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. McGlashan is the Founder and Managing Partner of TPG Growth. Mr. McGlashan joined TPG in 2004 and is the Managing Partner of TPG Growth and a member of TPG’s leadership committees. TPG Growth is interested in a broad portfolio of businesses which operate in a wide range of different sectors. Mr. McGlashan currently also serves as a director of e.l.f. Beauty, Inc. (listed on the New York Stock Exchange). From December 2001 to January 2005, Mr. McGlashan served as Vice Chairman and Chairman of the board of directors and Chief Executive Officer of Critical Path, Inc., (listed on NASDAQ), a digital communications software company. Mr. McGlashan was hired by Critical Path, Inc. to undertake a major financial and operational restructuring of the 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. Zhao holds an MBA degree from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University, dual master’s degrees in electrical engineering and physics from Northern Illinois University, and a bachelor’s degree in physics from Nanjing University.
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. Pritzker founded the film and television production company, MWM Studios, under its former name OddLot Entertainment, where she teamed with leading filmmakers to produce literary-based motion pictures including “Rosewater,” “Ender's Game,” “The Way Way Back,” and Academy Award-nominated films “Hell or High Water” and “Rabbit Hole.” Among Pritzker’s television production credits are 10-time Emmy nominated National Geographic scripted series, “Genius,” and CMT’s “Sun Records,” based on the Tony-Award winning musical “MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET,” which she also produced through MWM’s live events division, MWM Live. Ms. Pritzker serves on the boards of the Sundance Institute, Project & and Chicago’s Goodman Theatre.
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. Biondi received a BA from Princeton University and an MBA from Harvard Business School.
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. Ng serves on the board of Mattel, Inc. and is a member of the University of Southern California’s Board of Trustees.
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). From September 1994 to July 2003 and from August 2005 to February 2012, Carmen was a partner at Wilson, Sonsini, Goodrich & Rosati, a major Silicon Valley law firm, where she specialized in corporate and securities law and led that firm’s China practice. From July 22, 2003 to July 31, 2005, she was a partner at Shearman & Sterling LLP. She holds an MA in Modern Chinese History from Stanford University, and a JD from Stanford Law School.
Bruce Mann has over 30 years of experience in the media and sports entertainment industry. Mr. Mann currently serves as the Chief Programming Officer of Liberty Global Operations B.V. and is responsible for overall content strategy, acquisition and investments. Liberty Global is an international TV and broadband company with operations in 12 European countries under the consumer brands Virgin Media, Unitymedia, Telenet and UPC. He holds a Business Administration degree from Clarion University and is based in Amsterdam.