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Jeffrey Katzenberg


Jeffrey Katzenberg currently serves as Partner of WndrCo, a well-capitalized start-up that will serve as an incubator for major New Media and technology initiatives. Katzenberg has been a leader of American media for more than 40 years. In 1994, along with Steven Spielberg and David Geffen, he co-founded DreamWorks SKG. In 2004, DreamWorks Animation became a publicly-traded company, with Katzenberg serving as Chief Executive Officer and Director. Under Katzenberg’s leadership, DreamWorks Animation became the largest animation studio in the world, releasing 32 animated feature films, including such blockbusters as Shrek, Madagascar, Kung Fu Panda and How to Train Your Dragon. In August, 2016, DreamWorks Animation SKG was sold to Comcast for a sale price of $3.8 billion. Prior to co-founding DreamWorks, Katzenberg served as Chairman of The Walt Disney Studios, where he oversaw the renaissance of Disney’s fabled animation studio. Katzenberg previously served as President of Paramount Studios.