Harry Evans Sloan
Vice Chairman of the Board
Harry Evans Sloan has served on our Board since April 2020 and serves as Vice Chairman of DraftKings. Mr. Sloan is a media investor, entrepreneur and studio executive. Since 2011, Mr. Sloan has co-founded seven special purpose acquisition companies with his partners, including Jeff Sagansky and Eli Baker, raising aggregate gross proceeds of over $5 billion. Mr. Sloan served as Chairman and Founder of Screaming Eagle Acquisition Corp, (NASDAQ: SCRMU) which completed it’s $750 million IPO in January 2022 and three months later announced a merger with Boston-based Ginkgo Bioworks Inc. (NYSE: DNA) in a deal valued at $17.5 billion and serves on their board. Mr. Sloan is the co-founder, Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of Soaring Eagle Acquisition Corp. (NASDAQ: SRNGU), which completed its $1.725 billion IPO in February 2021. Prior to Soaring Eagle, he served as Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of Flying Eagle Acquisition Corp., which raised $690 million in its initial public offering in March 2020, and, in December 2020, completed its initial business combination with Skillz Inc. (NYSE: SKLZ), a technology company that enables game developers to monetize their content through fun and fair multi-player competition. Mr. Sloan was a director of Skillz Inc. until August 2022. Prior to Flying Eagle, Mr. Sloan was a founding investor of Diamond Eagle Acquisition Corp., which raised $400 million in its initial public offering in May 2019 and in April 2020 completed its initial business combination with the Company. Prior to Diamond Eagle, Mr. Sloan was a founding investor of Platinum Eagle, which raised $325 million in its initial public offering in January 2018, completed its initial business combination in March 2019 with Target Logistics Management, LLC and RL Signor Holdings, LLC and changed its name to Target Hospitality Corp. (NASDAQ: TH). Target Hospitality is a vertically integrated specialty rental and hospitality services company. Prior to Platinum Eagle, Mr. Sloan was a founding investor of Double Eagle, which raised $500 million in its initial public offering in September 2015. Double Eagle completed its business combination in November 2017, in which its wholly-owned subsidiary acquired 90% of the shares of Williams Scotsman. In the transaction, Double Eagle changed its name to WillScot Corporation and subsequently to WillScot Mobile Mini Holdings Corp. (NASDAQ: WSC). WSC is a specialty rental services market leader providing modular space and portable storage solutions to diverse end markets across North America. From October 2005 to August 2009, Mr. Sloan served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Inc., a motion picture, television, home entertainment, and theatrical production and distribution company, and thereafter continued as non-executive chairman until December 2010. Throughout his entrepreneurial career, Mr. Sloan was responsible for the creation or sponsorship of three successful public companies in the media and entertainment industries: Lions Gate Entertainment Corp., an independent motion picture and television production company, New World Entertainment Ltd., an independent motion picture and television production company, and SBS Broadcasting, S.A., a European broadcasting group, operating commercial television, premium pay channels, radio stations and related print businesses in Western and Central and Eastern Europe, which he founded in 1990. He has served on the board of ZeniMax Media Inc., an independent producer of interactive gaming and web content, since 1999. Mr. Sloan began his career as an entertainment lawyer with Sloan, Kuppin and Ament, a law firm he founded. He currently serves on the University of California, Los Angeles Anderson School of Management Board of Visitors, the Executive Board of the UCLA School of Theatre, Film and Television, the Harry and Florence Sloan Family Foundation, and the board of directors of the Pacific Council on International Policy. He is also an Associate Professor at the UCLA Anderson School of Management. Mr. Sloan received his J.D. from Loyola Law School and his B.A. from the University of California, Los Angeles.