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Kay Koplovitz

Springboard Enterprises
Co-Founder
Kay Koplovitz Founder of USA Network, and Chairman and CEO of Koplovitz & Co. LLC. Kay Koplovitz is the Founder of USA Network, and the Sci-Fi Channel and USA Networks International and the visionary who created the business model for cable networks by introducing the concept of two revenue streams – licensing and advertising. . Ms. Koplovitz served as Chairperson & CEO until the company was sold for $4.5 Billion in 1998. Presently, Ms. Koplovitz is the Chairman of the Board of Fifth & Pacific (Formerly Liz Claiborne Inc.) She is a Board Member of CA Technology, as well as ION Media. She has also served on the boards of Oracle, Nabisco, Instinet and General Re. In 1998, President Clinton appointed Ms. Koplovitz to chair the National Women in Business Council. While serving in that capacity, in 2000, Ms. Koplovitz co-created Springboard Enterprises to raise venture capital for women entrepreneurs. Springboard Enterprises has raised over $5.billion in new capital. She is the author of, Bold Women, Big Ideas (May ’02), Re-released Oct. 2011 as an e-book, which she wrote to inform and inspire women entrepreneurs to create wealth through equity. Ms. Koplovitz is a frequent speaker and contributor on media, capital formation, corporate governance and leadership.