Dr. John C. Malone is Chairman of the Board of Liberty Media Corporation, Liberty Interactive Corporation, Liberty TripAdvisor Holdings, Inc., Liberty Broadband Corporation and Liberty Global plc. From 1996 to March 1999, when Tele-Communications, Inc. (TCI) merged with AT&T Corp., he was Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of TCI. Previous to that, from 1973 to 1996, Dr. Malone served as President and Chief Executive Officer of TCI. He currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Cato Institute, Discovery Communications, Inc., Charter Communications, Inc., Expedia, Inc. and Lions Gate Entertainment Corp. Additionally, Dr. Malone is Chairman Emeritus of the Board for Cable Television Laboratories, Inc.
Born in 1941 in Milford, Connecticut, Dr. Malone was a Phi Beta Kappa and merit scholar at Yale University where he obtained a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering and Economics in 1963. He also received a Master of Science in Industrial Management from Johns Hopkins in 1964 and a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Operations Research from Johns Hopkins in 1967. He has received two Honorary Degrees for Doctorate of Human Letters; the first from Denver University in 1992 and the second from Johns Hopkins University in 2012.
Dr. Malone began his career in 1963 at Bell Telephone Laboratories/AT&T in economic planning and research and development. In 1968, he joined McKinsey & Company and in 1970 he became Group Vice President at General Instrument Corporation (GI). He was later named President of Jerrold Electronics, a GI subsidiary.
He served as Director of the National Cable Television Association (NCTA) from 1974 to 1977 and again from 1980 to 1993. During the 1977-1978 term, Dr. Malone was the NCTA's Treasurer.
In 1983, Dr. Malone received the NCTA Vanguard Award, one of the highest honors in the cable television industry. He has received many other awards and honors which include: TVC Magazine Man of the Year Award - 1981; Wall Street Transcript's Gold Award for the cable industry's best Chief Executive Officer - 1982, 1985, 1986 and 1987; Wall Street Transcript’s Silver Award in 1984 and 1989; Women In Cable's Betsy Magness Fellowship Honoree; University of Pennsylvania Wharton School Sol C. Snider Entrepreneurial Center Award of Merit for Distinguished Entrepreneurship; American Jewish Committee Sherrill C. Corwin Human Relations Award; Communications Technology Magazine Service and Technology Award; Bronze Award - 1993 Financial World CEO of the Year Competition; The Hopkins Distinguished Alumnus Award in 1994 and in 2004 the Hopkins Medal, the school’s highest award. He is also recognized as a Yale Sterling Fellow (Harkness Circle).
Gregory B. Maffei President & CEO
Greg Maffei leads the team transforming Liberty Media Corporation and Liberty Interactive Corporation to compete in the digital/mobile era. Liberty Media owns media, communications and entertainment businesses, including subsidiaries Sirius XM and the Atlanta Braves and an interest Live Nation Entertainment. Liberty Interactive owns digital commerce businesses, including subsidiaries QVC, Backcountry.com, Bodybuilding.com, CommerceHub, and Evite, and interests in Expedia, Interval Leisure Group, FTD and HSN. Under his tenure, Liberty's stocks have significantly outperformed the major stock indices and comparable companies.
In addition, Maffei serves as President and CEO of Liberty Broadband and Liberty TripAdvisor, which were spun off from Liberty Media and Liberty Interactive, respectively, in 2014. Liberty Broadband consists primarily of a stake in Charter Communications and Liberty TripAdvisor holds a controlling interest in TripAdvisor.
Maffei also serves as chairman of the board of the Liberty-related companies Live Nation Entertainment, Sirius XM, Starz and TripAdvisor, and as a director of Charter Communications, Liberty Broadband, Liberty TripAdvisor and Zillow.
Prior to joining Liberty in 2005, Maffei served as President and CFO of Oracle, Chairman, President and CEO of 360networks, CFO of Microsoft, and Chairman of the Board of Expedia. Previously, he has been a Director of Barnes & Noble, Citrix, DIRECTV, Dorling Kindersley, Electronic Arts, and Starbucks Coffee.
Maffei is a member of the Board of Trustees of Dartmouth College and Council on Foreign Relations. He previously served as President of the Board of Trustees of the Seattle Public Library.
He has an MBA from Harvard Business School, where he was a Baker Scholar, and an AB from Dartmouth College.
Richard N. Baer Senior Vice President and General Counsel
With Liberty Interactive Corporation since 2013
Mr. Baer has served as Senior Vice President and General Counsel of Liberty Media Corporation and Liberty Interactive Corporation since January 2013. Previously, Mr. Baer served as Executive Vice President and Chief Legal Officer of UnitedHealth Group Incorporated and was formerly Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Chief Administrative Officer of Qwest Communications International Inc. Prior to joining Qwest, Mr. Baer served as chairman of the litigation department at the Denver law firm of Sherman & Howard L.L.C.
Mr. Baer also serves on the boards of the Institute for the Advancement of the American Legal System and the Duke Law School Board of Visitors.
Mr. Baer holds a bachelor of arts degree from Columbia University and a juris doctorate degree from Duke University.
Albert E. Rosenthaler Senior Vice President
Mr. Rosenthaler has served as Senior Vice President of Liberty Media Corporation since April 2002, and is responsible for overseeing our corporate tax function. Before joining Liberty Media he was a tax partner at Arthur Andersen LLP where he was a member of the firm’s corporate transactions and oil and gas tax teams and specialized in domestic and international organizations and mergers and acquisitions for clients engaged in the cable television, telecom and natural resource industries.
Christopher W. Shean Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
As Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Christopher W. Shean oversees all accounting and treasury functions at Liberty Interactive Corporation. Mr. Shean served as Senior Vice President/Controller of Liberty Media from January 2002 through October 2011 and as Vice President from October 2000 to January 2002. Prior to joining Liberty, Mr. Shean served in the assurance practice of the accounting firm of KPMG for more than five years, most recently as a partner.