Welcome to the Columbia Business School Alumni Club of New York - MR. LEO HINDERY JR.: PRIVATE EQUITY IN MEDIA, TELECOM & ENTERTAINMENT


  Mr. Leo Hindery, Jr.  

MR. LEO HINDERY JR.: PRIVATE EQUITY IN MEDIA, TELECOM & ENTERTAINMENT

Please join us for a discussion with Leo Hindery, Jr. as he shares his experiences in private equity investing in the media and entertainment industry.
This event is closed. No walk-ins please.


Leo Hindery Jr. is the Managing Partner of InterMedia Partners, LP which he founded in 1988. He will talk about private equity investing and also how to create value for companies in the media and entertainment industry. This topic is relevant to finance and banking, private equity, media and telecom, entertainment, business growth, change management, and great leadership. Specifically Mr. Hindery will address:
- founding The YES Network, the nation’s largest regional sports network and the television home of the New York Yankees that won five executive producer Emmys
- establishing industry leadership as President of TCI, then the world’s largest cable television system operator and programming entity
- driving growth as the Chairman and CEO of GlobalCenter Inc., a major Internet services company, which was merged into Exodus Communications, Inc.
- planning and delivering the perfect deal and effecting expansion through the merger of TCI into AT&T, a mega deal valued at approximately $48 billion in 1999
We will then open for a Q&A session led by partners at Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz PC

BIOGRAPHY
Leo Hindery Jr. is the Managing Partner of InterMedia Partners, LP which he founded in 1988. The firm is premised on the philosophy that by bringing extensive operating experience to media private equity, the fund can drive superior returns. Over the course of its seven funds, InterMedia has invested in cable television, broadcast television, print, programming, and broadband opportunities. InterMedia’s Senior Partners have over 50 years of operating experience and, by making control investments, they are able to bring that knowledge base to bear on the acquired assets.

Until October 2004, Mr. Hindery was Chairman (and until May 2004 Chief Executive Officer) of The YES Network, the nation’s largest regional sports network which he founded in June of 2001 as the television home of the New York Yankees, where he won five executive producer Emmys for outstanding programming. From December 1999 until January 2001, Mr. Hindery was Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of GlobalCenter Inc., a major Internet services company, which was then merged into Exodus Communications, Inc. Until November 1999, Mr. Hindery was President and Chief Executive Officer of AT&T Broadband, which was formed out of the March 1999 merger of Tele-Communications, Inc. (TCI) into AT&T. Mr. Hindery was elected President of TCI and all of its affiliated companies, then the world’s largest cable television system operator and programming entity, in February 1997.

Mr. Hindery is Chairman of the US Economy/Smart Globalization Initiative at the New America Foundation and a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. He is a member of the Board of Visitors of the Columbia School of Journalism and a Director of the Huffington Post Investigative Fund, The National Bureau of Asian Research, the Paley Center for Media, and Teach for America. Previously, he was an economic and trade advisor to presidential candidate Barack Obama, after earlier serving as Senior Economic Policy Advisor for presidential candidate John Edwards. From 2005 through 2007, he was Vice Chairman of the Presidential and Congressional HELP Commission which in December 2007 made recommendations to Congress for the reform of US foreign assistance.

Mr. Hindery has in the past been recognized as International Cable Executive of the Year, Cable Television Operator of the Year, one of Business Week’s “Top 25 Executives of the Year”, and one of the cable industry’s “25 Most Influential Executives Over the Past 25 Years”.

Mr. Hindery is the author of “The Biggest Game of All” (Free Press, 2003) and “It Takes a CEO: It’s Time to Lead With Integrity” (Free Press, 2005).

Mr. Hindery has a Master of Business Administration degree from Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business, and is an under graduate of Seattle University. Mr. Hindery has received honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degrees from Emerson College and the Rabbinical College of America.

Date:  Thursday February 24, 2011
Time: 6:30pm – 7:00pm Registration and networking
7:00pm – 8.30pm Leo Hindery presentation and Q&A

Price:  In advance:
Members - $25
Non-Members - $40

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Venue: Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz PC - 488 Madison Avenue, New York, New York 10022

Our thanks to the Distinguished Leadership committee for creating this event.  Thank you to Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz PC www.fkks.com for providing the venue and refreshments.

 


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