Mr. Kline joined Mark Cuban Companies in January 2016 and immediately assumed his role as a direct report to Mr. Cuban, leading areas including digital media and China affairs. Beginning in 2017, Mr. Kline has led all initiatives in China, including marketing and partnerships for the NBA’s Dallas Mavericks, venture capital investments, business development, and special projects. Mr. Kline has studied Mandarin since 2005 and graduated from Yale University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology.
About Mark Cuban
Mark Cuban is respected worldwide as a billionaire entrepreneur, investor, and owner of the NBA’s Dallas Mavericks. He attended Indiana University, where he studied business and pursued entrepreneurial ventures.
Mr. Cuban moved to Dallas, Texas after college where he quickly started MicroSolutions, one of the first companies to integrate PCs to form local area networks. He sold MicroSolutions to CompuServe in 1990.
In 1995, Mr. Cuban and longtime friend Todd Wagner founded Broadcast.com, the first streaming audio and video platform in the US. Broadcast.com was acquired by Yahoo in 1999 for $5.6 billion dollars.
Mr. Cuban acquired the Dallas Mavericks in 2000 and has overseen the team competing in the NBA Finals for the first time in franchise history in 2006 and becoming NBA World Champions in 2011. The Mavericks are currently listed as one of Forbes’ most valuable franchises in sports.
In addition to owning the Mavericks, Mr. Cuban is chairman and CEO of AXS TV, one of ABC’s “Sharks” on the hit show Shark Tank, and an investor in more than 150 early-stage companies.
About Mark Cuban Companies
Mark Cuban Companies is the umbrella organization responsible for managing the affairs of Mr. Cuban. The organization works at Mr. Cuban’s direction to make venture capital investments in cutting-edge technology and unique consumer products and services. Mark Cuban Companies also enacts special projects and develops external relationships that support Mr. Cuban’s entrepreneurial vision.
Company Website: http://markcubancompanies.com/