I'm currently a Director at Saban Capital Group, a media-focused private equity firm based in Los Angeles. I'm part of the PE team focusing on investments/buyouts in the digital media, mobile, and consumer Internet sectors. The firm has strong expertise and relationships in the media
and entertainment worlds benefiting from Haim Saban's decades of media
experience including the multi-billion dollar sale of
Fox Family Worldwide to Disney. Saban Capital Group's private equity
media buyouts include Univision, and the firm owns and licenses leading IP and brands including the Power Rangers and Paul Frank.
My current investment interests include:
My early career was focused on building and operating early-stage technology startups. I began my career at D. E. Shaw & Co. as the fourth software engineer in its Boston-based Internet group, where I developed the core technology behind the company’s web brokerage and was a technical sales liaison to Fortune 100 business partners. During my four years at D. E. Shaw, I was promoted from Senior Software Engineer to Vice-President as the business unit grew from 10 to 80 employees and was acquired by Merrill Lynch. I then became the fourth employee at ShockMarket, a Silicon Valley consumer Internet startup that raised $6 million in venture funding. I led engineering, marketing and sales for multiple software product lines.
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