Tom Rogers, Executive Chairman

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Tom Rogers is a media/technology executive who has shaped many corners of the communications industry. From revolutionizing business news coverage worldwide through the creation of CNBC and MSNBC; to changing the face of TV consumption through TiVo, including such impactful innovations as bringing Netflix and Amazon to the TV screen; to overseeing such iconic media brands from New York Magazine to the Arts & Entertainment and History channels; to writing many of the nation’s key laws that governed the development of today’s media industry. From print to television to digital, Rogers’ influence has been felt throughout all media sectors. For more than three decades, his career has operated at the nexus of media, technology, and public policy.

Hank Ratner, Board Member

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Ratner was previously president and CEO of The Madison Square Garden Company (MSG), vice chairman of Cablevision Systems Corporation, chief operating officer of AMC Networks (formerly Rainbow Media) and president and CEO of Independent Sports and Entertainment (ISE). He is president and CEO of Ratner Ventures and on the boards of MSG Networks (NYSE:MSGN), GF Sports and Entertainment and Garden of Dreams Foundation.

Bryan Reyhani, Director

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Experienced entrepreneur, financial services, family office and legal/regulatory professional with a demonstrated history of value generation and partnerships. Specializes in alternative investments, blockchain/cryptocurrency, and wide-ranging private and public capital markets opportunities

Lou Schwartz, CEO

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Schwartz is a seasoned technology and digital media executive and pioneer in internet video management and over-the-top (“OTT”) video delivery. At WWE, he oversaw all digital platforms and helped lead the development of the WWE Network. He was also CEO of UUX, where he successfully led the merger of Totalmovie, a leading Latin American retail OTT service, with OTT Networks. Previously, Schwartz was CEO of the Americas and General Counsel for Piksel and he co-founded Multicast Media Technologies, one of the first Internet video platform companies, which sold to Piksel in March 2010. The former CEO of Frankly Media became co-CEO of Engine Media in August, 2020 and CEO in November, 2020.

Larry Rutowski, Director

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Rutkowski is a highly accomplished senior C-level executive with more than 30 years of success spanning finance, media, retail, private equity, online publishing, and technology. He has held leadership positions with PETCO Animal Supplies, Inc, Primedia, NBC/General Electric, and the Walt Disney Company. Currently, Mr. Rutkowski is an esteemed corporate advisor and board member of several corporations. Rutkowski serves as Audit Chair on the Engine Media Board of Directors.

Lori Conkling, Director

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Conkling is the Global Head of TV & Film Partnerships at YouTube driving transformation and growth for the TV & Film vertical across all of YouTube’s platforms, including AVOD, SVOD, TVOD, and PayTV. Before joining Google, Conkling was Executive Vice President, Strategy and Business Development for NBCUniversal’s Digital Enterprises team. Earlier in her career, she held senior distribution and business development roles at A+E Networks and The Walt Disney Company, where she co-led the team that launched ESPNU. She received a BS in Business Administration from the University of Southern California and an MBA from the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University.

Rudolph "Rudy" Cline-Thomas, Director

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Cline-Thomas is the Founder and Managing Partner of MASTRY. This multi-stage venture fund counts world-class athletes, top CEOs, and influencers as limited partners to assist in creating top-tier platform-building opportunities. He is the founder of The Players Technology Summit, which brings together leaders in the technology, venture capital, and sports communities to discuss tech investing, trends, partnerships, and future sports/tech initiatives. Cline-Thomas serves on several boards, including Salesforce, Jumia Technologies, and Zuora, and is a member of the Board of Trustees for Providence College, where he earned his degree.