InterMedia Partners, LP
Leo Hindery, Jr. is Managing Partner of InterMedia Partners, a series of media industry private equity funds he founded in 1988 and ran continuously until February 1997.
It was then that he was elected President and CEO of Tele-Communications, Inc. (TCI) and Liberty Media, at the time the world’s largest combined cable television system operator and programming entity. In March 1999 TCI merged into AT&T, in a transaction valued at $48 billion, and he became President and CEO of AT&T Broadband until he resigned in November 1999.
In December 1999, Mr. Hindery was elected Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of GlobalCenter Inc., a major Internet services company, which in January 2001 merged into Exodus Communications, Inc. From 2001 until October 2004, he was Chairman and CEO of The YES Network which he founded to be the regional television home of the New York Yankees. In early 2005 he reconstituted InterMedia Partners. Mr. Hindery began his business career at Utah International Inc., and was later at General Electric Company after those two companies merged.
Mr. Hindery is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations; Chairman of the US Economy/Smart Globalization Initiative at the New America Foundation; Co-Chair of the Task Force on Job Creation and Trade; a member of the IP Commission on the Theft of American Intellectual Property; a Director of the National Bureau of Asian Research (NBR); and a Trustee of the Committee for Economic Development (CED). Previously, he was an economic and trade advisor to presidential candidate Barack Obama, after earlier serving as Senior Economic Policy Advisor for presidential candidate John Edwards. From 2005 through 2007, he was Vice Chairman of the Presidential and Congressional HELP Commission which in December 2007 made recommendations to Congress for the reform of U.S. foreign assistance.
He is a member of the Board of Visitors of the Columbia School of Journalism and a Director of Common Cause New York, the Jesuit School of Theology of Santa Clara University, the Paley Center for Media, and Teach for America.
In 1998, Mr. Hindery was named International Cable Executive of the Year, and received the Foundation Award of the International Radio & Television Society and the Joel A. Berger Award for his leadership in AIDS and HIV initiatives. In 1999, he was named Cable Television Operator of the Year and received from the National Cable Television Association its Distinguished Vanguard Award for Leadership. In 2002, he was inducted into the Hall of Fame of the Minority Media & Telecom Council, received the Oates-Shrum Leadership Award of the Gay & Lesbian Victory Fund, and was named a Founder of the Society of Jesus (Jesuits). In 2003, he co-founded, along with then Russian Federation Council Chairman Sergey Mironov, Transatlantic Partners Against AIDS (TPAA), and later he received from the Asia Society and TPAA their “Founders Award” for his efforts in the international fight against AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria. In 2005 he was recognized by the cable television industry as one of its “25 Most Influential Executives Over the Past 25 Years”. More recently, he received the “Keeper of the Dream” Award from the National Action Network for his efforts on behalf of equality and worker rights (2007), the Individual Achievement Award of the Hispanic Federation (2008), and the Leader Award of the Progressive States Network (2008). He has been named one of the “30 Individuals with the Most Significant Impact on Cable’s Early History” (2010), and has just been elected to The Cable Hall of Fame’s class of 2012. In November 2011, he received the “John Gardner Lifetime Achievement Award” from Common Cause.
Mr. Hindery is the author of “It Takes a CEO: It’s Time to Lead With Integrity” (Free Press, 2005) and “The Biggest Game of All” (Free Press, 2003). He has an MBA from Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business and is an undergraduate of Seattle University. He has been named a Founder of the Society of Jesus (Jesuits) and received honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degrees from Emerson College and the Rabbinical College of America.
A recently retired race car driver, Mr. Hindery’s racing resume includes a Class win at the 24 Hours of Le Mans (24 Heures du Mans) in 2005, and a Class second-place finish in 2003. He is the founder and Executive Chairman of the Formula One (F1) Grand Prix of America at Port Imperial, which will have its first race in June 2013 in New Jersey along the Hudson River opposite Manhattan.