Sanford R. (Sandy) Climan
President of Entertainment Media Ventures

Sanford R. (Sandy) Climan is President of Entertainment Media Ventures, Inc. Founded in 1999 by Mr. Climan, EMV is active in media investment and strategic advisory work, with a particular focus on innovative technologies and entities currently impacting the traditional boundaries of business, media, and entertainment. He is an investor, producer and considered a media visionary.

Throughout his career, Mr. Climan has held senior management positions in the media and entertainment industry. Mr. Climan served as Corporate Executive Vice and President of Worldwide Business Development of Universal Studios, where Mr. Climan oversaw corporate international strategy, strategic marketing and five studio operating divisions. Prior to Universal, Mr. Climan was a senior executive at Creative Artists Agency, where he served as founding head of CAA's corporate practice as well as represented globally-recognized talent clients.

Mr. Climan has served as a bridge between Silicon Valley and Hollywood since the mid- 1990s, and has been an active venture investor, board member, and senior advisor to numerous entrepreneurial companies in media, technology, and healthcare. Mr. Climan also serves as an advisor on entertainment and media to the World Economic Forum and its Annual Gathering in Davos, Switzerland, as a member of the Reuters Editorial Advisory Board, and as a member of the Advisory Board to the Yale CEO Leadership Institute of the Yale School of Management.

Mr. Climan holds a Master of Business Administration degree from Harvard Business School, a Master of Science degree in Health Policy and Management from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and a Bachelor of Arts degree with a concentration in Chemistry from Harvard College.