Peter GuberCo-Executive Chairman & Co-Founder
Peter Guber is co-Executive Chairman and Co-Founder of aXiomatic. With nearly five decades of experience in entertainment, Peter Guber has had success in a variety of industries, including film, music, television, sports, and technology. His entry into esports underscores his continued drive to invest in and shape the future of sports and entertainment.
Guber began his career in film at Columbia Pictures in 1968, where he quickly rose through the ranks to become Studio Chief. At Columbia and later as an independent producer, Guber helped produce some of history’s best films including Taxi Driver, Close Encounters, and the Academy Award Nominee and Golden Globe Best Picture winner, Midnight Express.
After Columbia Pictures, Guber co-founded Casablanca Records and Filmworks with Neil Bogart, which produced the music for the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics and iconic scores and films such as Flashdance. Later, Guber went on to form his own companies and produced a string of hits that included The Color Purple, Gorillas in the Mist, Batman and Rain Man — which won the Academy Award for Best Picture. In 1989, Sony Pictures bought Guber’s public company and named him Chairman and CEO of Sony Entertainment.
In 1995, in a joint venture with Sony, Guber formed Mandalay Entertainment, which he owns and operates to this day. Through Mandalay, Guber continues to influence audiences in film and television and has expanded his reach and touch into sports and technology, creating experiences for new audiences of all ages.
In 2010, Guber and Joe Lacob partnered to acquire the Golden State Warriors. The business enterprise soon became three-time NBA Champions (2014-15, 2016-17 and 2017-18). They are leading the charge to build the Chase Center, a billion-dollar, privately financed, state-of-the-art venue for the Warriors in San Francisco, set to open fall 2019.
In 2012, Guber, together with Mark Walter of Guggenheim and Magic Johnson, acquired the Los Angeles Dodgers. Additionally, he owns and serves as Managing Partner of the Dodgers’ Triple AAA affiliate, the Oklahoma City Dodgers.
In 2014, Guber became owner and Executive Chairman of the Los Angeles Football Club. Led by a robust and diversified ownership group, LAFC built the Banc of California Stadium, a new venue for sports and entertainment in Downtown Los Angeles. LAFC made history in its inaugural season when it sold out all 17 of its home matches, scored an expansion team record 57 points, and sent the most players of any team in MLS to the World Cup.
Peter Guber is an investor, board member, and Chairman of the Strategic Advisory Board for NextVR, a leader of live and on-demand VR broadcasting that provides fans with extraordinary access to the world’s greatest sporting events, concerts, cinematic productions and more.
Peter Guber is a Regent of the University of California and has been a professor at UCLA for 40 years. He is a noted author with works including “Shootout: Surviving Fame and (Mis)Fortune in Hollywood”, which became a 7-year television series on AMC which he hosted. He wrote the cover article for the Harvard Business Review titled “The Four Truths of the Storyteller”. His most recent business book, “Tell To Win – Connect, Persuade, and Triumph with the Hidden Power of Story”, became an instant #1 New York Times bestseller.