Olympusat, one of the largest independent media companies specializing in the ownership, distribution, production and technical services of Spanish- and English-language networks, announced the formation of an advisory board, composed of accomplished business leaders and influencers, including former U.S. House Speaker John Boehner.
“We are delighted to bring together such talented executives to help us continue to anticipate new industry needs in the rapidly evolving media and technology market place,” said Tom Mohler, CEO of Olympusat Holdings. “We look forward to leveraging the experience of our board as we continue our rapid growth.”
Olympusat’s Advisory Board members are:
John Boehner, former U.S. House Speaker
“Olympusat is poised for significant growth as a media and technology company, and I am pleased to have the opportunity to offer my perspective and insights as it moves forward,” stated John Boehner, a member of the advisory board. “There is a growing demand for what Olympusat offers, particularly in underserved communities that want greater access to news, information and other content, and I’m glad to be part of it.”
Chairman Douglas Maine, Limited Partner and Senior Advisor to Brown Brothers Harriman Capital Partners
Mr. Maine enjoyed a highly successful career at IBM Corp., where he served as their Chief Financial Officer, Unit President, and other varied responsibilities. Before joining IBM, Maine was Chief Financial Officer at MCI Communication Corp, and prior to that President of their 14-State Southern Division. In addition to his current role, Maine serves on the Board of Directors of three public companies.
“I am excited to form and chair a board that will bring together a group of respected and accomplished individuals. Olympusat has assembled a superior set of assets that serves the fastest growing consumer entertainment segment in the U.S.,” said Douglas Maine, Chairman to the board. “The company is at an inflection point for growth, and I look forward to working collectively with the talented management team to further accelerate that growth.”
Jonathan Mariner, Former EVP and Chief Financial Officer of Major League Baseball
Before retiring after 23 years in professional sports, Mr. Mariner also served as Chief Investment Officer of MLB, where he oversaw their endowment and pension funds, potential new investments, and their captive insurance company. He also provided financial oversight for Major League Baseball Advanced Media (MLBAM), one of the most successful marriages of technology and streaming video content. Prior to joining the MLB, Mariner served as the Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for the Florida Marlins.
“As I saw first-hand during my time with MLB, the Hispanic audience is multi-faceted, requiring a deep understanding of its viewing habits and of its buying characteristics,” stated Jonathan Mariner, a member of the advisory board. “I am excited to be working with a company like Olympusat who has developed such a rich knowledge of this vibrant community.”