Zachary Leonsis is President of Media & New Enterprises for Monumental Sports & Entertainment (Monumental), a multi-platform sports, media, entertainment, and technology company located in the heart of the “DMV” in downtown Washington, D.C. Leonsis manages all of Monumental’s media rights relationships and all media revenues report to him. Leonsis also oversees all M&A, venture capital and private equity investment opportunities. Additionally, Leonsis also launched and oversees Monumental’s growing esports division.
Leonsis represents Monumental on NBC Sports Washington’s board of directors as well as on esports team, Team Liquid’s board of directors. Recently, Leonsis was also a member of the board of directors of Acies Acquisition Corp which announced a successful business combination with social gaming company, PlayStudios. Leonsis joins Acies Acquisition Corp II as a founder and board member. Leonsis is also co-founder of Monumental’s industry-leading conference, the Sports Capital Symposium.
In 2016, Leonsis launched Monumental Sports Network, co-owned by Monumental and NBC Sports Group, as a direct-to-fan content service provider seeking to reach cord-cutting sports fans. Monumental Sports Network offers paid-membership bundles that feature hundreds of live games across over 20 different sports leagues, hundreds of hours of original programming, exclusive merchandise discounts, and member-only events & experiences.
After earning his undergraduate degree from the University of Pennsylvania in 2011, Leonsis received his MBA from Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business and is a founding member of the Georgetown Entrepreneurship Advisory Board. He also recently joined the Advisory Board of the Georgetown McDonough School of Business in 2019. He received an appointment to serve on Virginia’s Governor’s Advisory Board on Service and Volunteerism, and is involved in a variety of nonprofit and charitable activities in the Washington, D.C., Maryland, and Virginia communities.
The Washington Business Journal and Sports Business Journal both recognized Leonsis for his work in revolutionizing the direct-to-fan regional digital experience by both honoring him in their prestigious ’Forty under 40’ lists. Sports Business Journal has also featured Leonsis as an ‘RSN Power Player’ and SportTechie has featured him as one of their top 20 innovators.