Jim Dolan, executive chairman of The Madison Square Garden Company, said: "We have been considering the addition of new independent directors for some time.Backed by decades of business and investment experience as well as a genuine passion for our business, we are confident that Nelson and Scott will be valuable additions and sources of independent perspectives.
Scott M. Sperling is Co-President of Thomas H. Lee Partners, L.P., a private equity firm that he joined in 1994.
Prior to that, Mr. Sperling
served as a Managing Partner ofThe Aeneas Group, Inc.
, the private capital affiliate of Harvard Management Company, for more than 10 years.
Before that, Mr. Sperling was a senior consultant with the Boston Consulting Group.
Mr. Sperling is currently a director of Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. and iHeartMedia Inc. (formerly CC Media Holdings, Inc.), a portfolio company of Thomas H. Lee Partners, L.P.
He also serves on the boards of the Brigham & Women's/Faulker Hospital Group and Partners Healthcare.
Mr. Sperling previously served on the board of Warner Music Group Corp. and numerous other public and private companies.
r. Sperling's qualifications to serve on our Board include his
decades of business experience investing in and advising companies in a variety of industries, including media and entertainment.
As a result of Mr. Sperling's
leadership of a private equity firm, his
service as a director of both public and private companies and his
consulting and advisory background, Mr. Sperling
has extensive experience collaborating with senior management teams of companies to identify and implement operational and strategic improvements.