Peter Guber, a prominent figure in the entertainment industry for over 30 years, serves as Owner of the Golden State Warriors. As co-managing partner, he and Joe Lacob were the driving forces behind the current ownership group’s bid to purchase the Warriors in 2010. This past season, the Warriors captured the organization’s first NBA Championship in 40 years to culminate the most successful three-year run in franchise history. In the summer of 2014, the Warriors were named “Sports Team of the Year” by the Sports Business Journal/Daily, in recognition of the organization’s innovative and successful business practices.
Guber brings lifelong experience in sports and location-based entertainment, recognizing the importance of enhancing every aspect of fan experience. In May 2012, Guber joined Lacob, then-NBA Commissioner David Stern and San Francisco Mayor Edwin Lee, in announcing the Warriors’ intention to build a privately financed sports and entertainment complex in San Francisco. That vision took a giant leap forward when, in April of 2014, the Warriors announced the purchase of land in The City’s Mission Bay neighborhood, where the team intends to build the new state-of-the-art sports and entertainment center.
One of the most successful executives and entrepreneurs in the entertainment and communications industries, Guber’s impressive resume includes serving as the Chairman & CEO of Sony Pictures Entertainment, President of Columbia Pictures, Chairman and CEO of Polygram Entertainment and Co-Owner and Co-Chairman of Casablanca Record & Filmworks. Among the films he personally produced or executive produced are Rain Man (Academy Award - Best Picture), Batman, The Color Purple, Midnight Express, Gorillas in the Mist, The Witches of Eastwick, Missing and Flashdance. Guber’s personal movies have earned over $3 billion worldwide, while also garnering more than 50 Academy Award nominations.
Guber is the Founder and CEO of Mandalay Entertainment, a visionary multimedia venture spanning movies, TV, sports, and digital media. Mandalay's feature films include Soul Surfer, The Kids Are All Right, Bernie, Donnie Brasco, and Sleepy Hollow, among many others.
Guber expanded Mandalay into a national entertainment sports provider where he currently serves as Chairman of the Board of Directors and is the Managing Director of Mandalay Baseball LLC, a joint venture with ownership of the Los Angeles Dodgers that recently acquired the Triple-A affiliated Minor League Baseball franchise in Oklahoma City, and commencing with the 2015 baseball season, became the Triple-A affiliate of the Dodgers.
Guber, together with Guggenheim Group and Magic Johnson, acquired the Los Angeles Dodgers in May 2012. Under their ownership, the franchise has won the 2013 and 2014 National League West championships. He is also an owner and Chairman of Dick Clark Productions, a leading independent producer of television programming including such perennial hits as the American Music Awards, Golden Globe Awards, Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve, and So You Think You Can Dance.
Guber is Chairman of Mandalay Sports Media, a partnership with Mike Tollin, Emmy and Peabody Award-winning film and television producer/director, and CAA Sports, the world's leading athlete representation agency.
Guber is a full professor at UCLA, teaching at the Anderson School of Management and the School of Theater Film Television and Digital Media. He is a member of the UCLA Foundation Board of Trustees, as well as the winner of UCLA's prestigious Service Award for his accomplishments in association with the school. Guber is the founding member of the Board of Advisors for the Center for Managing Enterprises in Media, Entertainment & Sports (MEMES) at the UCLA Anderson School of Management.
Guber served as the co-host of the critically acclaimed television show, Shootout, for six years on American Movie Classics cable network. AMC moved Guber's talents to prime time with Story Makers, a series of one hour specials on the cable network. Guber was most recently seen on Starz/Encore as co-host of In the House, a weekly news and interview show focusing on industry trends in pop culture. He can currently be seen as an Entertainment and Media Analyst on Fox Business News.
A noted author, Guber's third book, Tell To Win - Connect, Persuade, and Triumph with the Hidden Power of Story, was published by Crown Business on March 1, 2011, and became an instant #1 New York Times bestseller. Fortune magazine chose Tell To Win as one of its "5 Business Books You Can Really Use" and Hudson Booksellers, retail book stores in airports throughout North America, chose Tell To Win as one of the "5 Best Business Books of the Year." Tell to Win is in its 13th printing.
Guber was recruited by Columbia Pictures out of NYU’s Graduate School of Business, where he was pursuing an MBA. He holds a BA, Master of Law and Juris Doctorate degrees. He received his honorary doctorate in Fine Arts from the University of Connecticut, was named Albert Gallatin Fellow at New York University; is a recipient of Syracuse University’s George Arents Pioneer Award, the highest honor that can be given to an alumnus, for his distinguished work in film; and is also a recipient of USC’s Dean’s Award for National Business Leadership.