As vice chairman of MSG Networks Inc., Gregg Seibert assists in setting corporate direction for the media company, which includes two award-winning regional sports and entertainment networks, MSG Network and MSG+. In this role, he works closely with the executive management team on identifying and developing strategic business opportunities that strengthen the company’s brand and represent new opportunities for growth.
MSG Network and MSG+ are home to 10 professional sports teams, delivering live games of the New York Knicks; New York Rangers; New York Islanders; New Jersey Devils; Buffalo Sabres; New York Liberty; New York Red Bulls and the Westchester Knicks, as well as coverage of the New York Giants and Buffalo Bills. Each year, MSG and MSG+ collectively telecast approximately 500 live professional games, along with a comprehensive lineup of other sporting events, including college football and basketball, and critically-acclaimed original programming. The gold standard for regional broadcasting, MSG Networks has won 145 New York Emmy Awards over the past nine years.
Mr. Seibert also serves as vice chairman of The Madison Square Garden Company, which was spun-off from MSG Networks Inc. in 2015. Mr. Seibert played a critical role in this transaction, which made MSG, renowned for its world-famous arena complex, professional sports teams, entertainment properties and historic showplaces, a standalone, public company In addition, Mr. Seibert is vice chairman of AMC Networks Inc., home of award-winning programming networks: AMC, IFC, SundanceTV, and WE tv; feature film label IFC Films; BBC AMERICA (operated through a joint venture with BBC Worldwide); and AMC Networks International, the company’s global division.
Since 2009, Mr. Seibert has also been a member of Cablevision Systems Corporation’s executive team, including serving as chief financial officer, and, most recently as vice chairman. During his time with the media and telecommunications leader, he has helped shape the company’s overall strategy, while playing an instrumental role in a number of its key strategic initiatives, including Cablevision’s spin-offs of The Madison Square Garden Company and AMC Networks, Inc.
Prior to 2009, Mr. Seibert spent two decades at Merrill Lynch, where he held several senior leadership positions. From 2004 to 2009, he served as senior vice president and vice chairman of Merrill Lynch and, before that, was head of Americas Corporate Banking, managing all of Merrill Lynch’s investment banking activities across the United States, Latin America and Canada. Prior to this, he served as co-head of Global Corporate Finance and co-head of the Global Industries and Communications Group, which covered the consumer products, healthcare, media, technology and telecom industries. He joined Merrill Lynch in 1989 as a managing director and head of the Global Media Group and was responsible for all of the company’s investment banking activities in the media and related entertainment industries.
Mr. Seibert received his MBA from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.