Speakers

Tim ArmstrongTim Armstrong
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
AOL
@timarmstrongaol

Tim Armstrong is Chairman and CEO of AOL Inc., a leading global media technology company headquartered in New York City. Today, AOL serves over 220M global consumers and is a leader in the digital content, video, and advertising industries. AOL owns and operates some of the largest and most influential brands and platforms on the internet, including AOL.com, AOL Mail, The Huffington Post, TechCrunch, Adap.tv, Advertising.com and AOL On. Under Tim’s leadership, AOL was spun out from TimeWarner in 2009 to become an NYSE-listed public company.

Prior to joining AOL, Tim served as President of Google's Americas Operations and served on the company's global operating committee. Prior to Google, Tim served as an executive of multiple internet and media companies, including Snowball, Disney's ABC/ESPN Internet Ventures, and Paul Allen's Starwave Corporation. Tim has started or co-founded multiple companies during his career.

Tim serves on the board of Priceline, a publically traded NASDAQ company. Tim is a graduate of Connecticut College where he has served as a trustee and Lawrence Academy where has also served as a trustee. Tim is currently on the Board of Directors of Waterside Charter School in Stamford, CT. An ardent champion of community service Tim was honored by the Ad Council with their 60th Annual Public Service Award in 2013.


Jeff BenjaminJeff Benjamin
Chief Creative Officer
JWT North America
@jeffb

Jeff Benjamin, former Partner and Chief Creative Officer at Crispin Porter + Bogusky, joined JWT in 2012 as Chief Creative Officer, NA.

During his career, Jeff has navigated clients through the interactive landscape with great success, creating some of the world’s most famous campaigns. His ability to lead multi-national marketers to break new ground opens up endless possibilities for brands.

The work Jeff has created for brands such as Domino’s Pizza, Coke Zero, Microsoft, Kraft, and Best Buy are among the most successful marketing campaigns of all time.

Jeff has been recognized by every major industry award show, winning the Grand Prix at Cannes in 3 different categories, Best of Show at the One Show, and the Grand Clio at the Clio Awards. He served as the Cyber Jury President at Cannes in 2010, has been profiled in Fast Company and The New York Times, appeared in the ‘Creativity 50’ and is regularly called upon by television networks to comment on the state of the industry.


Katie CouricKatie Couric
Global Anchor
Yahoo News
@katiecouric

Katie Couric is the Global Anchor of Yahoo News, the number one online news source in the world, where she reports on live world events, anchors groundbreaking interviews with major newsmakers and is the host of the digital series World 3.0 and Now I Get It. She is an award-winning journalist and TV personality, cancer advocate, and is the New York Times best-selling author of The Best Advice I Ever Got: Lessons From Extraordinary Lives. Couric is also an executive producer and narrator of the critically acclaimed documentary, Fed Up, which focuses on the alarming spread of childhood obesity, released in spring 2014.

Her steady rise in television news was affirmed over her unprecedented 15-year run as Co-Anchor of NBC News’ Today (1991-2006) and by becoming the first solo female anchor of a national nightly news broadcast, as Anchor and Managing Editor of the CBS Evening News with Katie Couric (2006-2011). At CBS News, Couric was also a contributor to 60 MinutesCBS Sunday Morning, and CBS News primetime specials.

Couric joined the Disney/ABC Television Group in August 2011. 2012 saw the premiere of her eponymous syndicated daytime talk show, Katie. The show ran for two acclaimed seasons, during which time she also served as a special correspondent for ABC News, contributing to ABC World NewsNightline20/20Good Morning America, This Week, and primetime news specials from August 2011 to December 2013.

In addition to her career as an anchor and broadcast news reporter, Couric is the author of the New York Times bestseller, The Best Advice I Ever Got: Lessons From Extraordinary Lives and the co-author of two successful children’s books, The Brand New Kid and The Blue Ribbon Day. She also wrote a monthly column for Glamour magazine, featuring interviews with dynamic female role models, including First Lady Michelle Obama, former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, and Her Royal Highness Queen Rania of Jordan.

Couric began her broadcast journalism career as a desk assistant at ABC News in Washington, D.C. in 1979. Over the next 10 years, she worked as an assignment editor, associate producer, producer, and political correspondent for CNN, and reported for WTVJ in Miami, Florida and WRC-TV in Washington, D.C., before joining NBC News in 1989 as deputy Pentagon reporter. In June 1990, she was named NBC’s first national correspondent.

Born in Arlington, Virginia, Couric graduated with honors from the University of Virginia. She lives in New York with her husband, John Molner.


Javier FarfanJavier Farfan
Senior Director, Cultural Branding
PepsiCo


Farfan, a seasoned marketing executive, has established his career by leveraging music, entertainment, technology, and culture to build brands.  Farfan is currently head of the Music and Entertainment group and is in charge of leading culture marketing strategy across PepsiCo Beverages North America. He has focused on developing programs that inspires cultural fluency across Pepsico brands. He assumed the role at PBNA in June 2010 to oversee PBNA’s efforts to build brands and drive volume with key cultural groups.

Before joining PepsiCo, Mr. Farfan served as Product Marketing Group Manager at Microsoft and was responsible for marketing and communications efforts for their Entertainment and Device Division. While at Microsoft he also managed International Marketing Strategy for Entertainment Content on Xbox Live, Windows Media Center, and Zune. Farfan served as Marketing Director for MTV Networks where he helped launch a Hispanic cable network, MTV Tr3s. Prior to joining MTV Networks, Farfan spent his career in finance and consulting industry at JP Morgan Chase and Accenture Consulting, respectively.

In 2005, he co-founded the UA School of Business for Young Women, a New York City High School Charter School that fosters the development and growth of socially conscious young women to become business leaders. Additionally, Farfan also founded JUMP Nation; a New York State non-profit youth mentoring organization.

Mr. Farfan, a New York City native, holds a Master of Arts from Columbia University and a Master of Business Administration from New York University, Stern School of Business. He defines himself as a creative strategist and has a passion for entertainment, social impact, innovation and cultural immersion.


Steve Gleason
Team Gleason
 


Steve Gleason played for The New Orleans Saints from 2000-2008. As a counter-culture athlete who spent his off-season adventuring in third world countries, he will always be remembered for his blocked punt on the night the Louisiana Superdome reopened for the first time after Hurricane Katrina.

In January, 2011 Steve was diagnosed with ALS, considered a terminal neuro-muscular disease. Beyond his faith that there is a solution to heal, it is his mission to show that patients can not only live but thrive after this diagnosis. In doing so, he hopes to inspire others to do the same.

With that in mind, Steve and his wife, Michel, formed "Team Gleason" to help him accomplish those goals and more.

Team Gleason’s The Gleason Initiative Foundation is a charitable 501c3 non-profit corporation with the mission to:

  • Help provide individuals with neuromuscular diseases or injuries with leading edge technology, equipment and services. Steve and Team Gleason recently opened the Team Gleason House for Innovative Living in New Orleans. It is only the 2nd of its kind in the world. The residence is equipped with the latest computer-operated technology to allow individuals with ALS the highest level of independence possible.
     
  • To create a global conversation about ALS to ultimately find solutions and an end to the disease. As an example Team Gleason hosted a summit in June in New Orleans that included world leaders in ALS research and cutting edge technological developers. We believe it sparked a new global conversation around solutions to ALS across the medical and technology boundaries.
     
  • To raise public awareness toward ALS by providing and documenting extraordinary life adventures for individuals with muscular diseases or injuries. As avid adventurers, Steve and Michel wanted to continue pursuing life adventures for themselves despite Steve’s diagnosis and found that many people with ALS were choosing to accept their assumed limitations. Through Steve and Michel’s inspiration and tireless work, Team Gleason has helped hundreds of people with ALS experience adventures they never thought possible after Team Gleason 930 Robert E. Lee New Orleans, LA 70124 www.teamgleason.org 1 their diagnosis.

Steve’s story and mission have been told countless times throughout the media and in a soon to be released documentary. The NFL Network, ESPN, HBO, ABC, CBS, CNN and many local outlets have all been inspired to share the Team Gleason story in many ways. He was featured on Peter King interview, NFL’s A Football Life, Good Morning America, HBO’s Real Sports and more. Most recently, Steve was the featured personality on the highly praised and reviewed Microsoft commercial during the 2014 Super Bowl. It has been viewed over 3 million times since airing.

But, the most significant accomplishment for Steve and Michel since Steve’s diagnosis was their decision to have a child. In November 2011, Rivers Gleason was born and is the center of their lives. When Steve was diagnosed, he famously said there will be “No White Flags”. This has become the Team Gleason mantra, but it is most important when applied to Steve as a father. No goal is more important to Steve and Michel than finding a solution for ALS, so they can share many, many years together and as parents to Rivers.


Mayur Gupta
Global Head, Marketing Technology & Operations
Kimberly-Clark
@inspiremartech

Digital evangelist, marketing technologist & a thought leader with almost 15 years of industry experience, specializes in combining digital, eCommerce, creative and brand strategies with enterprise, emerging & innovative technologies to deliver omni-channel brand experiences, drive business growth, innovation & maximize the marketing ROI. Adept at negotiation, global high stakes decision making, Sr executive level presenter and public speaker.

As a Global Head of Marketing Technology & Operations for Kimberly Clark, he leads the global marketing technology strategy, planning & budget as well as KC's digital innovation lab. Provides thought leadership, vision and strategy to enable KC’s marketing & business objectives across all the global brands. Leads the ongoing exploration, evaluation and adoption of both enterprise and tactical capabilities as well as heads the technology & media innovation within KC's digital innovation lab, managing the innovation portfolio all the way from inception to commercialization. Also leads the Global Digital Production capability, vision & strategy.

  • Belief – Technology is a strategy, transforming marketing
  • Passion – Growing business at the intersection of marketing & technology
  • Mission – Deliver experiences that simplify consumer's lives
  • Values – Seek | Communicate | Share | Dream | Risk | Trust

Prior to joining Kimberly Clark, Mayur spent over 12 years @ SapientNitro as Director, Marketing Technology. He led several digital marketing engagements for leading brands like Coca Cola, Unilever, ESPN XGames, Mars, Chrysler, FIAT Abarth, Cisco, Motorola, Burger King, VisitFlorida, Celebrity CruiseLines.


Nancy Hill
President and Chief Executive Officer
4A’s
@nhhill

 


David JakubowskiDavid Jakubowski
Head, Ad Tech & Atlas
Facebook


David leads Ad Tech and Atlas at Facebook. David is a seasoned executive and industry expert on advertising technology and digital monetization, with a long history leading innovation around data, privacy, and cross channel measurement. His depth of experience in complex search, social, mobile and display platforms combined with his tenure in the advertising community give David a unique blend of tech and business acumen.

Prior to Facebook, David was the CEO of Aggregate Knowledge, (Acquired by Neustar), the industry’s leading enterprise media analytics & DMP. Other experiences include SVP of Specific Media, one of the largest global ad networks; Microsoft, where he was General Manager of Microsoft adCenter and Search Strategy; and SVP of Quigo Technologies Inc. (Acquired by AOL). David is a graduate of Binghamton University and currently resides in the San Francisco Bay Area.


Bill Kanarick
Worldwide Chief Marketing Officer
SapientNitro


As Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer, William (Bill) Kanarick oversees the corporate marketing function for Sapient worldwide, including the evolution of the company’s brand, sub-brands and go-to-market service platforms.

Over the past 13 years, Bill has held a variety of leadership positions at Sapient, including driving the evolution of interactive business and, in 2009, leading the acquisition of the Nitro Group to form SapientNitro- the first brand-led, digitally-enabled global marketing and technology services firm.

Prior to his role guiding SapientNitro’s Interactive practice in North America, Bill spent six years in Europe, where he oversaw the company’s growth in that region from 2000 – 2006, including its expansion beyond the UK to a significant presence on the continent. Throughout his career, he developed highly successful businesses in both Europe and North America.

Bill’s roots are in strategic planning, where he consistently helped clients build businesses and create sustainable value propositions for their brands. He regularly serves as a key technology advisor to CEOs and board of directors to improve customer relationships.

Before joining Sapient, Bill was the head of client services at Boston-based Pamet Marketing Technologies and a successful entrepreneur, in which he started and sold a boutique-marketing consultancy in Boston 1994.

Bill is often tapped to speak to his experience in marketing in the agency world including being interviewed and cited in articles in Adweek, ClickZ, CMO.com and SportsBusinessDaily.com. In addition, he has acted as Master of Ceremonies for SapientNitro’s iEX Summits from 2011 – 2013.

Bill graduated with a bachelor’s degree from Boston University and works at Sapient’s global headquarters located in Boston.


Denise Karkos
Chief Marketing Officer
TD Ameritrade
@dckarkos

As Chief Marketing Officer, Denise Karkos is responsible for the overall management of TD Ameritrade’s Marketing to the Long-Term Investor, Trader and Advisor segments. Specific functions that she oversees include segment strategy, brand and advertising, social media and content marketing, marketing analytics and operations. Previous experience at TD Ameritrade includes Managing Director of Brand and Advertising and Managing Director of Retail Segment Strategy.

Prior to joining TD Ameritrade in 2010, Karkos spent four years with TD Bank, as the Senior Vice President of Marketing Planning, where she managed multiple bank acquisitions including Commerce Bank, which doubled the firm’s footprint.

With more than 20 years of experience, Karkos has held multiple positions building media and marketing strategies for national brands from both the advertising agency and the client side of the business. She has held positions in notable advertising agencies, including The VIA Group, Digitas, Hill Holliday and Initiative Media, where she played both account and media roles, and managed clients including American Express, Top Flite Golf, and Johnson & Johnson. Denise also worked at L.L. Bean as Advertising Manager and at Outside Television (RSN) running Business Development.

Karkos has been the recipient of multiple Marketing awards including a Clio, numerous Webby’s, Addy’s and Financial Communications Society (FCS) awards. Karkos received a bachelor’s degree in marketing from the University of Notre Dame, where she captained the women’s soccer team.


Maurice LévyMaurice Lévy
Chairman & Chief Executive Officer
Publicis Groupe


Maurice Lévy is Chairman and CEO of Publicis Groupe, the world’s third largest advertising and communications group. He is widely recognized as a leading figure in the communications industry, responsible for the Groupe’s international expansion and pioneering strategic focus on digital communication and fast growing markets. Mr. Lévy also serves as the Chairman of the board for several entities, including the International Board of Governors (IBoG) for the Peres Center for Peace, the Media, Entertainment and Information board of the World Economic Forum. Mr. Lévy has been honored with numerous distinctions and accolades for his contributions to communications and media, business leadership, innovation, tolerance and diversity.


Bob LiodiceBob Liodice
President and Chief Executive Officer
Association of National Advertisers
@ANAmarketers

Bob Liodice was appointed president and chief executive officer of the ANA (Association of National Advertisers, Inc.) in 2003. Bob was previously executive vice president, responsible for member relations and business development with a primary focus on strengthening relationships with ANA member companies and broadening the membership base. He joined the ANA as senior vice president in 1995.

Prior to the ANA, Bob was vice president of global marketing and sales for Grupo Televisa, a major worldwide broadcaster. Previous experience includes more than 15 years in marketing and financial management at Kraft General Foods, including having served as category marketing manager for the Jell-O and Bakers brands.

He is a member of the boards of directors of The Advertising Council, Advertising Research Foundation, Advertising Self-Regulatory Council, Advertising Educational Foundation, Advertising Week and the World Federation of Advertisers.


Sheldon Monteiro
Chief Technology Officer
SapientNitro
@sheldon_tm

Sheldon Monteiro is global Chief Technology Officer of SapientNitro, a new breed of agency that works with brands to engage today’s always-on consumer.  With nearly two decades with the agency, Sheldon directs its global technology capabilities, engineering programs, and global standards. He is responsible for building the technical talent, innovation culture, processes and systems needed to consistently deliver groundbreaking work for SapientNitro’s clients. He is the executive sponsor and co-lead of SapientNitro’s Chief Marketing Technology Officer University, a professional development program designed to develop senior leaders to innovate at the intersection of story and technology, while also taming scale and complexity in systems, organization and culture.

Sheldon believes that technology is today’s most important medium of creativity – the new paper and pencil – changing how we feel and experience the world. He believes that yesterday’s science fiction can be today’s reality. And, he is passionate about quality - technology becomes invisible only when it works reliably, seamlessly, and at scale.

To this point, SapientNitro creates integrated, immersive stories across brand communications, digital engagement, and omni-channel commerce by fusing art and imagination with the power and scale of systems thinking. SapientNitro creates game-changing success for Global 1000 clients, such as Chrysler, Citi, The Coca-Cola Company, Lufthansa, Target, and Vodafone, in 31 cities across The Americas, Europe and Asia-Pacific.


Dawn OstroffDawn Ostroff
President
Condé Nast Entertainment


Dawn Ostroff is president of Condé Nast Entertainment (CNÉ), a division of Condé Nast that focuses on the development, production, and distribution of original television, feature film, and digital video offerings based on the company’s iconic media brands.

Prior to joining Condé Nast in the fall of 2011, Ms. Ostroff launched and led the new CW broadcast network, a joint venture of CBS and Warner Bros., beginning January 2006. As president of entertainment, she was responsible for all aspects of the CW’s creative efforts, including programming, digital initiatives, branding, and marketing, and developed a multitude of groundbreaking hit series—among them, Gossip Girl, The Vampire Diaries, and America’s Next Top Model. In an effort to engage the digital CW generation across multiple platforms, Ms. Ostroff and her team developed cutting-edge strategies for leveraging interactive content and revenue opportunities.

From 2002 to 2006, Ms. Ostroff served as president of UPN Network, a subsidiary of CBS, where she oversaw all areas of the network’s business—programming, digital, branding, marketing, sales, finance, research, legal and publicity, and more.

Before UPN, Ms. Ostroff served as executive vice president of entertainment at Lifetime Television, where she headed up programming and production, scheduling and acquisitions, including Lifetime Original Movies, prime-time series, specials, documentaries, and sports, as well as all programming for Lifetime Movie Network and Lifetime Real Women. In the five years that Ms. Ostroff led Lifetime Entertainment (1996–2002), the network rose from sixth place to become the #1-rated cable network in prime time.

Earlier in her career, Ms. Ostroff held senior roles at 20th Century Fox Television, Michael Jacobs Productions (at Disney) and the Kushner-Locke Company. She began her career working at several local channels in news as an on-air reporter and a producer.

Ms. Ostroff has a BS in journalism from Florida International University and resides in New York City with her husband and their four children.


Bob PittmanBob Pittman
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
iHeartMedia, Inc.
@PittmanRadio

Robert W. Pittman is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Clear Channel, a leading global media, digital, and entertainment company, which includes Clear Channel Media & Entertainment, which has a greater reach than any other radio or television outlet in the United States, reaching over 245 million listeners every month, and Clear Channel Outdoor, with over 750,000 displays in over 40 countries across five continents, including 48 of the largest markets in the United States. He is also a founding member of Pilot Group, LLC, a New York private investment firm.

Pittman is the co-founder and programmer who led the team that created MTV and has been CEO of MTV Networks, AOL Networks, Six Flags Theme Parks, Quantum Media, Century 21 Real Estate, and Time Warner Enterprises. He was also COO of America Online, Inc. and later of AOL Time Warner.

Among many honors, Pittman received AdWeek’s first ‘Media Visionary’ award in 2013 and has been inducted into the Broadcasting and Cable Hall of Fame. He received the International Radio and Television Society’s Gold Medal, the Robert F. Kennedy Ripple of Hope Award, and a Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) Award. He was recognized in Life’s “Five Original Thinkers of the ’80s”, Advertising Age’s “50 Pioneers and Visionaries of TV” and “10 Marketers Who Changed American Culture.” Mr. Pittman began his career as a radio announcer in his native Mississippi and went on to successfully program a number of radio stations, including WNBC in New York, in his early 20’s.


Randall RothenbergRandall Rothenberg
President and Chief Executive Officer
IAB
@R2Rothenberg

Randall Rothenberg is the President and Chief Executive Officer of IAB, the trade association for interactive marketing. IAB represents over 500 leading interactive companies. Its members include Google, Yahoo, Microsoft, AOL, The New York Times, Walt Disney Co., NBC Universal, CBS, Cars.com, Yelp, and scores of other ad-supported digital media companies, which are responsible for selling more than 86 percent of online advertising in the U.S. To support the growth of the interactive advertising and marketing industries, IAB serves as the industry’s public policy and lobbying organization, market and consumer research center, training and development base, and hub for the development of technical standards and operating best practices. IAB has 40 affiliate associations around the world.

Randall led the IAB from 2007 through 2010, and rejoined the association in March 2011, after a stint as Executive Vice President and Chief Digital Officer of Time Inc. Prior to his IAB role, Randall was the Senior Director of Intellectual Capital of Booz Allen Hamilton, the international strategy and technology consulting firm, where he oversaw business development, knowledge management, and thought leadership activities, and directed the award-winning quarterly business magazine strategy+business, Strategy+Business Books, www.strategy-business.com, and other electronic and print publications published by Booz Allen for senior business executives. Previously, he served as the firm’s Chief Marketing Officer.

Prior to Booz Allen, he spent six years at The New York Times, where he was the technology editor and politics editor of the Sunday magazine, the daily advertising columnist, and a media and marketing reporter. For 10 years, he was a marketing and media columnist for Advertising Age, and he continues to blog on the subject at www.randallrothenberg.com. Randall is the author of Where the Suckers Moon: An Advertising Story (Alfred A. Knopf, 1994), a critically-acclaimed chronicle of the birth, evolution, and death of a single advertising campaign.


Sheryl SandbergSheryl Sandberg
Chief Operating Officer
Facebook
@sherylsandberg

Sheryl Sandberg is chief operating officer at Facebook, overseeing the firm's business operations. Prior to Facebook, Sheryl was vice president of Global Online Sales and Operations at Google, chief of staff for the United States Treasury Department under President Clinton, a management consultant with McKinsey & Company, and an economist with the World Bank.

Sheryl received a BA summa cum laude from Harvard University and an MBA with highest distinction from Harvard Business School.

Sheryl is the author of the bestsellers Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead and Lean In for Graduates and founder of LeanIn.Org, a global community committed to empowering all women to achieve their ambitions. Sheryl serves on the boards of Facebook, the Walt Disney Company, Women for Women International, ONE, V-Day, and the Center for Global Development.

Sheryl lives in Menlo Park with her husband, son, daughter, and two fish.


Vivek Shah
Chief Executive Officer
Ziff Davis, Inc.
2014 IAB Board of Directors
@vshah

Vivek Shah is CEO of Ziff Davis, a leading digital media company specializing in the gaming, technology and men's lifestyle categories, reaching over 100 million unique visitors per month. Ziff Davis sites include IGN.com, PCMag.com, AskMen.com, ComputerShopper.com, ExtremeTech.com, Geek.com, LogicBuy.com, TechBargains.com and Toolbox.com. Ziff Davis B2B is a leading provider of online research to enterprise buyers and high-quality leads to IT vendors.

Shah was formerly group president, digital at Time Inc., overseeing its news, business and sports properties, including Time.com, Life.com, CNNMoney.com, SI.com, FanNation.com, Golf.com and SIKids.com. Prevously, Shah served as president of the Fortune/Money Group, which included the magazines Fortune, Money and Fortune Small Business and the website CNNMoney.com.

Shah has been named Online Publisher of the Year by MIN, Innovator of the Year by BtoB’s Media Business and inducted into MIN's Digital Hall of Fame. Shah was also named to Crain’s Forty under 40 list. He has a B.A. in political science from Tufts University.


Kevin Spacey Kevin Spacey
Award-Winning Actor, Director, Screenwriter, and Producer



Perhaps no one in Hollywood works harder to defend the value and integrity of the arts quite like KEVIN SPACEY. A lifelong artist, Spacey began his acting career in Jr. High School and High School drama classes. He later attended the Juilliard School of Drama and began his professional career on the New York stage, which eventually propelled his career into film.

Spacey has won Academy Awards® for his performances in “The Usual Suspects” and “American Beauty,” which also garnered him a BAFTA Award. Additionally, he has been nominated for six Golden Globe Awards®, most recently for his role in “Casino Jack.” Spacey’s illustrious film credits include “Swimming with Sharks,” “Se7en,” “LA Confidential,” “Glengarry Glen Ross,” “The Negotiator,” “K-Pax,” “The Shipping News,” “Superman Returns,” “Beyond the Sea,” “Shrink,” “The Men Who Stare at Goats,” “Horrible Bosses,” and “Margin Call.”

Spacey’s production company Trigger Street Productions, which he runs with his producing partner Dana Brunetti, has produced multiple award-winning movies for film and television. Their films include “The Social Network,” which won a Golden Globe® for Best Picture and received multiple Academy Award® nominations. They also produced the Sony Picture’s film, “21,” and the independent features “The United States of Leland,” “The Big Kahuna,” and “Fanboys.” Trigger Street’s next feature film for Sony Pictures is “Captain Phillips,” starring Tom Hanks, directed by Paul Greengrass.

For television, Trigger Street produced two films for HBO, “Recount” and “Bernard & Doris,” both of which garnered double-digit Emmy Award® nominations and a Best Film of the Year Emmy for “Recount”.

Since 2004 Spacey has served as the Artistic Director of The Old Vic Theatre Company in London. He directed its inaugural production “Cloaca”, before appearing in “National Anthems”, “The Philadelphia Story”, “Richard II”, “A Moon for the Misbegotten”, which subsequently transferred to Broadway, “Speed-the-Plow” with Jeff Goldblum, and “Inherit The Wind.” Spacey most recently toured all over the world with the Sam Mendes production of “Richard III”, which was part of the third year of the Bridge Project between the Old Vic and BAM.

Spacey currently serves as executive producer and stars as Francis Underwood, the beguiling, charismatic and ruthless House Majority Whip, in the Netflix original series “House of Cards”. For this work he won a Webby Award and was nominated for both an Emmy Award and a Critics Choice Award. The series is produced by Donen/Fincher/Roth and Trigger Street Productions, in association with Media Rights Capital, and was been nominated for 9 Emmy Awards in its first season; winning 3 of those awards including Best Director.

In 2014, Spacey was named one of Forbes "Most Powerful Celebrities," and was the first Internet star to make the list.