Edgar Bronfman Jr., Executive Chairman

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Edgar Bronfman Jr. has served as our executive chairman since April 2020. Bronfman is a general partner, chairman and co-founder of Waverley Capital, a venture capital group focused on the opportunities presented by disruption in the media industry. He is also a managing partner at Accretive LLC, a unique firm that specializes in creating companies to solve important problems in large industries. Bronfman is also executive chairman of Global Thermostat LLC, a pioneering company designed to develop and commercialize a technology for the direct capture of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and other sources.

Bronfman is the former chairman and CEO of Warner Music, one of the world's largest music companies. During Bronfman's tenure, WMG was named one of Fortune Magazine's “Most Admired Companies” in 2007, the first music company ever to receive the honor and, in 2009, was recognized as one of the “The World's 50 Most Innovative Companies,” by Fast Company magazine.

Bronfman is chairman of Endeavor Global, a non-profit organization pioneering a new approach to international development. Bronfman also serves on the board of New York University Elaine A. and Kenneth G. Langone Medical Center, and is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.

David Gandler, CEO / Director / Co-Founder

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David Gandler is co-founder and CEO of fuboTV Inc. (NYSE: FUBO), whose mission is to build the world’s leading global live TV streaming platform with the greatest breadth of premium content, interactivity, and integrated wagering.

Under David’s leadership, fuboTV has quickly evolved from a U.S. soccer streaming service to a cable TV replacement product, now live in North America, France and Spain, that aims to transcend the industry’s current TV model.

Leveraging its proprietary data and technology platform optimized for live TV and sports viewership, fuboTV Inc. aims to turn passive viewers into active participants and define a new category of interactive sports and entertainment television. The company's sports-first cable TV replacement product, fuboTV, offers U.S. subscribers more than 100 live sports, news and entertainment networks and is the only live TV streaming platform with every Nielsen-rated sports channel (source: Nielsen Total Viewers, 2021). Subscribers can interact with fuboTV’s live streaming experience through innovative products like predictive free-to-play games and its proprietary FanView widget featuring live game stats and scores, both of which are integrated into select sports content.

The company launched Fubo Sportsbook, a next-generation mobile sportsbook purpose-built to integrate with fuboTV, in 2021.

Forbes named fuboTV to its Next Billion Dollar Startups list in 2019, one year ahead of its listing on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in October 2020.

Prior to founding fuboTV, David had a prolific advertising career with more than 15 years of video sales in local broadcast and cable TV within both the general and Hispanic market, including at Scripps Networks Interactive, Time Warner Cable Media Sales and NBCUniversal’s Telemundo Media.

David has been named among Goldman Sachs’ 100 Most Intriguing Entrepreneurs (2019), Variety’s Dealmakers (2020, 2019) and Broadcasting & Cable’s Power 100 (2017). He currently serves as a trustee for the United States Olympic & Paralympic Foundation.

Daniel Leff, Director

Dr. Daniel Leff has served as our director since July 2020. Leff is co-founder and managing partner of Waverley Capital, a media-focused venture capital fund. He is also founder and managing partner of Luminari Capital (a media-focused venture capital fund founded in 2013).

Prior to co-founding Waverley Capital and founding Luminari Capital, Leff was a partner with Globespan Capital Partners. Earlier in his career, Leff worked for Sevin Rosen Funds and Redpoint Ventures. He also previously held engineering, marketing and strategic investment positions with Intel Corporation. Leff has been an investor and/ or director in a multitude of publicly-traded and private media companies, including 1Mainstream (sold to Cisco), Art19, Elemental Technologies (sold to Amazon), Endel, Headspace, Matterport, MikMak, MOVL (sold to Samsung), PlutoTV (sold to Viacom), Roku, TheAthletic, and Wondery. Additionally, Leff served on the board of directors of fuboTV from May 2015 through the merger with the Company in April 2020.

Dr. Leff earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry from The University of California, Berkeley and a Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry from the University of California, Los Angeles. Dr. Leff also earned an MBA from The UCLA Anderson Graduate School of Management, where he was an Anderson Venture Fellow and where he currently serves on the Board of Visitors.

Ignacio "Nacho" Figueras, Director

Ignacio “Nacho” Figueras has served as our director since August 2020. Figueras is a renowned polo player, entrepreneur and investor. He is currently the captain and co-owner of the Black Watch polo team, which has won the Bridgehampton Mercedes Polo Challenge and the Hall of Fame Cup. He also owns Cria Yata, a globally successful polo horse breeding operation based in Argentina. In addition to his award-winning polo career, Figueras is an entrepreneur, investor, spokesperson, television personality and philanthropist. His first luxury fragrance line, The Ignacio Figueras Collection, developed in collaboration with International Flavors & Fragrances, will expand to stores internationally in 2020. A portion of the collection’s sales support the charity Sentebale, of which Figueros has been an ambassador since 2006. Founded by Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex, Sentebale supports the mental health and wellbeing of children and young people affected by HIV in Lesotho and Botswana. In 2013, Figueras and Estudio Ramos co-founded the Figueras Design Group (FDG), a global design consultancy headquartered in Buenos Aires with offices in New York and Chicago. Figueras is also an investor and a member of the board of directors and advisors at Flow Water, the fastest growing premium wellness water brand in North America. He is also an advisory board member for Saudi Arabia’s Giga Project Amaala. He is recognized around the globe for his nearly two decade association as a spokesperson with Ralph Lauren and Ralph Lauren fragrances.

Laura Onopchenko, Director

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Laura Onopchenko has served as our director since September 2020. She has more than 25 years of experience in a variety of finance roles with a particular expertise in high growth situations.

Onopchenko joined Getaround, a global leader in carsharing, in September 2020 as its CFO. Onopchenko previously served as CFO at NerdWallet, a website and app that provides financial guidance to more than 160 million consumers every year. During her tenure, NerdWallet grew meaningfully, surpassed $100M in annual revenue, and achieved and sustained profitability. Before NerdWallet, she was vice president of finance at DaVita Rx, the pharmacy division at DaVita. During her five years at the company, the business quadrupled to more than $1 billion in yearly revenue and fulfilled millions of prescriptions. Earlier in her career, Onopchenko worked as an investment banker, an early-stage tech investor and in a variety of operating roles in environments ranging from start-ups to Fortune 500 companies.

Onopchenko has a BA in Economics from UC Berkeley, and an MBA from Wharton.

Pär-Jörgen Pärson, Director

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Pär-Jörgen Pärso has served as our director since May 2020. Pärson has been a general partner at Northzone since 2004. At Northzone, his primary areas of focus are disruptive businesses in consumer internet, health and fintech. His portfolio includes multi-billion dollar exits in market-defining companies such as Spotify, iZettle and Avito, as well as Pricerunner, Jasper, Videoplaza, and current companies like fuboTV, Spring Health, Play Dots and others.

Before joining Northzone, Pärson ran his own investment firm and was a consultant at McKinsey. He holds an MBA from the Stockholm School of Economics.

Julie Haddon, Director

Julie Haddon has served as our director since March 2021. Haddon is an owner of the Chicago Red Stars of the National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL).

Previously, she was senior vice president, global brand and consumer marketing for the National Football League (NFL) where she led a bi-coastal organization that delivered innovative and impactful strategic marketing, player and fan engagement brand programs from the Super Bowl to the Draft to the Inspire Change Social Justice initiatives.  While at the NFL, Haddon’s team developed the league’s Brand and Fan Engagement strategy for sports betting. She also founded and served as executive sponsor of NFL Pride, the league’s first-ever LGBTQ+ group, and was executive producer of the documentary, A Lifetime of Sundays, featuring four iconic trailblazing women owners of the NFL.

Prior to joining the NFL, Haddon spent two decades working in senior leadership roles, including at DreamWorks Animation, which produced the hit franchise SHREK, where her team was the recipient of the first-ever Academy Award for an Animated Feature Film. She also led marketing at FOX/Disney’s Blue Sky Studios and social media at eBay and at Zynga, including through their IPO in 2011.

Haddon was also part of the early team at Twitter, and as a consultant, helped scale the company from its initial one million users and created the popular “Verified Account” feature that contributed to Twitter’s growth a decade ago. In 2012, she reprised her role at the FinTech company, SoFi, as their first marketing leader, helping build the foundational marketing team. She is also an advisor in Silicon Valley, and is a limited partner to an early stage venture capital firm, and has served as an investor and advisor to over a dozen startups.

Currently, Haddon serves on the board of directors for TOCA Football, a soccer-focused and technology-enabled experience company, with a mission to build the largest soccer training and entertainment venue in the world. She is also a senior advisor to Bettor Capital, a venture fund focused on sports betting and gaming innovation, as well as a board advisor at NuArca Labs, an international sports, athlete and ticketing NFT platform.