Strauss Zelnick

Chief Executive Officer at Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc.

Strauss Zelnick

Strauss Zelnick

Chief Executive Officer at Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc.

Overview
Career Highlights

Vestron, Inc.
Twentieth Century Fox Film Corp.
Direct Holdings Worldwide LLC

RelSci Relationships

4194

Primary Location

New York City, NY

Number of Boards

43

Birthday

1957

Age

62

Number of Awards

2

Interests

Fitness, Cycling

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Former Chief Executive Officer at BMG Rights Management GmbH

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Chief Executive Officer at Starwood Property Trust, Inc.

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Founder at ChiPlatform, Inc.

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Co-Chief Investment Officer & MD at ZMC

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Co-Chief Investment Officer & MD at ZMC

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Co-Chairman-Governors Board at The Paley Center for Media

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Executive Vice President & General Counsel at Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc.

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Regional Director, Office of Overseas Prosecutorial Development, Assistance & Training at United States Department of Justice

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Global Ambassador at Vital Voices Global Partnership, Inc.

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Vice Chairman at Credit Suisse Investment Bank (Bahamas) Ltd.

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Chief Executive Officer at Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc.
Family Members
Sibling In Law
Founder at Pencil, Inc.

PENCIL, Inc. is an American private company located in New York, NY. The firm provides volunteer opportunities for individuals within the business community.

Spouse
Professional at A+B Mediation

Parent-In-Law, Deceased
Former Advisor at Maxam Capital Corp.

Maxam focuses on structured investments in both publicly traded and private Canadian-based companies. They invest in manufacturing, retail, real estate, technology & financial institutions companies. The firm participates in a variety of opportunities including corporate divestitures of non-core assets, MBOs, recapitalizations, distressed debt, bridge loans and public market investments. They invests in common equity (either majority or minority positions) depending on the circumstances.

Parent-In-Law
Member, Board of Trustees at Simon Wiesenthal Center, Inc.

The Simon Wiesenthal Center (often abbreviated SWC), with headquarters in Los Angeles, California, was established in 1977 and named for Nazi hunter Simon Wiesenthal. According to its mission statement, it is "an international Jewish human rights organization dedicated to repairing the world one step at a time. The Center’s multifaceted mission generates changes through the Snider Social Action Institute and education by confronting antisemitism, hate and terrorism, promoting human rights and dignity, standing with Israel, defending the safety of Jews worldwide, and teaching the lessons of the Holocaust for future generations." The Center is accredited as a non-governmental organization (NGO) at the United Nations, the UNESCO, and the Council of Europe.

Education
JD
Class of 1983

Harvard Law School offers an energetic and creative learning environment, a diverse and dedicated faculty—whose expertise spans a broad array of legal subjects—and a student body that comes from every state in the U.S. and more than 70 countries around the world. Approximately 1,900 students attend HLS each year: 1,680 J.D. students, 160 LL.M. students, and 50 S.J.D. candidates. The faculty includes more than 100 full-time professors and more than 150 visiting professors, lecturers on law, and instructors. The curriculum features more than 260 courses and seminars that cover a broad range of traditional and emerging legal fields. A Harvard Law education prepares students for success in law practice, business, public service, teaching, and more. Most HLS students are pursuing a J.D. (Juris Doctor) degree, while many others are earning an LL.M. (Master of Laws) or the S.J.D. (Doctor of Juridical Science). Harvard Law School also offers many joint degree programs, coordinated programs, and concurrent degree opportunities with other schools within Harvard University. The Law School community is also home to numerous research programs and engaging publications, including books, scholarly periodicals, newsletters, and a weekly student newspaper.

MBA
Class of 1983

Harvard Business School (HBS) is the graduate business school of Harvard University in Boston, Massachusetts, United States. The school offers a large full-time MBA program, doctoral programs, and many executive education programs. It owns Harvard Business School Publishing, which publishes business books, leadership articles, online management tools for corporate learning, case studies, and the monthly Harvard Business Review.

BA
Class of 1979

Wesleyan University is known for the excellence of its academic and co-curricular programs. About 2,900 undergraduates—and some 200 graduate students—from around the world pursue their classroom studies, research projects, and co-curricular interests in ways that are demanding and intensely rewarding. Here, on a beautiful campus overlooking the Connecticut River, students learn to do productive and innovative work that makes a positive difference in the world—that’s what Wesleyan is about.

Memberships
Life Member
Current

Council on Foreign Relations, Inc. provides and disseminates ideas on foreign policies to individuals, corporate members, journalists and policy makers. It operates a forum for government officials, students and other interested parties to study and discuss world issues and impact on American foreign policies. The company publishes Foreign Affairs, a magazine that comes out six times a year, along with books and studies by its own scholars. Council on Foreign Relations was founded in 1921 and is headquartered in New York City, NY.

Associate Member
Current

The National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences operates recording professionals membership organization. It is an organization of musicians, producers, engineers, and recording professionals that improves the cultural condition and quality of life for music. The firm provides professional development, cultural enrichment, advocacy, education and human services programs. The company was founded in 1957 and is headquartered in Santa Monica, CA.

Career History
Chief Executive Officer
2011 - Current

Headquartered in New York City, Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. is a leading developer, marketer and publisher of interactive entertainment for consumers around the globe. The Company develops and publishes products through its two wholly-owned labels Rockstar Games and 2K, which publishes its titles under the 2K Games, 2K Sports and 2K Play brands. Our products are designed for console systems, handheld gaming systems and personal computers, including smartphones and tablets, and are delivered through physical retail, digital download, online platforms and cloud streaming services.

Founder
2001 - Current
ZMC

Founded in 2001, ZelnickMedia Corp. is a New York City-based media and entertainment investment firm. They are currently investing from ZM Capital, a media-focused private equity fund.

Advisor
Current

Tube, Inc. engages in the design, development and production of prepackaged computer software. The firm develops and operates network-aware mobile marketing platform that enables advertisers, businesses, and service vendors to increase visibility around their products and services on mobile sites and applications, while funding end users' mobile data consumption. The company was founded by Harjot Saluja and Mung Chiang and is headquartered in Chelmsford, MA.

Boards & Committees
Chairman
Prior

Curtis & Melson Enterprises, Inc. is a minority-owned business that provides technical training services. The company was founded in 2006 and is headquartered in Jacksonville, FL.

Member, Board of Directors
Prior

AOL Moviefone, Inc. provided interactive advertising, information and ticketing services to the motion picture industry and moviegoers through its interactive telephone movie guide, MovieFone and its online service, moviefone.com. The company was founded in 1989 by Adam H. Slutsky and Thomas A. Jarecki. MovieFone was headquartered in New York.

Non-Profit Donations & Grants

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$5,000 - $10K
2013

INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF CAMPS SUPPORTING CHILDREN WITH LIFE-THREATENING DISEASES. THE ORGANIZATION SUPPORTS AN INTERNATIONAL NETWORK OF CAMPS AND PROGRAMS THAT PROVIDE LIFE CHANGING EXPERIENCES TO CHILDREN WITH SERIOUS MEDICAL CONDITIONS.

$10K - $25K
2013

Central Park Conservancy, Inc. maintains and develops the New York Central Park. They offer lawns pruning, trees fertilization, shrubs & flowers plantation, ball fields and playgrounds maintenance, graffiti removing, and monuments conservation. The firm also provides water bodies and woodlands sanitation, erosion control, drainage cleanliness, pollution control, and salvation prevention services. The company was founded in 1980 and is headquartered in New York, NY.

$250K - $1M
2012

TO RAISE FUNDS TO BE CONTRIBUTED TO THE DANA-FARBER CANCER INSTITUTE FOR ITS USE IN CONNECTION WITH THE RESEARCH, TREATMENT, CURE OF AND EDUCATION ABOUT CANCER.

Political Donations
$2,700
2015

Minority Leader at Office of the Senate Minority Leader, Charles Schumer

$2,000
2014

Minority Leader at Office of the Senate Minority Leader, Charles Schumer

$1,000
2014

Senator from Washington

Investments
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Players Lounge, Inc. operates as an online gaming platform. The company was founded by Austin Woolridge, Zach Dixon and Dan Delaney and is headquartered in Brooklyn, NY.

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Payfone, Inc. provides secure mobile authentication services. It offers mobile commerce registry, mobile authentication, fraud monitoring, dynamic payment presentment and direct carrier billing services. The company was founded by Michael C. Brody in March 2008 and is headquartered in New York, NY,

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Drone Racing League, Inc. provides racing gear and simulator products. The company was founded by Nicholas Horbaczewski on May 6, 2015 and is headquartered in New York, NY.

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Awards & Honors
1995
Crain's New York Business Magazine - 40 Under 40
Admitted to the New York Bar
Events
Attendee
Sun Valley, ID, United States
2012 Allen & Company Sun Valley Conference

The Allen & Company Sun Valley Conference is an annual conference hosted and wholly independently funded by private investment firm Allen & Company. The conference has taken place in Sun Valley, Idaho for one week each July since 1983. The conference typically features business leaders, political figures, and major figures in the philanthropic and cultural spheres.

Speaker
Aspen, CO, United States
2010 Aspen Ideas Festival

Aspen Ideas Festival, presented by the Aspen Institute and The Atlantic, continues to broaden its reach and engage with more people than ever before on ideas that matter. A major focus throughout the Festival, which opens today, is increasing live and on-demand video opportunities for online viewers around the world.

Speaker
Los Angeles, CA, United States
2005 Milken Institute Global Conference

The 2005 Milken Institute Global Conference brings together some of the most extraordinary people in the world - from entrepreneurs and executives to philanthropists, scientists and Nobel laureates. Together they explore solutions to today's most pressing social, political and economic challenges.

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