Stuart Subotnick is President and Chief Executive Officer of Metromedia Company and Chairman of Metromedia Bio-Science, LLC. He began his career with Metromedia in 1967 as Tax Manager. Mr. Subotnick was one of the principal architects of the leveraged buyout of Metromedia in 1984 and was responsible for the refinancing of Metromedia’s leveraged buyout bank debt. He utilized the first major zero coupon high yield bonds, which were used to fully refinance the debt from the acquisition of the public entity. He also took Metromedia into the field of communications directing investments in paging, cellular, long distance, fiber optics, and WiFi.
He is a member of the Board of Directors of Carnival Corporation (Lead Director); New York Racing Association; The Shubert Organization; The Shubert Foundation; and Conair Corporation. He is also Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Brooklyn Law School; and a member of the Board of Directors of the Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz; Central Park Conservancy, Overcoming Obstacles and Baruch College. He was formerly on the Board of Directors of AboveNet, Inc. (sold in 2012), Beth Israel Hospital, and the University of Scranton. He has received honorary degrees from the University of Scranton and Baruch College, and has been honored by numerous organizations, including Parkinson’s Disease Foundation, Brooklyn Law School, Park East Synagogue, Rogosin Institute, Jewish Community House of Bensonhurst, Baruch College, Jerusalem Fund, Overcoming Obstacles, Back to Brooklyn Foundation, and the Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation.
He graduated from Baruch College of CCNY in 1962, received his J.D. from Brooklyn Law School in 1968 and an LL.M. in Taxation from New York University Law School in 1974. He was admitted to the New York Bar Association in 1969 and was admitted to practice before the Tax Court of the United States that same year.