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Todd Boehly is an American businessman, investor, and philanthropist. He is the Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and controlling member of Eldridge Industries, a private investment firm headquartered in Greenwich, Connecticut.[1][2][3]

Early life and educationEdit

Boehly, whose grandparents emigrated from Germany, attended Landon School in Bethesda, Maryland, graduating in 1991.[4] He was a member of the school’s wrestling team, which won I.A.C. championships in both 1990 and 1991. In 2014, Landon named their facilities the Boehly Family Wrestling Room in Boehly’s honor.[5]

He graduated from the College of William & Mary in 1996 with a B.B.A. He also studied at the London School of Economics.[6]

CareerEdit

Boehly spent his early career at Credit Suisse First Boston and J.H. Whitney & Company.[7][8] He joined Guggenheim Partners in 2001, where he launched the firm’s credit investing business, assumed responsibilities for its asset management business, and most recently served as president.[6][7][9]

In 2015, Boehly bought some of the assets he had collected at Guggenheim, including The Hollywood Reporter, Dick Clark Productions, and Security Benefit to found Eldridge Industries, a private investment firm that specializes in providing both debt and equity capital.[4] Other than Greenwich, Eldridge also has offices in New York, London and Beverly Hills.[10][11][12]

Boehly serves as the Chairman of Valence Media, which houses Billboard-Hollywood Reporter Media Group, Dick Clark Productions, MRC and owns a minority stake in A24.[13][14][15] He is also Chairman of Security Benefit and is a board member of Cain International, and NPC International, the largest owner and operator of Wendy’s and Pizza Hut units in the U.S.[16][17][18]

Boehly owns 20% of the Los Angeles Dodgers and is also a part owner of the Los Angeles Sparks.[19][4]

PhilanthropyEdit

Boehly helped found the Boehly Center for Excellence in Finance in 2014 at the College of William & Mary’s Raymond A. Mason School of Business with his wife Katie Boehly in 2014 via a multi-year gift.[20][21]

He is also on the boards of Finding a Cure for Epilepsy and Seizures (FACES) and the Brunswick School, and is involved with the Prostate Cancer Foundation and the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption.[8][21][18]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Todd Boehly". Bloomberg L.P. Retrieved September 3, 2018.
  2. ^ "Todd Boehly Owner". Los Angeles Dodgers. Retrieved September 3, 2018.
  3. ^ Lauren K. Ohnesorge (July 23, 2018). "Durham tech outfit raises $50M, seeks to disrupt construction industry". Triangle Business Journal.
  4. ^ a b c "Former Guggenheim President Todd Boehly Is Growing His Investment Empire, From the Dodgers to Collateralized Loans". Barron's. April 12, 2019.
  5. ^ "Wrestling room dedicated to Todd Boehly '91". Landon School. May 20, 2014.
  6. ^ a b "LA 500: Todd Boehly". Los Angeles Business Journal. August 14, 2017.
  7. ^ a b Todd Spangler (March 26, 2015). "Guggenheim Partners Says President Todd Boehly Is Exploring Forming His Own Company". Variety.
  8. ^ a b Dan Duray (June 24, 2013). "Todd Boehly and Alexander Nemerov Join Guggenheim Foundation Board". Observer.
  9. ^ Scott Austin (March 28, 2012). "Who Are the New Dodgers Owners?". The Wall Street Journal.
  10. ^ "Eldridge Industries". Crunchbase. Retrieved September 6, 2018.
  11. ^ Kristy Westgard (June 21, 2018). "'Retail Apocalypse' Didn't Scare This Landlord Off an IPO". Bloomberg L.P.
  12. ^ "Eldridge Industries LLC". Bloomberg L.P. September 4, 2018.
  13. ^ Ryan Faughder (February 1, 2018). "'House of Cards' producer MRC merges with Dick Clark Productions and Hollywood Reporter publisher". Los Angeles Times.
  14. ^ Tony Maglio (February 1, 2018). "THR to Combine With Dick Clark Productions, 'House of Cards' Studio in New Todd Boehly Banner". TheWrap.
  15. ^ "Billboard Boss John Amato Exits". Music Business Worldwide. July 11, 2018.
  16. ^ Michael Neibauer (September 6, 2017). "Here's when the mega Springfield indoor sports complex will open, plus a first look inside". Washington Business Journal.
  17. ^ I-Chun Chen (April 27, 2018). "Fast-Food Roundup: Pizza Hut Museum…. Papa John's tests beer delivery... Restaurant survey reveals some surprises". Los Angeles Business Journal.
  18. ^ a b "Todd Boehly". Milken Institute. May 22, 2019.
  19. ^ Melissa Rohlin (February 4, 2014). "Fast-Food Roundup: Pizza Hut Museum…. Papa John's tests beer delivery... Restaurant survey reveals some surprises". Los Angeles Times.
  20. ^ "About Us & Our History". Mason School of Business. Retrieved September 3, 2018.
  21. ^ a b "W&M receives gift to fund new finance center in Business School". College of William & Mary. November 13, 2014.