Richard J. Bressler

President & Chief Financial Officer at iHeartMedia, Inc.

Richard J. Bressler

Richard J. Bressler

President & Chief Financial Officer at iHeartMedia, Inc.

Overview
Career Highlights

Clear Channel Holdings, Inc.
Clear Channel Outdoor Holdings, Inc. (Inactive)
Viacom, Inc.

RelSci Relationships

4662

Number of Boards

31

Birthday

1959

Age

60

Number of Awards

1

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Chairman & Chief Executive Officer at iHeartMedia, Inc.

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Co-President at Thomas H. Lee Partners LP

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Managing Director at Thomas H. Lee Partners LP

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Senior Vice President, Chief Accounting Officer & Assistant Secretary at iHeartMedia, Inc.

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Founder at Abrams Capital Management LP

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Co-Managing Partner at Bain Capital LP

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Founder at Highfields Capital Management

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Co-Chief Executive Officer at 1251 Capital Group, Inc.

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Head, North American Portfolio Group at Bain Capital Private Equity LP

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Managing Director at Bain Capital Private Equity LP

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Richard J. Bressler
President & Chief Financial Officer at iHeartMedia, Inc.
Education
BBA in Accounting
Class of 1979

Adelphi University’s roots reach back to 1863 and the founding of the Adelphi Academy, a private preparatory school in Brooklyn, New York. The Academy was incorporated in 1869 and its Board of Trustees was charged with establishing a first class institution for the broadest and most thorough training, and to make its advantages as accessible as possible to the largest numbers of our population. The school quickly gained a reputation for its innovative curriculum, particularly in physical culture and early childhood education. Adelphi Academy, Brooklyn 1896 The appointment of Charles H. Levermore, Ph.D., as the head of the Academy in 1893 was an important moment in Adelphi’s history. Realizing the city of Brooklyn was without a liberal arts college, Levermore seized the opportunity to establish Adelphi College. Through the efforts of Timothy Woodruff, former lieutenant governor of New York State and future president of Adelphi’s Board of Trustees, Adelphi College, with 57 students and 16 instructors, was granted a charter—one of the earliest charters granted to a coeducational college by the Board of Regents of the State of New York—on June 24, 1896. Henceforth, degrees issued bore the seals of Adelphi College and of the University of the State of New York and were signed by the officers of the College and by the chancellor and the secretary of the University. For the next 25 years, the Academy remained intact yet separate from the College. Over the course of the next 100 years Adelphi grew and changed significantly. In 1929, Adelphi University became the first private, coeducational institution of higher education on Long Island. Since that time, more than 100,000 students have passed through our doors, leaving their mark on the University and the world beyond. Adelphi Cadet Nurse Corps, breaking ground in 1928 Today, Adelphi is thriving. Our colleges and schools include the College of Arts and Sciences; the Gordon F. Derner Institute of Advanced Psychological Studies; the Honors College; the Robert B. Willumstad School of Business; the Ruth S. Ammon School of Education; the School of Nursing; the School of Social Work; and University College. Under the leadership of Robert A. Scott, Ph.D., president of Adelphi since 2000, we have reinvigorated our academic community and invested in our future. Our faculty is leading the way to ensure that our students receive the finest education in the region and that Adelphi continues to serve as a vital resource to our local communities. As we turn our strategic plan into a vision for our future, the campus community has come together to accomplish mutual goals centered on scholarship and student achievement. While universities around the country have been eliminating faculty, Adelphi has hired more than 280 new professors since 2001. Current full- and part-time faculty total 956, with a student/faculty ratio of 10:1. To ensure that our scholars have the resources needed to reach their goals, we have invested millions of dollars in infrastructure. We have renovated our facilities; upgraded our technology and created smart classrooms; dramatically improved our libraries—both facilities and collections; and invested in new equipment, including state-of-the-art lasers for two new physics laboratories, an atomic scanning microscope and a nuclear magnetic resonance machine for the chemistry program, new pianos from Steinway & Sons, and enhanced digital music facilities to support our music and performing arts programs. An ambitious campus expansion project has, over the last decade, resulted in the completion and opening of the Adele and Herbert J. Klapper Center for Fine Arts with space for painting, printmaking, sculpture and ceramics; the Center for Recreation and Sport, containing gyms and an indoor track; the Performing Arts Center (AUPAC) includes a 500-seat Concert Hall and additional performance, rehearsal and classroom space for music, theatre and dance; an outdoor sports complex; a complete renovation of Woodruff Hall with a modern exercise room, pool, teaching gym and classroom; the Alice Brown Early Learning Center; and additional parking. Adelphi today Scholars throughout the University are making significant contributions to their disciplines. In recent years, Adelphi faculty members have been recognized as Fulbright and Hartford Scholars, and have received funding from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the National Institutes of Health and the National Science Foundation. The School of Social Work is accredited for the maximum time that the accrediting agency grants. In fact, our School of Social Work was reaccredited with no recommendations for improvement by the Council on Social Work Education’s site evaluation committee, and the School’s self-study document so impressed the council that it is now used as a model in reaccreditation training sessions for other programs. Currently, nearly 8,000 students are thriving in our classrooms, in our programs, on our sports fields at the main Garden City campus and at centers in Manhattan, Hauppauge, and Poughkeepsie. Our students have gone on to achieve awards and national recognition for their scholarship, service and leadership. Adelphi also seeks to serve its locality, state and nation through the research and practice of its faculty; the strengthening of ties between the professional schools and community; the staging of distinguished cultural events at its campuses; and most essentially, the education of a generation of future leaders and informed citizens, professionals, and community members.

Career History
President & Chief Financial Officer
2013 - Current

iHeartMedia, Inc. is an audio company, which engages in the provision of media and entertainment services. It specializes in radio, digital, outdoor, mobile, social, live events, on-demand entertainment, and information services. It operates through the following segments: iHeartMedia (iHM), Americas Outdoor Advertising, International Outdoor Advertising, and Other. The iHM segment provides media and entertainment services via broadcast and digital delivery and includes its national syndication business. The Americas and International Outdoor Advertising segment consists outdoor advertising services in respective geographic regions using various digital and traditional display types. The Other segment refers to the media representation business, Katz Media Group, which is ancillary to its other businesses. The company was founded by L. Lowry Mays and B. J. McCombs in 1972 and is headquartered in San Antonio, TX.

President & Chief Financial Officer
2013 - Current

iHeartCommunications, Inc. provides outdoor advertising services and operates as radio broadcasting stations. It operates through Media and Entertainment, America's outdoor advertising and International outdoor Advertising segments. The company was founded in 1972 and is headquartered in San Antonio, TX.

President, Chief Operating Officer, Chief Financial Officer & Director
2013 - Current

iHeartMedia Capital I LLC operates radio broadcasting stations. It offers radio broadcasting, program syndication, entertainment, traffic data distribution, and music research services, as well as online and mobile services and products for national audiences and local communities. The company was founded on February 11, 2008 and is headquartered in San Antonio, TX.

Boards & Committees
Member, Compensation Committee
2013 - Prior

iHeartMedia, Inc. is an audio company, which engages in the provision of media and entertainment services. It specializes in radio, digital, outdoor, mobile, social, live events, on-demand entertainment, and information services. It operates through the following segments: iHeartMedia (iHM), Americas Outdoor Advertising, International Outdoor Advertising, and Other. The iHM segment provides media and entertainment services via broadcast and digital delivery and includes its national syndication business. The Americas and International Outdoor Advertising segment consists outdoor advertising services in respective geographic regions using various digital and traditional display types. The Other segment refers to the media representation business, Katz Media Group, which is ancillary to its other businesses. The company was founded by L. Lowry Mays and B. J. McCombs in 1972 and is headquartered in San Antonio, TX.

Member, Nominating & Governance Committee
2011 - 2013

Nielsen NV is a global performance management company. It provides clients with a comprehensive understanding of consumers and consumer behavior. It delivers critical media and marketing information, analytics and manufacturer and retailer expertise marketing consumer information, television and other media measurement, online intelligence, mobile measurement, trade shows and related assets. The company operates its business through two reporting segments: What Consumers Buy and What Consumers Watch & listen. The What Consumers Buy segment provides retail transactional measurement data, consumer behavior information and analytics primarily to businesses in the consumer packaged goods industry. This segment is organized into two areas: Information, which provides retail scanner and consumer panel-based measurement, and Insights, which provides a broad range of analytics. Its Buy products and services enables clients to better manage their brands, uncover new sources of demand, launch and grow new products, analyze their sales, improve their marketing mix and establish more effective consumer relationships. The What Consumers Watch and listen segment provides viewership and listening data, and analytics primarily to the media and advertising industries for television, radio, online and mobile viewing, and listening platforms. This segment offers national and local television audience measurement services, including more than one screen, unduplicated reach, cause and effect analysis, and program viewing behavior testing; digital audience measurement services, such as digital media and market research, audience analytics, and social media measurement; mobile measurement services comprising measurement and consumer research for telecom and media companies in the mobile telecommunications industry; and advertiser solutions. It provides radio audience measurement services such as information on consumers lifestyles, shopping patterns, and use of media to radio, advertisers and advertising agencies, local cable television companies, national cable and broadcast television networks, and out-of-home media sales organizations. The company was formerly known as Nielsen Holdings NV. The company was founded by Arthur C. Nielsen, Sr. in 1923 and is headquartered in New York, NY.

Director
Prior - 2009

American Media Operations, Inc. publishes general magazines. It offers National Enquirer, Globe, Star, National Examiner, Weekly World News, Sun, Country Weekly, Country Music magazine, MIRA, Auto World magazine, and other monthly magazines. The company was founded in 1981 and is headquartered in Boca Raton, FL.

Chairman
Prior

Center for Communication is an independent nonprofit media forum with 501(c) (3) status that was founded in 1980 by the late Dr. Frank Stanton, president of CBS Corp. The mission is to bridge the gap between the media and entertainment industry and the colleges and universities. The Center’s extensive program of 45 FREE seminars and workshops picks up where the academic world leaves off, offering students the opportunity to experience firsthand the inner-workings of the media industry, and learn from leading professionals in all fields of media and communications.

Member, Board of Visitors
Prior

The Fuqua School of Business (pronounced /'fju?kw?/) is the business school of Duke University in Durham, North Carolina, United States. It currently enrolls 1,340 students in degree-seeking programs. These programs include the Daytime Master of Business Administration (MBA), the Global Executive MBA, the Cross Continent MBA, the Weekend Executive MBA, Master of Management Studies: Foundations of Business, Master of Management in Clinical Informatics (MMCi), Master of Management Studies (in partnership with the Seoul National University), joint degree programs (including joint degrees in medicine, law, environmental management, forestry, public policy, and nursing), a one-year Master of Management Studies program in Kunshan, China (starting) 2012 and a Ph.D. program. Additionally, Duke Executive Education and Duke Corporate Education offer non-degree business education and professional development programs.

Non-Profit Donations & Grants

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$25K - $50K
2004

The New School provides education services. It offers art, design, liberal arts, environment, global issues, media and technology, and social science courses. The firm also offers undergraduate, graduate and adult programs. The company was founded in 1919 and is headquartered in New York, NY.

Political Donations
$1,000
2011

Ambassador to New Zealand at United States Department of State

$700
2009

Representative from Massachusetts's 7th Congressional District

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iHeartCommunications, Inc. raised money in a private placement transaction

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iHeartCommunications, Inc. raised money in a private placement transaction

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iHeartCommunications, Inc. raised money in a private placement transaction

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Awards & Honors
CPA (Certified Public Accountant)
Events
Speaker
Westin New York at Times Square-New York, NY
2013 UBS Global Media and Communications Conference

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