Venture capital / technology executive
Term Expires: August 2018
Edward Horowitz has extensive leadership experience in the telecommunications, media, and financial services sectors. He is currently the founder and chairman of Edslink, LLC, a venture capital firm providing financial, advisory, and technology consulting services. He has served as Co-CEO of Encompass Digital Media, a provider of worldwide television channel origination, live sports and news distribution, digital media, and government services. Prior to Encompass, he was President and CEO of SES AMERICOM, a satellite operator serving the entertainment and broadcast media industries, business enterprises, and the U.S. government. Mr. Horowitz founded and served as Chairman of e-Citi, which is a unit of Citigroup, and was Senior Vice President, Viacom Inc., Chairman and CEO of Viacom Broadcast and Interactive Media groups, and a member of the Viacom Executive Committee. Mr. Horowitz currently serves as Chairman of the Board of Fairpoint Communications. He has served on the Encompass Board since 2010 and also is a member of the boards of PT Link Net, Globecomm Systems, Inc., The Tennis Channel, U.S. Space LLC, OmniSpace LLC, and the non-profit American Management Association (AMA). Mr. Horowitz holds a B.S. in Physics from CCNY and a Masters of Business from Columbia University.