Michael Eisner has been a leader in the American entertainment industry for more than four decades, beginning his career at ABC where he helped take the network from number three to number one in primetime, daytime and children’s television, and soon becoming president of Paramount Pictures.
Mr. Eisner served as the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of The Walt Disney Company for 21 years from 1984 to 2005, transforming the company from a film and theme park company with $1.8 billion in enterprise value into a global media empire valued at $80 billion.
In 2005 Mr. Eisner founded The Tornante Company and in 2007 acquired The Topps Company, a leading creator and marketer of sports cards and distinctive confectionery, transforming Topps into a full-fledged sports media brand. Through Tornante, Mr. Eisner created Vuguru, a new media studio that produces world class content for the Internet and emerging digital platforms. Mr. Eisner also serves as a key advisor to Diversion, Inc. a company formed in early 2010 to develop social games funded by Tornante.