President and CEO, The Tornante Company; Trustee, The Aspen Institute
Michael Eisner is founder of The Tornante Company, a privately held firm that invests in and incubates companies and opportunities in media and entertainment. Through Tornante, Eisner founded Tornante Animation and with partners acquired The Topps Company, a creator and brand marketer of sports cards, entertainment products, and confectionery. Eisner has been a leader in the entertainment industry for four decades, notably as chairman and CEO of The Walt Disney Company, a position he held from 1984 to 2005. He has also been president of Paramount Pictures and began his career at ABC. Eisner is a trustee of the Aspen Institute.