Former Telemundo CEO Jim McNamara and venture capitalist and former Sony evp Dennis Miller have joined the board of Global Eagle Acquisition Corp.
Harry Sloan and Jeff Sagansky head the special purpose acquisition company and recently raised approximately $190m through an IPO.
“Jim and Dennis bring a wealth of knowledge and experience as well as long-established relationships with executives in the media, technologies and investment sectors to Global Eagle’s operation,” Sloan said.
“As Global Eagle was formed to take advantage of the investing and operating expertise of its management team to acquire media and entertainment businesses with high growth potential in the United States and internationally, McNamara and Miller will be valued members of this company’s Board of Directors,” Sagansky said.
McNamara founded Panamax Films, a production company specialising in the Latino market, and served as president and CEO of Telemundo from 1999-2005. He is the former president of Universal Television Enterprises and
From 1999 to 2005, McNamara was President and CEO at Telemundo Communications Group, Inc., the operator of US Spanish-language broadcast network Telemundo. From April 1996 to June 1998, McNamara held the post of President at Universal Television Enterprises and CEO of
New World International.
Miller is a venture capital partner at technology and media specialists Spark Capital and previously worked at Lionsgate and Constellation Ventures.