Todd D. Sims has served as a member of the Board of Directors of B. Riley Financial, Inc. since October 2016. Since March 2010, Mr. Sims has served as Senior Vice President of Digital Strategy of Anschutz Entertainment Group, Inc., one of the leading sports and entertainment presenters in the world, overseeing business and corporate development for its ticketing business, AXS. Prior, Mr. Sims spent more than 15 years building Internet businesses and served as ESPN's executive producer of NFL.com, NBA.com and NASCAR Online. Mr. Simms also served on the management team of eCompanies, LLC, an incubator which has incubated a number of companies including Jamdat Mobile Inc. (acquired by Electronic Arts Inc.), Business.com Inc. (acquired by R.H. Donnelley Corp.) and Boingo Wireless, Inc. Mr. Sims serves as an advisor to the L.A. Dodgers Tech Accelerator and is a guest lecturer at the University of Southern California's Marshall School of Business.
Dear Investors, Partners and followers of Maven: I was excited to hear the news that my longtime friend, colleague and Maven board member, Ross Levinsohn, has been appointed CEO of the Los Angeles Times. A number of you have asked what this news means for Maven and Ross’ ongoing involvement with us.