We are passionate partners, devoted to working with acquired companies to deliver our skills, assets and relationships to accelerate growth and create value. We support targets with expertise in building high-performance cultures, salesforce, and marketing effectiveness, operations strategy and execution, and devising and implementing complex financial and legal structures to support their IPO potential and public-company operations.​


Chairman, CEO & Board Member

    • Entrepreneur with a 40 year career in media and sports
    • Demonstrated track record of value creation for stakeholders, leading one of the nation’s most successful radio, TV and publishing companies, Emmis Communications
    • Professional highlights include Owner of Seattle Mariners, U.S. Ambassador, ITU, PAC12 Advisory Committee Member
    • Jeff’s award-winning reputation of integrity and ingenuity has allowed him to build strong relationships with a powerful network of influencers

President, COO & Board Member

    • Significant experience as operating/financial executive in media, tech, services and manufacturing
    • Chief operating executive and led over a dozen transactions for Emmis’ portfolio of companies
    • Has raised hundreds of millions of dollars in private equity transactions, with past experience at McKinsey & Company, GM and Xperi
Ryan Hornaday

EVP, CFO & Treasurer

    • Finance executive with extensive experience in capital markets, treasury management and SEC reporting
    • Leads finance and accounting teams at Emmis Communications and MediaCo Holdings (Nasdaq: MDIA)
    • Well versed in taking companies public and efficiently running acquisition processes to expedite diligence
Scott Enright

EVP, General Counsel & Secretary

    • Possesses over 30 years of M&A, securities, corporate governance and financing experience
    • Former partner at Bose McKinney & Evans LLP, a leading law firm in the Midwest
    • Vast experience advising public and private companies and streamlining acquisition processes to successful close and operation
Chase Rupe

SVP, Strategy & Corporate Development

  • Corporate development executive with experience in deal sourcing and evaluation, and leading diligence
  • Over a decade of experience as an operating executive for Emmis’ media portfolio
  • Past experience in leadership roles in operations, strategy, and marketing in the media sector

    Stanley P. Gold

    Independent Director

        • Experienced investor and executive, having served decades on public boards
        • Formerly President and CEO and current Chairman of Shamrock Holdings, the private investment arm of the Disney Family, where he led investments of more than $2bn across a wide variety of industries
        • Of Counsel at Gang, Tyre, Ramer, Brown & Passman, Inc., a law firm specializing in the entertainment industry
        • Served as President and Chairman of Central Soya Company, Inc., Chairman of Enterra Corporation , Chairman of Koor Industries Ltd., Chairman of Tadiran Communications, and director of the Walt Disney Company and Ansell, Ltd
    Stephen Goldsmith

    Independent Director

        • Senior government and business leader with a national reputation for substantially improving public and private sector organizations
        • Served as Mayor of Indianapolis, Deputy Mayor of New York City for Michael Bloomberg, Professor of Urban Affairs at Harvard’s Kennedy School, and Chief Domestic Policy Advisor to the George W. Bush presidential campaigns
        • Serves on the Board of Directors for Rubicon Technologies
        • Past directorships include The Finish Line Inc., USIC, LLC, The Steak N’ Shake Company and Waterfield Mortgage Company
    Traug Kell

    Independent Director

        • Experienced media executive across broadcasting, digital media and newspaper sectors
        • Current  Chief Operating Officer and Executive Vice President of American Media, where he oversees all business, development and audience growth operations of the organization
        • Former Senior Vice President at ESPN, leading ESPN Audio and ESPN Talent Office in its talent acquisition, staffing, national programming and event production
        • Previously, President of ABC Radio Networks, leading all aspects of network programming, affiliate relations, finance and marketing
        • Serves as a Trustee of Mustard Seed Communities