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John W. Waller, III
Waller Capital Partners

John Waller began his career at Time Inc. as a finance executive and was selected to help manage the early development of HBO. Recognizing the need for financial support due to industry consolidation, he founded Waller Capital providing entrepreneurs with a link to New York’s larger capital sources. Waller was personally responsible for more than 100 M&A transactions from 1980 into 2000, and helped find financial backing for the Syfy integration with USA Networks, and initial capital for the Golf Channel. Since founding the firm John has been personally responsible for over $50 billion in transactions. He received the NCTA’s Vanguard Award in 1997 and elected a Cable Pioneer in 2004.