Over the past 25+ years, Tyler Leshney has worked in, and led, organizations across a wide range of sizes and industries. Graduating with a BA with Honors in Government from Harvard University in 1995, Mr. Leshney began his career as an Investment Banking Analyst for Bear, Stearns & Co. Inc., in New York City. Following his analyst program, Mr. Leshney, a Connecticut native, moved to California, joining Trust Company of the West’s Crescent Mezzanine Group as an Associate. Then the largest Private Equity/Mezzanine fund in the country, Mr. Leshney evaluated myriad organizations and industries during his three-year tenure and included investments in the apparel, mining, manufacturing, consumer products, retail, and health care industries.
In 2000, Mr. Leshney joined the venture capital backed Broadband Sports, Inc. – an early leader in the creation of athletes’ personal websites, fantasy sports and sports content. In 2002, Mr. Leshney followed members of the Broadband Sports leadership team into the entertainment services space at Liberty Media’s Ascent Media Corporation. During a nearly five-year tenure, Mr. Leshney held a variety of senior leadership positions and roles. He began as Vice President of Corporate Strategy and M&A but ultimately moved into operations, leading day-to-day management of the company’s Media Division. He helped lead the move and integration into the company’s 105,000 square foot facility in Burbank, CA – the largest single media services facility in the country to this day.
Mr. Leshney joined Deluxe Entertainment Services and founded Deluxe Archive Solutions in 2007. Mr. Leshney was ultimately elevated to the position of Senior Vice President of Operations and reprised his role as Head of the Media Division following the acquisition of his former company, Ascent Media. Mr. Leshney left Deluxe to join LAC Group as Executive Vice President in 2013. Focused on library, information management and archival services, LAC Group works with law firms, government agencies and entertainment studios providing specialized staffing and consulting services.
In June of 2015, Mr. Leshney was named President of Ultra Mobile, a mobile provider on the T-Mobile network. Inc. Magazine named Ultra the #1 Fastest Growing Private Company in America that year. He led all aspects of the company’s operations and was instrumental in the launch of the company’s second brand, Mint Mobile, which recently took on actor Ryan Reynolds as a co-investor/spokesperson.
Mr. Leshney decided to leave Ultra/Mint at the end of 2018 to spend more time with his family and pursue interests in social, philanthropic, and entrepreneurial arenas. He was elected to the Board of Directors of the LGBTQ Center – Long Beach in December of 2019 and is currently working side by side with his wife, Stephanie, on a business venture of their own called Dabble & Dollop. The brand creates ultra-mild mixable children’s bath and body products that can be found at www.dabbleanddollop.com.
Mr. Leshney lives on Naples Island in Long Beach, California with his amazing wife Stephanie, his daughter Nora, his son Parker, his daughter Paige, and their two dogs. Mr. Leshney is a member of the Board of Directors of the Young Presidents Organization of Los Angeles, The Long Beach Symphony and is a former member of the Belmont Shore Parking and Business Development Commission and the Board of Directors for the Association of Moving Image Archivists (AMIA).