Founder/Board Director/CEO pro tem
Robert (Bob) Schnitzer is a director of Elation Media, Inc. as well as its Founder/CEO. He is also Founder/CEO of Movicorp Media, a Los Angeles-based media rights management firm. Schnitzer came to prominence as an independent filmmaker having written, produced and directed several
When Mr. Schnitzer steps down as CEO of Elation to run HIP full-time, he will be replaced by CEO-elect Jerry Kowal, a seasoned operations executive and company builder. He’s the former head of Content Strategy at Amazon Studios, Director of Content at Netflix and Sr Mgr of
Business Development at CBS Television. Mr. Kowal earned a JD/MBA from Stanford Univ. and Univ. of Michigan Law School. He also graduated with a Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Michigan.
assuming leadership of Time Warner, he was one of the founders of HBO. In addition, Levin has served as a Director of both the NY Stock Exchange and NY Federal Reserve Bank. Earlier in his career,Levin was an attorney with Simpson Thacher and Bartlett, then COO of D&R, an international investment firm. Levin graduated from Haverford College, where he eventually served as Chairman of the Board, and received a legal degree from the Univ. of Pennsylvania. He is also a Trustee Emeritus of Hampshire College. He currently resides in Rockport, ME.
theatrical motion pictures, including the classic drama Rebel starring Sylvester Stallone and the award-winning psychic thriller The Premonition. In addition, Schnitzer has sold and arranged funding for dozens of media ventures. Schnitzer resides in Sedona, Arizona and Los Angeles, California.
Later this year, Mr. Schnitzer will be stepping aside as CEO to manage a new impact investment fund called HolisticImpactParters. He will remain on Elation’s board, and will be replaced as CEO by Jerry Kowal (see below).
Executive Chairman of the Board
Gerald (Jerry) Levin is the Chairman of Elation Media, Inc. Levin is the former Chairman/CEO of Time Warner Inc. He was the prime mover in the merger of Time Inc. and Warner Communications in 1990, Time Warner’s merger with Turner Broadcasting and CNN in 1996, and with AOL in 2001. Before
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