CEO & Founder, Proxima

Ryan Kavanaugh

CEO of Proxima Media, Ryan Kavanaugh has produced, distributed, and/or structured financing for more than 200 films, generating more than $17 billion in worldwide box office revenue and earning 60 Oscar nominations, making him the 25th highest grossing film producer of all time. Kavanaugh created and implemented the structure and financing of Marvel leading to Marvel becoming a studio and the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Kavanaugh created the SVOD window through a first of its kind deal with Netflix and launched Skyland Entertainment; the first and only U.S. company granted a government-issued distribution license to distribute films in China. Kavanaugh was cofounder of Precash/Noventus which sold this year for approximately $400 Million and was a seed investor in ZetaRx renamed Juno the largest Biotec IPO of 2014.