America’s leading sports & entertainment family

America’s leading sports & entertainment family

America’s leading sports & entertainment family

America’s leading sports & entertainment family

America’s leading sports & entertainment family

America’s leading sports & entertainment family

America’s leading sports & entertainment family

America’s leading sports & entertainment family

America’s leading sports & entertainment family

A Top 50 Workplace and one of the most diverse partnership groups in the industry.

America’s leading sports & entertainment family

A Top 50 Workplace and one of the most diverse partnership groups in the industry.

America’s leading sports & entertainment family

A Top 50 Workplace and one of the most diverse partnership groups in the industry.

America’s leading sports & entertainment family

A Top 50 Workplace and one of the most diverse partnership groups in the industry.

America’s leading sports & entertainment family

A Top 50 Workplace and one of the most diverse partnership groups in the industry.

America’s leading sports & entertainment family

A Top 50 Workplace and one of the most diverse partnership groups in the industry.

America’s leading sports & entertainment family

A Top 50 Workplace and one of the most diverse partnership groups in the industry.

America’s leading sports & entertainment family

A Top 50 Workplace and one of the most diverse partnership groups in the industry.

Who We Are

Eight teams. One family.

Monumental Sports & Entertainment is a values driven organization. Our leaders and our employees share a common passion and enthusiasm for bringing fans the ultimate experience, first-class customer service, and expectational teams that compete with the best year after year. To deliver these outcomes, we stay transparent, nimble and always ready to take a calculated risk. We also strive to raise the game internally, keeping a sharp focus on measurable performance, data-driven decisions and a culture of teamwork and collaboration from our leaders all the way down to our interns. By treating each other with respect, honesty and integrity we continue to help each other remain humble and have fun. After all, we are in the business of happiness.

Managing Partner

Ted Leonsis

Ted Leonsis

Founder, Chairman, Principal Partner and Chief Executive Officer

Ted Leonsis is an Internet industry pioneer who helped build AOL into a global phenomenon. He is a serial entrepreneur who has built and sold multiple successful businesses over three decades.  He is a cofounder and partner at Revolution Growth, a venture capital firm helmed by AOL cofounder Steve Case. Leonsis serves on the board of governors for the NBA and NHL as well as on the executive committee of the NHL. Leonsis founded SnagFilms, the internet’s leading site for online audiences to find, watch, and share documentary films. Ted also has been a producer of award-winning documentary films such as Kicking It, Nanking, and A Fighting Chance.  Leonsis has been named Washington’s Businessman of the Year, Washingtonian of the Year, one of the 20 most influential people in sports, and one of the top 10 entrepreneurs of the year.  He sits on the board of directors of several leading companies ranging from American Express to Groupon.

Partners

David T. Blair

David T. Blair

Partner

David T. Blair is chairman of Accountable Health Solutions Inc., a healthcare services company that develops technology-enabled solutions to improve quality, increase efficiency and reduce costs in the delivery of healthcare. From its founding in 1998 through 2012, Mr. Blair served as chairman and chief executive officer of Catalyst Health Solutions Inc., a Fortune 500 company. Catalyst was acquired by SXC Health Solutions in 2012 for $4.8 billion.  Through their family foundation, Mr. Blair and his wife, Mikel, support a number of local and national philanthropic organizations. He also serves as a board member and acts in an advisory capacity to several corporations and nonprofits.

Scott Brickman

Scott Brickman

Partner

Scott Brickman is CEO of The Brickman Group, the largest commercial landscape maintenance firm in the U.S, with over 10,000 employees, 170 owned and operated branches and serving 30 states through the country.   Mr. Brickman has served as a board member and in an advisory capacity to many organizations, including Kellermeyer Building Services, ICON, Sequel Health Services and Kratos Global Strategies. Mr. Brickman and his wife, Patrice, are involved in many philanthropic causes, including Neediest Kids and Visible Men, where Mr. Brickman sits on the Board, the National Center for Women and Children, Stepping Stones Shelter, the Barbara Bush Foundation Celebration of Reading and the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.

Neil D. Cohen

Neil D. Cohen

Partner

Neil D. Cohen is the CEO of Snapfish.com and President and Chief Executive Officer of District Photo Inc., which is one of the largest direct-to-consumer digital print, variable data printer and gift fulfillment services in the world. Mr. Cohen started with the company in 1976 and has been president and CEO since 1989.   Mr. Cohen, a native of Washington, D.C., is the past president of the Photo Marketing Association International. He is also involved in numerous business groups, including the World Presidents’ Organization, and a wide range of philanthropic organizations serving children’s needs, education, faith-based organizations and health-related causes.

Jack Davies

Jack Davies

Partner

Jack Davies was the founder and president of AOL International and now serves on the board of directors of Scholastic, Prior to joining AOL in 1993, Mr. Davies was managing director of Citicorp’s London-based consumer mortgage business after serving as vice president, Europe, for RCA Records. Active in philanthropy in the D.C. area, Mr. Davies serves on a number of boards, including the Board and Executive Committee of Venture Philanthropy Partners. In addition he is on the board of See Forever Foundation, CharityWorks, Teach For America – DC Region and The Economic Club of Washington, D.C.

Richard Fairbank

Richard Fairbank

Partner

Richard D. Fairbank is founder, chairman and chief executive officer of Capital One Financial Corporation, a broadly diversified financial services company ranked 130th on the Fortune 500.  Mr. Fairbank has been recognized for his community and industry leadership, including his 2008 appointment to the President’s Council on Service and Civic Participation. He also was honored as a 2008 Washington Business Hall of Fame Laureate and was named 2006 Banker of the Year by the American Banker. Mr. Fairbank has also been recognized as one of the top “100 CEO Leaders In STEM” by STEMconnector in partnership with US News and World Report, the Business-Higher Education Forum and Fortune magazine.

Raul Fernandez

Raul Fernandez

Vice Chairman and Partner

Raul J. Fernandez is an entrepreneur, investor, philanthropist and strategic partner who brings more than two decades of executive experience scaling innovative and rapidly growing technology companies. In addition to his role with Monumental, Fernandez is an investor in disruptive companies including Undercover Colors, SyncThink, Radius Networks, Cloud9 eSports, Professional Fighters League (MMA) and Snap+Style Business as well as services as a special advisor to a global equity firm, General Atlantic Partners.  He serves on the Board of Kate Spade & Company, AtSite Inc, and Perfect Sense Digital.   A native Washingtonian and University of Maryland graduate, Fernandez an active philanthropist in DC regional nonprofits, focused primarily on educational reform.

Michelle DiFebo Freeman

Michelle DiFebo Freeman

Partner

Michelle DiFebo Freeman is the owner and CEO of the Carl M. Freeman Companies, a real estate company which specializes in land acquisition, planning, development, redevelopment, and management.   Ms. Freeman is president and chairman of the Carl M. Freeman Foundation and is the founding chairman of the Joshua M. Freeman Foundation, which honors her late husband.  A founding member of Venture Philanthropy Partners, Ms. Freeman serves on the board of CharityWorks and the Landon School in Bethesda, Md. She has also chaired AfterDark@THEARC in Southeast D.C. for several years and annually participates in Covenant’s House Executive Sleep-Out.   Ms. Freeman is active in YPO, the Urban Land Institute and the ICSC organization. In 2013 Elle Magazine named Ms. Freeman as one of the 10 Most Influential Women in Washington, D.C.

Laurene Powell Jobs

Laurene Powell Jobs

Partner

Laurene Powell Jobs is founder and president of Emerson Collective, a social change organization that uses a broad range of tools including philanthropy, impact investing, and policy solutions to create the greatest good for the greatest number of people.   Emerson Collective is working to renew some of society’s most calcified systems, creating new possibilities for individuals, families, and communities.

Powell Jobs serves as board chair of The XQ Institute and College Track, serves on the Stanford University Board of Trustees and the boards of Chicago CRED, Conservation International, and The Council on Foreign Relations. She is also co-owner of The Atlantic, Anonymous Content and Concordia Studios.

Sheila Johnson

Sheila Johnson

Vice Chairman and Partner
President and Managing Partner, Washington Mystics

Sheila C. Johnson is an entrepreneur and philanthropist whose accomplishments span the arenas of hospitality, sports, TV/film, the arts and humanitarian causes. Ms. Johnson is CEO of Salamander Hospitality, LLC, overseeing a growing portfolio of luxury properties and lifestyle businesses. She is the only African American woman to have a principal shareholder stake in three professional sports teams: Wizards, Capitals and Mystics, for which she serves as governor. She also served five years on the Executive Committee of the United States Golf Association.  She co-founded WE Capital, supporting and empower female-led enterprises that can advance transformational social change. She also serves on the board of the Greater Washington Partnership, focused on strengthening the region’s commerce and innovation.  Ms. Johnson is known as a TV pioneer, having been a founding partner of BET (Black Entertainment Television).

Richard Kay

Richard Kay

Partner

Richard Kay is currently chairman of Sentrillion Inc., a border security, cyber-security, information assurance and healthcare managed services company. He is the former founder, chairman and CEO of OTG Software, a leader in the data storage software company that he founded in 1992. OTG became the leader in online data storage solutions.     Mr. Kay currently serves on the board of directors of the University of Maryland School of Engineering. He is a special partner with ABS Capital, a multibillion dollar equity investment firm focused on healthcare, IT and media companies. Mr. Kay is also an honorary member of the board of directors of Venture Philanthropy Partners.

Jeong H. Kim

Jeong H. Kim

Partner

Jeong H. Kim is chairman of Kiswe Mobile Inc., a startup focusing on interactive mobile video. Prior to Kiswe, Dr. Kim served as president of Bell Labs, the communication industry’s most heralded research organization. Dr. Kim’s early career encompassed computer design, satellite systems design and data communications, including seven years as a nuclear submarine officer in the U.S. Navy.  Dr. Kim has sat on numerous corporate, university and nonprofit boards and currently serves on the boards of Samsung Electronics Co., ARRIS International Plc., and the Nuclear Threat Initiative. He is a member of the National Academy of Engineering, who named him one of the 10 most influential Asian Americans.  In January 2014 the government of France awarded him membership in the Legion of Honor for his services in global technology.

Mark Lerner

Mark Lerner

Partner

Mark D. Lerner, representing members of the Lerner, Cohen, Tanenbaum family, is a principal owner of the Washington Nationals Baseball Club and a principal of Lerner Enterprises, a real estate development, management and investment company concentrated in the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area.  Mr. Lerner and his family are leading philanthropists in the region, supporting numerous organizations and causes.   He currently serves as a trustee of the Jewish Community Center of Greater Washington, and as a member of the board of Hillel at The George Washington University.

Roger Mody

Roger Mody

Partner
Managing Partner, Washington Valor & Baltimore Brigade

Mr. Mody also is an associate publisher of Inc. Magazine and is the former chairman and CEO of SIGNAL Corporation.  Mr. Mody is the founder and chairman of The Mody Foundation, whose goal is to provide higher education, health-based and athletics funding for economically disadvantaged inner-city children.  The Mody Foundation has been actively involved in the Washington-area philanthropic community, participating with the St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, The Orphan Network, National Multiple Sclerosis Society and the Easter Seals. Mr. Mody was a charter member of the Redskins Leadership Council Mr. Mody also is a member of the MSE Foundation board of directors.

Anthony Nader

Anthony Nader

Partner

Anthony Nader is managing director of SWaN & Legend Venture Partners, a portfolio of widely diversified investments, including growth-oriented companies, startup ventures, domestic and international real estate holdings and the Washington Nationals Baseball Club.  In addition, Mr. Nader is vice chairman at Asurion.  Mr. Nader serves on a number of volunteer and for-profit boards, including serving as chairman of the Inova Health System Board of Trustees.  He is a member of Venture Philanthropy Partners, The Economic Club of Washington, D.C., and the YPO Gold (formerly the World Presidents’ Organization).

Dick Patrick

Dick Patrick

Vice Chairman and Partner
President, Washington Capitals

The Patrick family name is synonymous with the sport of hockey and the National Hockey League. Lester Patrick’s (grandfather) legacy as longtime coach and general manager of the New York Rangers is honored with the Lester Patrick Trophy, awarded annually for “outstanding service to hockey in the United States”.  Mr. Patrick himself earned the Trophy in 2012.  Muzz Patrick (father) and Lynn Patrick (uncle) were Stanley Cup Champions with the New York Rangers, and in 2018, Mr. Patrick and Chris (son) became the six and seventh members of the Patrick family to win a Stanley Cup. A part of the Washington Capitals organization since 1982 and one of the original partners of Monumental, Mr. Patrick has been a central force in the growth and success of the company.

Fredrick D. Schaufeld

Fredrick D. Schaufeld

Partner

Fredrick D. Schaufeld founded NEW Corp. (now NEW Asurion Corp.) the world’s largest consumer product protection company, employing over 18,000 people throughout the globe.  In 2006 Mr. Schaufeld founded SWaN Investors (predecessor to SWaN & Legend Venture Partners) with Tony Nader and Cliff White. Mr. Schaufeld serves on boards of Fund investments CustomInk, KIND, José Andrés’ Think Food Group, Noodle Companies and Sugar 23. He is a partner in the Washington Nationals, Team Liquid and the Professional Fighters League (PFL).

He is a member of Venture Philanthropy Partners and is an active supporter of the Schaufeld Family Heart Center of the Inova Loudoun Hospital, the Fredrick D. and Karen G. Schaufeld Lower School of Loudoun Country Day School, and the Fredrick D. Schaufeld Scholarship Program.

Earl Stafford

Earl Stafford

Partner

Earl Stafford is the chairman and CEO of The Stafford Foundation, a faith-based, nonprofit organization providing services to empowering self-reliance among the disadvantaged and underserved. Mr. Stafford is the former chairman and CEO of UNITECH, a technology solutions company delivering training programs, simulation, and homeland security systems for the federal government.  Mr. Stafford enjoyed a distinguished career in the U.S. military. He currently serves on the boards of the Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies, Drexel University, Wesley Theological Seminary, Venture Philanthropy Partners and Business Executives for National Security.

George P. Stamas

George P. Stamas

Partner

George P. Stamas is a senior partner in the Washington and New York offices of the international law firm Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP.  He has been listed numerous times in Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers and Best Lawyers in America. Mr. Stamas was the former vice chairman of the board of Deutsche Banc Alex Brown Inc., a founding board member of FTI Consulting (NYSE) and also serves on the boards of NexCen Brands Inc., Gridpoint Technologies, Medicity Inc., and  MidOcean Partners. He is also a venture partner of New Enterprise Associates and is active in numerous local and national civic affairs including the Council on Foreign Relations, the Shakespeare Theatre Company, Leadership 100, Caves Valley Golf Club, the Baltimore Orioles and is an Archon of the International Order of St. Andrew.

Cliff White

Cliff White

Partner

Cliff White was a founding partner and the financial architect of NEW Customer Service Companies Inc. (NEW), the nation’s leading provider of extended service plans and buyer protection programs for consumer products.  He is also a partner in SWaN Investors, a diversified private investment fund with more than two dozen investments, including the Washington Nationals Baseball Club.  Mr. White is an active philanthropist, serving on the Board of the Community Foundation of Montgomery County where he also chairs the Neighbors In Need Montgomery Fund and serves on the  Sharing Montgomery Grants Committee. , Mr. White and his wife are also donors and Board members of Venture Philanthropy Partners, serving children and youth of low-income families in the National Capital region.

Management

Peter Biché

Peter Biché

Chief Financial Officer

Peter Biché is the Chief Financial Officer and oversees all of the financial functions related to Monumental Sports & Entertainment and its properties. Biché has more than 20 years of experience at Monumental Sports & Entertainment and its predecessor entity, Washington Sports & Entertainment.

Prior to joining Washington Sports, Biché spent 12 years as an investment banker focusing on the sports and media industries. He received a bachelor’s degree from Georgetown University and an MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.

Abby Blomstrom

Abby Blomstrom

Executive Vice President & General Counsel

As Senior Vice President and Deputy General Counsel for Monumental Sports & Entertainment, Abby Blomstrom is responsible for advising senior management on key legal and strategic matters as well as managing all legal matters for the organization’s sports and business operations.

Prior to joining Monumental Sports & Entertainment, Blomstrom served as assistant general counsel at AOL Inc., where she was the lead attorney for mergers and acquisitions and venture investments and was responsible for corporate legal matters. She earned her undergraduate degree from Dartmouth College and her law degree from Northwestern University School of Law.

Monica Dixon

Monica Dixon

Executive Vice President & Chief of Staff

Serving as Executive Vice President & Chief of Staff to Ted Leonsis, Monica Dixon manages strategic planning and project management throughout the organization. Dixon’s career has centered on providing strategic and management consulting for high-profile individuals and institutions, including the White House, national advocacy organizations and candidates for federal office.

Dixon has been a top strategist focusing on management, strategic communications, and public affairs for a U.S. vice president, CEOs of major corporations, numerous boards of directors, political campaigns and issue-based organizations.

Zach Leonsis

Zach Leonsis

Senior Vice President & General Manager of Monumental Sports Network

Zach Leonsis is Senior Vice President of Strategic Initiatives for Monumental Sports & Entertainment and General Manager of Monumental Sports Network, a first-of-its-kind regional sports network for digital, mobile and over-the-top platforms.

In 2016, Leonsis led the transformation of Monumental Sports Network – co-owned by Monumental Sports & Entertainment and NBC Sports Group – from an ad-based blogging platform into a direct-to-fan service content provider.

Kelly Skoloda

Kelly Skoloda

Chief People Officer

As Senior Vice President of People & Culture, Kelly Skoloda leads the organization’s effort to reward, recognize, develop and delight our employees. From recruiting incredible talent, providing best-in-class health and welfare programs, developing new opportunities for employees to serve the local Washington, D.C., community to partnering with our diverse staff of part- and full-time employees to deliver first-class guest experiences, People & Culture strives to continually improve our processes and exceed expectations.

Prior to joining Monumental Sports & Entertainment, Skoloda advised litigation clients as an attorney at Akin, Gump, Straus, Hauer & Feld LLP and was an employment litigator and assistant general counsel at America Online Inc.

David Touhey

David Touhey

President, Venues

David Touhey is the President of Venues for Monumental Sports & Entertainment, overseeing facilities management, including Capital One Arena, EagleBank Arena, Medstar Wizards Performance Center and Medstar Capitals Iceplex, and manages staff who support our teams playing at St. Elizabeth’s Entertainment and Sports Arena.

As he did during his role as senior vice president and general manager of Capital One Arena, Touhey will continue to oversee all aspects of facility operations, including booking, capital improvements, guest services, operations, box office, event production, information technology, communications, security, engineering, television and broadcast operations, cleaning and concessions. Touhey is an International Association of Venue Managers certified facilities executive. Before joining Monumental Sports & Entertainment, Touhey served in a variety of roles in facilities management for more than a decade.

Jim Van Stone

Jim Van Stone

President, Business Operations & Chief Commercial Officer

Jim Van Stone is the President of Business Operations and Chief Commercial Officer overseeing ticket sales and services, corporate partnerships, executive suites, marketing and retail business. Previously Van Stone was Monumental Sports & Entertainment’s Chief Revenue Officer.

He joined the Capitals as vice president of ticket sales and service in 2007 before transitioning to his Monumental Sports & Entertainment role in 2010. Before joining the organization, Van Stone held senior positions with the Philadelphia 76ers and Flyers, Tampa Bay Lightning, Cleveland Cavaliers and Phoenix Coyotes.

Spotlight Story

Sports pioneer

In October 2019, the Washington Wizards announced that Kristi Toliver would be a full-time assistant coach for the 2018-19 season – the first time a full-time WNBA player would also serve as an assistant coach for an NBA team. The Slovak-American is an unstoppable force in basketball. In addition to being the first active WNBA player to simultaneously coach an NBA team, she is one of only a handful of female coaches in the entire game. But Kristi Toliver is far more than just a coach or an athlete. On top of her personal winning record and helping to bring the Washington Mystics to their first WNBA Finals game in franchise history, Toliver has also cultivated a well-respected image in the local community and beyond for her work off the court. In recognition of her efforts, she was recently honored by the D.C. Mayor’s Office on Women’s Policy as “First Female Groundbreaker.” It’s unlikely that will be the last time Kristi is recognized. Kristi Toliver is a shining example of the type of character and commitment Monumental Sports & Entertainment encourages and seeks out in all our leaders. With a determined focus on performance, and an equally strong focus on local communities in need, Kristi leads by extraordinary example.
History

Monumental from the beginning

Not long out of college, Ted Leonsis, the son of Greek immigrant parents, had already experienced extraordinary success. He had raised money from investors, started his own company, running it successfully for several years before selling it for tens of millions of dollars. It was the mid-1980s and he was only 28. But he realized: he wasn’t happy.

Over the next three decades, Ted embraced and evangelized a unique philosophy in American business: happiness, rather than traditional measures of success, should be the end goal. And it should be actively pursued.

Ted created a list of 101 things he wanted to do in his life – big and small – that would guide his efforts. One of those things on the list? Owning a sports team.

In 1999, Ted realized his dream with the purchase of the NHL Washington Capitals. From there, he turned his Lincoln Holdings Company into what is today Monumental Sports & Entertainment, a company that today owns eight professional sports teams as well as sports venues, and sports enterprises.

Along the way, Ted has championed the idea of a double-bottom line company: the Monumental can both do well and do good. “I have a deep-seated belief that there’s a huge social responsibility in owning these iconic brands,” Leonsis says. “The teams really aren’t owned by me and my partners. They’re really owned by the city itself. And so we want to be in service to the community.”

Today Monumental is America’s leading sport & entertainment family, with unparalleled business success. But it’s also one of the Top Places To Work in Washington, D.C., one of the major benefactors in the City, and one of the leading advocates for the community and its’ citizens.

The Stats

2010

FOUNDED

8

PROFESSIONAL SPORTS TEAMS

4

VENUES

4

ENTERPRISES

500

FULL-TIME EMPLOYEES

500M

NET REVENUE
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