Hugh Panero


Hugh Panero has served as a member of our Board since August 2010. Mr. Panero is the owner of Yellow Brick Road Ventures, LLC, a privately-held company which consults and invests in a variety of entertainment and technology companies. He is also an Adjunct Professor and former Shapiro Fellow at The George Washington University’s School of Media and Public Affairs, Washington, DC. From February 2012 to February 2013, Mr. Panero served as the Chief Executive Officer of Popdust, Inc., a digital music-oriented platform. From 2008 to 2011, he served as a Venture Partner with New Enterprise Associates, Inc. (NEA), a venture capital firm, where he focused on consumer technology opportunities. Mr. Panero was the co-founder of XM Satellite Radio, Inc. and served as its Chief Executive Officer from 1998 to 2007. He holds a B.A. in Government and Sociology from Clark University and an M.B.A. from Baruch College.