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Bernadette Aulestia

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Bernadette Aulestia is global media executive, advisor and corporate board director. Most recently she was President, Global Distribution, for Home Box Office, Inc., overseeing $7 billion in annual revenue and all distribution operations of the company’s services and platforms worldwide. Ms. Aulestia was responsible for framing the vision and business strategy of the company and its global operations. She spearheaded HBO’s transformation from a traditional media company (appointment TV) into an agile, on-demand powerhouse with streaming, digital services worldwide. Aulestia joined HBO in 1997.

Prior to joining HBO, Aulestia worked at Univision Communications, Inc., Turner Broadcasting Systems, Inc., and Kidder, Peabody Inc. Aulestia holds a BA in Economics and Development Studies from Brown University where she is currently a Trustee. Bernadette is Vice Chairman and board member of the T. Howard Foundation and has been a TechStars mentor for the past five years. She is also an independent Board Director of the Denny’s Corporation (DENN: NASDAQ).