David F. Zucker
Managing Partner

Zucker, 55 years old, is Managing Partner of private investment firm Lead Lap Enterprises, LLC.  He has twenty-eight years of experience as a Chairman/CEO/General Manager of public and private companies and company divisions in the media, business services, marketing services, consumer, healthcare and technology businesses. He has overseen and completed more than twenty business acquisitions of varying sizes during his career.

Zucker’s operating roles include and have included:

  • Chairman of marketing services company Experiential Events Group, LLC
  • Chairman of music based education company School of Rock, LLC
  • Chairman of health care services company Neuropath, LLC
  • Chairman of leading retail media company StoreBoard Media LLC
  • Chairman and CEO of NASCAR holding company Petty Holdings, LLC
  • President & CEO of video game company Midway Games, Inc.
  • President & CEO of technology/business services company DIVA Systems, Inc.
  • Executive Vice President and Managing Director at sports media company ESPN, Inc.

Zucker spent eleven years at the Walt Disney Company where he was President of Fairchild’s Travel Agent BtoB media business, Vice President of Programming for ESPN, and later Executive Vice President of ESPN and Managing Director of ESPN International, overseeing its growth to $750 Million in consolidated annual revenue and 21 networks in 20 languages around the world.

After graduating magna cum laude from Princeton University, Zucker worked as a financial analyst in the M&A group at Goldman, Sachs & Co. in New York, and later received his MBA from Harvard University.  Zucker is the Vice Chairman of the Corporate Board of Directors of NorthShore University HealthSystem ($2.5 Billion, four hospital system in Chicago).  Zucker serves on the Board of Directors of a number of private corporations, including School of Rock, LLC, a national leader in performance based music education for kids based in Boston, MA, where he serves as Chairman;  Luxco, Inc., a leading beverage and distilled spirits company based in St. Louis, MO;  Neuropath, LLC, a leading healthcare services company based in Atlanta, GA, where he serves as Chairman;  Experiential Events Group, LLC, a leading marketing services company based outside of Charlotte, NC and Detroit, MI, where he serves as Chairman ;  and Built Worlds, LLC, a business media company serving the construction, architecture and engineering sectors based in Chicago, IL.  Zucker also serves as the Co-Chair of the Exhibits Advisory Committee of the Museum of Science and Industry Chicago.  Zucker is a named inventor on twelve issued U.S. patents.