Beau Ferrari is Executive Vice President of Operations for Univision Networks at Univision Communications Inc., the leading media company serving Hispanic America. In this capacity, he has responsibility for operations and helping to manage the growth and profitability of Univision’s content offerings across its entertainment, news, sports and cable platforms, including Univision Network, UniMás Network, and Univision Cable Networks which has expanded to Galavisión, Univision Deportes Network, Univision tlnovelas, FOROtv and a suite of six cable offerings – De Película, De Película Clásico, Bandamax, Ritmoson, Telehit and Clásico TV.
Mr. Ferrari also has responsibility as the interim CEO & General Manager of the Univision and Disney/ABC News joint venture for its 24-hour English language news and lifestyle cable network and digital content platform. Prior to this he served as the interim Co-Head of Univision Sports, overseeing operations, sports programming across platforms and the launch of Univision’s 24-hour sports cable network, Univision Deportes Network. Mr. Ferrari also previously served as Chief of Staff/Special Assistant to the CEO of Univision Communications, reporting directly to the CEO. In this capacity, he helped manage the Company’s operations, strategic initiatives and personnel across Univision’s networks, local television and radio assets, as well as interactive and mobile platforms. He is a member of Univision’s executive strategy board, and is involved across corporate functions including business development, corporate communications and government relations.
Prior to joining Univision, he served as co-founder and partner of Royal Palm Capital Partners, a private equity investment and management firm. His responsibilities included extensive experience as an officer and director of several public and private companies. Mr. Ferrari began his career as an investment banker with Morgan Stanley & Co. in New York.
Mr. Ferrari is a Term Member of the Council on Foreign Relations. Mr. Ferrari is also involved in leading innovative economic development initiatives for the state of Florida. In 2008, he was appointed by the Governor of Florida to the Board of the Institute for Commercialization of Public Research, a non-profit organization which focuses on building the state’s venture capital and technology economies. Mr. Ferrari was named Chairman of the Board and has served since that time. He is a member of the Board’s Audit and Compensation Committees. Previously, he has also worked at the White House in the Office of Vice President of the United States.
Mr. Ferrari holds an MBA from Columbia Business School and graduated from Georgetown University, magna cum laude, with a double major in Finance and International Business.