2013, and has served as the Chairman of the Board of each of Qurate since March 2018 (director since 2005), Liberty TripAdvisor (since June 2015; director since July 2013), Sirius XM Holdings Inc. since April 2013 (director since March 2009), and Pandora Media, Inc. since September 2017.
Prior to joining Liberty Interactive, Mr. Maffei served as President and Chief Financial Officer of Oracle, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of 360networks Corporation and Chief Financial Officer of Microsoft Corporation. Mr. Maffei is a member of the Board of Trustees of Dartmouth College and Council on Foreign Relations. He previously served as President of the Board of Trustees of the Seattle Public Library. He has an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School, where he was a Baker Scholar, and an A.B. from Dartmouth College.
With a wealth of experience across the business, marketing, entertainment, and media sectors, Carter has become an important figure in the sports and talent landscape.
As LeBron James' longtime business manager, Carter is credited with guiding James' history-making career off the court that spans entertainment, content creation, and marketing and business development through the companies they cofounded - SpringHill Entertainment, UNINTERRUPTED, and The Robot Company. Today Carter serves as the CEO of each of these companies within LRMR Ventures, a holding company he helped build that oversees all of James' and Carter's current investments and business assets. SpringHill Entertainment develops content for digital, documentary and feature films and television, with Carter serving as the executive producer on its growing list of projects that includes the primetime NBC game show The Wall, the critically-acclaimed docuseries Warriors of Liberty City for Starz and Best Shot for YouTube Premium. UNINTERRUPTED is an award-winning athlete empowerment company that gives athletes a multimedia platform to amplify their stories and connect with their fans in an unprecedented way. The Robot Company is an integrated marketing agency that leverages relationships within the sports, art, digital, music and entertainment industries to build and execute client-specific marketing solutions for brand partners including JP Morgan Chase, Beats by Dre, and Sprite. Carter was also instrumental in securing James' $1 billion lifetime deal with Nike, the largest single-athlete guarantee and the first lifetime commitment in Nike's company history.
Carter attended Western Michigan University and splits time between Akron, Ohio and Los Angeles.
Ariel Emanuel has served as a member of our board of directors since 2007. Mr. Emanuel co-founded the Endeavor talent agency in 1995, which merged with the William Morris Agency in 2009 to form WME. In 2014, WME acquired sports, fashion, media and events company, IMG. Additional acquisitions have included UFC, the world’s premier professional mixed martial arts (MMA) organization, and arts and media company, Frieze, among others. In 2017, Emanuel announced the formation of a holding company for his global portfolio, Endeavor. Mr. Emanuel is also a member of the Board of Trustees of the Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA), The Perelman Center for the Performing Arts and Wish. He also serves as a Director of WI Investment Holdings, Inc., Raine Holdings, LLC and various Endeavor-related entities.
Ping Fu has served as a member of our board of directors since June 2018. Fu describes herself as an artist and a scientist whose chosen expression is business. In 1997, Ping co-founded Geomagic, which was acquired by 3D Systems in February 2013. The 3D imaging and 3D printing technologies she created fundamentally change the way products are designed and manufactured around the world. She was also part of the team that created the NCSA Mosaic software that led to Netscape and Internet Explorer. Ping has received numerous awards, including the Outstanding American by Choice award from U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, the Ernst & Young and Inc. Magazine's Entrepreneur of the Year.
Jeffrey T. Hinson
Jeffrey T. Hinson has served as a member of our board of directors since 2005. Mr. Hinson has been President of YouPlus Media, LLC since June 2009. Previously, he served as Chief Executive Officer of Border Media Partners, LLC from 2007 to 2009, was a private financial consultant from 2005 to 2007 and served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Univision Communications Inc. from 2004 to 2005. He served as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Univision Radio, the radio division of Univision, from 2003 to 2004. From 1997 to 2003, Mr. Hinson served as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Hispanic Broadcasting Corporation, which was acquired by Univision in 2003 and became the radio division of Univision.
Chad Hollingsworth has served as Senior Vice President, Corporate Development at Liberty Media Corporation since 2016, where he focuses on investment opportunities within the telecom infrastructure, retail, sports and live entertainment sectors. He first joined Liberty Media in 2007, and has served as a director on several public and private company boards, including Backcountry.com, CommerceHub, Interval Leisure Group, Saavn Global Holdings, TruePosition and Ideiasnet. He also oversees several of Liberty’s existing venture investments, and was a member of the Investment Committee for Sound Ventures from 2015 to 2018.
Mr. Hollingsworth currently serves as a director for Rocky Mountain PBS, as well as Invest in Kids, both Colorado-based nonprofits. He has a strong passion for music, having played professionally as a jazz saxophonist from an early age, and served as the chairman of the board of KUVO, Denver’s jazz radio station, for three years prior to its merger with Rocky Mountain PBS in 2013. Mr. Hollingsworth received his B.S. from Stanford University, and is a CFA® charterholder.
Jimmy Iovine has served as a member of our board of directors since 2014. Mr. Iovine is widely regarded as a forward-thinking visionary in Music. Iovine, along with hip-hop pioneer Dr. Dre, co-founded Beats Electronics (Beats) and Beats Music, which were both acquired by Apple in 2014.
Iovine is also the founder and former Chairman of UMG's Interscope Geffen A&M Records unit. Under Iovine, Interscope became home to the biggest artists in the world including Dr. Dre, Nine Inch Nails, U2, The Black Eyed Peas, Eminem, and Lady Gaga. Iovine began his career in the studio producing works by John Lennon, Bruce Springsteen, Patti Smith, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, Stevie Nicks, and many others.
In 2013, Iovine and Dre gave a $70 million endowment to USC to create the Jimmy Iovine and Andre Young Academy for Arts, Technology and the Business of Innovation.
James S. Kahan
James S. Kahan has served as a member of our board of directors since 2007. Mr. Kahan is a former executive of AT&T where he spent nearly 38 years. During his tenure at AT&T and its predecessors, he oversaw approximately $300 billion of acquisitions and divestitures, including the acquisitions of Pacific Telesis (1997), Southern New England Telecommunications (1998), Ameritech (1999) and the former AT&T Corp. (2005), as well as Cingular Wireless' acquisition of AT&T Wireless (2004). He was also responsible for AT&T's acquisition of BellSouth Corp. in 2006. Mr. Kahan serves as a director of Amdocs Ltd. and a number of private companies.
Randall Mays served on the board of Live Nation since our inception in 2005. Randall is Co-Managing Partner of Mays Family Enterprises and CEO of Running M Capital. Randall is also the Co-Founder of the NeuroElasticity Project, while learning and exploring opportunities within Consciousness. He sits on the boards of several companies and foundations. Previously, Randall spent over 15 years at Clear Channel Communications (now iHeartMedia) holding various leadership roles including Vice Chairman, President and Chief Financial Officer.
President, Chief Executive Officer and Director
Michael Rapino is our President and Chief Executive Officer and has served in this capacity since 2005. He has also served on our board of directors since 2005.
Mark Shapiro was elected to our board of directors in 2008. He is president of leading entertainment, sports and fashion company Endeavor, where he previously served as co-president of the company’s IMG and WME subsidiaries from November 2016 to December 2018 and as Chief Content Officer from September 2014 to November 2016. Before joining Endeavor, Mr. Shapiro served as Chief Executive Officer of Dick Clark Productions from May 2010 to October 2012, and as an executive producer at Dick Clark Productions from October 2012 until 2014. Prior to that, he served as a Director, President and Chief Executive Officer of Six Flags, Inc., a theme park company, from 2005 to 2010.
Prior to joining Six Flags in 2005, Mr. Shapiro spent 12 years at ESPN, Inc. where he served as Executive Vice President, Programming and Production and in various other capacities for both ESPN and ABC Sports. At ESPN, he had significant responsibility in building the strength of the network's brand, and was responsible for the development, acquisition and scheduling of all ESPN programming; oversaw all remote and studio production for ESPN's domestic and international entities, including ESPN Radio; and developed original films, dramatic television and reality programming for the ESPN family of networks. During his tenure at ESPN, Mr. Shapiro garnered 16 Emmy Awards and two Peabody Awards.
Mr. Shapiro also currently serves as a director of Frontier Communications Corporation and Papa John's International, Inc., and as a Trustee of Equity Residential. He is also Chairman of the Board for Captivate Network, a privately-held digital media company co-owned by Gannett Company, and is a minority owner of both the Los Angeles Dodgers Triple A Baseball franchise in Oklahoma City and LAFC, a Los Angeles Major League Soccer franchise set to debut in 2018.
A Chicago native, he graduated from the University of Iowa with a Bachelor of Arts degree.
Dana Walden has served as a member of our board of directors since June 2018. Walden is Chairman, Disney Television Studios and ABC Entertainment, having previously served as Chairman and CEO of Fox Television Group, from 2014 until Fox's merger with Disney in 2019.
Walden has held leadership roles at Fox for nearly two decades, beginning in 1999 when she, along with longtime partner Gary Newman, gained oversight of 20th Century Fox TV and grew it into an industry leader in the production of award-winning and culture-defining hits including 24, Homeland, Glee, Modern Family, American Horror Story and, most recently, breakout hits This is Us and 9-1-1. In 2014, she and Newman added oversight of the Fox network which is home to such hit series as Empire, 9-1-1, The X-Files, Family Guy and the longest-running show on television, The Simpsons. FTG's content now reaches more than a billion people every day across the world in as many as 180 countries, across six continents, in 30 different languages.
In recognition of her contributions to the industry, Walden received the coveted Brandon Tartikoff Legacy Award in 2017, has been inducted into Broadcasting & Cable's Television Hall of Fame and been named MIPCOM's "Personality of the Year" and Variety's "Showman of the Year." Walden serves on the boards of UCLA's Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center and the Friends Board of the Saban Community Clinic and has been honored by both organizations, as well as by the Alliance for Children's Rights, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Los Angeles, the Chrysalis Organization, Cedars Sinai Medical Center and the Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles.