Pat Mitchell’s diverse background in media includes work as a journalist, network correspondent, producer and executive. Throughout her career she has focused on the power of media and storytelling as an agent of social change; specifically, to celebrate and raise awareness of the work, ideas and aspirations of women and girls. She was the first woman to launch, produce and host her own nationally syndicated Emmy winning talk program Woman to Woman. As an independent producer she has documented women’s history as well as women on the frontlines of war, poverty and peacemaking. As President and Executive Producer in charge of original productions for Ted Turner’s cable networks, her documentaries and specials received thirty-seven Emmy Awards, five Peabody Awards, and two Academy Award nominations. Pat Mitchell became the first woman President and CEO of PBS, and served as President and CEO of the Paley Center for Media where she led the institution through an exciting rebranding effort and strengthened its public and industry programs and optimizing the convening power of a global constituency of media and technology leaders to explore the impact and influence of media.
Sean Parker is an entrepreneur with a record of launching genre-defining companies that reinvent ways to spread information online. In 1999, at the age of 19, Parker co-founded Napster and changed how people think about and share music. Two years later, Parker co-founded Plaxo, pioneering viral engineering technology for updating contact information. Parker served as Plaxo's president until 2004, when he joined with Mark Zuckerberg to develop the online social network Facebook. Parker was Facebook's founding president, helping transform that small start-up into an industry giant.
Parker's latest venture is Causes, which he co-founded in 2007, and which has become the largest online platform for grassroots activism and philanthropy. At Founders Fund, Parker searches for and fosters the same spirit of innovation that he saw at Facebook, Plaxo, and Causes in new company founders, and has provided essential mentorship to the portfolio companies, including helping develop Alamofire's wildly popular PackRat.
Ricardo B. Salinas is one of Latin America’s wealthiest people. He is the founder of Grupo Salinas, which includes several the largest companies in Mexico.
Jeff Zucker has served as president and CEO of NBC Universal, one of the world's leading media and entertainment content companies, since February 2007. He has spent his entire career at NBC Universal, joining the company’s Olympic unit in 1986, immediately out of college. In his more than twenty-two years with the company, he has had a diversified career as an award-winning producer and business leader.
His roles have included president of the NBC Universal Television Group, president of the Entertainment, News & Cable Group, and president of NBC Entertainment. He was also the youngest person to become executive producer of the Today show in 1992 at the age of twenty-six. A five-time Emmy Award winner, Mr. Zucker serves on a number of boards, including The Paley Center for Media’s Board of Trustees.