Jesse serves as the President and Chief Operating Officer of Skydance Media, helping to set and guide the company’s strategic direction and manage operations across all divisions, including feature film, television, gaming and interactive (emphasis on virtual reality experiences), international, and licensing. In addition to his role at Skydance, Jesse also serves as President and Chief Operating Officer of Lanai Collection, a recently launched luxury sustainable apparel and lifestyle brand for men that captures the essence of the Island of Lanai, incubated by the ownership group of Skydance.
Prior to joining Skydance, he was the managing shareholder of his own boutique entertainment and venture capital law firm, and, before that, Jesse worked at the prestigious global Silicon Valley-based law firm Heller Ehrman/Venture Law Group LLP. In addition to his practice, Jesse also helped to create and launch the cutting-edge graphic novel and augmented reality company Anomaly Productions.
Active in public interest matters, in addition to his service for UCLA’s Institute of Environmental Sustainability, Jesse sits on the board of Conservation International’s Generation Conservation and Angels at Risk.
Jesse lives in Pacific Palisades with his wife, Kristina, and their two children, Eleanor and Theodore.