Ted Leonsis

Founder and Partner, Revolution Growth


Ted Leonsis is co-founder and partner of Revolution Growth as well as a nationally renowned entrepreneur, investor, and sports team owner.

Ted is the founder, chairman, majority owner, and CEO of Monumental Sports & Entertainment, which owns the 2018 Stanley Cup Champion Washington Capitals, NBA’s Washington Wizards, WNBA’s 2019 Champion Washington Mystics, the NBA G League’s Capital City Go-Go and the NBA2K League’s 2020 & 2021 Champion Wizards District Gaming. Leonsis is a co-owner of aXiomatic, which has controlling interest in global esports franchise Team Liquid. The company also acquired NBC Sports Washington in the fall of 2022, which holds exclusive local broadcast rights to Capitals’ and Wizards’ games, and owns Monumental Sports Network, a first-of-its-kind regional sports network for digital, mobile, and over-the-top (OTT) platforms.

Leonsis serves on the board of governors for the NBA and NHL as well as on the executive committee of the NHL. He is also chairman of the NBA media committee.

During his almost 14-year career at AOL, Leonsis served as president of America Online Services Company, president of AOL Studios, president of AOL Web Properties, vice chairman and president of AOL Core Services, vice chairman and president of AOL Audience Business, and vice chairman emeritus. The company recorded its greatest levels of innovation and growth under his leadership, and in May 2010 AOL named a central office tower The Leonsis Creative Center in his honor. He retired from active management of AOL in 2006.

Leonsis was a founder of SnagFilms, which grew to be the internet’s leading site for online audiences to find, watch, and share documentary films. Ted has also produced award-winning documentary films such as Kicking It, Nanking, and A Fighting Chance. Nanking premiered at the 2007 Sundance Film Festival and has won an Emmy Award. Early in his career, Leonsis was the founder of several technology-enabled consumer companies, including Redgate Communications, where Leonsis is credited with having coined the phrase “new media”.

Leonsis has been named Washington’s Businessman of the Year, Washingtonian of the Year, one of the 20 most influential people in sports, and one of the top 10 entrepreneurs of the year. Leonsis tweets daily from @TedLeonsis. He sits on the board of directors of several leading companies ranging from American Express to Groupon.

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