Mark Shapiro
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Shapiro is the third rung in Endeavor’s leadership triumvirate, alongside CEO Ariel Emanuel and executive chairman Patrick Whitesell. But while he tends not to get the press or the praise, the former ESPN and Six Flags exec has played a vital role in the company’s ongoing transformation from a mere tenpercentery to a multipronged media and live events behemoth since he came aboard in 2018. Shapiro was a key player in the company’s IPO in April 2021 that raised $551 million, as well as its recent acquisitions of betting engine technology company Open Bet for $800 million, a 55% stake in collector car auctioneer and live events company Barrett-Jackson for $251 million and the $785 million sale of an 80% interest in the scripted production arm of Endeavor Content to Korea’s CJ Group. 


  • dick clark productions
  • ESPN
  • Endeavor


  • University of Iowa (IA, USA)

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Endeavor Promotes Mark Shapiro to President

Endeavor Promotes Mark Shapiro to President

After four years overseeing content operations at IMG, Mark Shapiro has been promoted to president of Endeavor.Shapiro's elevation to the newly created post comes as Endeavor has expanded dramatically during the past few years, starting with its acquisition of IMG in 2014. Endeavor is now the parent company of WME, IMG, UFC and other content and talent representation assets.Shapiro, formerly a senior executive with ESPN and Dick Clark Productions, joined IMG shortly after the acquisition in the role of chief...


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