LEO HINDERY, JR. B'65
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 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 is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and Chairman of the US Economy/Smart Globalization Initiative at the New America Foundation. 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 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. 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.