Jonathan L. Dolgen
Principal, Wood River Ventures, LLC
Jonathan L. Dolgen has been a director of Expedia Group since completion of the IAC/Expedia Spin-Off. From July 2004 until April 2010, Dolgen was a Senior Advisor to Viacom, Inc. (“Old Viacom”), a worldwide entertainment and media company, where he provided advisory services to the chief executive officer of Old Viacom, or others designated by him, on an as-requested basis.
Effective December 31, 2005, Old Viacom was separated into two publicly traded companies, Viacom Inc. (“New Viacom”) and CBS Corporation. From the separation of Old Viacom, Dolgen provided advisory services to the chief executive officer of New Viacom, or others designated by him, on an as-requested basis. Since July 2004, Dolgen has been a private investor, and since September 2004, Dolgen has been the principal of Wood River Ventures, LLC, a private entity that seeks investment and other opportunities and provides consulting services, primarily in the media sector. From April 2005 until April 2013, Dolgen, through Wood River, had an arrangement with Madison Dearborn Partners, LLC to seek investment opportunities and consult, primarily in the media sector. From October 2006 through March 2008, Dolgen served as senior consultant for ArtistDirect, Inc. From April 1994 to July 2004, Dolgen served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the Viacom Entertainment Group, a unit of Old Viacom, where he oversaw various operations of Old Viacom’s businesses, which during 2003 and 2004 primarily included the operations engaged in motion picture production and distribution, television production and distribution, regional theme parks, theatrical exhibition and publishing. As a result of the separation of Old Viacom, Old Viacom’s motion picture production and distribution and theatrical exhibition business became part of New Viacom’s businesses, and substantially all of the remaining businesses of Old Viacom overseen by Dolgen remained with CBS Corporation.
Dolgen began his career in the entertainment industry in 1976 and, until joining the Viacom Entertainment Group, served in executive positions at Columbia Pictures Industries, Inc., Twentieth Century Fox and Fox, Inc., and Sony Pictures Entertainment. Dolgen has also been a director of Live Nation Entertainment, Inc. since its formation following the merger of Live Nation, Inc. and Ticketmaster in January 2010. Mr. Dolgen is not standing for re-election at Live Nation’s 2018 Annual Meeting of Stockholders. Prior to the merger, Dolgen was a director of Ticketmaster from August 2008. From October 2004 until September 2008, Dolgen was a Director of Charter Communications, Inc. He is also a member of the Board of Trustees of the Claremont Graduate School and a director of the Simon Wiesenthal Center.
Dolgen holds a B.S. from Cornell University and a J.D. from New York University.