Jeff Gaspin is the President of Primary Wave Entertainment (PWE) where he oversees a diverse, combined television series portfolio of unscripted and scripted programming across multiple genres. While building the company’s television and digital assets, Gaspin will work to develop and produce programing across multiple linear and non-linear platforms and will oversee distribution opportunities for all multi-platform content across broadcast, mobile and emerging technologies.
Gaspin is a leader and innovator in broadcast, cable and digital media. Over the past 30 years, his blue chip resume and accomplishments include serving as Chairman of NBC Universal Television, where he was responsible for all business, creative and distribution for the company’s entertainment television portfolio, which generated more than $10 billion in revenue and nearly $3 billion in operating profits. He was responsible for two broadcast networks- NBC Entertainment and Telemundo, and the most profitable group of cable networks including USA Network, SyFy, Bravo and Oxygen. At NBC, his successes also included acquiring “The Voice,” shepherding “LateNight with Jimmy Fallon” and developing “Grimm.” He spearheaded the company’s aggressive move into online video, leading early deals with Netflix. He also played a key role in the formation of Hulu. Throughout his career, Gaspin defined the art of niche programming on cable, launching breakout hits "Behind the Music" and "Pop-UpVideo" on VH1 and transforming Bravo with cultural phenomena like "Queer Eye for the Straight Guy" and "ProjectRunway." As head of alternative programming at NBC, Gaspin developed the hit shows “The Apprentice,” “The Biggest Loser” and "Deal or No Deal.”
In addition to being nominated for two Emmy Awards, Gaspin was honored with the industry's Brandon Tartikoff Legacy Award and Anti-Defamation League's Distinguished Entertainment Industry Award. In 2012, he formed Gaspin Media, the production and consulting company whose clients include AETN Networks, Clear Channel Communications, Discovery Networks, ITV Studios, Pilgrim Studios and multiple private equity firms. In 2014, he launched TAPP, an over-the-top subscription platform connecting niche personalities with their super fans. Gaspin serves as Chairman of TAPP, is a member of PWE’s management board and is on the advisory boards of TowerBrook Captial and Taboola.
He holds an M.B.A. in strategic planning from the New York University Graduate School of Business Administration and a B.A. from the State University of New York at Binghamton. He resides in Los Angeles with his wife Karen, and has three children, Max, Samantha and Ben.