KEVIN WALDMAN JOINS INTERNATIONAL FIGHT LEAGUE BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Managing Director of Private Equity firm Veronis Suhler Stevenson to Add Experience and Insight to the World’s Number One Professional Mixed Martial Arts League
NEW YORK, June 13, 2007- The International Fight League (OTC.BB: IFLI), the world’s number one team-based professional mixed martial arts league, announced today that Kevin Waldman has been elected to its board of directors. Mr. Waldman is a Managing Director of Veronis Suhler Stevenson, a private equity firm that invests buyout and structured capital funds in the media, communications, information and education industries in North America and Europe.
“We are very pleased that Kevin has decided to join us,” said Gareb Shamus, co-founder and CEO of the IFL. “His knowledge in the media information and technology business will be invaluable to us as we continue to grow our business model.”
“I am very pleased to join the board of the IFL,” Waldman said. “The structure they have created and the media they have generated in just one year is impressive, and I am looking forward to aiding them as their business grows and matures as a sports and entertainment property.”
Mr. Waldman has been with Veronis Suhler Stevenson since 1996, and has a broad range of experience with numerous sectors within the media and communications industries, including directory publishing, radio and television broadcasting, cable television, business information, marketing services, wireless communication towers and telecommunication services. Mr. Waldman has been active across a range of VSS portfolio companies, including ITN Networks, DOAR Communications Inc., Riviera Broadcast Group, GoldenState Towers, User-Friendly Phone Book, Birch Telecom, Broadcasting Partners Holdings, Spectrum Resources Towers and Triax Midwest Associates. Mr. Waldman currently serves as a member of the Board of ITN Networks, User-Friendly, DOAR Communications Inc. and Riviera Broadcast Group. Kevin previously served as a member of the Boards of Golden State Towers and ionex Telecommunications. Prior to joining VSS, Mr. Waldman worked at JP Morgan & Co.Mr. Waldman holds a BS degree from Syracuse University and resides in Northern New Jersey.
About the IFL
International Fight League™ (IFL) is the world’s first number one professional mixed martial arts sports league. IFL has its headquarters in New York and offices in Las Vegas. For more information about IFL, please see: www.ifl.tv.