After a career in the financial markets as portfolio manager, research analyst, and investment banker focusing principally on the media and telecommunications industries, Les Levi began four years ago to build HC2 Broadcasting, today one of the largest media companies in the US, with more than 230 television stations nationwide. Mr. Levi serves as HC2 Broadcasting’s Managing Director and Head of Business Development. Previously he held senior positions at Plainfield Asset Management, JP Morgan Chase, Merrill Lynch and Drexel Burnham Lambert. Mr. Levi graduated with a BA magna cum laude from New York University, majoring in English. He received his PhD in English and Comparative Literature from Columbia University and an MBA in Finance from the Stern School, New York University. He was previously an Adjunct Professor of Business at the Stern School, NYU, a position he held through 2016.