W. Randall Jones

Managing Director, Media, Entertainment & Talent Acquisition at Patriarch Partners LLC

W. Randall Jones

W. Randall Jones

Managing Director, Media, Entertainment & Talent Acquisition at Patriarch Partners LLC

Biography

Randy has 30 years of management experience in the media and entertainment sector. He is the founder of Worth Magazine, the former Publisher of Esquire, the youngest publisher of a major magazine in history when, at age 29, he took the helm of the men's lifestyle monthly. As a serial entrepreneur, Mr. Jones spearheaded the launch of The American Benefactor—the first magazine about philanthropy from the donor’s perspective, revitalized Civilization: The Magazine of the Library of Congress and invested in and launched numerous media related companies. Random House published his first book, The Greatest Stock Picks of All Time, in 2004 and Hachette published his most recent book, The Richest Man in Town.

Randy sits on the boards of Wilmington Trust New York and American Idea Lab. In addition, Jones is a member of the Young Presidents Organization (YPO), the Creative Coalition, and the Committee to Encourage Corporate Philanthropy. To satiate his passion for economic education, Mr. Jones has served as a board member of the National Council for Economic Education. The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of America recently honored him as "Philanthropist of the Year."

A graduate of the University of Georgia’s School of Journalism, Jones was honored to receive the school's John E. Drewry Award as the outstanding alumnus of the year, and he was awarded the Alumni Merit Award—the highest honor awarded to an alumnus of the University of Georgia.

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Worth Magazine

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Chief Executive Officer at DURA Automotive Systems, Inc.

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President & Chief Executive Officer at Acme International Enterprises, Inc.

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Chief Executive Officer at Libertas Copper LLC

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President at Worth Magazine

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Founder at Blue Chip Venture Co. Ltd.

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Executive Director Communications & Media Relations at Patriarch Partners LLC

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Managing Director, Human Resources Platform at Patriarch Partners LLC

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Executive Vice President, Merchandising at Five Below, Inc.

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Chief Executive Officer at Rand McNally & Co.

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Chief Executive Officer at Intrepid U.S.A., Inc.

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Managing Director, Media, Entertainment & Talent Acquisition at Patriarch Partners LLC
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YPO (Young Presidents’ Organization) connects people with successful young chief executives in a global network unlike any other. Founded in 1950 in New York City by a young president named Ray Hickok, the organization unites approximately 20,000 business leaders in more than 120 countries around a shared mission: Better Leaders Through Education and Idea Exchange. A great deal has changed since YPO’s founding but certain things have remained the same: the value of a peer network and trusted mentors, the importance of ongoing education, and the need for a “safe haven” where issues can be aired in an environment of confidentiality. Over the past six decades, YPO has maintained its core commitment to these ideals while embracing change with each successive generation of young business leaders.

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The Committee Encouraging Corporate Philanthropy is the only international forum of business CEOs and chairpersons focused exclusively on corporate philanthropy. CECP’s mission is to lead the business community in raising the level and quality of corporate philanthropy. We offer our members essential resources, including a proprietary online benchmarking tool, networking programs, research, and opportunities for best-practice sharing. CECP believes that discipline applies to philanthropy, like any other business function. When companies demonstrate programmatic effectiveness, fiscal accountability, and good stewardship in their philanthropic programs, society and business both stand to benefit greatly. Through innovative programs like those aimed at eradicating disease or raising childhood literacy rates, companies can also improve employee retention and heighten brand recognition.

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The Creative Coalition is a nonpartisan social and public advocacy organization of the arts and entertainment community. The company was founded in 1989 and is headquartered in New York, NY.

Career History
Founder
1992 - ?

Worth, published by SANDOW (www.sandow.com), addresses the relevant financial, legal and lifestyle issues unique to high net worth individuals. With stories ranging from dynamic wealth creators to expert advice on wealth management, the magazine is organized into three sections: ‘Make’ focuses on wealth creation and entrepreneurship; ‘Grow’ centers on wealth management and investing; and ‘Live’ highlights philanthropy, lifestyle and passion investing and includes CURATOR, a new section devoted to luxury products, services and experiences. Worth is mailed six times a year to individuals listed on a proprietary database of high net worth households in major markets. The magazine is also available on a limited basis at select newsstands, with a cover price of $18.95, and via SANDOW’s exclusive network of newsstands at leading private airports nationwide. Worth has a rate base of 125,000 and is audited by BPA.

Managing Director, Media, Entertainment & Talent Acquisition
Tenure Unconfirmed

Patriarch Partners specializes in investments in distressed companies. They focus on building value within their portfolio companies while seeking to sustain and create jobs in the US. The firm's investments include direct equity and secured loans. Patriarch Partners seeks to acquire undervalued companies in which time, capital and sound strategy can rescue the business and restore value. The firm invests in the following sectors: (1) aerospace (2) automotive (3) consumer products (4) healthcare, staffing and business services (5) manufacturing and distribution (6) manufacturing and engineering (7) media and entertainment (8) technology and (9) textiles. Patriarch Partners focuses on building value within their portfolio companies and their investors with the goal of sustaining and creating jobs in the US. The firm concentrates on invigorating brand names that have produced historic and quality products. They invest in companies that have an important position in the community but have been left behind due to the absence of technology, insufficient capital or an inability to adapt to shifting markets. Historically, Patriarch Partners has made controlling investments in two-thirds of their portfolio companies. Patriarch Partners' investment horizon is 3 to 5 years.

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Esquire is a men's magazine, published in the U.S. by the Hearst Corporation. Founded in 1932, it flourished during the Great Depression under the guidance of founder and editor Arnold Gingrich.

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The Council for Economic Education focuses on personal finance and economic education for K-12 students. Its programs include national economics challenge, smart-X, curriculum support, teacher awards and professional development. The company was founded in 2009 and is headquartered in New York, NY.

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