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Groupon Vice Chair, American Express Board Member & Owner of Monumental Sports and Entertainment

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Founder, chairman, majority owner and CEO of Monumental Sports & Entertainment, which owns and operates the Washington Capitals (NHL), Washington Wizards (NBA), Washington Mystics (WNBA) and Verizon Center in downtown Washington, D.C. The partnership also operates Kettler Capitals Iceplex (the Washington Capitals training facility and front office headquarters) and the George Mason University Patriot Center.

The company was formed in June 2010, serves a thriving regional sports community and is the only privately held company in a top 10 market to own and operate three professional sports teams and its arena. Mr. Leonsis has owned the Washington Capitals since the spring of 1999, and in that timeframe the team has won six Southeast Division titles, a Presidents Trophy and has recorded more than 100 consecutive sellouts at Verizon Center.

During his almost 14-year career at AOL, Mr. Leonsis served as president of American Online Services Company, president of AOL Studios, president of AOL Web Properties, vice chairman and president of AOL Core Services, vice chairman and president of AOL Audience Business and vice chairman emeritus. The company recorded its greatest levels of innovation and growth under his leadership, and in May 2010 AOL named a central office tower The Leonsis Creative Center in his honor. Mr. Leonsis retired from active management of AOL in 2006.

Mr. Leonsis is now a partner in the newly created speed-up capital Revolution Growth Fund II. In a 25-year period he has personally made investments and owned equity in numerous companies, including Groupon, Google, AOL, Revolution Money, AddThis, Preview Travel (Travelocity), GridPoint, Mahalo, MobilePosse, ObjectVideo, SB Nation, TidalTV, Zedge, Triporati, Personal, I-Village, Proxicom, ePals, SnagFilms and MediaBank. Most recently he led the Revolution Growth investments in FedBid, Resonate Networks and Echo360.

Mr. Leonsis created and produced the award-winning film Nanking. The film premiered at the 2007 Sundance Film Festival and was awarded the Documentary Editors Award. The film went on to win the Peabody Award and the Emmy Award. The film was distributed theatrically, appeared on HBO and is one of the most viewed documentaries of all time because of its wide distribution in theater and on television throughout China. Mr. Leonsis also produced the documentary film Kicking It, which premiered at the 2008 Sundance Film Festival and aired on ESPN. He also produced A Fighting Chance, which aired on ESPN in 2010.

Mr. Leonsis is the founder, chairman and largest shareholder in SnagFilms, the webs leading online distribution channel for documentary and independent films. SnagFilms also owns and operates indieWIRE.com, the leading site for news and information about independent and documentary films. SnagFilms has more than 3,000 films in its digital library, and its iPad app is a top 10 entrant in the entertainment category.

In September 2015 Washington, D.C., Mayor Muriel Bowser, Events DC and Monumental Sports & Entertainment announced plans to construct an entertainment and sports arena in Ward 8. The new venue and basketball facility will include practice courts for the Wizards and serve as the Mystics home court. This is a joint venture that includes the city, Events DC and Monumental Sports & Entertainment, who will be a tenant, leasing space from the city, and Events DC will manage and program the facility. The arena is part of the St. Elizabeths East Campus redevelopment and is expected to generate significant expansion of arts, cultural, entertainment and civic programming. This project is designed to be catalyst for new opportunities in Ward 8 and citywide and create a destination for residents and visitors.

Through the Leonsis Foundation, his sports teams, SnagFilms and his family's personal giving, more than 400 charities were served and supported during the last 12 months. Highlighted charities and causes include Best Buddies, DC Central Kitchen, See Forever Foundation, Venture Philanthropy Partners, Street Soccer USA, YouthAIDS, GlobalGiving.org, DC CAP, D.C. College Success Foundation, Potomac School, Georgetown University, Children's Hospital, Potomac Valley Amateur Hockey Association, Salvation Army Angle Tree, Alliance for Lupus Research, Serve DC, Fort Dupont Ice Arena and Ice Hockey Club, USO of Metropolitan Washington, Capital Area Food Bank, Flashes of Hope, Inova Health System Foundation, UNICEF, obesity prevention and numerous local schools, cancer research and awareness programs.

Mr. Leonsis has authored numerous books, including Blue Magic: The People, Power and Politics Behind the IBM PC and The Business of Happiness: 6 Secrets to Extraordinary Success in Work and Life.

Mr. Leonsis serves on the board of governors for the NBA and NHL as well as on the executive committee of the NHL. He previously was chairman of the NBA media committee.

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Ted Leonsis

Groupon Vice Chair, American Express Board Member & Owner of Monumental Sports and Entertainment

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Ted Leonsis Biography

Founder, chairman, majority owner and CEO of Monumental Sports & Entertainment, which owns and operates the Washington Capitals (NHL), Washington Wizards (NBA), Washington Mystics (WNBA) and Verizon Center in downtown Washington, D.C. The partnership also operates Kettler Capitals Iceplex (the Washington Capitals training facility and front office headquarters) and the George Mason University Patriot Center.

The company was formed in June 2010, serves a thriving regional sports community and is the only privately held company in a top 10 market to own and operate three professional sports teams and its arena. Mr. Leonsis has owned the Washington Capitals since the spring of 1999, and in that timeframe the team has won six Southeast Division titles, a Presidents Trophy and has recorded more than 100 consecutive sellouts at Verizon Center.

During his almost 14-year career at AOL, Mr. Leonsis served as president of American Online Services Company, president of AOL Studios, president of AOL Web Properties, vice chairman and president of AOL Core Services, vice chairman and president of AOL Audience Business and vice chairman emeritus. The company recorded its greatest levels of innovation and growth under his leadership, and in May 2010 AOL named a central office tower The Leonsis Creative Center in his honor. Mr. Leonsis retired from active management of AOL in 2006.

Mr. Leonsis is now a partner in the newly created speed-up capital Revolution Growth Fund II. In a 25-year period he has personally made investments and owned equity in numerous companies, including Groupon, Google, AOL, Revolution Money, AddThis, Preview Travel (Travelocity), GridPoint, Mahalo, MobilePosse, ObjectVideo, SB Nation, TidalTV, Zedge, Triporati, Personal, I-Village, Proxicom, ePals, SnagFilms and MediaBank. Most recently he led the Revolution Growth investments in FedBid, Resonate Networks and Echo360.

Mr. Leonsis created and produced the award-winning film Nanking. The film premiered at the 2007 Sundance Film Festival and was awarded the Documentary Editors Award. The film went on to win the Peabody Award and the Emmy Award. The film was distributed theatrically, appeared on HBO and is one of the most viewed documentaries of all time because of its wide distribution in theater and on television throughout China. Mr. Leonsis also produced the documentary film Kicking It, which premiered at the 2008 Sundance Film Festival and aired on ESPN. He also produced A Fighting Chance, which aired on ESPN in 2010.

Mr. Leonsis is the founder, chairman and largest shareholder in SnagFilms, the webs leading online distribution channel for documentary and independent films. SnagFilms also owns and operates indieWIRE.com, the leading site for news and information about independent and documentary films. SnagFilms has more than 3,000 films in its digital library, and its iPad app is a top 10 entrant in the entertainment category.

In September 2015 Washington, D.C., Mayor Muriel Bowser, Events DC and Monumental Sports & Entertainment announced plans to construct an entertainment and sports arena in Ward 8. The new venue and basketball facility will include practice courts for the Wizards and serve as the Mystics home court. This is a joint venture that includes the city, Events DC and Monumental Sports & Entertainment, who will be a tenant, leasing space from the city, and Events DC will manage and program the facility. The arena is part of the St. Elizabeths East Campus redevelopment and is expected to generate significant expansion of arts, cultural, entertainment and civic programming. This project is designed to be catalyst for new opportunities in Ward 8 and citywide and create a destination for residents and visitors.

Through the Leonsis Foundation, his sports teams, SnagFilms and his family's personal giving, more than 400 charities were served and supported during the last 12 months. Highlighted charities and causes include Best Buddies, DC Central Kitchen, See Forever Foundation, Venture Philanthropy Partners, Street Soccer USA, YouthAIDS, GlobalGiving.org, DC CAP, D.C. College Success Foundation, Potomac School, Georgetown University, Children's Hospital, Potomac Valley Amateur Hockey Association, Salvation Army Angle Tree, Alliance for Lupus Research, Serve DC, Fort Dupont Ice Arena and Ice Hockey Club, USO of Metropolitan Washington, Capital Area Food Bank, Flashes of Hope, Inova Health System Foundation, UNICEF, obesity prevention and numerous local schools, cancer research and awareness programs.

Mr. Leonsis has authored numerous books, including Blue Magic: The People, Power and Politics Behind the IBM PC and The Business of Happiness: 6 Secrets to Extraordinary Success in Work and Life.

Mr. Leonsis serves on the board of governors for the NBA and NHL as well as on the executive committee of the NHL. He previously was chairman of the NBA media committee.

Ted Leonsis Videos

  • Lessons in Leadership: Ted Leonsis
    Leadership Greater Washington welcomed Ted Leonsis, founder, chairman, majority owner and CEO of Monumental Sports & Entertainment, for an intimate...
  • Wizards Owner Leonsis on Esports, Fortnite
    Feb.15 -- Ted Leonsis, Monumental Sports and Entertainment chief executive officer and owner of the Washington Wizards, discusses sports...
  • Ted Leonsis on the future of sports gambling | What's Next?
    Ted Leonsis sees a future in which his downtown sports arena will open in the morning and attract crowds during lunch hour, happy hour and into the...

Ted Leonsis Books

Ted Leonsis Speaking Topics

  • The Business of Happiness

  • Sports

  • Philanthropy

FAQs on booking Ted Leonsis

  • How to book Ted Leonsis?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Ted Leonsis for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Ted Leonsis, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Ted Leonsis or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Ted Leonsis?

    Booking fees for Ted Leonsis, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Ted Leonsis, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Ted Leonsis?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Ted Leonsis for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Ted Leonsis for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Ted Leonsis or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Ted Leonsis or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Ted Leonsis is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Ted Leonsis for your event is $20,000 - $30,000. Ted Leonsis generally travels from Washington, DC, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Peter Guber, Peter Thiel, Bill Rancic, Josh Linkner and Pat Williams. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Ted Leonsis for an upcoming event.

Ted Leonsis Speaker Videos

  • Lessons in Leadership: Ted Leonsis
    Leadership Greater Washington welcomed Ted Leonsis, founder, chairman, majority owner and CEO of Monumental Sports & Entertainment, for an intimate talk about leadership. Read our blog post here:...
    Wizards Owner Leonsis on Esports, Fortnite
    Feb.15 -- Ted Leonsis, Monumental Sports and Entertainment chief executive officer and owner of the Washington Wizards, discusses sports entertainment digital strategy, the success of esports and the...
  • Ted Leonsis on the future of sports gambling | What's Next?
    Ted Leonsis sees a future in which his downtown sports arena will open in the morning and attract crowds during lunch hour, happy hour and into the night. The allure: legalized sports betting....
    Uncommon Drive: Ted and Zach Leonsis on the roots of success
    The billionaire owner of Washington’s Capitals, Wizards and Mystics sports teams says his success is rooted in hard work and networking. Be Smarter. Faster. More Colorful and get the full story...
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Ted Leonsis Speaking Topics

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  • Sports

  • Philanthropy

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This website is a resource for event professionals and strives to provide the most comprehensive catalog of thought leaders and industry experts to consider for speaking engagements. A listing or profile on this website does not imply an agency affiliation or endorsement by the talent.

All American Entertainment (AAE) exclusively represents the interests of talent buyers, and does not claim to be the agency or management for any speaker or artist on this site. AAE is a talent booking agency for paid events only. We do not handle requests for donation of time or media requests for interviews, and cannot provide celebrity contact information.

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