Leo Hindery, Jr.
is an American businessman, author, political activist and philanthropist
Hindery is Managing Partner of InterMedia Partners
, a New York-based media industry private equity fund
. Until 2004, he was Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of The YES Network
, the nation’s largest regional sports network which he founded in 2001 as the television home of the New York Yankees
He headed Tele-Communications, Inc.
(TCI) before it was merged into AT&T
in 1999, when he became CEO of AT&T Broadband
. Later, he was briefly interim CEO of GlobalCenter, a dot.com spinoff of Global Crossing
. He exited Global Crossing after only seven months and was replaced by then board member and Vice Chairman Thomas Casey. At the time Hindery said, "I have done what I set out to do at Global Crossing -- improve operating management and rationalize operating assets, realize the value of GlobalCenter, and meet or exceed quarterly financial goals.".He was the 3rd CEO of Global Crossing in less than three years.
He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations
, and from 2003 through December 2007 was Senate-appointed Vice Chair of the HELP Commission formed by an Act of Congress
to improve U.S. foreign assistance. He is a Trustee
of The New School
University, a Director of the Library of Congress
Trust Fund, the Minority Media & Telecommunications Council, The Paley Center for......