Chairman of the Board of Directors and Chief Financial Officer
Eric Grubman has been the Chairman of our Board of Directors and our Chief Financial Officer since July 2020. Prior to this role, Mr. Grubman served as Chairman of the Board of On Location Experiences, a premium experiential hospitality business from April 2018 to January 2020. Previously, from May 2004 until July 2018, Mr. Grubman served in various roles with the National Football League (NFL), most recently as the Executive Vice President of Business Operations, where he was involved in numerous significant transactions, including the sales of NFL teams and construction of stadiums and was heavily involved with managing relationships with NFL partners. Prior to the NFL, Mr. Grubman served as Co-President at Constellation Energy Group, an energy company that provides electric power, natural gas, and energy management services, from September 1999 to April 2002. Prior to his role with Constellation, Mr. Grubman served in various roles at Goldman Sachs, including as Partner and co-head of the Energy Group. Mr. Grubman earned a bachelor’s degree in economics from the United States Naval Academy and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School. Mr. Grubman was selected to serve on our Board due to his years of executive experience working with professional sports leagues, as well as his investing experience.
Chief Executive Officer
John Collins has been our Chief Executive Officer since July 2020. Mr. Collins served as the Chief Executive Officer of On Location Experiences from 2015 until January 2020, where he oversaw an expansion from $35 million to $650 million in annual revenues. Prior to his role at On Location Experiences, Mr. Collins served as Chief Operating Officer of the National Hockey League (NHL) from 2008 until 2015, after previously serving as Senior Executive Vice President of Business and Media from 2006 until 2008. Prior to his roles with the NHL, Mr. Collins was President and Chief Executive Officer of the Cleveland Browns NFL team from 2004 until 2006. Earlier in his career, Mr. Collins served in numerous roles at the NFL, including as Senior Vice President of Marketing, Sales and Programming. Mr. Collins earned a bachelor’s degree from the C.W. Post Campus at Long Island University. Mr. Collins was selected to serve on our Board due to his years of executive experience working with professional sports leagues and in the experiential hospitality business.
Mr. Shumway has over 25 years of experience sourcing investments, performing business diligence, and transacting across the public and private markets in a wide array of companies and industries. He has generated significant profits for investors while running Shumway Capital, a global investment firm, from 2002 to 2011 which, at its peak, had over $9 billion in assets. Today, as a direct investment focused family office, Mr. Shumway continues to deploy his own capital with a focus on investing in disruptive growth companies. He has access to extensive financial resources through his own firm, as well as his network of CEOs, industry leaders, and senior finance executives.
Natara Holloway has agreed to serve on our Board. Ms. Holloway has served in various positions at the NFL since 2004, initially serving as a Manager in the Internal Audit department, and currently serving as the Vice President of Business Operations and Strategy for Football Operations, a position that she has held since April 2019. In this role, she oversees football technology and innovation, administration and football pipeline development. Previously, Ms. Holloway served as the NFL's Vice President of Brand, Marketing and Retail Development and as Vice President of Corporate Development - New Business. Prior to joining the NFL, Ms. Holloway served in the Controller's Group at Exxon Mobil from June 1998 to February 2004. Ms. Holloway earned a bachelor's degree in Accounting from the University of Houston. Ms. Holloway was selected to serve on our Board due to her years of experience working with the NFL as well as her years of accounting experience.
Timothy Goodell has agreed to serve on our Board. Mr. Goodell has worked at Hess Corporation, a global energy company, since January 2009, where he now serves as the Executive Vice President, General Counsel, Corporate Secretary and Chief Compliance Officer. Mr. Goodell also serves as General Counsel and Secretary at Hess Midstream GP LLC, the general partner of Hess Midstream LP, both subsidiaries of Hess Corporation. Prior to joining Hess, Mr. Goodell spent 24 years with the New York City-based law firm White & Case, where he served as global co-head of the Mergers & Acquisitions Practice Group and a member of the Partnership Committee. From 1979 to 1981, Mr. Goodell worked at the Washington, D.C. based business consultancy, Strategic Planning Associates. Mr. Goodell earned a bachelor's degree from Davidson College and a J.D. from the University of Virginia School of Law. Mr. Goodell was selected to serve on our Board due to his years of experience in advising on general corporate and corporate governance matters.