Company

About Participant Media

Participant is a global entertainment company founded in 2004 by Jeff Skoll to focus on feature film, television, publishing and digital content that inspires social change. Participant’s more than 55 films include Good Night, and Good Luck, Syriana, An Inconvenient Truth, Food, Inc., Waiting for ‘Superman’, The Help, Contagion and Lincoln. Participant, uniquely, launches campaigns that bring together government entities, foundations, schools, and others to raise awareness and drive people to take action on issues from each film or television show. Pivot, the company’s television network, is available in 45 million homes, serving passionate Millennials (18-34) with a diverse slate of talent and a mix of original series, acquired programming, films and documentaries. Participant’s digital network, TakePart, is a leading source of socially relevant news, opinion, entertainment and information about ways to get involved with the issues that shape our lives. Through its films, social action campaigns, digital network, and its television network, Participant seeks to entertain, encourage and empower every individual to take action.

History of Participant Media (PDF)

Jeff Skoll
Founder & Chairman

Executive Team

Jim Berk
CEO

Jeff Ivers
COO

Bob Murphy
EVP & CFO

Chad Boettcher
EVP, Social Action & Advocacy

Ann Boyd
EVP, Communications

Lynn Heymont
SVP, Human Resources

Film

Jonathan King
EVP, Narrative Films

Diane Weyermann
EVP, Documentary Films

Television

Evan Shapiro
President, Pivot

John Arianas
EVP, Advertising & Brand Solutions, Pivot

Belisa Balaban
EVP, Original Programming

Kent Rees
EVP, Marketing, Scheduling & Operations, Pivot

Stephanie Ruyle
EVP, Distribution, Pivot

Digital

Karina Kogan
EVP, Digital

Scott Roesch
SVP, TakePart.com

TAG

Christopher Gebhardt
EVP, TAG