David Nathanson joins NEP Group’s board of directors

David Nathanson, an 18-year veteran of 21st Century Fox, has joined the NEP board of directors.

Nathanson is co-president at Mapleton Investments and non-executive chairman at Falcon Water Technologies. He has also built and managed consumer-facing brands in the US, bringing significant leadership and industry experience to his role on NEP’s board.

During his time at 21st Century Fox, Nathanson launched and oversaw 10 national networks during his tenure, including many of Fox’s national sports networks such as FS1, FS2, Fox Soccer, TVG and Fox College Sports.

In addition to NEP’s Board, he currently serves on the boards of the Fan Duel Group, United States Soccer Foundation, Mayor’s Fund for Los Angeles, and he is a member of the board and owner of MLS’s Seattle Sounders, NHL’s Seattle Kraken and NWSL’s Angel City FC.

Nathanson is a four-time Emmy Award winner for his work in sports media and was the recipient of the ’40 Under 40′ award in 2012 presented by the Sports Business Journal. He was twice named by CableFax as one of the 100 most influential persons in the media industry.

“We have an extremely talented board who constantly offer us fresh, diverse perspectives that help us make better decisions as we move the company forward,” commented Brian Sullivan, NEP’s chief executive officer. “I’m incredibly excited David is joining the board, as his stellar reputation in the media industry precedes him. David is an entrepreneur and visionary with exceptional experience in the world of sports and media, and always brings keen insight into what customers want. Having worked closely with David for over a decade I know firsthand that his guidance and advice will be invaluable as we design our next generation of solutions to lead our company and our customers into the future.”

Nathanson said: “As a former client, I know firsthand that NEP is the gold standard in technical production partnerships. As live content production and distribution evolves, NEP is incredibly well-positioned for the future. I’m excited to work with NEP’s board in supporting Brian and his leadership team to build upon the company’s impressive track record of innovation, reliability and partnerships with the world’s leading producers of live content.”

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