• As the CEO of FactoryMade Ventures, John Fogelman leverages relationships with leading talent in Hollywood to craft venture-building opportunities. Prior to FactoryMade, Fogelman was a top agent and board member at William Morris Endeavor (WME). As overseer of the worldwide Motion Picture and Strategic Planning & Business Development departments, he was one of the principal architects of the merger between legacy WMA and Endeavor.
    • A veteran agent, Fogelman's clients included prominent talent such as J.J. Abrams, Michael Bay, Selma Hayek, Courteney Cox Arquette, Whoopi Goldberg, Kevin Spacey and Eric Bana as well as corporate clients Hasbro, Inc. and HSN. In 2010, Vanity Fair recognized 3 of his clients: Bay and Abrams in the Hollywood Top 10 and Hasbro as the "prestige supplier of film properties."
    • Fogelman's prior work includes helping to design the businesses for Bad Robot, Bay Films and Platinum Dunes, and creating Bad Robot's film deal at Paramount and TV production pact with Warner Brothers Television.
    • Fogelman also led a team that signed and expanded Hasbro's entertainment businesses. In Hasbro's film business, he helped devise a strategy that involved top writers and directors early on in the creative and toy-development process. In addition to enabling feature films for the Transformers, GI Joe and Battleship films, his group created and brokered a slate of Hasbro films at Universal Pictures.
    • In Hasbro's TV and digital business, Fogelman's team brokered, advised and negotiated the formation of a joint venture between Hasbro and Discovery Communications. This venture included the rebranding of the Discovery Kids television network to the HUB and the creation of a website dedicated to high-quality children's and family entertainment built around some of Hasbro's brands.
    • In early 2010, Fogelman's team signed HSN to create multi-media expansion opportunities for the company, particularly in casual and social gaming and the feature film sponsorship arenas.
    • Fogelman began his career at KPMG Peat Marwick, where he was accredited with a CPA. He holds an MBA from the UCLA Anderson School of Business and a B.S. from the University of Southern California. Fogelman is married with 3 children and serves on the board of directors at the UCLA Children's Hospital.
    • As Co-CEO of FactoryMade Ventures, Cris Patwa leads FactoryMade as a boutique incubator that creates new ventures in media and entertainment. She oversees the company’s partnerships with renowned global corporations and marquee Hollywood talent to cultivate concepts to execution.
    • Under her leadership, FactoryMade combines the creation of rich content with the strategic use of traditional and emerging distribution platforms to deliver compelling entertainment experiences to hundreds of millions of people around the world. Her vision has led to numerous awards and recognition for FactoryMade’s partners and clients, with her work involving companies such as Hasbro, HSN, Telefonica, RTL Group, Intel, Procter & Gamble, Clorox and JC Penney as well as talent such as Robert Rodriguez, Thom Beers, Alicia Keys, Whoopi Goldberg, Michael Bay and JJ Abrams.
    • Patwa was previously the Worldwide Department Head for WME’s Strategic Planning & Business Development division, where she presided over large-scale initiatives with Fortune 500 firms. In 2010, she worked with HSN to launch the retail industry’s first fully-integrated digital gaming and commerce platform, HSN Arcade. In 2009, she managed the formation of a $600M joint venture with Hasbro and Discovery Communications that created Hasbro’s television studio and launched the HUB television network.
    • Prior to WME, Patwa presided over $680M in revenues for Disney/ABC Television Group from over 40 business development projects for their television shows. She managed relationships with 14 traditional and new technology distributors, which resulted in her group being the first media company to put television content on iTunes and to introduce an ad-supported full episode player online.
    • Earlier in her career, Patwa was a strategic consultant for Deloitte, where she ranked in the top 5% globally and led projects for Citibank, JPMorgan Chase and Nissan. She also conducted strategic planning work for Twentieth Century Fox's domestic and international film businesses.
    • Patwa earned her MBA at UCLA, a Certificate in Strategy and Decision Risk Management from Stanford University and a Certificate from the International Gaming Institute at UNLV. She graduated magna cum laude from Boston University with a BSBA in Accounting and MIS, and is a licensed CPA in California.
    • Douglas Gardner constructs financial models and related analyses for each of FactoryMade’s ventures and other initiatives. Douglas also builds these analyses into each of FactoryMade’s business cases for presentation to various audiences.
    • Prior to joining FactoryMade, Douglas worked for eight years in the Entertainment, Media, and Communications Advisory practice at PricewaterhouseCoopers. During his time at PricewaterhouseCoopers, Douglas worked on a variety of projects for several film and television studios, including NBC Universal, Warner Bros., DreamWorks Animation, The Weinstein Company, and Carsey-Werner, as well as several other entities in the entertainment and media space, including the Screen Actors Guild, the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists, the Motion Picture Association of America, Microsoft, and Hewlett-Packard. His work at PricewaterhouseCoopers included piloting a new talent compensation model for paying actors who appear in television commercials, creating a Detailed Market Assessment of the broadband, mobile, and VOD short-form content marketplaces, examining potential funding and payback mechanisms for the rollout of digital and 3D cinemas in the U.S., and analyzing the historical and forecasted performance of the film industry.
    • Before PricewaterhouseCoopers, Douglas worked as an NBC Page in Burbank, for Morgan Creek Productions in its International Distribution Department, and in Universal Pictures’ Story Department.
    • Douglas holds a Bachelor of Science with Honors in Management Science and Engineering from Stanford University.
    • Aaron Telch crafts the content and distribution strategies of new ventures being incubated at FactoryMade.
    • Prior to joining FactoryMade, Aaron attended business school at Wharton, during which he worked for YouTube in Entertainment Content Partnerships. At YouTube, he developed a strategy to grow comedy programming and viewership on the platform. He also conducted research into how YouTube impacted viewer traffic to partners' owned websites. In addition, Aaron consulted for College Humor to develop a thesis on online video CPM growth and programming strategy for its YouTube channels.
    • Aaron started his career in entertainment at MTV Networks as Manager of Strategy & Business Development. At MTV, he was a part of team that sourced new ways to grow and monetize MTV's brand and programming. Aaron was responsible for putting together financial models and business plans for business development deals, including licensing, joint ventures, and acquisitions. He also conducted research into areas including social TV, mobile apps, online video, and ecommerce.
    • Prior to his move to entertainment, Aaron worked for three years in investment banking for Morgan Stanley and Bank of America. In his roles, he performed market and valuation analysis, and executed debt capital raises for companies primarily in the energy and consumer/retail industries.
    • He holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree, Magna Cum Laude, in Economics from Brown University and a Master's Degree in Business Administration with Honors from The Wharton School.