Meet our executive team.
STX Entertainment is a global, next-generation media company whose mission is to unlock the value of the direct connection stars have with their fans through the development, financing, production, marketing and distribution of film, television, VR, digital video, music and live entertainment content. It is the industry leader in transforming beyond traditional platform-driven content to creating talent-driven enterprises.
The company is led by accomplished businessman and entrepreneur Robert Simonds. Investors include the global private investment firm TPG Growth; Hony Capital, a leading private equity firm in China; PCCW, Southeast Asia's largest Internet and cable services provider; Tencent Holdings, China's leading provider of online products and services; Liberty Global, the world’s largest distribution platform; Dominic Ng, Chairman of East West Bank; New Enterprise Associates (NEA); DNS Capital (representing the business interests of Gigi Pritzker and her immediate family); and Beau Wrigley, former Chairman and CEO of the Wm. Wrigley Jr. Company, among others. With these strategic relationships, the company is uniquely positioned to maximize the impact of content worldwide, with direct passage into the China market.
Mr. Simonds is our Group’s co-founder, Chairman, and Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Simonds has over 20 years of experience in the film industry. He is a film producer and entrepreneur. Before establishing STX, Mr. Simonds was already the producer or executive producer of over 30 films released between 1990 and 2010. During that period, he had his own company named Robert Simonds Company.
Mr. Bonderman co-founded Texas Pacific Group (TPG) in 1992. Today, portfolio companies controlled by TPG have combined revenues of over US $130 billion, operate in more than 100 countries and employ approximately 550,000 people. Prior to co-founding TPG, Mr. Bonderman was Chief Operating Officer of the Robert M. Bass Group, Inc. (RMBG), now doing business as Keystone Group, L.P. in Fort Worth, Texas. Mr. Bonderman graduated Magna Cum Laude from Harvard Law School in 1966 and was a member of the Harvard Law Review and a Sheldon Fellow.
Mr. Zhao is currently the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Hony Capital. Mr. Zhao also serves as an executive director and Executive Vice President of Legend Holdings Corporation, a non-executive director of Lenovo Group Limited, the Chairman of the board and Chief Executive Officer of Best Food Holding Company Limited, the Chairman of the board of Hospital Corporation of China Limited, and a non-executive director of China Glass Holdings Limited.. Mr.
Ms. Pritzker is an award-winning producer and philanthropist. She is the CEO of diversified content company MWM (formerly Madison Wells Media), which she co-founded with former Legendary executive, Clint Kisker. In 2001, Ms.
Ms. Lee is the Managing Director of PCCW Media Group. Appointed to this role in 2010, she is in charge of the Company’s media businesses including Hong Kong’s leading pay TV service Now TV, the Group’s OTT video entertainment services MOOV, a digital music service, and Viu, a global OTT video service across 15 markets. Ms. Lee joined PCCW in January 2003 and was appointed Executive Vice President of Television and New Media in April 2006. Ms. Lee also serves as an independent director on the board of Sogou Inc.
Ms. Cui is currently a Managing Director at Hony Capital, overseeing investments in Media and Entertainment. Ms Cui has been both an investor and portfolio manager for companies in TV, Digital, Feature Films, Animation, and Theme Parks. Prior to Hony Capital, Ms. Cui was Deputy General Manager in CSM Media Research, a joint venture of WPP and CCTV. Ms. Cui holds an MBA from Columbia Business School and an MA in Journalism from Columbia University.
Mr. Biondi is the founder and a principal of Waterview Advisors, an investment advisory firm based in Los Angeles. From 1996 to 1998, he served as Chairman and CEO of Universal Studios and prior to that, was the President and CEO of Viacom, Inc. from 1987 to 1996, during which he presided over the acquisitions of Paramount Pictures and Blockbuster Video. Previously, he was Chairman of Coca-Cola Enterprises and Home Box Office. Mr. Biondi also serves as a director of RealD, Amgen, Viasat, Cablevision, and Seagate. Mr.
Mr. Ng is the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of East West Bank. Headquartered in California, East West Bank is a top performing commercial bank with exclusive focus on the U.S. and Greater China. It has been ranked among the 25 largest banks in the U.S. by market capitalization and has been selected in the top 15 of “America’s 100 Best Banks” by Forbes for the last six consecutive years (2010-2015). Mr. Ng was named by Forbes as one of the 25 most notable Chinese Americans and one of the 100 most influential people in Los Angeles by the Los Angeles Times. Mr.
Ms. Chang is Chairman and Head of Asia for New Enterprise Associates (NEA) Asia (ex-India). In this role, Ms. Chang is focused on building the firm’s global organization and portfolio in China and other emerging markets in Asia. In this role, she focuses on building NEA’s global organization and portfolio in China and other emerging markets in Asia (ex-India).