Strauss Zelnick

Strauss Zelnick

Strauss Zelnick has been a director of the Company since its inception in 2009. Mr. Zelnick is a founder of ZelnickMedia Corporation (“ZMC”), a media enterprise which manages and holds interests in an array of businesses in the United States and Canada. Mr. Zelnick currently serves as Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board of Directors of Take-Two Interactive Software Inc. (“Take-Two”), a video game holding company. He has been the Chief Executive Officer of Take-Two since 2011 and has been the Chairman of the Board of Directors since 2007. Mr. Zelnick is also the Interim Chairman of the Board of Directors of CBS Corporation and represents ZMC as a director of Education Networks of America, Inc., a private company. Prior to forming ZMC in 2001, Mr. Zelnick was President and Chief Executive Officer of BMG Entertainment, a music and entertainment company, from 1998 to 2000. Mr. Zelnick served as President and Chief Executive Officer of BMG Entertainment’s North American business unit from 1995 to 1998. Before joining BMG Entertainment, Mr. Zelnick was President and Chief Executive Officer of Crystal Dynamics, a producer and distributor of interactive entertainment software. Prior to that, he spent four years as President and Chief Operating Officer of 20 th Century Fox, where he managed all aspects of Fox Inc.’s worldwide motion picture production and distribution business. Previously, he spent three years at Vestron Inc., two of which as Vestron Inc.’s President and Chief Operating Officer. Mr. Zelnick also served as Vice President, International Television, at Columbia Pictures. Previously, Mr. Zelnick was on the boards of Cast & Crew Entertainment Services, LLC, Alloy, LLC and Naylor LLC. He also previously served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Columbia Music Entertainment, Chairman of ITN Networks and Chairman of Direct Holdings Worldwide and OTX. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Wesleyan University, a Master of Business Administration degree from Harvard Business School and a Juris Doctor degree from Harvard Law School.


We believe that Mr. Zelnick should serve as a member of the Board of Directors because Mr. Zelnick’s experience as a director and senior executive of publicly traded corporations enables him to provide the Company with leadership and financial expertise.