Mr. Strauss H. Zelnick is Independent Non-Executive Director at Starwood Property Trust, Inc., Chairman & Chief Executive Officer at Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc., Co-Founder at ZelnickMedia Corp., an Advisor at Thrive Capital Management, LLC, Associate Member at National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences, Inc. and Chairman at ITN Networks LLC.
He is on the Board of Directors at Entertainment Software Association, Starwood Property Trust, Inc., 9 Story Ltd., Alloy Media Investments LLC, Alloy, Inc., Cast & Crew Entertainment Services LLC, Naylor Publications, Inc., Central Park Conservancy, Inc. and Wesleyan University.
Prior to forming ZelnickMedia in 2001, Mr. Zelnick was President and Chief Executive Officer of BMG Entertainment. Prior to that, he was President and Chief Executive Officer of Crystal Dynamics. Prior to that, he spent four years as President and Chief Operating Officer of 20th Century Fox. Previously, he spent three years at Vestron Inc.
He also served as Vice President of International Television Sales at Columbia Pictures.
He served previously on the boards of Reed Elsevier NV, Carver Bancorp, Inc., Insignia Financial Group, Inc. and Moviefone Inc.
He was previously employed as Chairman & Chief Executive Officer by Nippon Columbia Co., Ltd., Chairman by Curtis & Melson Enterprises, Inc., Executive Chairman by Direct Holdings Worldwide LLC, Partner by Quad Partners LLC, Non-Executive Director by RELX Group Plc, Member-Supervisory Board by RELX NV and Non-Executive Director by RELX Plc .
He also served on the board at Blockbuster, Inc., Carver Bancorp, Inc., Naylor LLC, Recording Industry Association of America, The Motion Picture Association of America, Inc., Threshold Sports LLC,
Mr. Zelnick holds a BA from Wesleyan University, as well as an MBA from Harvard Business School and a JD from Harvard Law School.