Leo Hindery

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Leo Hindery, Jr.
Leo Hindery Jr BW Photo.jpg
Born (1947-10-31) October 31, 1947 (age 74)
Tacoma, Washington
OccupationInterMedia Partners, Trine Acquisition Corp.
Known forAmerican businessman, Author, Political Activist and Philanthropist
Spouse(s)Patti Wheeler, Wife
ChildrenRobin Hindery, Daughter, Journalist
RelativesDeborah Bailey of Menlo Park, CA, mother of daughter Robin.

Leo J. Hindery, Jr. (born October 31, 1947) is an American businessman, author, political activist and philanthropist.

Hindery is Managing Partner of InterMedia Partners, a New York-based media industry private equity fund, and, since March 2019, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Trine Acquisition Corp, a newly created media industry SPAC. [1] Until 2004, he was chairman and chief executive officer of The YES Network, the nation’s largest regional sports network which he founded in 2001 as the television home of the New York Yankees.

He headed Tele-Communications, Inc. (TCI) before it was merged into AT&T Corporation in 1999, when he became CEO of AT&T Broadband. Later, he was CEO of GlobalCenter, a data center company first purchased by Global Crossing and later sold to Exodus Communications. [2]

He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, and from 2003 through December 2007 was Senate-appointed Vice Chair of the HELP Commission formed by an Act of Congress to improve U.S. foreign assistance. He is a member of the Hall of Fame of the Minority Media & Telecommunications Council, co-chair of the Task Force on Jobs Creation and was the founder of Jobs First 2012. [3] He is a Director of Hemisphere Media Group, Inc.[4]

Hindery has written two books: It Takes a CEO: It’s Time to Lead with Integrity [5] and The Biggest Game of All.[6]

Hindery now lives in Cornelius, North Carolina. He has an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business, and a BA from Seattle University.

Hindery is a member of the Cable Industry Hall of Fame, was formerly Chairman of the National Cable Television Association and of C-SPAN, and has been recognized as one of the cable industry's "25 Most Influential Executives Over the Past 25 Years" [7]and one of the "30 Individuals with the Most Significant Impact on Cable's Early History."


  • In 2004, his name was floated as a possible successor to Terry McAuliffe as head of the Democratic National Committee.
  • Hindery served as Senior Economic Policy Advisor for presidential candidate John Edwards from December 2006 until February 2008. In 2008 Hindery was an economic and trade advisor to then-Presidential candidate Barack Obama, and in 2012 served as an economic policy surrogate for President Obama. On the withdrawal of Bill Richardson as nominee for Secretary of Commerce on January 4, 2009 it was suggested that he might be a suitable replacement.[8]
  • Hindery endorsed Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton in the 2016 U.S. presidential election.[9]


Hindery was the chairman of Port Imperial Racing Associates, the organizer of the proposed Grand Prix of America Formula 1 race to be held at the Port Imperial Street Circuit in New Jersey, United States. The race was included in the Formula 1 calendar for 2013, 2014 and 2015 but was ultimately cancelled due to a lack of funding.[10]

He was a keen amateur racing driver, taking part in the 24 Hours of Le Mans 4 times and winning his class in a Porsche 911 GT3-RSR in 2005.

24 Hours of Le Mans results[edit]

Year Team Co-Drivers Car Class Laps Pos. Class
2002 United States Orbit Racing United States Peter Baron
United States Anthony Kester
Porsche 911 GT3-RS GT 165 DNF DNF
2003 United States Orbit Racing United States Peter Baron
Germany Marc Lieb
Porsche 911 GT3-RS GT 314 17th 2nd
2004 United States Orbit Racing
United States BAM!
Germany Marc Lieb
Germany Mike Rockenfeller
Porsche 911 GT3-RS GT 223 DNF DNF
2005 United States Alex Job Racing
United States BAM! Motorsport
Germany Marc Lieb
Germany Mike Rockenfeller
Porsche 911 GT3-RSR GT2 332 10th 1st


  • It Takes a CEO ISBN 0-7432-6985-3
  • The Biggest Game of All ISBN 0-7432-2900-2.


  1. ^ "A Cable Legend Seeks a Big Acquisition: Should You Invest?". January 29, 2020.
  2. ^ Nikhil Deogun and Deborah Solomon, Staff Reporters of The Wall Street Journal (September 28, 2000). "Exodus Agrees to Acquire Unit Of Global Crossing for $6.5 Billion". The Wall Street Journal. Retrieved April 23, 2019.
  3. ^ "Mayor de Blasio Announces 'Jobs for New Yorkers'". The official website of the City of New York. May 20, 2014. Retrieved July 2, 2018.
  4. ^ www.grovenetworks.com, Grove Networks Inc. "Hemisphere TV". www.hemispheretv.com. Retrieved July 2, 2018.
  5. ^ It Takes a CEO. Simon and Schuster. July 2010. ISBN 9780743269865. Retrieved December 18, 2014.
  6. ^ The Biggest Game of All. Simon and Schuster. July 2007. ISBN 9780743229012. Retrieved December 18, 2014.
  7. ^ "U.S. - China Economic Security Review Commission" (PDF).
  8. ^ Steve Clemons. "Bill Richardson withdraws commerce bid -- time to call Leo Hindery". The Washington Note. Retrieved January 4, 2009.
  9. ^ Mandelbaum, R., More Business Leaders Sign On With Clinton, Forbes, September 23, 2016.
  10. ^ "New Jersey Grand Prix organizers in breach of contract says Ecclestone".

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