In January 2013, Mr. Horowitz joined the Office of the CEO of Encompass Digital Media, a leading provider of worldwide television channel origination, live sports and news distribution, digital media and government services. Prior to Encompass, Mr. Horowitz served as President and CEO of SES AMERICOM, a market-leading satellite operator serving media, the DOD, Office of Homeland Security and other government agencies, as well as commercial customers. In addition he was a member of the Executive Committee of its parent company, SES (SESG Euronext Paris, Lux.). Mr. Horowitz currently serves as Chairman of the Board of Fairpoint Communications (NASDAQ: FRP), Director of Online Resources Corporation (NASDAQ: ORCC), PT Link Net (the second largest fixed broadband and cable TV operator in Indonesia), The Tennis Channel and the non-profit American Management Association (AMA). He also is Chairman of EdsLink LLC, a New York City based venture capital firm formed in 2001 to provide financial, advisory and technology consulting services and a Senior Executive Advisor to Tennebaum Capital Partners.
Prior to joining SES in May 2005, Mr. Horowitz founded EdsLink LLC and served as a Strategic Advisor to Cablevision’s Rainbow DBS Satellite Company, SPARX Group (TOPIX 8739), an independent, publicly-traded Japanese financial services and investment company, and to Neustar (NYS: NSR), Inc., the leading provider of neutral, third party clearing house services to the telecommunications industry. He also served on the Boards of iVillage and Acterna until their sale to NBCU and JDSU respectively, and EaglePicher and American Reprographics (NYSE: ARC).
Before forming EdsLink, Mr. Horowitz founded and was Chairman of e-Citi, the unit of Citigroup created in 1997 to pioneer electronic commerce and financial services strategies and initiatives to extend Citigroup’s industry leadership into the internet. He also served on Citigroup’s Executive, Operating and Investment Committees.
Mr. Horowitz is known for the breadth of his knowledge and business abilities in a wide variety of areas, including technology, strategy, marketing, economics, sales and content creation. Prior to joining Citibank in January 1997, he was Senior Vice President, Viacom Inc., Chairman and CEO of Viacom Broadcast Interactive Media and a member of the Viacom Executive Committee. From 1974 to 1989, Mr. Horowitz held various senior management positions at Home Box Office (HBO), a subsidiary of Time Warner. He earlier had been a founder of Suburban Cable.
Throughout his career, Mr. Horowitz has executed successful business strategies that leverage technology to open markets and bring compelling content to people around the world. Early on, he was a pioneer in the cable and programming industry’s efforts to create a satellite encryption system approach for direct-to-home distribution. Mr. Horowitz has testified before the Defense Department Advisory Board regarding strategic space, and the U.S. Congress and regulatory agencies on telecommunications and public policy issues. He is a member of Business Executives for National Security, (BENS) a nationwide, non-partisan organization, through which senior business executives work to enhance the nation’s security.
He is also a member of the Board of Trustees of the New York Hall of Science, the Arthur C. Clarke Foundation, and The Kenan Institute for Ethics at Duke University.