A boxing fan since he was a child when he viewed the sport with his grandfather, Espinoza says that he is especially proud of “helping bring the record-breaking Mayweather-Pacquiao event to fruition.” The slugfest shattered all previous pay-per-view records, grossing more than $500 million and was distributed in 175 countries worldwide. A fierce negotiator and passionate sports enthusiast, Espinoza empowers his employees to be free-thinking individuals as he manages the day-to-day activities of Showtime Sports. Outside of the company, he serves on the board of directors for Heart of Los Angeles, a community center for young people to engage in enrichment activities in LA’s Rampart District.
What’s your biggest professional accomplishment in the past 12 months?
Helping bring the record-breaking Mayweather-Pacquiao event to fruition.
Best business advice you’ve received?
Do more listening than talking. And trust your instincts.
What’s been the biggest story in cable this year?
The ongoing transformation of how programming services and content are packaged and delivered to consumers.