Investor, Advisor at Bet.Works
I have nearly 40 years of experience in sports, entertainment, technology, betting & games as a CEO, Founder, Investor, Advisor, Producer & a Director for public & private businesses around the world.
Currently I am hyper focused on the confluence of Technology, Games, eSports, Sports, Betting and Entertainment. I serve as a Director at Take-Two Interactive (Nasdaq: TTWO), publisher of Rock Star, 2K & Private Division Games. I’m also an investor & Board Advisor of Bet.Works (sports betting), ReadyUp (eSports team building), Prize Payments Pro (eSports), and SimulMedia.
After Princeton, I had the dream job of working at ABC Sports where I worked on sporting events around the world, including 4 Olympic Games. I spent 2 years as Special Assist to Roone Arldege, President of ABC News & Sports.
Following HBS, I Executive Produced an ABC TV movie and created a dramatic series for CBS TV, while operating CRB Broadcasting, which owned 11 local radio stations.
In 1992, I crossed to technology as the head of New Media at Times Mirror Magazines, and developed Fantasy Sports Online at the Sporting News.
Shortly after, I created and launched BMG Games where, as President, I green-lighted the mega-hit “GTA”. The BMG titles were sold to T2, and I was recruited by Russia Partners and Viacom to serve as President of MTV Russia, which we launched in 1996.
After Moscow, I coordinated the purchase of Unified Gamers Online, the first affiliate game network, and launched UGO.com in 1997. As Founder & CEO, I built the business, navigated the 2001 collapse, recapped the business, and sold UGO to Hearst in 2008.
Following a few years at Hearst, I spent two years in Bali with my family; advising the CEO of KapanLagi; the largest native digital network in Indonesia.
My sister Kim and I are Executive Producers on “Good Game” for CW Network about a young girl in esports; it is our premiere for OptIn Studios.
I live in downtown NYC with my wife and my two children and I have been practicing Ashtanga yoga for over 25 years.