Ted Leonsis is the founder and chairman of Monumental Sports & Entertainment, which owns and operates three professional sports teams (Washington Capitals, Washington Wizards and Washington Mystics) and Verizon Center. He also serves on the board of governors for the NBA and NHL.
He is a partner in the speed-up capital Revolution Growth Fund II, investing in people and ideas that can change the world. Ted is an investor and chairman of the board of directors of Groupon. He also serves on the board of directors at AddThis, American Express and Georgetown University as well as Revolution Growth companies FedBid, Resonate and Optoro.
In 2008 Ted founded SnagFilms, which enables online audiences to watch, share and support documentary films. SnagFilms grew out of Ted’s experience as a producer of award-winning documentary films, including Nanking, which won Peabody and Emmy awards.
An author and daily blogger at TedsTake.com, Ted published a book, “The Business of Happiness,” which quickly became a bestseller. A committed philanthropist, Ted is actively involved with numerous charities through the work of the Leonsis Foundation. After a near 14-year career at AOL, he retired from active management in 2006 and retains the position of vice chairman emeritus.
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