Founder and Chairman, Vme Media, Inc.
Chairman and CEO, The Baeza Group, LLC
Mario L Baeza is Chairman and
CEO of The Baeza Group, LLC, a merchant bank firm with controlling interests in
media, real estate development and entertainment companies. Baeza is also
the Founder and Chairman of V-Me Media, Inc., a new national Spanish language
broadcast television network created in partnership with Channel 13 and 33 other
public television stations and currently reaching approximately 50 million U.S.
homes. Upon the digital conversion in February 2009, V-Me will reach 70
million U.S. homes and approximately 80% of all U.S. Hispanic Households. Baeza
is also the Founder and Chairman of AJM Records, LLC. Baeza is the former
Chairman and CEO of TCW/Latin America Partners, LLC, a private equity firm
investing in Latin America; former President of Wasserstein Perella
International, Inc., Managing Director and member of the Executive
Committee of Wasserstein Perella and Chairman and CEO of GrupoWP, the Latin America-focused arm of the firm. Previously, Baeza was a Senior Partner of the law firm of Debevoise & Plimpton.
Mario L. Baeza serves on the board of Air Products and
Chemicals, Inc., Ariel Mutual Funds, Brown Shoe Company, Inc., Israel Discount
Bank and Urban America, LLC. Baeza was the former Lead Director of Tommy
Hilfiger, Inc., prior to its sale in a leveraged buyout. Baeza also served
on the board of WNET/Channel 13, and was co-founder and member of the Board of
Jazz @ Lincoln Center. His charitable activities include membership
on the boards of directors of The Hispanic Federation, Inc. and The Cuban Artists Fund. Mr. Baeza is the Chairman of New York City's Upper Manhattan Empowerment Zone.
Mr. Baeza received a B.A. from Cornell University and a
J.D. from Harvard Law School.