iHeartMedia Names Sam Englebardt to its Board of Directors
NEW YORK, NY – March 16, 2022 – iHeartMedia, Inc. (NASDAQ: IHRT), the leading audio company in America, today announced that it has named Sam Englebardt, General Partner of Galaxy Interactive, to its Board of Directors. Galaxy Interactive is a venture capital franchise focused on companies operating at the intersection of content, finance and technology, with a particular emphasis on video game studios, NFTs, social platforms and financial marketplaces.
Englebardt, an accomplished media and technology investor and content producer, has deep experience at the intersection of content and exponential technologies, including the metaverse and web3. He is also co-founder and Partner at Galaxy Digital (TSX: GLXY), a technology-driven financial services and investment management firm that provides institutions and clients with a full suite of financial solutions spanning the digital assets ecosystem.
“Sam’s expertise and deep understanding of web3, exponential technologies and the potential of emerging consumer tech platforms like NFTs, tokens and shared virtual experiences, combined with his background in media and entertainment, will be uniquely valuable to us as we extend iHeart’s presence into web3 and the metaverse,” said Bob Pittman, Chairman and CEO of iHeartMedia, Inc.
Prior to Galaxy Digital, Englebardt was a Partner and Managing Director at Lambert Media Group (LMG), where he where helped source and oversaw investments in Rave Cinemas (sold to Cinemark), Gold Class Cinemas (sold to iPic) and Demarest Films and managed a portfolio of early-stage media tech venture investments. He also previously served as Vice President and Financial Advisor at Alliance Bernstein and is a licensed attorney in California. Englebardt earned his J.D. from Harvard Law School and studied philosophy, political science and economics at Oxford University and the University of Colorado at Boulder, from which he graduated summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa.