Santa Monica, CA -- (SBWIRE) -- 02/11/2015 -- Business Rockstars, LLC, the largest content platform for entrepreneurs across broadcast, mobile, & social media, announced today that Thom Beers, a two-time Emmy Award winning producer and CEO of FremantleMedia North America (FMNA), has made an equity investment in Business Rockstars and has joined the board of directors. Beers joins Steve Lehman, chairman of Business Rockstars and former CEO of Premiere Networks, along with co-founder, president, and super-connector Ken Rutkowski, as well as their recent addition, Andy Schuon, co-founder of REVOLT Media & TV.
"People like to follow 'smart money,' and my investment is a strong endorsement and recognition of the platform, and partners of Business Rockstars," said Beers. "By leveraging television content and major media relationships Business Rockstars will surely continue to grow and reach their goals. I'm glad to be part of their bright future."
Beers brings more than 25 years of experience and success to Business Rockstars, producing some of the most recognizable TV shows such as American Idol, America's Got Talent, The Price is Right and Family Feud, not to mention multiple shows on the Discovery Channel and A&E family of networks, including 13-time Emmy Award winner Deadliest Catch, Ax Men, Storage Wars, Bering Sea Gold and Ice Road Truckers.
The addition of Beers to Business Rockstars' board of directors will bring additional exposure and add credibility to the company from the media & television community. His investment presents much opportunity to Business Rockstars as it plans to align with a major TV company for possible future content.
"Thom Beers is a Rockstar," said Steve Lehman, Chairman of Business Rockstars. He is one of the brightest guys in TV today. He's intuitive, smart and will be a huge asset in helping to expand our TV and Over the Top, OTT content platform.
About Thom Beers
Thom Beers is currently CEO of FremantleMedia North America (FMNA). As CEO, Beers is responsible for the overall management and business performance of FMNA and its portfolio of companies, including Original Productions and 495 Productions. Within these, Beers oversees the development, production and business operations of over 600 hours of network, cable, syndicated and digital programming. These programs include American Idol (FOX), America's Got Talent (NBC), Family Feud (SYN), Let's Make A Deal (CBS), The Price Is Right (CBS), The Great Christmas Light Fight (ABC), Deadliest Catch (Discovery), Married to Medicine (Bravo), Party Down South (CMT), Ice Road Truckers (HISTORY), Storage Wars (A&E), The Returned (A&E) and Celebrity Name Game (SYN) among others. For more about Thom Beers visit: http://www.fremantlemedia.com/About_Us/Board_of_Directors.aspx
About Business Rockstars
Business Rockstars is the content platform for entrepreneurs across Broadcast, mobile, and social, that brings together some of the world's biggest and most accomplished CEOs as well as successful small business owners and entrepreneurs. Business Rockstars currently airs 2 hours daily, Monday-Friday from 10:00-12:00 PST, from our Santa Monica Studios in the heart of Silicone Beach. Business Rockstars airs Nationally in 100+ Radio Markets, and is heard Digitally on iTunes, tunein, stitcher, and iHeart, Business Rockstars video is featured on YAHOO! and live streaming on YouTube and businessrockstars.com, daily. Business Rockstars has 360,000 Twitter followers and 350,000 Facebook likes.
Noteworthy Business Rockstars partners and investors include Steve Lehman – Founder and former CEO of Premiere Networks, Andy Schuon, former President of Infinity Broadcasting (now CBS Radio) and Co-Founder of REVOLT with Sean "Diddy" Combs and super-connector Ken Rutkowski, a regular guest & correspondent for FOX, NPR, ABC and former technology host on CNET. Rutkowski founded and is CEO of METal International (Media, Entertainment, Technology, Alpha Leaders) a powerful 1,600 member organization, boasting 6 billionaires, top CEOs, VCs & Entrepreneurs.
For more information and air times, please visit www.businessrockstars.com
Press Contact: Nicole Rodrigues, Nicole@nrprgroup.com , 650-815-5069
Company Name: Business Rockstars
Contact Person: Maya Ross
City: Santa Monica
Country: United States