Former Chairman NBC Universal Television
30+ years of innovation-driven leadership. Trusted board and deal advisor, helping companies and investors alike. Currently in market producing big-budget content at Gaspin Media. Produced over a dozen projects across cable, broadcast and streaming including ‘Tinder Swindler’ which reached #1 globally for Netflix. Sold shows totaling $150M in production budgets to Amazon,
HBO Max, Showtime, Discovery+ and Netflix, including hit series “Rhythm & Flow” featuring Cardi B, and forthcoming blockbuster “The First Lady” starring Viola Davis.
Former Chairman of Technology, Media, and Telecom Investment Banking Credit Suisse
35 years as an investment banker focused on the telecom, media and technology sectors. Management responsibility at Credit Suisse from 2010 for 150+ professionals worldwide generating ~$1B of revenue for the firm annually. Client work extended across the TMT space and geographies, including transformational transactions in cable, entertainment, sports, music,
gaming and network sectors. Clients included Time Warner, CBS, Warner Music, Liberty Media, CAA, Softbank and Liberty Global. Prior to Credit Suisse, created tremendous value at Salomon Brothers and Citigroup from 1997 to 2010, while based in London and New York.
Former Founder and CEO of EQ Partners and Co-Founder of Pacifica Investments
20+ years of senior leadership experience in the technology and media industries, specifically driving corporate and business development initiatives. Founder/CEO of EQ Partners, a strategic advisory, consulting and investment company serving early stage US and UK companies in the areas of technology and media. Also Co-Founder of Pacifica Investments, an advisory, consultancy and investment firm focused on identifying and amplifying technologies, brands and entrepreneurs from New Zealand and the Pacific Rim.
Ms. Bhasin was Chief Business Officer of Magic Leap, Inc., a spatial computing company, and prior to that served as SVP Corporate Strategy and Business Development at Sirius XM Radio. She sits on the board of numerous breakout companies including Shutterstock, Ryman Hospitality Properties and PropertyGuru. She holds an an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School.
Former CEO and President Ridgewood Capital
30+ years of investment leadership, including 13 years as private equity fund CEO. Raised and managed over $8B of investment funds, with the majority of capital generating top quartile returns.
Former CFO and Global Head of Corporate Development Liberty Media
Generated exceptional value during 17+ year tenure at Liberty Media across numerous transactions, growing Liberty Media’s portfolio into what it is today. On lead team behind innovative deal structure to acquire Formula 1 for $8B. Key member of team on acquisition of SiriusXM and ownership, spinout and sale of Starz Media. Member of negotiation team for $3.5B acquisition of Pandora.
Drove innovative tax efficiency structure that led to cash-rich split-off of the Atlanta Braves, and formation of one of the only public sports team companies in the US. Acquired Live Nation. Later facilitated Live Nation and Ticketmaster merger.
Meet the Advisory Board
Jonathan brings a storied background, previously leading Univision Communications as the Cheif Legal Officer, providing General Counsel for JP Morgan, Cablevision Systems, Napster, and AOL Time Warner, and taking membership in the Board of Directors at Revion.
John R. Jeffrey Jr.
John also brings a wealth of experience, previously spending 30 years as a Partner at Deloitte & Touche, where he was also a Chairman and Chief Executive Officer US Nominating Committee Member. In addition, John was also a member of the Board of Directors at Argan, Inc.